6 Great Books Hitting Shelves This Week

Posted by Cybil on August 11, 2020
Need another excuse to treat yourself to a new book this week? We've got you covered with the buzziest new releases of the day.

To create our list, we focused on the books Goodreads members can't wait to read, which we measure by how many times a book has been added to Want to Read shelves. All these top titles are now available in the United States! Which ones catch your eye?

You should read this book if you like: Historical fiction, science fiction, speculative fiction, hard-to-classify fiction, ancient Palestine, far-future spacefaring cultures, story arcs that span several millennia, remarkably ambitious narratives

You should read this book if you like: Science fiction, disquieting dystopian conjecture, ecological themes, survival stories, dangerous urban environments, dangerous wilderness environments

You should read this book if you like: Short story collections, modernity, antiquity, morality, mortality, reality, authors who are two-time winners of the O. Henry Prize for short fiction

You should read this book if you like: Literary speculative fiction, existential playfulness, soft spots in the time-space continuum, unhappy young men, unlikely new allies, uncomfortable insights

You should read this book if you like: Mysteries, horror, science fiction, the Dave Robicheaux series, time traveling superhuman assassins, New Orleans gangsters, the power of love

You should read this book if you like: Autobiography and memoirs, childhood memories, Grand Canyon rafting trips, sibling dynamics, Mennonite in a Little Black Dress, Let’s Pretend This Never Happened

Which new releases are you looking forward to reading? Let's talk books in the comments!

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