6 Great Books Hitting Shelves This Week

Posted by Cybil on November 10, 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?
 


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You should read this book if you like: Short stories, POC perspectives, history, culture, everyday Americans navigating life in contemporary America, Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self

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You should read this book if you like: Mysteries, famous literary detectives, treacherous family dynamics, the Susan Ryeland series, Magpie Murders, hotel visitors with disturbing stories, unfortunate murders


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You should read this book if you like: Speculative fiction, literary science fiction, post-semi-apocalypse stories, nuclear-powered tunnel diggers, the end of the world as we know it, Motherless Brooklyn


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You should read this book if you like: Historical fiction, romance, Tsarist Russia, ambitious peasant ladies, splendor, opulence, treachery, extremely jealous husbands with poor impulse control


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You should read this book if you like: Poetry collections, incredibly accomplished Canadian writers, environmental activism, poems about love, loss, nature, time and zombies, The Handmaid’s Tale


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You should read this book if you like: True crime, investigative journalism, autobiography, deadly Harvard scandals, the uncovering of institutional corruption, metaphorical ghost stories, Yale


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

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message 1: by Teresa (new)

Teresa Surprisingly I am super excited to get my hands on Halsey’s new book of poetry coming out today


message 2: by Lalu (new)

Lalu "Read these books if you like unfortunate murders, nuclear-powered tunnel diggers, loss, end extremely jealous husbands with poor impulse control"
Well surprisingly I like none of those... bit unfortunate wording there, Goodreads.


message 3: by Polly (new)

Polly I had such high expectations for Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz and when I read it at the beginning of the year I got so disappointed. It was not worth putting it off for months.
The cover of the sequel just popped up when I opened Goodreads and it reminded me of that whole experience.


message 4: by Svetlana (new)

Svetlana Orel A sequel to Magpie Murders? Yes!! Can't wait to get to Moonflower Murders. Excited to see how different/similar it is to the first one.
Also, We Keep the Dead Close sound interesting, though I'd like to wait a bit and see what rating and reviews will it get.


message 5: by Pam (new)

Pam Polly wrote: "I had such high expectations for Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz and when I read it at the beginning of the year I got so disappointed. It was not worth putting it off for months.
The cover of t..."


So sorry you felt that way. I loved it and have read most of his other books and loved them too. I loved the idea of a mystery within a mystery. I'm curious to know what books you have liked.


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Vipul Patel Polly wrote: "I had such high expectations for Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz and when I read it at the beginning of the year I got so disappointed. It was not worth putting it off for months.
The cover of t..."


Same happened to me. I love Horowitz. I have almost read everything from him except last few novels where he veered towards murder-mystery. Somehow I was not impressed with "Magpie Murders" after high expectation and "The word is Murder" also bit letdown for me. I have to wait out for good reviews.


message 7: by Michael (new)

Michael No mention of the new Michael Connelly books that hits today. That's what I'm looking forward to.


message 8: by ✨Danna✨ (new)

✨Danna✨ Do I like poetry? No, i don't. But i'ts Margaret, so... I'll read it as soon as I can ☺


message 9: by Polly (new)

Polly Pam wrote: "Polly wrote: "I had such high expectations for Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz and when I read it at the beginning of the year I got so disappointed. It was not worth putting it off for months.
..."

I guess it just wasn't my type of book, honestly. I'm more of a fantasy fan myself and bought the book simply because I liked the cover. I haven't read any of his other works so I'm not sure how good it is compared to them. I really liked the idea of a book within a book, us reading the unedited copy of a writer as if we're the ones editing it. I particularly didn't like the characters he created. Do they appear elsewhere? Because I think they were underdeveloped. I don't know, maybe even the time wasn't right.


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message 11: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer DeHeer Ugh. Is it just me, or is it a particularly cold season in regards to our new releases? I can’t get excited about anything right now, and I’m left with an unquenched thirst for a really good read. Not complaining, just curious if anyone else feels this way.


message 12: by Jillian (new)

Jillian Chappell That Tsarina description though. Lol! "Ambitious peasant ladies" and "extremely jealous husband's with poor impulse control".


message 13: by Sherrie (new)

Sherrie Jennifer wrote: "Ugh. Is it just me, or is it a particularly cold season in regards to our new releases? I can’t get excited about anything right now, and I’m left with an unquenched thirst for a really good read. ..."

don't worry...I am not excited about any of them.


message 14: by Camera (new)

Camera Van Tin The first books that come to mind are Mindhunter, Journey Into Darkness, and Obsession by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker.


message 15: by SofiaBrooks (new)

SofiaBrooks I've read Dearly: New Poems by Margaret Atwood. Like her style, especially poems about nature and love. They're very cozy and touch the depths of the soul. Firstly, I've read her when I do my literature task with https://assignmentbro.com/uk/assignme... resource. I need to write a review and ask for some help from assignment writers of this resource. I can say that I'm her fan. I recommend reading this book.


message 16: by Marc (new)

Marc Edwards I've just started the new Michael Connelly that's out this week. Also keen for Moonflower Murders.


message 17: by Marilee (new)

Marilee I really enjoyed Magpie Murders too, so I just put Moonflower Murders on my wish list. Horowitz is such a great storyteller.


message 18: by Pine (new)

Pine I have read Dearly twice already. Recommend it.


message 19: by T-Roy (new)

T-Roy Michael wrote: "No mention of the new Michael Connelly books that hits today. That's what I'm looking forward to."
Me too! I always look forward to his books. They never disappoint.


message 21: by Zulfiya (new)

Zulfiya Polly wrote: "I had such high expectations for Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz and when I read it at the beginning of the year I got so disappointed. It was not worth putting it off for months.
The cover of t..."


It is not exactly a mystery, it is more of a meta- mystery fiction. If you read it for a plot, I can see how it can be a disappointment.

I like all things meta, self-referential, and self- and genre-allusive with literary games, but I can also see why it can be a disappointment if you just want a straightforward, engaging story.


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