6 Great Books Hitting Shelves This Week

Posted by Cybil on November 24, 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: Science fiction, dystopian drama, relentless pop culture references, young adult stories, video games, epic adventures, meta commentary on epic adventures, Ready Player One


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You should read this book if you like: Contemporary fiction, magical realism, LGBT themes, ornithology, Syrian-American history, New York City, transgender heroes, The Map of Salt and Stars

Read our interview with Joukhadar here.


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You should read this book if you like: Fantasy, romance, Celtic mythology, windfall inheritances, unexpected trips to Ireland, faeries, mermaids, dragons, guys named Keegan


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You should read this book if you like: Graphic novels, comic art, short stories, autobiographies and memoirs, humor and heartbreak, the popular webcomic Barely Functional Adult


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You should read this book if you like: Historical fiction, Restoration era England, Venice in 1670, the early American colonies, travels and correspondence between all three, unexpected developments, The Fairmile series


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You should read this book if you like: Fantasy, LGBT romance, fighting back against oppressive societal forces, underground rebellions, music as magic, vaguely goth-adjacent vibes


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

Check out more recent articles, including:
Readers' Most Anticipated Books of November
November's Most Anticipated Young Adult Reads
Cozy Up with November's Most Anticipated Romances

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message 1: by Florin (new)

Florin Goodreads, could you get rid of spam comments like these two ones?


message 2: by Denis (new)

Denis Pedersen Florin wrote: "Goodreads, could you get rid of spam comments like these two ones?"

what comments?


message 3: by Sheldon (new)

Sheldon It's super annoying when you go to check "community reviews" for a new release like Ready Player Two, none of those "reviews" are reviews, dozens and dozens of posts of people chatting negatively and positively about the book coming out and meme gifs; none of them from people that have actually read the thing. Then the reviews come later they get buried under the noise.


message 4: by Eule (new)

Eule Luftschloss Florin wrote: "Goodreads, could you get rid of spam comments like these two ones?"

Please just report them, posting here does nothing about them I am afraid.


message 5: by Herman (new)

Herman Gigglethorpe "Vaguely goth-adjacent vibes"? You are either a Goff or a Prep. Pick a side!


message 6: by Ann (new)

Ann strange group of books not for me but i have heard of some of these and i know they are popular


message 8: by Paola (new)

Paola Regine Barely functional adult.
In times like this were people comment and lose their shit over Petty things, sometimes a good pep talk is worth the try


message 9: by Bethany (new)

Bethany Ready Player Two - woohoo!!!


Jessica ☢ Spartan Ranger I never thought that there will be a second book of Ready Player One but there it is and I am so happy! It's already the best book this year and I am soooo excited about it! Let's hope it won't disappoint


message 11: by Jim (new)

Jim Denis wrote: "Florin wrote: "Goodreads, could you get rid of spam comments like these two ones?"

what comments?"


seems they got rid of them :)))


message 12: by Caroline (new)

Caroline I wish Goodreads would branch out and not just go with popular books/authors. There are so many books under the radar that are amazing, and they never get a mention on these.


message 13: by Ann (new)

Ann Caroline wrote: "I wish Goodreads would branch out and not just go with popular books/authors. There are so many books under the radar that are amazing, and they never get a mention on these."

Typical sadly of this site to do so


message 14: by Liam (new)

Liam Ward Sheldon wrote: "It's super annoying when you go to check "community reviews" for a new release like Ready Player Two, none of those "reviews" are reviews, dozens and dozens of posts of people chatting negatively a..."

Goodreads need to take action against people who post five star reviews for upcoming releases by authors they like saying 'can't wait to read this!' They also should take action against paid-for reviews that intentionally manipulate sales and the audience.


message 15: by Jim (new)

Jim Liam wrote: "Sheldon wrote: "It's super annoying when you go to check "community reviews" for a new release like Ready Player Two, none of those "reviews" are reviews, dozens and dozens of posts of people chatt..."

GR is owned by Amazon, which is a purely capitalist organization. The idea: sell books. A lot of books. So 5-star reviews for ARCs, Galley proofs, and not-yet-published books will never go away. I hate it too, but just don't bother thinking it will change.
I do think GR could branch out somehow with their "Read This!" lists, but regardless of how you choose the author/subject/genre someone is going to say "but you left out my favorite author/subject/genre". I say search and search and search for interesting books, anywhere. GR has led me to many great books I would never have found any other way besides total luck. So while GR isn't ideal, it works as well as you allow it to. I think if people could be less "social media" about their reading - bragging about total books read, always gushing about an author who wouldn't know them from a person-shaped piece of kale, being more honest about reviews, making it more about the books and less about their brand - GR would be much better. But that is merely my opinion. So take it for that. Read! It is a privilege.


message 16: by Džejn (new)

Džejn Crvena Yay! Finally got my copy of Ready Player Two.


message 17: by Dana (new)

Dana Herman wrote: ""Vaguely goth-adjacent vibes"? You are either a Goff or a Prep. Pick a side!"

I was most definitely Goth-adjacent. Or preppy on the outside with a goth on the inside desperately trying to claw free.


message 18: by KateMadson (last edited Dec 10, 2020 10:28AM) (new)

KateMadson As for me, I like The Awakening by Nora Roberts the most. It's an exciting fantasy. I've had some similar feelings when I've read Lord of The Flies at school. I've even written the research on this book with the help of https://gradesfixer.com/free-essay-examples/lord-of-the-flies/, as I'm not good at writing. This resource provides the best free essay examples for everyone.


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