6 Great Books Hitting Shelves This Week

Posted by Cybil on January 5, 2021
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: Thrillers, mysteries, suspense, famous Gothic novels, reboots of famous Gothic novels, feminist updates, brooding handsome guys, Jane Eyre
 


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You should read this book if you like: Contemporary fiction, workplace drama, dark humor, cultural criticism, ambivalent feelings about the American Dream, buzzy debut novels
 


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You should read this book if you like: Science fiction, space opera, backwater space ports, noble scoundrels, wayward assassins, washed-up mercenaries, scruffy-looking nerf herders


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You should read this book if you like: Autobiographies, memoirs, eccentric families, strange upbringings, stories about the dubious virtue of total honesty, the bright side of lying


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You should read this book if you like: Historical fiction, romance, suspense, World War II stories, Italian partisans, brave heroines, principled heroes, outsmarting Nazis


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You should read this book if you like: Historical novels, highly anticipated debut novels, slave narratives, forbidden love, queer themes, Toni Morrison, The Underground Railroad


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

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message 1: by Pausetrapped (new)

Pausetrapped good


Donna ( Momsbookcollection ) Our Darkest Nights is the only one out of these i added to my shelves that is coming out. Can not wait.


message 3: by Cassius (new)

Cassius Sello I'm so excited for these new releases, I have added "Persephone Station" by Stina Leicht, it seems like it's an interesting read I can't wait to have it on my hands.


message 4: by Jasmine (new)

Jasmine Davis 4 out of 6 of these are on my TBR. First to read will be The Wife Upstairs.


message 5: by Mercedé (new)

Mercedé Khodadadi I added 3 of these books to my list. Thanks for the intro.


message 6: by Sylvia (new)

Sylvia I love how the blurb for Persephone Station included a reference to scruffy-looking nerf herders.


message 7: by Mara (new)

Mara I adored To Be Honest! It was hilarious, touching, and really thought-provoking.


Jahmila Herbert You can also get some book.
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message 9: by Sandy (new)

Sandy Have now added Persephone Station to my TBR, thanks for the rec!


message 10: by Christie’s (new)

Christie’s Books I am only anticipating two of these; The Wife Upstairs and Our Darkest Night. These others do not appeal to me A5 all!


message 11: by Christie’s (new)

Christie’s Books I am only anticipating two of these; The Wife Upstairs and Our Darkest Night. These others do not appeal to me A5 all!


message 12: by Frank (new)

Frank Phillips The Wife Upstairs was great! I can't wait for The Prophets (January BOTM pick) to arrive, i've heard great things!


message 13: by Lindsey (new)

Lindsey Partlow The Prophets was so good! Beautifully written.


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