6 Great Books Hitting Shelves This Week

Posted by Cybil on January 12, 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: Contemporary fiction, romance, mystery, ladies with amnesia, piecing together the past using only your iPhone, weird problems, weirder solutions
 


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You should read this book if you like: Historical fiction, British literature, World War II stories, multiple timelines, mysteries that span several generations, secret things concealed in mysterious gardens


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You should read this book if you like: Autobiographies, memoirs, unusual childhoods, stories of overcoming emotional trauma, explorations into identity and Black womanhood


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You should read this book if you like: Contemporary fiction, complicated love stories, non-traditional families, transgender issues, witty and empathetic approaches to taboo subjects


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You should read this book if you like: Historical fiction, heavy drama, powerful writing, stories about impossibly courageous women overcoming the institution of slavery, Twelve Years a Slave


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You should read this book if you like: Literary fiction, young adult fiction, realistic depictions of contemporary city life, themes of parenthood and manhood, social justice issues, The Hate U Give

Read our interview with Thomas here.


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

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message 1: by Peggy (new)

Peggy The Last Garden in England is already on my tbr list. The others don't seem to be anything I would care for.


message 2: by Jade (new)

Jade Still waiting for a round of new books that isn't just a bunch of illustrated sermons on social justice issues.


message 3: by Erica (new)

Erica Parker Jade wrote: "Still waiting for a round of new books that isn't just a bunch of illustrated sermons on social justice issues."

And you can find those if you want them.


message 4: by Jsaa (new)

Jsaa Jade wrote: "Still waiting for a round of new books that isn't just a bunch of illustrated sermons on social justice issues."

This is sick Gr hierarchy they are business they want to look good


Baylee • baylee.reads Jade wrote: "Still waiting for a round of new books that isn't just a bunch of illustrated sermons on social justice issues."

Probably means you need to read more books about social justice issues.


message 6: by Bonnie G. (new)

Bonnie G. Baylee • baylee.reads wrote: "Jade wrote: "Still waiting for a round of new books that isn't just a bunch of illustrated sermons on social justice issues."

Probably means you need to read more books about social justice issues."


Amen!


message 7: by Christine (new)

Christine B I just found out that Andy Weir is coming out with a new book this year! Super excited about that!


message 8: by Shoshana (new)

Shoshana Bonnie G. wrote: "Baylee • baylee.reads wrote: "Jade wrote: "Still waiting for a round of new books that isn't just a bunch of illustrated sermons on social justice issues."

Probably means you need to read more boo..."


I second that!


message 9: by Mackey (new)

Mackey Baylee • baylee.reads wrote: "Jade wrote: "Still waiting for a round of new books that isn't just a bunch of illustrated sermons on social justice issues."

Probably means you need to read more books about social justice issues."


Or perhaps that is all we have been reading and we, quite simply, are ready for something new. Not every book claiming to be about social justice is that great, well written and certainly not well researched. It's just more blah blah blah. Maybe some of you need to be less judgemental and more discerning. Or is that just me being "unapologetically me?"


message 10: by Rhinnan (new)

Rhinnan Jade wrote: "Still waiting for a round of new books that isn't just a bunch of illustrated sermons on social justice issues."

yes, god forbid you should actually learn something about social justice.


message 11: by Didu (new)

Didu Ok none of them seem at least a little bit appealing... Hard pass Goodreads sorry.


message 12: by dale ✿ (new)

dale ✿ i'm very excited for concrete rose!! :)


message 13: by Mackenzi (new)

Mackenzi "Historical fiction, British literature, World War II stories, multiple timelines, mysteries that span several generations"

So envious of people who love this genre and get 500,000,000,000 books that are basically all the same, they never run out of content.


message 14: by Liam (new)

Liam Ward Meh.


message 15: by Carolyn (new)

Carolyn Klassen Baylee • baylee.reads wrote: "Jade wrote: "Still waiting for a round of new books that isn't just a bunch of illustrated sermons on social justice issues."

Probably means you need to read more books about social justice issues."


Completely agree with this!


message 16: by INTHONET (new)

INTHONET Jade wrote: "Still waiting for a round of new books that isn't just a bunch of illustrated sermons on social justice issues."

How long until GR starts removing "problematic" books do you think?


message 17: by Marcia (new)

Marcia Jade wrote: "Still waiting for a round of new books that isn't just a bunch of illustrated sermons on social justice issues."

Couldn’t agree more!


message 18: by Marcia (new)

Marcia INTHONET wrote: "Jade wrote: "Still waiting for a round of new books that isn't just a bunch of illustrated sermons on social justice issues."

How long until GR starts removing "problematic" books do you think?"


Well since Amazon owns GR, probably not long


message 19: by Nina (new)

Nina I finished Yellow Wife today and I cannot speak highly enough about this book. It is beautifully written and well researched.


message 20: by Carrie (new)

Carrie Garza Jade wrote: "Still waiting for a round of new books that isn't just a bunch of illustrated sermons on social justice issues."
I'm not interested either. None of those sound interesting to me.


message 21: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie Baylee • baylee.reads wrote: "Jade wrote: "Still waiting for a round of new books that isn't just a bunch of illustrated sermons on social justice issues."

Probably means you need to read more books about social justice issues."


I think Jade's feelings are perfectly legitimate. I am a believer in social justice and have read several books to help me stay informed and learn new perspectives about the issues. That is one of the reasons I love to read. But the other equally valid reason I read is to escape real life and retreat into a book for a brief respite from all the chaos and conflict surrounding hot issues.


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