6 Great Books Hitting Shelves This Week

Posted by Cybil on January 19, 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, coming-of-age stories, split timelines, British boarding schools in the 1990s, Los Angeles today, coming to grips with the past, Normal People, The Girls
 


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You should read this book if you like: Science fiction, Nebula and Hugo Award winning authors, ambitious speculative fiction with African flavor, Neil Gaiman, Ursula Le Guin


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You should read this book if you like: Historical fiction, early 20th century settings, frank appraisals of race, class, privilege and exploitation issues in America, Upstairs Downstairs, Parasite


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You should read this book if you like: Historical fiction, romance, Bombay circa 1913, British ladies falling in love, peace treaties falling apart, Beneath a Burning Sky, Island in the East


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You should read this book if you like: Mysteries, psychological thrillers, cold-case investigations, recovering alcoholic heroines, stubbornly principled protagonists, missing-person enigmas


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You should read this book if you like: Women's history, complicated medical pioneers, stories of brilliant sisters, historical firsts, trials and triumphs


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

Check out more recent articles, including:
January's Most Anticipated Romances
January's Most Anticipated YA Books
Readers' Most Anticipated Books of January

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message 1: by Selin (new)

Selin Apaydin Who tf is Lisa Jackson? The Rib King is by Ladee Hubbard.


message 2: by Vio (new)

Vio Selin wrote: "Who tf is Lisa Jackson? The Rib King is by Ladee Hubbard."

good catch lol


message 3: by Kalee (new)

Kalee Love this article! This should be on the Home Page/Home App every time I log in. I love this!


message 4: by Sally (new)

Sally NPR is talking about The Doctors Blackwell right now. It sounds interesting.


message 5: by [deleted user] (new)

utter crap


message 6: by Krisz (new)

Krisz I'd really like to see non US authors recommended.


message 7: by Krista (new)

Krista I'm really enjoying 'Meet Me in Bombay'.


message 8: by Saige (new)

Saige Krisz wrote: "I'd really like to see non US authors recommended."

I agree! There is a lot of interesting new Canadian literature that I would love to see highlighted


message 9: by Maria (new)

Maria Seriously? We are still publishing the romantic stories about colonizers in colonized locations romanticizing said colonialism without batting an eye?! Wow.


message 11: by Jade (new)

Jade Maria wrote: "Seriously? We are still publishing the romantic stories about colonizers in colonized locations romanticizing said colonialism without batting an eye?! Wow."

Yeah! It's not like slice-of-life stories set under colonial rule that DON'T take pains to remind the reader that colonialism is bad can show modern readers how something so awful could've been normalized for so long! GIVE US 300 PAGES OF ANTI-COLONIALISM LECTURES DELIVERED BY CHARACTERS WHO SHOULDN'T HOLD THOSE OPINIONS OR GIVE US DEATH!!!!


message 12: by Tay Reads (new)

Tay Reads Krisz wrote: "I'd really like to see non US authors recommended."YESSSSS


message 13: by Dna (new)

Dna Jade wrote: "Maria wrote: "Seriously? We are still publishing the romantic stories about colonizers in colonized locations romanticizing said colonialism without batting an eye?! Wow."

Yeah! It's not like slic..."



ahahahahahahaha!


message 14: by Pixelina (new)

Pixelina Remote control is most likely the only one of these i will read.
Also agree with wanting to see more international writers in these posts.


message 15: by Kits (new)

Kits Good to see 'Meet me in Bombay' here 🙄 Note the sarcasm. As an Indian I am offended beyond anything. I hope whoever's in charge of these list research better. It's highly offensive and I just cannot 🙄🙄


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