7 Great Books Hitting Shelves This Week

Posted by Cybil on February 2, 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, chance encounters, alternating POVs, interrupted suicide attempts, rewarding consequence from random acts of kindness


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You should read this book if you like: Historical fiction, Depression era drama, extremely tough and resourceful women, Texas in 1934, The Nightingale, The Great Alone

Read our interview with Hannah here. 


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You should read this book if you like: Contemporary fiction, debut novels, motherhood, homecomings, dying Indiana blue-collar towns, class struggles, racial injustice, unexpected friendships


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You should read this book if you like: Contemporary fiction, food, sex, healthy appetites, erotica, queer romance, mirrors, mysticism, mothers, The Pisces, So Sad Today


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You should read this book if you like: Contemporary fiction with fantasy elements, magic realism, family dynamics, Native American mythology, ancestral recall, Where the Dead Sit Talking


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You should read this book if you like: History, nonfiction, essays, the African American experience, wildly ambitious scholarly undertakings, social justice concerns, How To Be an Antiracist


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You should read this book if you like: Nonfiction, psychology, self-help books, critical thinking, argument literacy, rigorous honesty, Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World


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 February
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February's Most Anticipated Young Adult Books

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message 1: by Kathy (new)

Kathy Allard The Four Winds!


message 2: by [deleted user] (new)

Esther Freud has a new book coming out in May, my birth month, called I Couldnt Love You More. It seems a long time since she had a new book published. Also, Stephen King's new book, Billy Summer. Cant wait for that one.


Kiki (Formerly TheGirlByTheSeaOfCortez) Nothing here for me. :(


message 4: by Sara (last edited Feb 02, 2021 07:40AM) (new)

Sara The descriptions, "If you like" make me laugh, I suppose it is just the phrasing but when you start each one with "If you like" then follow it up with "interrupted suicide". The pairing of such things seems absurd. Just me?


message 5: by Marcia (new)

Marcia The Four Winds


message 6: by Mitch (new)

Mitch Do publishers pay to be on these lists, or how does this work?


message 7: by Cindy (new)

Cindy Mitch wrote: "Do publishers pay to be on these lists, or how does this work?"
It says that it is based on how many times it is added to the Want To Read shelf by users.



message 8: by Amy (new)

Amy Kaser Sara wrote: "The descriptions, "If you like" make me laugh, I suppose it is just the phrasing but when you start each one with "If you like" then follow it up with "interrupted suicide". The pairing of such thi..."

Not just you, I agree! If I like "racial injustice" and "dying Indiana blue-collar towns"? No one likes that! It should definitely say, "if you like books about,"


message 9: by Roeland (new)

Roeland Grolus Sara wrote: "The descriptions, "If you like" make me laugh, I suppose it is just the phrasing but when you start each one with "If you like" then follow it up with "interrupted suicide". The pairing of such thi..."

+1


message 10: by Nicole (new)

Nicole Roeland wrote: "Sara wrote: "The descriptions, "If you like" make me laugh, I suppose it is just the phrasing but when you start each one with "If you like" then follow it up with "interrupted suicide". The pairin..."

"If you like ... wildly ambitious scholarly undertakings" definitely made me laugh!


message 11: by Aurora (new)

Aurora Want Four Winds...very badly.


message 12: by Cybil, Goodreads employee (new)

Cybil Cindy wrote: "Mitch wrote: "Do publishers pay to be on these lists, or how does this work?"
It says that it is based on how many times it is added to the Want To Read shelf by users."


Yep, Cindy is correct! This is based on readers adding books to theor Want to Read shelves. Also, advertisers cannot pay to be included in editorial articles.


message 13: by Nina (new)

Nina Sedlacek Sara wrote: "The descriptions, "If you like" make me laugh, I suppose it is just the phrasing but when you start each one with "If you like" then follow it up with "interrupted suicide". The pairing of such thi..."

I was thinking the same thing. Really strange choice was made there.


Kelsie (kelsie_reads) Sara wrote: "The descriptions, "If you like" make me laugh, I suppose it is just the phrasing but when you start each one with "If you like" then follow it up with "interrupted suicide". The pairing of such thi..."

I thought the exact same thing


message 15: by Michel (new)

Michel Sabbagh Working It Off in Labor County (Larry D. Thacker), which also came out this week, is worth a read if you're in the market for weird and dryly humorous short tales set in rural America.


message 16: by Awwwtrouble (new)

Awwwtrouble Amy wrote: "Sara wrote: "The descriptions, "If you like" make me laugh, I suppose it is just the phrasing but when you start each one with "If you like" then follow it up with "interrupted suicide". The pairin..."


Or, if you are intrigued by......


message 17: by Lonesome Suzie (new)

Lonesome Suzie The Four Winds, without hesitation


message 18: by Kim (new)

Kim Fan of Kristin Hannah, looking forward to reading The Four Winds.


message 19: by SoulSurvivor (new)

SoulSurvivor Kristen Hannah book looks fine, two of her books have rated very high with me.


message 20: by Chris (new)

Chris The Four Winds!


message 21: by Shelby (new)

Shelby Sara wrote: "The descriptions, "If you like" make me laugh, I suppose it is just the phrasing but when you start each one with "If you like" then follow it up with "interrupted suicide". The pairing of such thi..."

I thought the same thing!


message 22: by Ty (new)

Ty Children of Chicago for me!


message 23: by Arina (new)

Arina Satiani Just finished reading The Four Winds!


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