7 Great Books Hitting Shelves This Week

Posted by Cybil on May 4, 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: Science fiction, future-facing mysteries, stories about overcoming extinction-level threats to the planet, Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, The Martian

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You should read this book if you like: Historical fiction, thrillers, Boston in 1662, real-life witch hunts, tightly plotted mystery stories, The Flight Attendant


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You should read this book if you like: Fantasy, horror, science fiction, allegory, brave young moms escaping violent cults, feral little kids, little kids named Feral


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You should read this book if you like: Literary fiction, debut novels, stories of immigrant families in the U.S., Vietnamese Americans, stories of hope and loss


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You should read this book if you like: Cozy mysteries, romantic comedies, debut novels, matchmaking aunties, dead food critics, Nora Ephron, Agatha Christie


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You should read this book if you like: Historical fiction, World War II era, stories set in Ukraine, desperate families in flight, outsmarting stupid Nazis, Beneath a Scarlet Sky


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You should read this book if you like: Historical fiction, World War II era, stories set in Poland, resourceful little girls in trouble, outsmarting stupid Nazis, The Lost Girls of Paris


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 May
Romance Readers' Most Anticipated Books for May
May's Most Anticipated YA Reads

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message 1: by Jezzy (new)

Jezzy "You should read this book if you like: ...little kids named Feral"

i befriend feral cats. i would not name any of them as Feral.


message 2: by Somdeb (new)

Somdeb Ghose "...outsmarting stupid Nazis..."

Take my money!


message 3: by Jamie (new)

Jamie Trounce Cant wait to read Project Hail Mary and The Last Green Valley!!


message 4: by Susan (new)

Susan Graves Lets not forget Realm Breaker by Victoria Aveyard


message 5: by Chris (new)

Chris So many intriguing books!


message 6: by TMR (new)

TMR So excited for these.


message 7: by Jory (new)

Jory "stories about overcoming extinction-level threats to the planet" -- yes, my kind of book.


message 8: by Sooz (new)

Sooz Somdeb wrote: ""...outsmarting stupid Nazis..."

Take my money!"


haha. love this response.


message 9: by Jaimie (new)

Jaimie I'm excited for "The Last Thing He Told Me" By Laura Dave !


message 10: by Savannah (new)

Savannah Arsenic and adobo isn't by Laura dave


message 11: by M. (new)

M. Savannah wrote: "Arsenic and adobo isn't by Laura dave"

Good catch.


message 12: by Dia (new)

Dia Irimia I can't wait to read The most beautiful girl in Cuba by Chanel Cleeton. It was published yesterday, can't wait to get my copy!!


message 13: by Kevin (new)

Kevin Half way through Project Hail Mary and it does NOT disappoint! More smart, heartfelt and hilarious space escapades. Buckle up and don’t miss this one!


message 14: by Lori (new)

Lori Krause "outsmarting stupid Nazis," you can never go wrong with that.......


message 15: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer DeHeer Good eye Savannah… I noticed that too, I was like “what?”-


message 16: by thomas workman (new)

thomas workman Hello


message 17: by Mothwing (new)

Mothwing Where are the books for people who like to know what a book is about?


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