7 Great Books Hitting Shelves This Week

Posted by Cybil on May 11, 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, women’s fiction, mistaken identity stories, suburban Philadelphia, glamorous new friends, Big Summer


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You should read this book if you like: Historical fiction, 1970s Baltimore, coming-of-age stories, nanny jobs gone sideways, sex, drugs, rock ‘n’ roll, Almost Famous


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You should read this book if you like: Fantasy, stories set in the pre-colonial empires of West Africa, adventurous scholars, shapechanging warriors, legends, lore, mythology


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You should read this book if you like: Mysteries, thrillers, frustrated novelists, poor decisions, stories too good not to steal, writers who steal them


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You should read this book if you like: Celebrity memoirs, coming-of-age stories,  the Brat Pack, the 1980s, John Hughes Movies, Stories I Only Tell My Friends


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You should read this book if you like: Fantasy, steampunk, alternate history stories, Arabian mythology, Cairo in 1912, the Ministry of Alchemy, Enchantments and Supernatural Entities


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You should read this book if you like: Humor, collections of true stories, grandparents, bar mitzvahs, Jewish summer camp, and, oh yeah, the actor Seth Rogan


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 Betsy (new)

Betsy While Justice Sleeps by Stacey Abrams.


message 2: by TMR (new)

TMR Excited for that summer.


message 3: by Steve (new)

Steve None of the above.


message 4: by Marley (new)

Marley People We Meet on Vacation


message 5: by BookieMonster (new)

BookieMonster where is the middle grade stuff!?


message 6: by North (new)

North Tonawanda Children's Department I agree- its so big right now! Going to read Jennifer Holm's science fiction, The Lion of Mars!


message 7: by Shaelyn (new)

Shaelyn I usually am not excited about any of the books talked about , but this time The Plot has me excited I hope it's on Audible I can use my credit , I just hope it's worth it!!


Antagonist Library  ♡ Son of The Storm's cover is epic!


message 9: by Erin (new)

Erin Excited for my annual summer trio:

Jennifer Weiner
Elin Hillebrand
Emily Griffith

I believe Hillebrand's Golden Girl comes out in early June.


message 10: by Jens (new)

Jens Just two weeks until The Zero Signal.


message 11: by David (new)

David Valdez Mary Jane was excellent!


message 12: by Lisa (new)

Lisa I heard there's a new Daniel Kahnemann coming out - "Noise"!


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