6 Great Books Hitting Shelves This Week

Posted by Cybil on September 7, 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, acclaimed young authors, European romance, perennial Millennial concerns, extremely complicated sexual relationships, Normal People, Conversations with Friends


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You should read this book if you like: Mysteries, thrillers, cold cases, abandoned mansions, missing persons stories, ill-advised party plans, The Family Upstairs, Watching You


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You should read this book if you like: Urban fantasy, sci-fi, horror, thrillers, interesting riffs on traditional speculative fiction concepts, werewolves and other assorted monsters, The Lesson


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You should read this book if you like: Historical fiction, literary fiction, the 12th century, women warriors, the divine feminine, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Fates and Furies, Arcadia


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You should read this book if you like: Fantasy, magical realism, paranormal goings-on, families with long magical legacies, Alice Hoffman, Isabel Allende, the Brooklyn Brujas series


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You should read this book if you like: Contemporary fiction, literary fiction, romance, debut novels, the endless search for love, stories set in Tokyo, Sally Rooney, Helen Fielding


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 September
September's Most-Anticipated Romance Novels
The Big YA Books of September

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message 1: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Don't forget Alice Feeney Rock Paper Scissors!


message 2: by Kris (new)

Kris Clink Add to the list: Bethany Crandell's See Jane Snap.


message 3: by Mortisha (new)

Mortisha Cassavetes The Haunting of Leigh Harker by Darcy Coates also releases today!


message 4: by Skye ♡ (new)

Skye ♡ Rose Matrix is a definite add for me. <3


message 5: by Jim (new)

Jim "extremely complicated sexual relationships"? fucking hell, people are so fucked up they can make having sex problematic? i fucking hate contemporary popular fiction. either self-flagellating or masturbatory. or both. ugh.


message 6: by Maureen (new)

Maureen Sally Rooney, the E.L. James of 2018-2021. Writing mommy-porn for the masses. Normal People was a horribly written book- hated it. Now everyone is losing their goddamn minds over her newest book which I’m sure will also suck.


message 7: by Maureen (new)

Maureen Jim wrote: ""extremely complicated sexual relationships"? fucking hell, people are so fucked up they can make having sex problematic? i fucking hate contemporary popular fiction. either self-flagellating or ma..."

Also known as mommy-porn. Hopefully Sally Rooney will disappear just like E.L. James did. Until then we suffer through a period of truly tasteless novels until this fad passes as well. I’m taking a loooong non-fiction deep dive until it’s over


message 8: by Mefab✨ (new)

Mefab✨ Are text only book covers back in trend ? 🙁


message 9: by Natalie (new)

Natalie Whitney So relieved I started to think I was the only who could not stand Sally Rooney's books


message 10: by Beatriz (new)

Beatriz Aguiar Jim wrote: ""extremely complicated sexual relationships"? fucking hell, people are so fucked up they can make having sex problematic? i fucking hate contemporary popular fiction. either self-flagellating or ma..."

that's a strong opinion. isn't sex complicated (at least in the dynamic)? is there no value in exploring that?
i'm not saying you're wrong. i'm genuinely interested in this conversation


message 11: by Beatriz (new)

Beatriz Aguiar Maureen wrote: "Jim wrote: ""extremely complicated sexual relationships"? fucking hell, people are so fucked up they can make having sex problematic? i fucking hate contemporary popular fiction. either self-flagel..."

there are a lot of good novels out there. the fact you can't seem to find one says more about yourself than the literature itself. also, i get not enjoying or liking sexual content in your books but rooney is obviously using sex scenes to talk about something deeper than the sex itself. it's not like it's erotica (read it an you'll know there's a huge difference). also, lots of male authors use sex in their novels to further their literary goal - is that also porn?


message 12: by Kunishii (new)

Kunishii   I'm really excited for fault lines💭


message 13: by Maureen (new)

Maureen Beatriz wrote: "Maureen wrote: "Jim wrote: ""extremely complicated sexual relationships"? fucking hell, people are so fucked up they can make having sex problematic? i fucking hate contemporary popular fiction. ei..."

Gurrl, I'm a librarian IRL I can find plenty of novels and I am actually reading a novel along with the several non-fiction titles I am reading. I did not make my post personal, and am offended that you saw fit to insult me. Rooney's sex scenes are not that deep- she is not taking us on some existential journey with her writing. As to your question about men using sex in their novels, I HATE One Hundred Years of Solitude by the mythic Gabriel Garcia Marquez - pedophilia, incest, and needless, disgusting degradation of women throughout. I'm entitled to my opinion as are you- as Ranganathan says "A book for every reader and a reader for every book",


message 14: by Maureen (new)

Maureen Natalie wrote: "So relieved I started to think I was the only who could not stand Sally Rooney's books"

You are not alone - hahaha! I know many readers who are as puzzled by her popularity as I am.


message 15: by Taylor - (new)

Taylor - Muse Ignited Reads Plus Alice Feeney’s Rock Paper Scissors!


message 16: by Chaila (new)

Chaila Well, I adore Rooney’s books; I am enchanted by the small, melancholic lives that the sex in her books, induce. I also don’t get the hatred and the wishing for her disappearance. If you don’t like her books, just don’t read them- it’s that simple. Just as I don’t read E.L James because I find it trashy.


message 17: by Maureen (new)

Maureen Chaila wrote: "Well, I adore Rooney’s books; I am enchanted by the small, melancholic lives that the sex in her books, induce. I also don’t get the hatred and the wishing for her disappearance. If you don’t like ..."

Mommy porn peridot. Rooney is just E.L. James trash with a different cover. The writing by both is pedestrian and appeals to the lowest common denominator. Of course I’m not going to read her new book. Reading Normal People was torturous enough. I’m entitled to my opinion just as you are entitled to yours. Isn’t that the great thing about books? There are so many to choose from.


Seán Coireall M. Well someone needs to chillax


message 19: by Maureen (new)

Maureen Seán Coireall M. wrote: "Well someone needs to chillax"
Ok, Boomer 🙄


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