What's New This Week: 7 Great Books Hitting Shelves Today

Posted by Hayley on April 11, 2017
Need another excuse to go to the bookstore this week? We've got seven! Bulk up your Want to Read shelf with these brand-new standalone titles.


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The Upside of Unrequited
by Becky Albertalli

You should read this book if you like: YA contemporary fiction, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, LGBT love stories, Tolkien fans, first kisses

Read our interview with Becky Albertalli here.


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If We Were Villains
by M.L. Rio

You should read this book if you like: Literary mysteries, Shakespeare plays, heroes and tyrants, deadly coming-of-age tales, betrayal, madness


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Sunshine State
by Sarah Gerard

You should read this book if you like: Nonfiction, essays about life and nature, bird rescue missions, Florida, modern human (and animal) survival


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The Shadow Land
by Elizabeth Kostova

You should read this book if you like: Historical fiction, Bulgaria, The Historian, dark secrets, young American women on dangerous adventures



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The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple
by Jeff Guinn

You should read this book if you like: Nonfiction, true crime, religious cults, new details about horrific tragedies, FBI files


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One Perfect Lie
by Lisa Scottoline

You should read this book if you like: Thrillers, suburban crime stories, high school baseball, suspicious teachers, killer twists



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Notes on a Banana: A Memoir of Food, Love, and Manic Depression
by David Leite

You should read this book if you like: Candid and courageous memoirs, foodies, heartfelt explorations of mental illness and sexual identity

Check out David Leite's book recommendations here.


BONUS: The wait is over—check out three of the buzziest sequels coming out today!

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Twist
by Kylie Scott

The second book in the Dive Bar contemporary romance series
(Start off the series with Dirty)



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The Burial Hour
by Jeffrey Deaver

The thirteenth book in the Lincoln Rhyme mystery series
(Start off the series with The Bone Collector)



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Blacksouls
by Nicole Castroman

The second book in the Blackhearts YA historical fiction series
(Start off the series with Blackhearts)





What are you reading this week? Let's talk books in the comments!

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message 1: by Christine (last edited Apr 11, 2017 08:02AM) (new)

Christine I am reading "A Conjuring of Light" by V.E. Schwab. The flew through, then re-read the first two before beginning the third book in this series and it is a "page turner" just as the other two books were!!


message 2: by Thomas (new)

Thomas What, no Thrawn?


message 3: by Diana (new)

Diana I'm reading The Road to Jonestown right now, it's a great book.


message 4: by Ari (new)

Ari i'm seeing a patter here, most recommended books in blogs like this are books that mostly women would read which makes me guess, a woman makes these lists.


message 5: by Abby (last edited Apr 11, 2017 11:29AM) (new)

Abby Ari wrote: "i'm seeing a patter here, most recommended books in blogs like this are books that mostly women would read which makes me guess, a woman makes these lists."
I'm pretty sure these posts tend to be based on Goodreads statistics, i.e. people who are genuinely adding these to their tbr lists. (Though it does say the author at the top of the post, and it does appear to be a woman.)


message 6: by Rissy (new)

Rissy I'm reading summer secret by Jane Green


message 7: by Nocturnalux (new)

Nocturnalux If We Were Villains is right up my alley.


message 8: by Lanie (last edited Apr 11, 2017 03:38PM) (new)

Lanie Ari: Why are you grouping books by gender? A persons enjoyment of a book has nothing to do with gender identity!


message 9: by Jeffrey (new)

Jeffrey Baker I am reading wintersong by S. Jae-Jones. A very entertaining ya fantasy novel.


message 10: by Zohal (last edited Apr 12, 2017 02:16AM) (new)

Zohal If We Were Villains looks like a great read!


message 11: by Katherine (new)

Katherine Hayward Pérez Have an ARC of One Perfect Lie, will be the next book I read.


message 12: by Rima (new)

Rima Ben Hammadi I'm reading 1984 by George ORWELL .


message 13: by Donald (new)

Donald Thomas wrote: "What, no Thrawn?"

Thrawn definitely needs to be on this list. I'm 200 pages in and loving it.


message 14: by Rachel (new)

Rachel Turner I just finished Bad Mommy by Tarryn Fisher. I'm currently reading Whispers from the East and Fighting to be Free by Kristy Moseley.


message 15: by Megan (new)

Megan Ari wrote: "i'm seeing a patter here, most recommended books in blogs like this are books that mostly women would read which makes me guess, a woman makes these lists."

Ari, maybe you should try the "Reading Without Walls" challenge.


message 16: by Rima (new)

Rima Ben Hammadi Megan wrote: "Ari wrote: "i'm seeing a patter here, most recommended books in blogs like this are books that mostly women would read which makes me guess, a woman makes these lists."

Ari, maybe you should try t..."


what's reading without walls challenge ?


message 17: by Jessy (new)

Jessy Reading Silver Linings by Debbie McComber.Fourth book in the Rose Harbor series.


message 18: by Katherine (new)

Katherine Clayton Just finished up reading Magic Revealed (Dragon's Gift: The Seeker #3). I've been reading books by the author Linsey Hall for a while now. Her books are most excellent! Definitely a good read if your into Sci-Fi or Fantasy books.
As of yesterday, I started reading the book Huntress Found (The Timekeeper's War Book 1). I always make sure to start up a new book immediately after finishing one.

Magic Revealed (Dragon's Gift The Seeker #3) by Linsey Hall
Linsey Hall

Huntress Found (The Timekeeper's War Book 1) by A.A. Chamberlynn
A.A. Chamberlynn


message 19: by Carrie (new)

Carrie Cross The World's Strongest Librarian. Excellent memoir of the painful and often humorous life of a librarian/body-builder dealing with a severe case of Tourette's.


message 20: by Canutillo (new)

Canutillo Middle Rachel wrote: "I just finished Bad Mommy by Tarryn Fisher. I'm currently reading Whispers from the East and Fighting to be Free by Kristy Moseley."

Megan wrote: "Ari wrote: "i'm seeing a patter here, most recommended books in blogs like this are books that mostly women would read which makes me guess, a woman makes these lists."

Ari, maybe you should try t..."


Not sure if you already answered this yet, but yeah, what's the Reading Without Walls challenge?


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