7 Great Books Hitting Shelves Today

Posted by Hayley on June 27, 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 Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue
by Mackenzi Lee

You should read this book if you like: YA historical fiction, romps around Europe, touches of magic, pirates, impossible crushes, manhunts

Check out Mackenzi Lee's book recommendations here.


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The Fourth Monkey
by J.D. Barker

You should read this book if you like: Thrillers, elusive serial killers, Chicago, devious clues, Silence of the Lambs, gripping page-turners



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Spoonbenders
by Daryl Gregory

You should read this book if you like: Extraordinary family sagas, avoiding the CIA and the mafia, superpowers, humorous and heartfelt high jinks


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Off the Cliff: How the Making of Thelma & Louise Drove Hollywood to the Edge
by Becky Aikman

You should read this book if you like: Behind-the-scenes Hollywood history, Thelma & Louise, exclusive interviews, feminism, underdog stories


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The Witchwood Crown
by Tad Williams

You should read this book if you like: Epic fantasy, elvish foes, the Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn series, old allies, the promise of war


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Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing Our Digital Futures
by Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson

You should read this book if you like: Nonfiction, emerging technologies, thriving in the evolving digital world, business, predicting the future



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The Confusion of Languages
by Siobhan Fallon

You should read this book if you like: Literary fiction, American military families, evocative prose, worlds colliding, poignant and powerful narratives


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

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Use of Force
by Brad Thor

The sixteenth book in the Scot Harvath thriller series
(Start off the series with The Lions of Lucerne)



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The Sweetest Burn
by Jeaniene Frost

The second book in the Broken Destiny paranormal romance series
(Start off the series with The Beautiful Ashes)



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Now I Rise
by Kiersten White

The second book in The Conqueror's Saga YA fantasy series
(Start off the series with And I Darken)





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

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message 1: by Donna (new)

Donna Mary Kubica's new psychological suspense novel Every Last Lie comes out today, 06/27/17. Cannot wait to get home and find it on my doorstep.


message 2: by jhst (new)

jhst kmil How do we know they're great if only a handful of readers have read them yet? For all we know, the publishing companies might've been paying the readers or - dare I say - this blog, to push these products down our throats, for financial gainz.


message 3: by Laura (new)

Laura The new Daryl Gregory is on top of my to-read list. One of my favourite authors.


message 5: by Caroline (new)

Caroline Just added Off the Cliff to my ever growing TBR list.
What a great film Thelma and Louise is and who can forget the appearance of the young Mr Pitt!!
One of the books I am currently reading is Chanel; An Intimate Life, which is excellent.


message 6: by Dylan, Software Engineer (new)

Dylan Jackson Might consider a few of these for my WTR shelf.


message 7: by Alexa (new)

Alexa Super excited for the Witchwood Crown!


message 8: by Cybil (new)

Cybil YEEEESSSSSSSS!!! Thank you so much!


message 9: by Katherine (last edited Jun 27, 2017 01:15PM) (new)

Katherine Hayward A Stardance Summer by Emily March is out today. I reviewed the ARC and did a blog tour review post A Stardance Summer A Stardance Summer (Eternity Springs, #13) by Emily March

Lisa Jewell's Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell Then She Was Gone is also out. I have also reviewed the ARC.

Cressida McLaughlin's The Once in a Blue Moon Guesthouse The Once in a Blue Moon Guesthouse by Cressida McLaughlin is out this Thursday. I have reviewed that, too :)

The Postcard The Postcard by Fern Brittonby Fern Britton is out this Thursday. I am participating in the blog tour for that.

The Orphan of India: A heartbreaking and gripping story of love, loss and hope The Orphan of India A heartbreaking and gripping story of love, loss and hope by Sharon Maas is out tomorrow.

The Library at the Edge of the World is out this Sunday. The Library at the Edge of the World by Felicity Hayes-McCoy

One Summer in Tuscany by Domenica De Rosa One Summer in Tuscany is out at the end if the week, too.

I have yet to review these last 3.

I post reviews on my book blog. https://katherinesbookuniverse.wordpr...


message 10: by Kelly (new)

Kelly So excited for Now I Rise, even it doesn't come out in the UK until next month. But it will be waiting for me when I come back from my holiday as I'm off to order it in tomorrow.
I'm in the same situation with one or two others on this list unfortunately, but I have (more than) enough books to tide me over in the meantime while I wait for their release days! :)


message 11: by Jennifer (last edited Jun 27, 2017 12:49PM) (new)

Jennifer Cocoa Beach by Beatriz Williams -- can not WAIT!!!!!!


message 12: by Katherine (new)

Katherine Hayward Kelly wrote: "So excited for Now I Rise, even it doesn't come out in the UK until next month. But it will be waiting for me when I come back from my holiday as I'm off to order it in tomorrow.
I'm in the same s..."


Have a great holiday! I want to read that book, too


message 13: by Katherine (new)

Katherine Hayward Jennifer wrote: "Cocoa Beach by Beatriz Williams -- can not WAIT!!!!!!"
Neither can I !


message 14: by Pritesh (new)

Pritesh Awesome !!!


message 15: by Danny (new)

Danny Can't wait to read Vice and Virtue!


message 16: by Katherine (last edited Jun 28, 2017 01:02AM) (new)

Katherine Hayward Just got an email from the publisher to say that Along Came Us by Nicole McLaughlin is out now. Along Came Us (Man Enough, #2) by Nicole McLaughlin I still need to read and review it. There's always something great about new books!


message 17: by Laura (new)

Laura LVD So bored of YA mindless reads... can´t wait to find a book with real substance in it.


message 18: by Lianne (new)

Lianne Burwell I find it amusing that you are touting The (much anticipated) Witchwood Crown as a standalone, considering it's the first book of a trilogy that is the sequel to a classic fantasy trilogy. Standalone it is not.


message 19: by Charlene (new)

Charlene Lee I am reading T.J. Brearton's Gone. I enjoy mystery, suspense and thrillers. This is a good mystery and suspense about a family who disappears. It is a standalone book of which I wish there were more of. Too many writers are doing 3 or more connected books and i enjoy reading different authors.


message 20: by Quiltlizzy (new)

Quiltlizzy I'm reading The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondō


message 21: by Rosalie (new)

Rosalie Kaye Just finished Cathleen Schine's THEY DON'T MEAN TO BUT THEY DO- enjoyed this book very much! It is both sad, funny and dramatic. I went to the library and took out a couple of her older books as I want to read her other books.


message 22: by Quiltlizzy (new)

Quiltlizzy Just finished "Sands." Quick read but not great.
Also finished "The Silent Corner" by Dean Koontz - he never disappoints.


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