27 Most Anticipated New April 2024 Book Releases by Genre

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The April 2024 book releases are refreshing and the perfect books for the start of spring. It is almost the start of the beach read season so this list is filled with great mysteries and thrillers, fiction and romances. We have a little bit of everything else as well.

We have so many books written by some of our favorite authors like Emily Henry, Clare Mackintosh, and Jo Piazza. There are also some debut authors that we cannot wait to read.

These are the April 2024 book releases we are most excited to read. What will you be reading this month?

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Most Anticipated April 2024 Fiction Book Releases

The Fellowship of Puzzle Makers

The Fellowship of Puzzle Makers by Samuel Burr

Clayton Stumper was raised by a group of puzzle makers in a commune where he was left as a baby. When the woman who raised him dies, she leaves him with one more puzzle to solve. The solution will give him answers about his past and the secrets of his birth as well as point give him directions for his future.

Why We Like it: I read this book in a day and found this book even more delightful than the description. It was a medium-paced book, however, the puzzles within are engaging, and the dual-timeline story made it unputdownable. I loved this 5-star read. #gifted
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The Sicilian Inheritance

The Sicilian Inheritance by Jo Piazza

Genre: Fiction

Plot: Sara Marsala is taking a trip to Sicily. Her great aunt Rosie has passed away, and she is taking the opportunity to leave her failed business and marriage to uncover a family mystery. There is talk that Sara’s great-grandmother, Serafina, was murdered. This pick from the April 2024 book releases is perfect for our list of books set in Italy.

The Husbands

The Husbands by Holly Gramazio

Genre: Fiction

Plot: When Lauren comes home one night, she is greeted by Michael, a man she has never met who is supposedly her husband and there are pictures on her phone to prove it. When Michael goes into the attic, a new man emerges and a new life forms around her. Lauren has to confront the question of when you know that you have chosen the right path. This pick from the April 2024 book releases looks like a complete delight.

The Twilight Garden

The Twilight Garden by Sara Nisah Adams

Genre: Fiction

Plot: In this delightful pick from the April 2024 book releases, two neighbors come together despite their differences to bring the community garden back from its state is neglect. This looks like a perfect book to go on our list of feel-good books. Bernice and Winston are Neighbors with a small garden between their houses. When a parcel is delivered to Winston, it has photographs of the garden in its heyday. It is time for the twilight garden to come alive again.

Real Americans

Real Americans by Rachel Khong

Genre: Literary Fiction

Plot: This is the perfect family saga from our list of April 2024 book releases. Lily Chen was in New York in 1999 when she met Matthew who is her opposite in every way. Yet, the two fall in love. In 2021, 15-year-old Nick Chen lives with his single mother Lily, and wants to know about his biological father. This is a book about family, race, and class.

The Mother Act

The Mother Act by Heidi Reimer

Genre: Fiction

Plot: This pick from the spring 2024 book releases is brilliantly told as a six-act play. It examined the relationship between Saide Jones, an actress, and her daughter whom she left behind to pursue her dreams.

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April 2024 Book Releases: Historical Fiction

Table for Two

Table for Two by Amor Towles

Genre: Historical Fiction Short Stories

Plot: Amor Towles never fails to disappoint with his amazing storytelling. This pick from the April 2024 book releases is a collection of 6 short stories based in NYC and a Novella set in the Golden Age of Hollywood.

The House on Biscayne Bay

The House on Biscayne Bay by Chanel Cleeton

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: Chanel Cleeton has a new gothic historical fiction in our April 2024 book releases. Robert Barnes and his wife Anna have built a beautiful estate called Marbisa in Biscayne Bay. Years later, Carmen Acosta goes to visit the estate that looks like a paradise on the outside but is much more.

The Beautiful People

The Beautiful People by Michelle Gable

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: This historical fiction pick from the April 2024 book releases is set in the 1960s. It is about a failed debutante who becomes an assistant to a celebrity photographer in Palm Beach. And it all centers around the fashion designer, Lily Pulitzer. This book looks like the perfect pick for our reading challenge prompt to read a Novel About Fashion!

The Paris Novel

The Paris Novel by Ruth Reichl

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: I cannot believe that Paris in the 80s is historical fiction, but this pick from the April 2024 book releases looks like a delicious pick. When Stella’s mother dies and leaves her with a one-way ticket to Paris, Stella steps outside her orderly life for the first time to experience the art, food, and culture of France. This will be a perfect addition to our books set in Paris.

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April 2024 Book Releases: Most Anticipated Fantasy/ Sci-fi

A Witchs Guide to Magical Innkeeping

A Witch’s Guide to Magical Innkeeping by Sangu Mandanna

Genre: Fantasy Romance

Plot: Sera Swan was one of the most powerful witches in Britain until she wasn’t. Now, she is reluctantly helping her aunt Jasmine run an inn. When she learns about an old spell book that could help her restore her power, she turns to a historian who might be able to help her. Sera is about to discover she doesn’t have to do everything on her own and may find love as well. We cannot wait to read this pick from the April 2024 book releases.

The Familiar

The Familiar by Leigh Bardugo

Genre: Historical Fantasy

Plot: Leigh Bardugo has a brand new fantasy on our list of April 2024 book releases. You can check out our post 10 Books Like Ninth House and More Dark Academia Fantasy Books. This historical fantasy is set during the Spanish Golden Age. Luzia has magic and throws herself into a world where magic, science, and fraud blend together. Her notoriety grows but so does the danger that her Jewish blood will doom her to death at the hands of the inquisitor.

Old Flames and New Fortunes

Old Flames and New Fortunes by Sarah Hogle

Genre: Fantasy Romance

Plot: We love a good fantasy romance, and this pick from the April 2024 book releases looks so good. Romina Tempest uses the language of flowers to manifest love. What starts as a fake dating scheme to get an investor to help expand her shop becomes complicated when the man she is fake dating is the soon-to-be step-brother of her high school, sweetheart, who broke her heart. She has to decide if she can give Alex a second chance or if that means she is giving up on herself.

Zodiac Academy 9

Zodiac Academy 9 by Caroline Peckham

Genre: Fantasy

Plot: We have no information about the plot of this pick from the April 2024 book releases.

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Most Anticipated Thrillers and Mysteries for April 2024

Shes Not Sorry

She’s Not Sorry by Mary Kubica

Genre: Thriller

Plot: This is a psychological thriller from our 2024 Book releases you won’t want to miss. Megan is an ICU nurse who lets herself become too emotionally involved with a 20-year-old patient named Caitlin, who has arrived in a coma, after jumping from a bridge to train tracks. Now Megan has to worry whether or not Caitlin was pushed and if her daughter could be the next victim.

Daughter of Mine

Daughter of Mine by Megan Miranda

Genre: Thriller

Plot: Hazel Sharp has unexpectedly inherited her childhood home. And is drawn back to the town. She left behind a decade earlier. When the water level in the lake drops due to a drought, long time, secrets may show themselves. This is a thrilling pick from the April 2024 book releases.

One of Us Knows

One of Us Knows by Alyssa Cole

Genre: Thriller

Plot: This looks like such a fun isolation thriller from our list of April 2024 book releases. Kenetria Nash has Dissociative Identity Disorder and they have taken a position as the caretaker of a historic home. When the home’s conservation trust shows up and they all become stranded, one of the men turns up dead and Ken has to prove that it was not her.

While We Were Burning

While We Were Burning by Sara Koffi

Genre: Thriller

Plot: Elizabeth’s life has gone out of her control after her best friend’s death. She hires a personal assistant to help her and Brianna seems perfect. Soon, Brianna is working to uncover the truth behind her friend’s death because she wants to know why the police killed her son and who in Elizabeth’s neighborhood called the cops. This pick from the April 2024 book releases, looks like a thrilling debut.

Darling Girls

Darling Girls by Sally Hepworth

Genre: Mystery Thriller

Plot: Sally Hepworth delivers page-turning thrillers, and this pick from the April 2024 book releases looks like it will not be the exception. Alicia, Jessica, and Nora have a bond that takes them back decades to when they lived on a farm with their foster mother. Miss Fairchild was never to be crossed, and out of desperation, the three escaped. Now, years later, they are brought back to the past, when bones are found beneath the farmhouse of their childhood.

a game of lies

Game of Lies by Clare Mackintosh

Genre: Thriller

Plot: This is the second book in the DC Morgan series (The first being The Last Party) and we cannot wait to read this pick from the April 2024 book releases. Seven reality show contestants each have a secret and are stranded on an island together. If someone guesses another player’s truth, they will be exposed on air and they will be eliminated. When one of the players is murdered, DC Morgan will have to solve the case.


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Romance: April 2024 Book Releases

Just for the Summer

Just for the Summer by Abby Jimenez

Genre: Romance

Plot: This looks like a perfect romance from our list of April 2024 book releases. Justin has a curse. Every time someone breaks up with him, they find their soulmate right after. Thanks to Reddit, everyone knows! Emma has the same problem so they decide to date for the summer to cancel out each other’s curse. But what happens when things get complicated and they realize they might just have real feelings?

The Stranger I Wed

The Stranger I Wed by Harper St. George

Genre: Historical Fiction Romance

Plot: Cora Dove has always been the subject of New York gossip. There are questions about her legitimacy, and the answer lies in a dowry that requires Cora to find a suitable husband far away. Cora goes to England for a fresh start and fines. Leopold Brendan, Earl of Devonworth. Soon, secrets will come out and they will have to decide whether love is worth the price. This looks like a steamy historical romance from our list of April 2024 book releases

Funny Story

Funny Story by Emily Henry

Daphne loved to tell the story of her meet-cute with her fiance, Peter, until he broke up with her to be with his childhood best friend, Petra. She had moved to his hometown, into a house he bought, and she is stranded with nothing but a job as a children’s librarian- a job that she absolutely loves.

With no other options, Daphne moves in with miles, Desperate, she moves in with Miles, Petra’s ex-fiance until she can find a new place to live- preferably in a new city.

As the two spend more time together and begin to heal their hearts, they realize that this can be the start of a new chapter.

Why We Love This: Emily Henry always has unique romances that hit just the right spot. You will fall in love with Daphe and Miles, flaws and all!
Find this book in Emily Henry Books / Books About Librarians

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April 2024: Best Non-Fiction Book Releases

The Forbidden Daughter The True Story of a Holocaust Survivor

The Forbidden Daughter: The True Story of a Holocaust Survivor by Zipora Klein Jakob

Genre: Biography/ Memoir

Plot: This pick from the spring 2024 book releases is a true story of a girl born into the Kovno Ghetto in Lithuania despite a Nazi law forbidding women to give birth. Elida Friedman was smuggled out of the ghetto and thus began a life marked by upheaval.

A History of the World in Twelve Shipwrecks

A History of the World in Twelve Shipwrecks by David Gibbins

Genre: Non-fiction

Plot: Arcehologicst David Gibbins gives a narrative of human history told through shipwrecks across time. From Viking warships to Nazi U-boats, this is a unique and rich narrative from our list of April 2024 book releases.

Best YA April 2024 Book Releases

Kill Her Twice

Kill Her Twice by Stacey Lee

Genre: YA Historical Fiction Mystery

Plot: When Lulu Wong’s body is discovered, the Chow sisters suspect that he was murdered but the police will not investigate. There seems to be a cover-up and the Chow sisters set out the solve the crime themselves. This looks like a great pick from

vanishing station

The Vanishing Station by Ana Ellickson

Genre: Young Adult Magical Realism

Plot: This is a YA debut from our list of April 2024 book releases. Ruby Santos is an 18-year-old Filipino American whose mother has just died. She and her father have had to move into their basement and rent out the rest of their home to pay the hospital bills. Now, Ruby has to help her father pay the bills as alcoholism consumes him and takes over his job in a magical underworld of trains leading to adventure and danger.

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