25 Most Anticipated September 2024 Book Releases by Genre

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The September 2024 book releases are here and I am so excited about this amazing list of books. September is always such an interesting month for books. We are still in the summer season but we are starting to see some fall books and books for the holidays.

September is also when we will start seeing some mysteries and thrillers. After all, Halloween is just a month away.

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Most Anticipated September 2024 Fiction Book Releases

The Life Impossible

The Life Impossible by Matt Haig

Genre: Fiction

Plot: Grace Winters is left a house on a Mediterranean island by a long-lost friend. She arrives in Ibiza and begins searching for answers about her friend- both her life and death. What she finds is almost unbelievable and she will have to come to terms with her past before she can learn the truth. I cannot wait to read this pick from the September 2024 book releases.

Blue Sisters

Blue Sisters by Coco Mellors

Genre: Literary Fiction

Plot: Three Blue sisters are returning home to stop the sale of their family apartment a year after their fourth sister dies an unexpected death. This pick from the September 2024 book releases is a family drama that is also a story about grief and finding your way after a devastating loss.

Here one Moment

Here one Moment by Liane Moriarty

Genre: Fiction

Plot: On a seemingly normal domestic plane flight, everyone on board has their lives changed forever. They each learn the day that they are going to die. A few months later, one passenger dies exactly as predicted and people start to question how true the predictions from “the death lady” really are. What would you do if you knew how much time you had left? I cannot wait to read this pick from the September 2024 book releases.

Songs for the Broken Hearted

Songs for the Broken Hearted by Ayelet Tsabari

Genre: Literary Fiction

Plot: I cannot wait to read this debut novel from the September 2024 book releases. This is a dual timeline book. In 1950, thousands of Yemeni Jews, immigrated to Israel, Saida being one of them. She is married with a child but falls in love with another man. In 1995 Zohara, Saida’s daughter, is living in New York City. She has had little contact with her mother and sister over the years. When she finds out her mom has died, she must return to Israel, where she will discover secrets about her parents and her heritage.

The Lightning Bottles

The Lightning Bottles by Marissa Stapley

Genre: Fiction

Plot: Jane Pyre and her husband Elijah Hart were a rock duo known as the Lightning Bottles. But when Elijah disappeared 5 years ago, Jane’s life came crashing down. Fans visceral hatred went to new levels as Jane’s heart was breaking. When a teenage girl claims that Elijah is alive and tries to send messages to Jane, they embark on a cross-country road trip. I am so excited to read this September 2024 book release from the author of Lucky (a Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick).

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September 2024 Book Releases: Historical Fiction

The Fallen Fruit

The Fallen Fruit by Shawntelle Madison

Genre: Historical Fantasy

Plot: This historical fantasy is also an epic family saga that I cannot wait to get my hands on. In this pick from the September 2024 book releases, Cecily Bridge-Davis is researching her family curse and trying to figure out how to break it. One member of the family in every generation is sent back in time. The rules are simple, don’t interfere with the past, carry your free Negro papers and look for the family survival packs in the orchard.

The Booklovers Library

The Booklover’s Library by Madeline Martin

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: Emma is a widow with a daughter who must find a way to support them. Emma finds a job at Boots’ Booklover’s Library. When the idea of war becomes a reality and the blitz starts, Olivia is sent to the countryside. Now, Emma is alone in Nottingham and must learn to depend on the community while she tries to reunite with her daughter.

The Starlets

The Starlets by Lee Kelly and Jennifer Thorne

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: Vivienne Rhodes is an actress who is headed to Italy for her big break. When she arrives on set on the remote Italian island of Tavalli, she finds her archnemesis is playing the lead role. Soon, the set turns deadly and the two women must work together to save themselves and the film. Their adventures lead them from Italy to Monaco, to the alps in this pick from the September 2024 book releases.

A Placwe to Hide

A Place to Hide by Ronald Balson

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: Theodore “Teddy “Harrington was reassigned to work at the US consulate in Amsterdam in 1938. By 1939, Teddy was processing visa applications for Jewish refugees, trying to secure passage to the United States. When Teddy and his girlfriend, Sara are introduced to an orphan named Katy, they agree to adopt her, and with this decision comes the realization that Teddy is in a position to save lives. I am so excited to read this powerful novel from the September 2024 book releases.

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

Somewhere Beyond the Sea

Somewhere Beyond the Sea by TJ Klune

Genre: Fantasy

Plot: House on the Cerulean Sea is one of my favorite books of all time. I am so excited to read this next book in Arthur’s story. We are back on Marsyas Island with Arthur, Linus, the children, as well as Zoe (the island sprite) and Mayor Webb. They hope to bring a new child to the island. If you are looking for the most anticipated picks from the September 2024 book releases, this is my choice.

My Vampire Plus One

My Vampire Plus-One by Jenna Levine

Genre: Fantasy Romance

Plot: I am so excited to read this fake dating romance from the September 2024 book releases. Amelia is sick and tired of the barrage of questions she always gets from her family about her dating life. When she receives an invitation to another family wedding, she decides to ask Reginald Cleaves to be her date. For Reggie, being a fake boyfriend is a perfect way to practice being human.

Buried Deep and Other Stories

Buried Deep and Other Stories by Naomi Novik

Genre: Fantasy Short Stories

Plot: If you love the Scholomance series, Spinning Silver, or Uprooted, you will love these 13 short stories from the September 2024 book releases. Readers will also get a small peak at the world of Abandon, the newest fantasy series from Novik!

The Village Library Demon Hunting society

The Village Library Demon Hunting Society by C.M Waggoner

Genre: Fantasy Mystery

Plot: This pick from the September 2024 book releases looks like a hilarious cross between Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Murder She Wrote. Sherry Pinkwhistle is a librarian who keeps finding bodies and solving murders. She thinks that the rising body count in her small town is due to supernatural forces. With the help of some friends and a priest, they form the “Demon-Hunting Society”.

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Most Anticipated Thrillers and Mysteries for September 2024


The Examiner by Janice Hallett

Genre: Mystery

Plot: In the quintessential Hallett style, this story is told in emails and texts. Gela Nathaniel must find six students for her Multicultural Art program or risk losing her funding. But the students give her trouble from the start and when the examiner starts looking through emails and texts, he realizes someone is in danger. The question is whether they are dead already.

So Thirsty

So Thirsty by Rachel Harrison

Genre: Thriller

Plot: Sloane Parker does not want to celebrate her birthday, but her husband arranges for a surprise getaway weekend with her best friend Naomi. When they arrive at the rental cottage, Naomi wants Sloane to stop being passive in her own life and take control. When the weekend takes an unexpected turn, the best friends must come to terms with it, and find a way to take control of their own lives. This pick from the September 2024 book releases looks like a page-turner.

The Night We Lost Him

The Night We Lost Him by Laura Dave

Genre: Mystery Thriller

Plot: I cannot wait to read this book from the author of The Last Thing He Told Me, a Reese Witherspoon book club pick. Liam Noone was a hotel magnate with three ex-wives and a past he wanted to leave behind him. When he is found dead under suspicious circumstances, the police rule it an accident but his two children, Nora and Sam, believe otherwise. Now, they must put together the pieces of their father’s mysterious past in this pick from the September 2024 book releases.

We Solve Murders

We Solve Murders by Richard Osman

Genre: Mystery

Plot: Steve Wheeler is retired and he leaves the adrenaline chase to his daughter-in-law, Amy. Amy is working private security on a remote Island but when a body turns up, she sends an SOS to the only person she trusts. Now Steve and Amy need to outrun a serial killer.

Hitchcock Hotel

The Hitchcock Hotel by Stephanie Wrobel

Genre: Psychological Thriller

Plot: Alfred Smedal is a Hitchcock fan extraordinaire. He is the manager of the Hitchcock Hotel, a Victorian house, where guests can enjoy memorabilia, movie props, and movie screenings at all hours of the day and night. To celebrate the hotel’s first anniversary, he invites his former best friends from college, even though he has not spoken to them in 16 years. He is sure they will appreciate the hotel- after all, no Hitchcock movie is complete without a dead body.


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Romance: September 2024 Book Releases

Prime Time Romance

Prime Time Romance by Kate Robb

Genre: Romance

Plot: This pick from the September 2024 book releases looks adorable, and I cannot wait to read it. Bryn is 30 and newly divorced. She lives with a roommate, Josh, to afford her mortgage. When a birthday cake shows up on her doorstep, she makes a wish for her own happily ever after. When she wakes up the next morning, she is inside her favorite TV show, Carson’s Cove- a show that ended in a cliffhanger years 20 years ago. Josh is with her, and the only way to escape is to ensure the two main characters end up together. The catch, she and Josh have become the main characters!

Cant Help Falling in Love

Can’t Help Falling in Love by Sophie Sullivan

Genre: Romance

Plot: While September is technically part of our September 2024 book releases, this romance looks like it will be the perfect book for fall. This is a fake dating romance filled with flannels, apple picking, and Halloween prep- right up my alley!

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September 2024: Best Non-Fiction Book Releases

The Third Gilmore Girl

The Third Gilmore Girl by Kelly Bishop

Genre: Memoir

Plot: In this memoir from the summer, 2024 book releases, Bishop reflects on her career from winning a Tony Award for her part in the original Broadway cast of A Chorus Line to playing Baby’s mother in Dirty Dancing to her iconic role of Emily in the Gilmore girls. I cannot wait to read this book.

Holiday Books

A Home for the Holidays

A Home for the Holidays by Taylor Hahn

Genre: Holiday Fiction

Plot: This is a holiday fiction from the September 2024 book releases that looks at grief, addiction, and motherhood. Mel lost her mother two weeks before Christmas, which was always a special time of year for the two women. When her mom’s estranged, best friend named Barb shows up on her doorstep, Mel begins to learn more about her mother’s life before Mel was born. Now as Mel spends time with Barb and her family, it is a time for her to grow.

Evergreen Christmas

Evergreen Christmas by Janet Dailey

Genre: Holiday Fiction

Plot: In this book from the September 2024 book releases, we are already into Christmas. Jordyn Banks is a horse breeder who has recently moved to Noel, North Carolina. She decides she wants to win the Christmas tree decorating championship. The current champ happens to be a handsome single dad who lives next door.

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