The Most Popular and Best New Release Books You Must Read in 2024

Best New Release Books

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Of course, there are so many amazing books that come out each month, but these new book releases are the ones that we have read or will be reading (so you can always find a review soon). We have done all the hard work for you!

Be sure to come back often as we will be updating the page as soon as we find books we cannot wait to get our hands on!

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Best 2023 New Book Releases

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December 2023 Book Releases

The Frozen River

The Frozen River by Ariel Lawhon

December 2023 Good Morning America Book Club Pick

I was so excited to read this pick from the 2023 book releases and let me tell you that I was not disappointed!

This historical mystery is inspired by the diary of Martha Ballard, an 18th-century midwife, who never lost a single mother in over 1000 deliveries.

When a man found entombed in ice, also happens to be the same man accused of a horrible attack, Martha tries to seek justice for the women that nobody else wants to protect. This book is brilliantly written and so well-researched that I could not put it down.

This Spells Love

This Spells Love by Kate Robb

When Gemma breaks up with her boyfriend, her eccentric aunt turns to magic margaritas and casts a spell to erase her ex from existence. But the spell erases her entire life, including her adorable best friend Dax. Now Gemma is living in an apartment she does not recognize and running the store she always dreamed of.

To restore the world she knew, Gemma must make Dax remember her by redoing the magic ritual and kissing Dax, but in the process, she discovers that he might just be the one she’s been searching for all along.

This is an adorable friends-to-lovers romance that has the perfect touch of magic for all romance lovers. #gifted

The Gentlemans Gambit

The Gentleman’s Gambit by Evie Dunmore

We love Evie Dunmore and cannot wait for this This is the fourth book in “A League of Extraordinary Women” series. Catriona Campbell is a suffragist who is content working at Oxford and is determined to write a book. When Elias Khoury arrives at Oxford to help classify old artifacts, Cat quickly realizes that he is not honest with his reasons for being at Oxford. He is determined to take the stolen artifacts back to his homeland where they belong.

Now, these two must travel together in this forced proximity romance that quickly becomes something resembling a game of chess.

This romance is a funny and light-hearted historical romance that will leave you smiling. #gifted

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2024 Book Releases

January 2024 Book Releases

The Heiress

The Heiress by Rachel Hawkins

Genre: Thriller

Plot: If you have been following us for a while, you know that we LOVE Rachel Hawkins. We cannot wait to read this book from the new releases books. Ruby McTavish Callahan Woodward Miller Kenmore has died. She is North Carolina’s, richest woman, and is also famous for being the victim of a kidnapping as a child and a widow four times over. Now, after her death, her adopted son, Camden, wants nothing to do with any part of her inheritance. 10 years later, Cam and his wife are pulled back into the family and truths will start to arise.

The fury

The Fury by Alex Michaelides

Genre: Mystery-Thriller

Plot: Everything about this pick from new release books for 2024 screams my name. This is a murder thriller told by Elliot Chase. A private island, old friendships, a movie star, and a murder all come together in this isolation thriller. If you are a fan of Alex Michaelides books, this third one is sure to be the best one yet.

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Come and Get It by Kiley Reid

Genre: Fiction

Plot: I cannot believe that we are looking at the new release books for January 2024! Millie Cousins is a senior resident assistant at the University of Arkansas, who wants to graduate, get a job, and buy a house. When a visiting professor gives Millie an opportunity that might be more of a hustle, she jumps at the chance.

This book looks at money, greed, and what lengths people will go to for success.

The Mysterious Case of the Alperton Angels

The Mysterious Case of the Alperton Angels by Janice Hallett

True crime author Amanda Bailey is looking to revive her career. She decides to write a book about The Alperton Angels, a cult that almost convinced a teenage girl that her baby was The Anti-Christ and needed to be killed. But after she calls the police and is dropped off at the hospital, she disappears and so does the baby.

Now Amanda is trying to find the perfect angle for this book when she discovers that Oliver, another author, is also on the case. When they decide to collaborate, they discover that the story goes deeper than they could have imagined.

Why I Liked It: I started reading this book but switched to the full-cast audio version and could not stop listening. The book is written as WhatsApp messages, emails, and transcripts. I loved this five-star read and highly recommend the audio version for a deeper reading experience. #gifted

Find this book in Cult Books / Full Cast Audiobooks / Ultimate List of Mystery Books / Summer Reads of 2024 / Best New Mystery Books 2024

Family Family

Family Family by Laurie Frankel

Genre: Literary Fiction

Plot: Laurie Frankel knows how to write a family drama and this pick from new January booksis no exception. India Allwood succeeded in becoming the star she always wanted to be. Now, when she is promoting her new movie about adoption, she does the unthinkable and says it is a bad and one-sided portrayal. In order to fix her reputation, she asks her adopted daughter, Fig, for help and Fig finds the daughter India gave up for adoption.

House of Flame and Shadow

House of Flame and Shadow by Sarah J. Maas

Genre: Fantasy

Plot: If you are obsessed with Sarah J. Maas like we are, this pick from new release books 2024 is a must-read. This is the third book in the Cresent City Series. Looking for books to read while you are waiting? Check out 15 Sarah J Maas Books in Order: A Complete Guide to the Fantastic Books or the newest fantasy series, Fourth Wing!

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February 2024 Book Releases

The Women

The Women by Kristin Hannah

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: Kristin Hannah’s newest book, takes us on a journey through the 1960s. It follows the coming-of-age tale of Frances “Frankie” McGrath, a good girl turned hero, as she navigates the chaos of war and a divided America.

This novel is true to Kirstin Hannah and shines a light on the forgotten sacrifices and courage of women who put themselves in harm’s way for the greater good. We cannot wait for this pick from the 2024 book releases.

End of Story

End of Story by A. J. Finn

Genre: Thriller

Plot: I cannot wait to read this mystery thriller from the new February books for 2024. Sebastian Trapp is a reclusive mystery novelist who lives with his second wife, daughter, and nephew. He writes to an expert in detective fiction and longtime correspondent to come and tell his story before he dies. Soon, the story of his first wife and son’s disappearance 20 years ago comes to light and there are questions about Sebastian’s involvement.

The Guest

The Guest by B. A. Paris

Genre: Thriller

Plot: BA Paris never fails to deliver a great thriller and this pick from the new book releases is no exception. When Iris and Gabriel come home from a holiday to find Laure, one of their best friends in their house, they want to be supportive. After all, her husband had an affair and a secret child. But when her behavior starts to unravel- sleeping in their bed and rearranging furniture, they realize that things may be worse than they thought and that some secrets are more dangerous than others.

The Hidden Life of Cecily Larso

The Hidden Life of Cecily Larson by Ellen Baker

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: This pick from the 2024 book releases is a sweeping family drama that spans a century. Cecily’s mother dropped her off at an orphanage when she was 4-years-old promising to be back as soon as she could. She never returns and Cecily is adopted into a family that runs a circus when she is 7. Now, in 2015, Cecily is 94 and is shocked when an at-home DNA test reveals secrets about her past and a love story she tried to keep a secret.

The Fortune Seller

The Fortune Seller by Rachel Kapelke-Dale

Genre: Thriller

Plot: This pick from the winter 2024 book releases has been on our TBR for a while. Rosie comes from a middle-class upbringing and worked hard to fit in with her uber-wealthy friends on the Yale equestrian team. When a new girl joins their team, money disappears from bank accounts and tensions rise. After graduation, Rosie realizes there is more to the new girl than she thought and she needs to set things right.

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A Love Song for Ricki Wilde by Tia Williams

Genre: Romance

Plot: We are so excited to read the love story from the winter 2024 new release books. Ricki Wilde is the daughter of a powerful Atlanta dynasty. Her sisters are socialites and she does not fit in with the family as an impulsive, artistic person. When she is given the chance to move into a Harlem brownstone, she jumps at the chance and soon meets a handsome stranger. Their lives will soon be linked in inexplicable ways.

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March 2024 Book Releases

Expiration Dates

Expiration Dates by Rebecca Serle

Every time Daphne meets a new man, she receives a slip of paper with his name and number on it. That number is the exact amount of time they will be together. She is waiting for the day. She will receive a piece of paper with just a name and no expiration date.

When Daphne finally meets Jake on a blind date, there is only a name, she wonders if this is her soulmate and how her other relationships would have played out if she didn’t know the ending.

Rebecca Serle has written two of our favorite books from the past few years and every book she writes is more creative and unique than the last. This book did not disappoint. #gifted

Anita De Monte Laughs

Anita De Monte Laughs Last by Xochitl Gonzalez

Genre: Fiction

Plot: This pick from the new March books looks like the perfect book to go on our coming-of-age book list or our books about art. In 1988 Anita de Monte was a rising star in the art world until she was found dead. By 1998, Anita had been forgotten. Raquel is a third-year art history student who becomes involved with an older art student and is rising up the social ladder. When she comes across Anita’s story, she sees similarities to her own.

The Berlin Letters

The Berlin Letters by Katherine Reay

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: Louisa Voekler is in the CIA and while her colleagues are working on Cold War assignments, she is stuck decoding messages from World War II. Harris Voekler is a journalist who was separated from his daughter after the Berlin Wall went up. When Louisa discovers letters written to her by the father she thought was dead, she begins to learn the truth about her family and risks everything to rescue her father. This looks like such a unique and thrilling pick from the March 2024 book releases.

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Bye, Baby by Carola Lovering

Genre: Thriller

Plot: Cassie and Billie were once inseparable best friends who have drifted apart in adulthood. Cassie seems to have everything with a wealthy husband, a new baby, and a lifestyle as an influencer. Billie, on the other hand, is single and childless. One night in the fall, Billie hears Cassie screaming from her apartment one floor above. Cassie has just realized her baby is missing. When Billy looks down, she realizes she is the kidnapper. This pick from the March 2024 book releases looks unputdownable.

March 2024

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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 I Love This: Emily Henry always has unique romances that hit just the right spot. You will fall in love with Daphne and Miles, flaws and all!
Find this book in Emily Henry Books / Books About Librarians / Beach Reads 2024/ New Romance Books 2024

Just for the Summer

Just for the Summer by Abby Jimenez

Genre: Romance

Plot: This looks like a perfect romance from our list of new release books in 2024. 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 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 spring 2024 new book releases is perfect for our list of books set in Italy.

The Husbands

The Husbands by Holly Gramazio

April 2024 Read with Jenna Book Club Pick

Think of this book as Sci-Fi lite. It calls upon sci-fi-based principles – mainly multiverses – but it doesn’t dwell on the scientific for even a moment.

The premise is simple. Lauren, a single woman, comes home one night to a husband she didn’t know she had. Her phone, friends, and photos in her apartment reflect this new life but she can’t remember it. And then something crazy happens.

He goes up to the attic to change a lightbulb and a new husband descends from the attic. Whenever a new husband emerges, the life around her shifts again. So with an endless supply of husbands, she finds herself torn between knowing when to send them back and when to keep one and start living.

Why I Loved It: Easily one of the most unique plots I’ve ever read. Even as a confirmed disliker of Sci-Fi books, I found this story compulsively readable. I had a blast watching Lauren try to figure out her life and the revolving door of husbands had me giggling at times. #gifted by PRH Audio

Find this book in Best Sci-Fi Books / Summer Reads 2024 / 2024 Fiction Favorites

The Twilight Garden

The Twilight Garden by Sara Nisah Adams

Genre: Fiction

Plot: In this delightful pick from April new 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.

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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 spring 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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May 2024 New Release Books

The Guncle Abroad

The Guncle Abroad by Steven Rowley

Genre: Fiction

Plot: Are there words to describe how excited we are for this book? Patrick O’Hara is back! This time, his uncle duties bring him to Italy for his brother’s marriage. The kids, who are now teens, are not thrilled. And, there is a soon-to-be Launt (lesbian aunt) in the picture. We cannot wait for this pick from new release books. We know it will give us a great laugh and a heartwarming story.

Lies and Weddings

Lies and Weddings by Kevin Kwan

Genre: Fiction

Plot: This looks like a juicy, scheming story filled with murder, lies, and sex from Kevin Kwan. In this pick from the new release books 2024, Rufus Leung Gresham must seduce a wealthy woman to save his family from ruin. Their seemingly unlimited funds have been squandered. When a volcano erupts at the wedding, and a hot mic exposes a secret affair, everything seems to be going up in flames.

Every Time We Say Goodbye

Every Time We Say Goodbye by Natalie Jenner

Genre: Historical Fiction

Plot: We love Natalie Jenner and cannot wait to read this pick from the May 2024 book releases. In 1955, Vivian Lowery had her play on stage in London’s West End. When the play fails, Vivien goes to Itlay to explore cinema and find a future for herself while overcoming the loss of her fiance in the war.

The Last Murder at the End of the World

The Last Murder at the End of the World by Stuart Turton

Genre: Sci-fi Mystery Thriller

Plot: Nobody does a twist and a puzzle like Stuart Turton and we cannot wait for this book from the May 2024 book releases. The world has been destroyed by a fog and all that is left is one perfect island with 122 villagers and three scientists. When one of the scientists is found dead, they must all solve the murder within 92 hours of the fog will come to the island. The catch? All of their memories have been wiped clean.

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One Perfect Couple by Ruth Ware

Genre: Thriller

Plot: This is an isolation thriller from one of the best there is. Five couples participating in a game shoe are trapped together on an island when a storm comes in. They are cut off from everyone, and their phones don’t work, but that is the least of their worries. A killer is stalking them as well.

This summer will be different

This Summer Will Be Different by Carley Fortune

I love Carley Fortune’s wonderful style of writing and her perfect love stories and this book from the new release books may be my favorite book yet.

Lucy heads to Prince Edward Island to stay with her best friend for a week. When her friend’s flight is delayed, Lucy is left as a tourist and feels an immediate connection with the local who shows her around. Only after their amazing night together does she realize he is also her best friend Bridget’s little brother, Felix.

Felix and Lucy agree that this can never happen again because this was her best friend’s first rule: “Do not fall in love with my brother”. When Bridget disappears one week before her wedding, Lucy follows her back to PEI to try and help her friend and determine what made her flee from a man she loves. She might just have to deal with her won feelings as well.

Why I Love This Book: Not only is this a wonderful romance novel, but the setting of Prince Edward Island has so many nods to Anne of Green Gables that my heart did a little song throughout the book. All the stars to this gem. #gifted

Find This Book In: Best New Romance Books of 2024 / Best Beach Reads 2024 / Carley Fortune Books

June 2024 New Release Books

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Same as It Ever Was by Claire Lombardo

Genre: Literary Fiction

Plot: We are so excited to read the sophomore novel is the amazing Claire Lombardo on our June 2024 new releases books. Julia Ames is a 57-year-old woman who has finally found stability in her life. She is therefore unprepared for a surprise announcement from her son, a separation from her daughter, and a seduction from her past.

A Novel Love Story

A Novel Love Story by Ashley Poston

Eileen Merriweather loves a great HEA storyline and her life can use some romances with a guaranteed Happily Ever After. Her fiance broke up with her a week before the wedding and left her to pick up all the pieces. She still has not recovered completely. To make matters worse, all her friends from her romance book club cannot make it to their annual retreat this year.

Eileen decides to go on her own, but her car breaks down and she finds herself inside her favorite fictional town of Eloraton. She has no idea how it happened, but she is inside a fictional town that is in limbo. They are stuck between the author’s previous book and the unfinished last story. When she meets the grumpy bookstore owner, she thinks that he must be part of the last story and she unknowingly starts changing things in the town.

Why We Love This Book: Ashely Poston’s books are so original and this one was no exception. I love the idea of a romance story within a story. The book is magical without seeming impossible. It was delightful and difficult to put down #gifted

Find This Book In: Grumpy Sunshine Romance / Best Beach Reads / Best Romance Books of 2024

A Novel Summer

A Novel Summer by Jamie Brenner

Genre: Women’s Fiction

Plot: Shelby Archer is an author who wrote her first book while living in Provincetown, Cape Cod. She is sure her friends will be excited by the success of her book but instead, they feel exposed and betrayed.

Shelby is hurt and sad but tries to focus on writing her sophomore novel. When she gets a phone call from a sick friend in Provincetown, she agrees to go back and help run her bookstore. Now Shelby can begin healing the relationships but may have to choose between those friendships and success and her deadline looms closer with no book in sight. We cannot wait to read this book from the 2024 book releases.

Jackpot Summer

Jackpot Summer by Elyssa Friedland

Genre: Fiction

Plot: The four Jacobson children reunite when their mother passes away and their father decides to sell the house at the Jersey shore and move to a Florida retirement village. When three of the four children enter a Powerball drawing and win, money becomes the focus and the family starts to fall apart. We love Elyssa Friedland and cannot wait to read this pick from the new release books.

The Midnight Feast

The Midnight Feast by Lucy Foley

Genre: Thriller/ Mystery

Plot: This is a locked room mystery from Lucy Foley and we cannot wait to read this book from the new June books. It is the opening weekend at The Manor, a luxury resort. Five people are in attendance and not everyone will leave.

A Happier Life

A Happier Life by Kristy Woodson Harvey

Genre: Women’s Fiction

Plot: In the present day, Keaton is shocked when her mother tells her someone needs to put her childhood home on the market in North Carolina. Keaton did not know the house existed or the secrets inside. In 1976 Becks abandoned her life to move to North Carolina and get married. The two women are connected through the house and the secrets it holds. We cannot wait to read this pick from the new release books 2024.

How to Age Disgracefully

How to Age Disgracefully by Clare Pooley

Genre: Fiction

Plot: I love Clare Pooley’s books and cannot wait to read this pick from the new June books. Lydia has taken a job running the Senior Citizen’s Social Club and the members are unlike anything she expected. Age has made them invisible and they have learned they can get away with a lot. When the City council tries to sell the community center building, the Social Club members join forces with the daycare, a teenager, and a dog to save the building.

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