10 Most Anticipated Books of 2024 to Add to Your Shelf

10 Most Anticipated Books of 2024 to Add to Your Shelf

As we’re wrapping up 2023 and getting ready for the New Year’s celebration, book lovers, on the other hand, are rushing to complete their reading goals of the year or trying to finish that one book they’ve dragged on for months. And still, the urge to add another book to their to-be-read list is constant.

With so many genres out there, from self-help and romance to horror and mysteries, it’s difficult to shortlist just a few books to read in the upcoming year. We can help you narrow your search and grab some of the most anticipated and best books of 2024 that you absolutely can't miss.

1. The Divorcées by Rowan Beaird

The Divorcées by Rowan Beaird

Release Date: March 19, 2024

In "The Divorcées," Rowan Beaird tells readers a captivating tale of love and resilience set at the “Divorce Ranches” in the 1950s in Reno, Nevada. Unhappy with her loveless marriage, Lois Saunders, under the influence of Greer Lang, pushes the limits that always restrained her and discovers new horizons.

Author Rowan Beaird covers the story of women in the 1950s who dared to want something beyond being a caring mother and a loving wife. The book masterfully weaves the themes of self-discovery, friendship, and unexpected twists, making it a must-read for fans of contemporary romance.

2. The Storm We Made by Vanessa Chan

The Storm We Made by Vanessa Chan

Release Date: January 02, 2024

Vanessa Chan's "The Storm We Made" is about Cecily, an ordinary Malayan girl who wanted more from life than being a housewife. And becoming a Japanese spy seemed exciting. Ten years later, her decisions have come back to bite her. With the war at its peak, her life is about to crumble, and her loved ones’ lives are in danger.

Determined to fight through the horrors of the war, can she save everyone and survive the storm she made? The author skillfully explores the complexities of relationships, fate, and the resilience of the human spirit, making it a gripping story that captures the essence of love in various forms.

3. The Book of Love: A Novel by Kelly Link

The Book of Love: A Novel by Kelly Link

Release Date: February 13, 2024

Author Kelly Link invites readers into the enchanting world of "The Book of Love: A Novel," which blurs the lines between the ordinary and the extraordinary. This magical tale revolves around Laura, Daniel, and Mo, who are presumed dead for the past year.

Now, sitting in their high school classroom with their music teacher, they are given a chance to reclaim their lives. Each of them will be given a series of magical tasks to complete and return to their families, but they can’t tell anyone where they’ve been until now. "The Book of Love: A Novel" promises to be a delightful exploration of the many facets of the human heart.

4. Splinters by Leslie Jamison

Splinters by Leslie Jamison

Release Date: February 20, 2024

Leslie Jamison's "Splinters" is a thought-provoking collection of essays that delve into the pieces of the human experience, addressing themes of vulnerability, resilience, and the beauty of brokenness. These essays dig deep into feelings, from the times we feel down to when we bounce back stronger than before.

"Splinters" is about embracing the messy, real parts of life, finding beauty in the cracks, and realizing that, just like a puzzle, life is a collection of different pieces that come together to make something beautiful. "Splinters" is a compelling choice for those who appreciate introspective and emotionally resonant non-fiction.

5. Anita de Monte Laughs Last by Xochitl Gonzalez

Anita de Monte Laughs Last by Xochitl Gonzalez

Release Date: March 05, 2024

Xochitl Gonzalez brings laughter and inspiration to readers with "Anita de Monte Laughs Last." The narrative revolves around the rising artist Anita de Monte, who is found dead in New York in 1985 and takes the town into an uproar. By 1988, the artist is long forgotten until Raquel, a third-year art history student, stumbles upon Anita’s story and finds it eerily similar to her life.

In this book, author Xochitl Gonzalez explores themes of persistence and victory in the face of life's challenges. This novel promises a delightful blend of humor and heart while moving back and forth between the perspectives of both women, making it a perfect summer read in 2024.

6. The Women by Kristin Hannah

The Women by Kristin Hannah

Release Date: February 06, 2024

Kristin Hannah, known for her touching storytelling, unveils "The Women" after her bestseller, “The Nightingale.” The narrative revolves around the lives of remarkable women who fought in the Vietnam War. Frankie, following her brother into the war, impulsively joins the Army Nurse Corps and is overwhelmed by the chaos and destruction of the war.

Though following just one woman's life, the book shines light on all the women who fight to help others but whose sacrifices are often forgotten. The novel “The Women” is a tale of idealism and extraordinary courage you must read in 2024.

7. Unsinkable by Jenni L. Walsh

Unsinkable by Jenni L. Walsh

Release Date:January 09, 2024

We have heard about the Titanic tragedy from Rose’s perspective for decades. But what if there’s another perspective to the tragedy? In “The Unsinkable,” Jenni L. Walsh covers the story of Violet Jessop and the thirty-nine women of the Special Operations Executive who survived the Titanic Shipwreck and became a legend.

This novel covers a captivating story of survival, family, and finding one’s happiness. Walsh skillfully combines historical tragedy with compelling storytelling and her own flare, ensuring that "Unsinkable" is a captivating and immersive experience for fans of historical fiction and adventure.

8. The Fury by Alex Michaelides

The Fury by Alex Michaelides

Release Date:January 16, 2024

Alex Michaelides, renowned for his psychological thrillers, is about to release his next book, "The Fury" in January 2024. Seven people are trapped on a Greek private island, and one of them is the murderer. Amongst the game of cat and mouse, Michaelides takes readers on a turbulent ride filled with unexpected twists and turns leading upto an unforgettable climax.

With a mind-bending narrative, "The Fury" is a page-turner that keeps readers on the edge of their seats. Fans of psychological thrillers won't want to miss the release of this highly anticipated book of 2024.

9. Mrs. Quinn’s Rise to Fame by Olivia Ford

Mrs. Quinn’s Rise to Fame by Olivia Ford

Release Date:January 30, 2024

Olivia Ford introduces readers to the captivating world of "Mrs. Quinn’s Rise to Fame" in January 2024. This narrative transcends time and societal norms, weaving a story that proves it's never too late to chase one's dreams. Following Jenny, whose life hasn’t turned out as planned - she’s 77, childless, and worried about her ailing husband.

She enters the popular TV show Britain Bakes to accomplish something for herself, not expecting to risk unearthing her hidden truths. Olivia Ford's exploration of the pursuit of passion and reinvention promises a compelling and heartwarming tale for all.

10. Wandering Stars by Tommy Orange

Wandering Stars by Tommy Orange

Release Date:February 27, 2024

The long-awaited follow-up novel to the best-seller “There, There,” "Wandering Stars" by Tommy Orange will be released in February 2024. The book meets the characters where they were left off and traces their stories back to the Sand Creek Massacre of 1864.

The story explores themes of Native American identity, family, and community but through different lenses and characters across generations. The book delves into the legacies of historical events like the forced removal of Native Americans from their lands and the boarding school system, covering the heart-wrenching stories of America’s own people.

From fantasy and historical fiction to non-fiction and psychological thrillers, our top 10 anticipated books offer something for everyone. But be free to explore beyond this list. With countless incredible books waiting for you to discover, the only limit is your imagination. Let your bookish curiosity guide you, and get ready to fall head over heels in love with stories that will stay with you even after you turn the book's last page.

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