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Feb 01, 2024

New Year, New Reads: Top Book Releases to Look Forward to in 2024


2024 is a year brimming with fresh reads. From heartfelt love stories to thrilling mysteries, let's embark on a journey through the pages of the year's most anticipated new book releases.


Most Anticipated Fiction of 2024

This year's new book releases are all about engaging stories that promise to keep you hooked from the first page to the last. Whether you're snuggling up on a quiet evening or looking for the perfect companion for your daily commute, these upcoming fiction titles will surely deliver.

New Releases for Books:

"You Are Here" by David Nicholls


Release Date: April 23rd, 2024

About: David Nicholls brings another touching love story. This novel follows two individuals on an unforgettable walk, promising a blend of wit and profound emotional insights.

"Until August" by Gabriel García Márquez


Release Date: March 10th, 2024

About: A posthumous release from the giant of Latin American literature, this novel delves into themes of sensuality, desire and regret. It centres on a married woman's yearly rendezvous with a new lover, promising a thought-provoking exploration of complex emotions.

"Funny Story" by Emily Henry


Release Date: April 25th, 2024

About: Emily Henry, acclaimed for her captivating romantic tales, returns with a story about two ex-partners scheming against their former lovers. Expect humour, heartache and perhaps some sweet revenge in this witty narrative.

"Long Island" by Colm Toibin


Release Date: May 23rd, 2024

About: A sequel to Toibin's acclaimed “Brooklyn” this novel sees the protagonist Eilis Lacey returning to Ireland under dramatic circumstances. This book is a compelling read full of emotion.

"The Ministry of Time" by Kaliane Bradley


Release Date: May 14th, 2024

About: An intriguing debut that mixes a love story with time travel. Set against the backdrop of 2020s London, this novel offers a unique blend of romance, humour and historical commentary.


Thrillers and Fantasy: A Dive into the Unknown

This year's thrillers and fantasy lineup promises to take readers on incredible journeys. Fantasy novels with rich, imaginative worlds and complex characters are especially prominent. Look out for titles that blend magical elements with deep human experiences.

New Releases for Books:

"The Fury" by Alex Michaelides


Release Date: January 31st, 2024

About: From the author of "The Silent Patient" comes a new thriller set on a secluded Greek island. A former movie star's exclusive party becomes the setting for a suspenseful mystery when a murderer is rumoured to be among the guests.

"All the Colours of the Dark" by Chris Whitaker


Release Date: July 16th, 2024

About: This book by the bestselling author of "We Begin at the End" revolves around a gripping story of friendship entwined with terror. Follow the journey of a teenager as she confronts immense danger while trying to rescue her kidnapped friend.

"Precipice" by Robert Harris


Release Date: August 27th, 2024

About: An enthralling piece of historical fiction, "Precipice" takes readers to the brink of war. The novel shows a British Prime Minister at a critical juncture, interwoven with a secret love affair that could change the course of history.

"House of Flame and Shadow" by Sarah J. Maas


Release Date: January 30th, 2024

About: The highly anticipated sequel to the number one bestsellers “House of Earth and Blood” and “House of Sky and Breath,” Sarah J. Maas takes her Crescent City series to even greater heights. In this gripping instalment, Bryce and Hunt find themselves on the precipice of a world in turmoil, where the fate of everything rests squarely on their shoulders.

"The Familiar" by Leigh Bardugo


Release Date: April 11th, 2024

About: Set in Spain's Golden Age, this dark fantasy from the author of "Ninth House" follows a servant girl with magical powers. Her struggle to conceal her Jewish heritage becomes a dangerous game under the Inquisition's gaze.


Memoirs and Non-Fiction: A Look into Real Lives and Histories

This year’s biographies cover a range of remarkable individuals, from historical figures to contemporary icons. These books provide inspiration and insight into different walks of life.

New Book Releases:

"Knife: Meditations After an Attempted Murder" by Salman Rushdie


Release Date: April 16th, 2024

About: Salman Rushdie offers a profound narrative of his life following the assassination attempt against his life in 2022, blending personal reflection with his signature literary prowess.

"Maurice and Maralyn" by Sophie Elmhirst


Release Date: February 29th, 2024

About: Sophie Elmhirst recounts a breathtaking true story of love and survival in the Pacific, a testament to human resilience and the power of relationships.

"The House of Hidden Meanings" by RuPaul


Release Date: March 3rd, 2024

About: Uncovering his journey from a challenging childhood to a trailblazing icon in the LGBTQ+ community, RuPaul offers an intimate glimpse into his life and struggles.

"Lisa Marie Presley Untitled Memoir" by Lisa Marie Presley and Riley Keough


Release Date: October 15th, 2024

About: This memoir delves into the life of Lisa Marie Presley, providing a raw and emotive insight into an iconic family.

"You Never Know" by Tom Selleck and Ellis Henican


Release Date: May 7th, 2024

About: Tom Selleck shares his transformation from a college athlete to a celebrated actor, infusing his narrative with humour and wisdom.


Non-Fiction: Exploring Diverse Themes

"Empireworld: How British Imperialism Has Shaped the Globe" by Sathnam Sanghera


Release Date: January 21st, 2024

About: Sathnam Sanghera explores the global legacy of British imperialism, offering a critical examination of its enduring impact.

"Operation Biting" by Max Hastings


Release Date: May 23rd, 2024

About: Max Hastings vividly narrates a high-stakes WWII commando raid, showcasing his expertise in military history.

"Easy Wins" by Anna Jones


Release Date: March 10th, 2024

About: Be inspired by this delightful cookbook that focuses on simple yet elegant recipes, perfect for enhancing everyday meals.


Children's and Young Adult Literature: From Fantasy to Reality

The young adult genre continues to thrive. From fantasy adventures to heartfelt coming-of-age tales, these books resonate with teenagers and adults alike.

 New Releases for Books:

"Skandar and the Chaos Trials" by A.F. Steadman


Release Date: April 25th, 2024

About: A.F. Steadman returns with the third instalment of Skandar Smith’s adventures, filled with thrilling challenges and magical encounters.

"The Whisperwicks: The Labyrinth of Lost and Found" by Jordan Lees, Vivienne To


Release Date: March 24th, 2024

About: Jordan Lees and Vivienne To craft a magical journey in Wreathenwold, blending fantasy and adventure in a quest for the missing.

"A Tempest of Tea" by Hafsah Faizal


Release Date: February 18th, 2024

About: Faizal weaves a unique tale that combines crime and dark fantasy, centred around a heist in a vampire-inhabited tearoom.

"The Reappearance of Rachel Price" by Holly Jackson


Release Date: 2nd April, 2024

About: This thriller unravels the mystery of a missing mother, intertwining suspense with deep-seated family secrets.

"Dog Man 12: The Scarlet Shedder" by Dav Pilkey


Release Date: March 19th, 2024

About: Dav Pilkey's latest instalment in the Dog Man series promises laughter and adventure, with a unique twist involving AI robots.

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