Goodreads Members' 63 Most Anticipated Books of 2024

Jan 18, 2024
Dimitris Passas

NOTE: This list is a republication- Source: Goodreads.

Another year of books has come and gone, bringing those melancholy feelings of time passing, things changing, and mortality looming. The best remedy for this, we’ve found, is looking forward to a new year of books! As it happens, 2024 is going to be a whirlwind.

Some specifics: At the end of each calendar year, the Goodreads editorial team pivots to track all incoming books slated for U.S. publication in the upcoming year. We crunch the numbers on how many readers are adding these titles to their Want to Read shelves. That data informs our curated list of the Most Anticipated new releases. In short, this list is determined by you and your fellow readers!

Some highlights of 2024: Matt Haig, author of The Midnight Library, returns with another existentially inspiring adventure—this time in Ibiza!—with The Life Impossible. Cristina Henríquez (The Book of Unknown Americans) chronicles the historical miracle of the Panama Canal in The Great Divide. And Percival Everett delivers a bold reimagining of Huckleberry Finn with his highly anticipated novel, James.

Mystery fans, watch for new books from Alex Michaelides, Stacy Willingham, and Simone St. James, plus Stuart Turton’s enticingly titled The Last Murder at the End of the World.

In the speculative fiction aisle, look for new fantasy from T.J. Klune and Kelly Link, new horror from Stephen Graham Jones and Amanda Jayatissa, and a new hard SF series from the writing team known as James S.A. Corey (The Expanse saga). We’ve also introduced a new category for the genre hybrid known as romantasy, featuring faerie fun, Norse mythology, and the latest from Sarah J. Maas’ hot Crescent City series. For traditional romance, we’ve got new books from Casey McQuiston, Tia Williams, and Ali Hazelwood.

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