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Most Anticipated Books of 2024

Looking for New books in 2024? Excited to see the new stories coming out? So are we! Here are all of our most anticipated books for every type of reader. We've presented our top five along with a book you can read now, and presented even more of next year's releases below so you can build next year's reading list today. With the exciting new releases from bestselling authors and Pulitzer prize winners as well as a heaping helping of debut novels with dazzling worlds to visit, 2024 will be the year of the book.


House of Flame and Shadow

Action-Packed • Sexy • Epic

Our most anticipated book of January, the sizzling sequel to Sarah J. Maas's bestselling Romantasy Crescent City Series. Fans can finally know what happened to Bryce at the end of Book 2, see more of her new love, and learn more of the sinister secrets hidden within this world. We are especially excited to have the Indie Bookstore exclusive edition, which includes a bonus chapter with Bryce and Danika.

What to Read First: House of Earth and Blood

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House of Flame and Shadow
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House of Earth and Blood
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The Women by Kristin Hannah

Poignant • Heart-wrenching • Insightful

From the author of The Nightingale and Firefly Lane comes a new story about women at war. The Women is the story of one woman gone to the Vietnam war, but it shines a light on the story of all women who put themselves in harm’s way to help others. Women whose sacrifice and commitment to their country has all too often been forgotten. A novel of searing insight and lyric beauty, The Women is a profoundly emotional, richly drawn story with a memorable heroine whose extraordinary idealism and courage under fire define a generation.

What to Read First: The Four Winds, Hannah's best seller about love and heroism during the Great Depression.

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The Women
from $21.99
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The Four Winds
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Dog Man #12: The Scarlet Shredder

Graphic Novel • Funny • Engaging

Yes, one of our most anticipated titles is a kids' book! Why? Because the Dog Man series has catapulted itself to the top of best sellers lists by reaching kids and giving them a story they love that makes them in turn love reading. The pictures in the book help new readers to connect to the story, which helps build their reading comprehension skills. Plus, kids really cannot get enough of this lovable spinoff of Captain Underpants.

What to Read First: The whole series! #1 is a good place to start.


Funny Story by Emily Henry

Relatable • Funny • Cathartic

Coming in April, Funny Story is a heartwarming, joyful romance about a pair of opposites who meet in an idyllic town after they’ve both suffered a tremendous heartbreak. We can’t wait to read this book because we love the author. Emily Henry has had a string of hits including People We Meet on Vacation and ThriftBooks personal favorite, Book Lovers. One of her trademarks is characters who love to read and love books, and Funny Story continues the tradition with a main character who works in a children’s library.

What to Read First: Beach Read. It includes Henry’s trademark bibliophiles, plus the opposites attract angle.

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Funny Story
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Beach Read
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You Like it Darker: A New Collection of Short Stories from Stephen King

Thrilling • Gripping • Terrifying

"You like it darker? Fine, so do I," writes Stephen King in the afterword to this magnificent new collection of twelve stories that delve into the darker part of life—both metaphorical and literal—and we say “Yes!” King is known as a master storyteller and his knack for short-stories is world-renown. This collection includes 12 tales, a mixture of new and previously unpublished works, that we can’t wait to dive into.

What to Read First: Cujo, King’s classic 1981 tale about a bad dog. King’s new collection will include a sequel-story to Cujo called Rattlesnakes.

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You Like It Darker: Stories
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You can pre-order any of these most-anticipated titles right now! You'll get free US Standard Shipping on orders over $15, and you'll earn ReadingRewards points per dollar for your pre-order, the same as with the rest of our books. Check out more titles we can't wait for below.

Nonfiction For Your To-Read List

Next Year's Biggest Children's Releases

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The Best Books of 2023

Find the literary gems you might have missed this year.

Dive into the best reads of the year with ThriftBooks list of the Best Books of 2023. Out of millions of books published every year, we chose the top 20 books published this year in Literature, Nonfiction, Children’s, Romance, and Sci-Fi & Fantasy.

You will discover new worlds, meet unforgettable characters, and experience exceptional storytelling in these standout titles of the year.

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