Top 20 Most Anticipated Books of 2024: Discover the Year’s Biggest Releases!

Top 20 Most Anticipated Books of 2024

Get Ready for a Year of Unforgettable Stories

The literary world is exciting as 2024 promises diverse books that will captivate readers of all genres. From enthralling mysteries and profound memoirs to the allure of historical fiction, there’s something for everyone in this year’s lineup. Below, find a curated list of the most anticipated book releases. Prepare to make some room on your shelves for these compelling reads!

January 2024

“The Fury” by Alex Michaelides

Release Date: January 2024

Top 20 Most Anticipated Books of 2024

Alex Michaelides, known for “The Silent Patient,” presents a gripping thriller in “The Fury.” Set on a secluded Greek island, a former movie star encounters a deadly scenario involving her closest friends. This locked-room mystery promises a weekend’s worth of engaging reading as secrets unravel.

“The Curse of Pietro Houdini” by Derek B. Miller

Release Date: January 2024

Top 20 Most Anticipated Books of 2024

Set in WWII, “The Curse of Pietro Houdini” follows Massimo, a young orphan in Rome. Discovering Montecassino Abbey and its enigmatic inhabitant, Pietro Houdini, Massimo becomes embroiled in a daring art heist. This tale blends heist excitement with philosophical depth and dark humour.

February 2024

“Fifty Beasts to Break Your Heart” by GennaRose Nethercott

Release Date: February 2024

Most Anticipated Books of 2024

Fans of Karen Russell will be drawn to Nethercott’s collection of bizarre and twisted tales. “Fifty Beasts to Break Your Heart” weaves stories that flirt with the edges of nightmares, promising to linger in your thoughts.

“Cahokia Jazz” by Francis Spufford

Release Date: February 2024

Most Anticipated Books of 2024

Francis Spufford’s “Cahokia Jazz” takes readers to the 1920s in a city where indigenous people played a crucial role. A mysterious murder sets off a chain of thrilling events, promising a story filled with twists and turns.

“The Women” by Kristin Hannah

Release Date: February 2024

Most Anticipated Books of 2024

Kristin Hannah’s “The Women” explores the life of Frankie McGrath, a nursing student who joined the Army Nurses Corps during the Vietnam War. This story delves into her transformative journey amidst the chaos of war and her return to a changed America.

“Maude Horton’s Glorious Revenge” by Lizzie Pook

Release Date: February 2024

Most Anticipated Books of 2024

In Victorian London, “Maude Horton’s Glorious Revenge” presents a thrilling detective story. Following the mysterious death of her sister, Maude Horton embarks on a journey of discovery and vengeance, promising a compelling and suspenseful read.

“The Storm We Made” by Vanessa Chan

Release Date: February 2024

Most Anticipated Books of 2024

Set in 1945, Malaya “The Storm We Made” tells the story of Cecily Alcantara, a former spy striving to protect her family during the Japanese invasion. This historical fiction spans decades and perspectives, weaving a rich narrative tapestry.

“The Familiar” by Leigh Bardugo

Release Date: February 2024

Most Anticipated Books of 2024

Leigh Bardugo’s “The Familiar” combines historical fiction and dark fantasy. Set in the Spanish Golden Age, it follows Luzia Cotado, whose miraculous abilities catch the attention of the Spanish king. As Luzia navigates court intrigue, she forms alliances that could be her salvation or doom.

March 2024

“Bride” by Ali Hazelwood

Release Date: March 2024

Most Anticipated Books of 2024

Ali Hazelwood’s “Bride” is a paranormal romance set in a world of Vampyres and Werewolves. Misery Lark, a Vampyre, enters a politically charged marriage with Lowe Moreland, a powerful Werewolf. Their alliance soon turns into a deep, dangerous romance.

“Anita de Monte Laughs Last” by Xochitl Gonzalez

Release Date: March 5, 2024

"Anita de Monte Laughs Last" by Xochitl Gonzalez

In “Anita de Monte Laughs Last,” Xochitl Gonzalez weaves a compelling narrative set in the New York art world. From 1985 to 1998, the story revolves around the mysterious death of artist Anita de Monte and a young art student, Raquel, who rediscovers her work. This novel explores themes of memory, recognition, and the transient nature of fame in the art world.

“The Other Valley” by Scott Alexander Howard

Release Date: March 5, 2024

"The Other Valley" by Scott Alexander Howard

Scott Alexander Howard’s “The Other Valley” is a must-read for fans of dystopian fiction and time travel. The novel presents a unique concept where individuals can travel between two valleys, one existing twenty years ago. The story takes a thrilling turn when protagonist Odile discovers the impending death of a classmate through these temporal visits, leading to a tale of identity, choice, and consequence.

“Come and Get It” by Kiley Reid

Release Date: March 2024

"The Other Valley" by Scott Alexander Howard

Kiley Reid returns with “Come and Get It,” a narrative exploring class and power dynamics. The story centres on a young woman’s complex relationship with a wealthy older woman, offering another of Reid’s signature twisty tales.

“The Book of Love” by Kelly Link

Release Date: March 2024

"The Other Valley" by Scott Alexander Howard

Kelly Link’s debut novel, “The Book of Love,” takes readers to a coastal town in Massachusetts where the line between life and death blurs. The book combines horror, fantasy, and magical realism in a story full of whimsy and twists.

“Wandering Stars” by Tommy Orange

Release Date: March 2024

"Wandering Stars" by Tommy Orange

Tommy Orange’s “Wandering Stars” explores the impact of the Sand Creek Massacre on three generations. The novel travels from the 1860s to 2018, showing how history profoundly shapes the present.

April 2024

“The House of Hidden Meanings” by RuPaul

Release Date: April 2024

"The House of Hidden Meanings" by RuPaul

RuPaul’s memoir “The House of Hidden Meanings” offers an intimate look into the challenges of growing up Black and queer. It’s a journey of finding love and family, revealing the star’s most private experiences.

“The Demon of Unrest: A Saga of Hubris, Heartbreak, and Heroism at the Dawn of the Civil War” by Erik Larson

Release Date: April 2024

"The Demon of Unrest: A Saga of Hubris, Heartbreak, and Heroism at the Dawn of the Civil War" by Erik Larson

Erik Larson, renowned author of “The Splendid and the Vile,” returns with “The Demon of Unrest.” This book explains the critical months before the American Civil War, focusing on Abraham Lincoln’s presidency and the escalating national crisis. Larson masterfully intertwines key historical figures’ lives amidst a nation teetering on the edge of war. Promising a blend of deep historical insight and narrative flair, this book is set to be a compelling exploration of a pivotal period in American history.

“Until August” by Gabriel García Márquez

Release Date: April 2024

"Until August" by Gabriel García Márquez

Posthumously released, “Until August” is a novel by Gabriel García Márquez, translated by Anne McLean. Set in the Caribbean, it’s a narrative of love and freedom, filled with the author’s signature magical realism.

“There’s Always This Year” by Hanif Abdurraqib

Release Date: April 2024

"There's Always This Year" by Hanif Abdurraqib

Cultural critic Hanif Abdurraqib examines basketball in America through “There’s Always This Year.” The book explores societal implications and personal connections to the sport, offering a unique perspective.

“Like Love” by Maggie Nelson

Release Date: April 2024

"Like Love" by Maggie Nelson

“Like Love” by Maggie Nelson is a collection of essays spanning two decades. The book offers insights on various topics, from feminism to art, showcasing Nelson’s evolving relationship with her writing.

“Knife” by Salman Rushdie

Release Date: April 2024

"Knife" by Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie’s “Knife” is a profoundly personal work following his recovery from a traumatic attack. Known for magical realism, Rushdie draws from his experiences to create a narrative of resilience and healing.

With such a rich array of titles, 2024 will be filled with literary treasures. Whether you’re a fan of historical fiction, thrilling mysteries, or thought-provoking memoirs, there’s a book waiting to become your new favourite. Watch for these releases and prepare to be transported to new storytelling worlds.

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