The Most Anticipated Books of 2024—Just in Time for Your “Read More Books” Resolution


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Every January, I set a slew of New Year’s resolutions. I’ve got the recurring stars—save more money, finally start stretching, eat more vegetables… you get the idea—and usually one or two new kids on the block, like writing a book or tackling five DIY projects around the house (as someone who isn’t exactly handy, this is a tough one for me). But my favorite resolution each year, and the one I usually have no trouble sticking to, is to read more books. I look forward to setting my reading goal on Goodreads and tracking my progress throughout the year almost as much as I love the actual reading part.

Reading more is a common resolution for many. So, if you’re looking for books to help you reach your reading goals this year, this is the list for you. Behold: The most anticipated books of 2024 are here. These books have been vetted by Goodreads’ community of readers, so you’ll be in good company as you dive into them throughout the year. I’ve also included a few books our editors here at The Everygirl have on their personal “most anticipated” lists, so you’ll have no shortage of new books to add to your queue as you smash your reading goal this year.

Olivie Blake
The Atlas Complex

The Atlas Complex marks the much-anticipated, heart-shattering conclusion in Olivie Blake’s trilogy that began with the New York Times bestselling phenomenon, The Atlas Six.

An explosive return to the library leaves the six Alexandrians vulnerable to the lethal terms of their recruitment. Old alliances quickly fracture as the initiates take opposing strategies as to how to deal with the deadly bargain they have so far failed to uphold. Those who remain with the archives wrestle with the ethics of their astronomical abilities, while elsewhere, an unlikely pair from the Society cohort partner to influence politics on a global stage.

Available January 9

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Alex Michaelides
The Fury

A masterfully paced thriller about a reclusive ex–movie star and her famous friends whose spontaneous trip to a private Greek island is upended by a murder—from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Patient.

Available January 16

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Tlotlo Tsamaase
Womb City

Nelah seems to have it all: wealth, fame, a husband, and a child on the way. But in a body her husband controls via microchip and the tailspin of a loveless marriage, her hopes and dreams come to a devastating halt. A drug-fueled night of celebration ends in a hit-and-run. To dodge a sentencing in a society that favors men, Nelah and her side-piece, Janith Koshal, finish the victim off and bury the body.

But as her victim’s vengeful ghost begins exacting revenge on everyone Nelah holds dear, she’ll have to unravel her society’s terrible secrets to stop those in power and become a monster unlike any other to quench the ghost’s violent thirst.

Available January 23

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Sarah J. Maas
House of Flame and Shadow

The stunning third book in the action-packed Crescent City series, following the global bestsellers House of Earth and Blood and House of Sky and Breath.

Bryce Quinlan never expected to see a world other than Midgard, but now that she has, all she wants is to get back. Everything she loves is in Midgard: her family, her friends, her mate. Stranded in a strange new world, she’s going to need all her wits about her to get home again. And that’s no easy feat when she has no idea who to trust.

Available January 30

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Kristin Hannah
The Women

The missing. The forgotten. The brave… The women.

From master storyteller Kristin Hannah, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Four Winds, comes the story of a turbulent, transformative era in America: the 1960s. The Women is the rarest of novels—at once an intimate portrait of a woman coming of age in a dangerous time and an epic tale of a nation divided by war and broken by politics, of a generation both fueled by dreams and lost on the battlefield.

Available February 6

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Hafsah Faizal
A Tempest of Tea

On the streets of White Roaring, Arthie Casimir is a criminal mastermind and collector of secrets. Her prestigious tearoom transforms into an illegal bloodhouse by dark, catering to the vampires feared by society. But when her establishment is threatened, Arthie is forced to strike an unlikely deal with an alluring adversary to save it—and she can’t do the job alone.

Calling upon a band of misfits, Arthie formulates a plan to infiltrate the dark and glittering vampire society known as the Athereum. But not every member of her crew is on her side, and as the truth behind the heist unfolds, Arthie finds herself in the midst of a conspiracy that will threaten the world as she knows it.

Available February 20

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Analeigh Sbrana
Lore of the Wilds

A library with a deadly enchantment.

A Fae lord who wants in.

A human woman willing to risk it all for a taste of power.

In a land ruled by ruthless Fae, 21-year-old Lore Alemeyu’s village is trapped in a forested prison. Lore knows that any escape attempt is futile—her scars are a testament to her past failures. But when her village is threatened, Lore makes a desperate deal with a Fae lord. She will leave her home to catalog/organize an enchanted library that hasn’t been touched in a thousand years. No Fae may enter the library, but there is a chance a human might be able to breach the cursed doors.

Available February 27

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Kennedy Ryan
This Could Be Us

Soledad Barnes has her life all planned out. Because, of course, she does. She plans everything. She designs everything. She fixes everything. She’s a domestic goddess who’s never met a party she couldn’t host or a charge she couldn’t lead. The one with all the answers and the perfect vinaigrette for that summer salad. But none of her varied talents can save her when catastrophe strikes, and the life she built with the man who was supposed to be her forever goes poof in a cloud of betrayal and disillusion.

Available March 5

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Cristina Henríquez
The Great Divide

An epic novel about the construction of the Panama Canal, casting light on the unsung people who lived, loved, and labored there, by Cristina Henríquez, acclaimed author of The Book of Unknown Americans.

It is said that the canal will be the greatest feat of engineering in history. But first, it must be built. For Francisco, a local fisherman who resents the foreign powers clamoring for a slice of his country, nothing is more upsetting than the decision of his son, Omar, to work as a digger in the excavation zone. But for Omar, whose upbringing was quiet and lonely, this job offers a chance to finally find connection.

Available March 5

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Abby Jimenez
Just for the Summer

Justin has a curse, and thanks to a Reddit thread, it’s now all over the internet. Every woman he dates goes on to find their soul mate the second they break up. When a woman named Emma slides into his DMs with the same problem, they come up with a plan: They’ll date each other and break up. Their curses will cancel each other out, and they’ll both go on to find the love of their lives. It’s a bonkers idea… and it just might work.

It’s supposed to be a quick fling, just for the summer. But when Emma’s toxic mother shows up and Justin has to assume guardianship of his three siblings, they’re suddenly navigating a lot more than they expected–including catching real feelings for each other. What if this time Fate has actually brought the perfect pair together?

Available April 2

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Holly Jackson
The Reappearance of Rachel Price

Eighteen-year-old Bel has lived her whole life in the shadow of her mom’s mysterious disappearance. Sixteen years ago, Rachel Price vanished and young Bel was the only witness, but she has no memory of it. Rachel is gone, long presumed dead, and Bel wishes everyone would just move on.

But the case is dragged up from the past when the Price family agree to a true crime documentary. Bel can’t wait for filming to end, for life to go back to normal. And then the impossible happens. Rachel Price reappears, and life will never be normal again.

Available April 2

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Amanda Montell
The Age of Magical Overthinking

In a series of razor-sharp, deeply funny chapters, Amanda Montell, bestselling author of Cultish, delves into a cornucopia of the cognitive biases that run rampant in our brains, from how the “Halo effect” cultivates worship (and hatred) of larger-than-life celebrities, to how the “Sunk Cost Fallacy” can keep us in detrimental relationships long after we’ve realized they’re not serving us. As she illuminates these concepts with her signature brilliance and wit, Montell’s prevailing message is one of hope, empathy, and ultimately forgiveness for our anxiety-addled human selves.

Available April 9

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Leigh Bardugo
The Familiar

From the New York Times bestselling author of Ninth House, Hell Bent, and creator of the Grishaverse series comes a highly anticipated historical fantasy set during the Spanish Golden Age.

In a shabby house, on a shabby street, in the new capital of Madrid, Luzia Cotado uses scraps of magic to get through her days of endless toil as a scullion. But when her scheming mistress discovers the lump of a servant cowering in the kitchen is actually hiding a talent for little miracles, she demands Luzia use those gifts to better the family’s social position.

Available April 9

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Emily Henry
Funny Story

Daphne always loved the way her fiancé Peter told their story. How they met (on a blustery day), fell in love (over an errant hat), and moved back to his lakeside hometown to begin their life together. He really was good at telling it… right up until the moment he realized he was actually in love with his childhood best friend, Petra.

Which is how Daphne begins her new story: Stranded in beautiful Waning Bay, Michigan, without friends or family but with a dream job as a children’s librarian (that barely pays the bills), and proposing to be roommates with the only person who could possibly understand her predicament: Petra’s ex, Miles Nowak. After a night of drowning their sorrows, the two hatch a plan to post deliberately misleading photos of their summer adventures together. Don’t worry, it’s all just for show. There’s no way Daphne is going to fall in love with her ex-fiancé’s new fiancée’s ex.

Available April 23

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Erik Larson
The Demon of Unrest

On November 6, 1860, Abraham Lincoln became the fluky victor in a tight race for president. The country was bitterly at odds; Southern extremists were moving ever closer to destroying the Union, with one state after another seceding and Lincoln powerless to stop them. Slavery fueled the conflict, but somehow the passions of North and South came to focus on a lonely federal fortress in Charleston Fort Sumter.

Erik Larson, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Splendid and the Vile, offers a gripping account of the chaotic months between Lincoln’s election and the Confederacy’s shelling of Sumter—a period marked by tragic errors and miscommunications, enflamed egos and craven ambitions, personal tragedies, and betrayals. Lincoln himself wrote that the trials of these five months were “so great that, could I have anticipated them, I would not have believed it possible to survive them.”

Available April 30

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Johanna Van Veen
My Darling Dreadful Thing

Roos Beckman has a spirit companion only she can see. Ruth—strange, corpse-like, and dead for centuries—is the only good thing in Roos’ life, which is filled with sordid backroom séances organized by her mother. That is, until wealthy young widow Agnes Knoop attends one of these séances and asks Roos to come live with her at the crumbling estate she inherited upon the death of her husband. The manor is unsettling, but the attraction between Roos and Agnes is palpable. So, how does someone end up dead?

Available May 14

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Stuart Turton
The Last Murder at the End of the World

Last night, one of the island’s beloved scientists was found brutally stabbed to death. The murder triggered a lowering of the security system around the island, the only thing that was keeping a murderous fog at bay. If they don’t solve the murder within 92 hours, the fog will smother the island—and everyone on it. To make matters even worse, the security system has also wiped everyone’s memories of exactly what happened the night before, which means that someone on the island is a murderer… and they don’t even know.

Available May 21

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Lucy Foley
The Midnight Feast

Welcome to the opening weekend of The Manor, a luxury resort built on top of old secrets in an ancient wood. We have the founder, the lover, the mystery guest, the kitchen help, and the detective. All have an agenda. All have a past. But not everyone will survive.

Available May 28

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Matt Haig
The Life Impossible

A remarkable new novel from Matt Haig, the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, The Midnight Library.

The Life Impossible is a story of wild adventure, deep transformation, and gloriously heart-warming characters. It shows how a new outlook can burst into life at any moment and change everything.

Available August 29

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TJ Klune
Somewhere Beyond the Sea

Somewhere Beyond the Sea is the hugely anticipated sequel to TJ Klune’s The House in the Cerulean Sea, one of the best-loved and best-selling fantasy novels of the past decade.

Arthur Parnassus lives a good life built on the ashes of a bad one. Alongside the love of his life, Linus Baker, he cares for the six dangerous and magical children who live in his orphanage. All is well… until Arthur is summoned to make a public statement about his dark past and finds himself at the helm of a fight for the future that his family, and all magical people, deserve.

Available September 10

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