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The most anticipated books of 2024

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Jan 11, 2024

What are the books everyone will be talking about this year? While we don’t employ any fortune tellers here at Libby Life, we do have a few librarians on staff (aka book psychics). They’ve tipped us off that there will be good reading coming our way—from authors making highly anticipated returns to fresh new voices debuting on the scene. Get a preview of the breathtaking romantasy, masterful thrillers, scintillating summer romance, tales of dark academia and outrageous comedy we can expect this year from authors like Sarah J. Maas, Emily Henry, John Grisham, Stephen King, Kevin Kwan, James Patterson, Kristin Hannah, Dav Pilkey, Jacqueline Winspear, Amor Towles, RuPaul—and the list goes on! Will they be worth the hype? Borrow free from your library on the Libby app to find out!

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Here are 100 of the most anticipated books of 2024:

January

The Storm We MadeThe Storm We Made by Vanessa Chan
Release date: Jan. 2

This spellbinding, sweeping novel features a Malayan mother who becomes an unlikely spy for invading Japanese forces during WWII—with shocking consequences for her family and her country.


ArgylleArgylle by Elly Conway
Release date: Jan. 9

The globe-trotting spy thriller that inspired the upcoming action blockbuster Argylle (Feb. 2024), featuring a star-studded cast including Henry Cavill, Bryce Dallas Howard, Samuel L. Jackson and John Cena, and directed by Matthew Vaughn of Kingsman trilogy fame.


Random in DeathRandom in Death by J. D. Robb
Release date: Jan. 23

In this crime thriller, a small and easily concealed weapon wreaks havoc, and the killer is just a face in the crowd.


Come and Get ItCome and Get It by Kiley Reid
Release date: Jan. 30

From the celebrated author of Such a Fun Age comes a fresh and provocative story about a residential assistant and her messy entanglement with a professor and three unruly students.


House of Flame and ShadowHouse of Flame and Shadow by Sarah J. Maas
Release date: Jan. 30

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


February

The Ghost OrchidThe Ghost Orchid by Jonathan Kellerman
Release date: Feb. 6

Psychologist Alex Delaware and Detective Milo Sturgis confront a baffling, vicious double homicide that leads them to long-buried secrets worth killing for.


The WomenThe Women by Kristin Hannah
Release date: Feb. 6

From the celebrated author of The Nightingale and The Four Winds comes The Women—at once an intimate portrait of coming of age in a dangerous time and an epic tale of a nation divided.


The GuestThe Guest by B. A. Paris
Release date: Feb. 20

Bestselling author B. A. Paris captivated psychological thriller readers everywhere with Behind Closed Doors. Now she invites you into another home full of heart-pounding secrets.


Burn BookBurn Book by Kara Swisher
Release date: Feb. 27

From award-winning journalist Kara Swisher comes a witty, scathing but fair accounting of the tech industry and its founders who wanted to change the world but broke it instead.


Wandering StarsWandering Stars by Tommy Orange
Release date: Feb. 27

Extending his constellation of narratives into the past and future, Tommy Orange traces the legacies of the Sand Creek Massacre of 1864 and the Carlisle Indian Industrial School through three generations of a family in a story that is by turns shattering and wondrous.


March

The House of Hidden MeaningsThe House of Hidden Meanings by RuPaul
Release date: March 5

From international drag superstar and pop culture icon RuPaul comes his most revealing and personal work to date—a brutally honest, surprisingly poignant and deeply intimate memoir of growing up Black, poor and queer in a broken home to discovering the power of performance, found family and self-acceptance.


The HunterThe Hunter by Tana French
Release date: March 5

From the bestselling author of The Searcher and “one of the greatest crime novelists writing today” (Vox) comes a spellbinding new thriller set in the Irish countryside.


The Princess of Las VegasThe Princess of Las Vegas by Chris Bohjalian
Release date: March 19

A Princess Diana impersonator and her estranged sister find themselves drawn into a dangerous game of money and murder in this twisting tale of organized crime, cryptocurrency and family secrets on the Las Vegas strip.


April

Table for TwoTable for Two by Amor Towles
Release date: April 2

From the bestselling author of The Lincoln Highway and A Gentleman in Moscow comes a richly detailed and sharply drawn collection of stories, including a novella featuring one of his most beloved characters.


The Secret Lives of Booksellers and LibrariansThe Secret Lives of Booksellers and Librarians by James Patterson
Release date: April 8

Booksellers and librarians are superheroes, saving lives every single day. Here are their amazing, inspiring true stories as told to the greatest storyteller of our time.


ExtinctionExtinction by Douglas Preston
Release date: April 23

Preston has written a page-turning thriller in the Michael Crichton mode that explores the possible and unintended dangers of the very real efforts to resurrect the woolly mammoth and other long-extinct animals.


Funny StoryFunny Story by Emily Henry
Release date: April 23

A shimmering, joyful new novel about a pair of opposites with the wrong thing in common.


The Demon of UnrestThe Demon of Unrest by Erik Larson
Release date: April 30

The bestselling author brings to life the pivotal five months between the election of Abraham Lincoln and the start of the Civil War—a simmering crisis that finally tore a deeply divided nation in two.


May

The Paradise ProblemThe Paradise Problem by Christina Lauren
Release date: May 14

The “reigning romance queen” (PopSugar) returns with a delicious new romance between the buttoned-up heir of a grocery chain and his free-spirited artist ex as they fake their relationship in order to receive a massive inheritance.


Lies and WeddingsLies and Weddings by Kevin Kwan
Release date: May 21

A forbidden affair erupts volcanically amid a decadent tropical wedding in this outrageous comedy from the iconic author of Crazy Rich Asians.


One Perfect CoupleOne Perfect Couple by Ruth Ware
Release date: May 21

Harkening to Agatha Christie’s classic And Then There Were None, this high-tension and ingenious thriller follows five couples trapped on a storm-swept island as a killer stalks among them.


You Like It DarkerYou Like It Darker by Stephen King
Release date: May 21

From legendary storyteller and master of short fiction Stephen King comes an extraordinary new collection of 12 short stories, many never-before-published, and some of his best EVER.


June

The Comfort of GhostsThe Comfort of Ghosts by Jacqueline Winspear
Release date: June 4

A milestone in historical mystery fiction as Maisie Dobbs takes her final bow! This book will complete the ground-breaking and internationally bestselling series.


Not in LoveNot in Love by Ali Hazelwood
Release date: June 11

A forbidden, secret affair proves that all’s fair in love and science.


Swan SongSwan Song by Elin Hilderbrand
Release date: June 11

The beloved author brings her Nantucket novels to a brilliant finish: When rich strangers move to the island, social mayhem and a possible murder follow. Can Nantucket’s best locals save the day, and their way of life?


The King's RansonThe King’s Ransom by Janet Evanovich
Release date: June 25

Janet Evanovich takes readers on a global hunt to track down missing masterpieces in this action-packed and steamy sequel to The Recovery Agent.


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About the Author

Annie Suhy has been working in the book industry since 2006. When she’s not working, practicing yoga or petting cats, she’s doing paint-by-numbers or buying more plants. An avid poetry fan, her favorite collection is "The Splinter Factory" by Jeffrey McDaniel.

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