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The biggest books of Spring 2024


Along with daffodils and tulips, there's a bouquet of books popping up this season. Give yourself a fresh start by rejuvenating your reading list with these brand-new books that include everything from rediscovered novels to spine-tingling thrillers to an eye-opening tale of work in contemporary America. As they always say: April showers? Read for hours!

Whether you’re hitting the road for Spring Break, staying home for some spring cleaning, or just looking to liven up your TBR list after a long winter, load your Libby app with the books everyone’s buzzing about.

Anita de Monte Laughs LastAnita de Monte Laughs Last by Xochitl Gonzalez
Release date: Mar. 5

A mesmerizing novel about a first-generation Ivy League student who uncovers the genius work of a female artist decades after her suspicious death.

The Great DivideThe Great Divide by Cristina Henriquez
Release date: Mar. 5

A TODAY Show Read With Jenna Book Club Pick!

A powerful novel about the construction of the Panama Canal, casting light on the unsung people who lived, loved, and labored there.

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

From the international drag superstar and pop culture icon 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.

Parasol Against the AxeParasol Against the Axe by Helen Oyeyemi
Release date: Mar. 5

The prize-winning author returns with a novel about competitive friendship, the elastic boundaries of storytelling, and the meddling influence of a city called Prague.

The Prisoner's ThroneThe Prisoner’s Throne by Holly Black
Release date: Mar. 5

An imprisoned prince. A vengeful queen. And a battle that will determine the future of Elfhame. From the author of the Stolen Heir duology comes the stunning blood-soaked conclusion.

The #1 LawyerThe #1 Lawyer by James Patterson
Release date: Mar. 18

Biloxi's best criminal defense attorney has never lost a case. Then his client's beautiful wife is murdered, and America's #1 lawyer suddenly becomes its #1 suspect.

JamesJames by Percival Everett
Release date: Mar. 19

A brilliant, action-packed reimagining of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, both harrowing and ferociously funny, told from the enslaved Jim's point of view.

The Angel of Indian LakeThe Angel of Indian Lake by Stephen Graham Jones
Release date: Mar. 26

The final installment in the most lauded trilogy in the history of horror novels picks up four years after Don't Fear the Reaper as Jade returns to Proofrock, Idaho, to build a life after the years of sacrifice—only to find the Lake Witch is waiting for her.

The Other Side of DisappearingThe Other Side of Disappearing by Kate Clayborn
Release date: Mar. 26

From the Libby Book Award-winning author of Georgie, All Along, a pitch-perfect, radiantly transporting love story about an unexpected road trip, true crime obsessions, and hard won vulnerability.

Table for TwoTable for Two by Amor Towles
Release date: Apr. 2

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

Funny StoryFunny Story by Emily Henry
Release date: Apr. 23

Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2024 by TIME!

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

The Paris NovelThe Paris Novel by Ruth Reichl
Release date: Apr. 23

A dazzling, heartfelt adventure through the food, art, and fashion scenes of 1980s Paris.

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

Larson 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.

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 of manners from the iconic author of Crazy Rich Asians.

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

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

*Title availability may vary by library & region.

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Published Mar 26, 2024


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 and buying more plants. An avid poetry fan, her favorite collection is "The Splinter Factory" by Jeffrey McDaniel.


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