Last year I wrote a blog post about the books being released in 2023 that I was most excited for and I have to say, I loved almost all of them. I didn't finish all of the books so I can't speak to every book (Enchantment, Spare, and Everyone Here is Lying) but the books I did finish definitely lived up to my expectations.

I wanted to write the same post for 2024 because it seems we're on the horizon of another fabulous year of book releases.

Let's get right into it!

The Fury by Alex Michaelides

Release Date: January 16th

The author of The Silent Patient is back again with 'The Fury' that sounds deliciously thrilling, scandalous, and will be full of twists & turns. I have an ARC from Netgalley of it and I'm hoping to read it this month so I'll be posting a review soon.

This is a tale of murder.

Or maybe that’s not quite true. At its heart, it’s a love story, isn’t it?

Lana Farrar is a reclusive ex–movie star and one of the most famous women in the world. Every year, she invites her closest friends to escape the English weather and spend Easter on her idyllic private Greek island.

I tell you this because you may think you know this story. You probably read about it at the time ― it caused a real stir in the tabloids, if you remember. It had all the necessary ingredients for a press a celebrity; a private island cut off by the wind…and a murder.

We found ourselves trapped there overnight. Our old friendships concealed hatred and a desire for revenge. What followed was a game of cat and mouse ― a battle of wits, full of twists and turns, building to an unforgettable climax. The night ended in violence and death, as one of us was found murdered.

But who am I?

My name is Elliot Chase, and I’m going to tell you a story unlike any you’ve ever heard.

The Breakup Tour by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka 

Release Date: January 23rd

The writing duo of Emily Wibberley and Austin Broka (who are married IRL) wrote one of my favorite books, The Roughest Draft, so I'm very excited for their next book The Breakup Tour. Instead of writers coming together as they did in The Roughest Draft it's musicians and I think it'll be a fun look at this world. 

*They also have another book coming out in June, "Heiress Takes All"  that sounds very different from the romances they've written before

A rising-star musician has a second chance at love with an old flame she remembers all too well in this swoony romance from the acclaimed authors of The Roughest Draft .

Riley Wynn went from a promising singer-songwriter to a superstar overnight, thanks to her breakup song concept album and its unforgettable lead single. When Riley’s ex-husband claims the hit song is about him, she does something she hasn’t in ten years and calls Max Harcourt, her college boyfriend and the real inspiration for the song of the summer.

Max hasn’t spoken to Riley since their relationship ended. He’s content with managing the retirement home his family owns, but it’s not the life he dreamed of filled with music. When Riley asks him to go public as her songwriting muse, he agrees on one he’ll join her in her band on tour.

As they perform across the country, Max and Riley start to realize that while they hit some wrong notes in the past, their future could hold incredible things. And their rekindled relationship will either last forever or go down in flames.

Murder Road by Simone St. James

Release Date: March 5th

I've read only one book of Simone St. James but I'm incredibly excited about her next one called 'Murder Road'. This thriller mixed with a little supernatural is sure to keep me on my toes and probably scared to sleep at night.  

July 1995. April and Eddie have taken a wrong turn. They’re looking for the small resort town where they plan to spend their honeymoon. When they spot what appears to be a lone hitchhiker along the deserted road, they stop to help. But not long after the hitchhiker gets into their car, they see the blood seeping from her jacket and a truck barreling down Atticus Line after them.

When the hitchhiker dies at the local hospital, April and Eddie find themselves in the crosshairs of the Coldlake Falls police. Unexplained murders have been happening along Atticus Line for years and the cops finally have two witnesses who easily become their only suspects. As April and Eddie start to dig into the history of the town and that horrible stretch of road to clear their names, they soon learn that there is something supernatural at work, something that could not only tear the town and its dark secrets apart, but take April and Eddie down with it all.

Expiration Dates by Rebecca Serle

Release Date: March 19th 

Rebecca Serle has the ability to make my heart and soul physically hurt. There is something about her writing that brings me back to life in a way. It's inspiring, thought provoking, and beautiful in so many ways. She has includes magical or supernatural elements in every book which I find so fun and fascinating. Expiration Dates is her latest novel and there's an ARC on my Kindle right now so I will be trying to read it before the release date.

Being single is like playing the lottery. There’s always the chance that with one piece of paper you could win it all.

Daphne Bell believes the universe has a plan for her. Every time she meets a new man , she receives a slip of paper with his name and a number on it—the exact amount of time they will be together. The papers told her she’d spend three days with Martin in Paris; five weeks with Noah in San Francisco; and three months with Hugo, her ex-boyfriend turned best friend. Daphne has been receiving the numbered papers for over twenty years, always wondering when there might be one without an expiration. Finally, the night of a blind date at her favorite Los Angeles restaurant, there’s only a Jake.

But as Jake and Daphne’s story unfolds, Daphne finds herself doubting the paper’s prediction, and wrestling with what it means to be both committed and truthful. Because Daphne knows things Jake doesn’t, information that—if he found out—would break his heart.

The Reappearance of Rachel Price by Holly Jackson 

Release Date: April 2nd 

I'm so excited for this next book from Holly Jackson it's already been pre-ordered on my Barnes & Noble Nook. Jackson's previous series, "The Good Girl's Guide to Murder" was one of my favorites and the summary for The Reappearance of Rachel Price sounds intense and thrilling. 

18-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 agrees 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.
Rachel has an unbelievable story about what happened to her. Unbelievable, because Bel isn’t sure it’s real. If Rachel is lying, then where has she been all this time? And – could she be dangerous? With the cameras still rolling, Bel must uncover the truth about her mother, and find out why Rachel Price really came back from the dead . . . 

Funny Story by Emily Henry

Release Date: April 23rd

As long as Emily Henry is releasing a book, it will be one of my most anticipated of the year. Funny Story is her 5th adult novel and it sounds hilarious, and like something you imagine amongst friends. There is nothing I love more than breaking the spine of a new Emily Henry. 

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.
 Scruffy and chaotic—with a penchant for taking solace in the sounds of heart break love ballads —Miles is exactly the opposite of practical, buttoned up Daphne, whose coworkers know so little about her they have a running bet that she’s either FBI or in witness protection. The roommates mainly avoid one another, until one day, while drowning their sorrows, they form a tenuous friendship and a plan. If said plan also involves posting deliberately misleading photos of their summer adventures together, well, who could blame them?
But it’s all just for show, of 
course, because there’s no way Daphne would actually start her new chapter by falling in love with her ex-fiancé’s new fiancée’s ex…right?

One Perfect Couple by Ruth Ware

Release Date: May 21st 

Just as Emily Henry, as long as Ruth Ware has a book being released, it will be on this list. I wasn't a huge fan of her last novel "Zero Days" but I'm hoping "One Perfect Couple" redeems itself. It sounds like something very different for Ware but still with that intense, psychological suspense. 

Lyla is in a bit of a rut. Her post-doctoral research has fizzled out, she’s pretty sure they won’t extend her contract, and things with her boyfriend, Nico, an aspiring actor, aren’t going great. When the opportunity arises for Nico to join the cast of a new reality TV show, The Perfect Couple, she decides to try out with him. 

A whirlwind audition process later, Lyla find herself whisked off to a tropical paradise with Nico, boating through the Indian Ocean towards Ever After Island, where the two of them will compete against four other couples—Bayer and Angel, Dan and Santana, Joel and Romi, and Conor and Zana—in order to win a cash prize.

But not long after they arrive on the deserted island, things start to go wrong. After the first challenge leaves everyone rattled and angry, an overnight storm takes matters from bad to worse. Cut off from the mainland by miles of ocean, deprived of their phones, and unable to contact the crew that brought them there, the group must band together for survival. 

As tensions run high and fresh water runs low, Lyla finds that this game show is all too real—and the stakes are life or death.

Below are more books I can't wait to be released and are already on my TBR list!

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