45 Most Anticipated Books to Be Released in 2024

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Monthly book releases excite readers! It feels great when you hold the book you were desperately waiting for, and finally, you can devour it.

I am ecstatic about this year’s new book releases!

In 2024, there are a plethora of to-be-released books, and I, for one, am waiting to grab my favorites among the lot.

Hi! I am Priyanka from Hooked to Books, and today, I will be listing the most anticipated books of 2024. Have a look at the list of 45 of the best and most famous book releases.

I have also provided brief descriptions of 8 popular books from the collection of new books 2024.

So, if you are wondering about the to-be-released books and their dates, this article is for you. Scroll further!

45 Anticipated Books to Be Released in 2024

Here’s the list of books releasing this year, along with their release dates. Check it out and note the release dates of the books you’re awaiting.

  1. The Heiress by Rachel Hawkins – 9 January 2024
  2. The Fury by Alex Michaelides – 16 January 2024
  3. Emily Wilde’s Map of the Otherlands by Heather Fawcett – 16 January 2024
  4. No One Can Know by Kate Alice Marshall – 23 January 2024
  5. amily Family by Laurie Frankel – 23 January 2024
  6. The Breakup Tour by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka – 23 January 2024
  7. House of Flame and Shadow by Sarah J. Maas – 30 January 2024
  8. The Women by Kristin Hannah – 6 February 2024
  9. Fourteen Days by Margaret Atwood – 6 February 2024
  10. Bride by Ali Hazelwood – 6 February 2024
  11. The Fox Wife by Yangsze Choo – 13 February 2024
  12. The Fortune Seller by Rachel Kapelke-Dale – 13 February 2024
  13. The Phoenix Crown by Kate Quinn and Janie Chang – 13 February 2024
  14. The Warm Hands of Ghosts by Katherine Arden – 13 February 2024
  15. End of Story by A.J. Finn – 20 February 2024
  16. Three-Inch Teeth by C.J. Box – 27 February 2024
  17. Anita de Monte Laughs Last by Xochitl Gonzalez – March 5, 2024
  18. The Hunter by Tana French – March 5, 2024
  19. The Morningside by Téa Obreht – March 19, 2024 
  20. Cancelled by Farrah Penn – March 19, 2024
  21. Where Sleeping Girls Lie by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé – March 19, 2024
  22. The Truth About the Devlins by Lisa Scottoline – March 26, 2024 
  23. The Cemetery of Untold Stories by Julia Alvarez – April 2, 2024
  24. A Calamity of Souls by David Baldacci – April 16, 2024
  25. Knife by Salman Rushdie – April 26, 2024 
  26. Funny Story by Emily Henry – April 23, 2024
  27. Only the Brave by Danielle Steel – April 30, 2024 
  28. The Paradise Problem by Christina Lauren – May 14, 2024
  29. Mind Games by Nora Roberts – May 21, 2024
  30. One Perfect Couple by Ruth Ware – May 21, 2024 
  31. Lies and Weddings by Kevin Kwan – May 21, 2024
  32. Camino Ghosts by John Grisham – May 28, 2024 
  33. Farewell, Amethystine by Walter Mosley – June 4, 2024
  34. Enlightenment by Sarah Perry – June 4, 2024
  35. One Last Summer by Kate Spencer – June 11, 2024
  36. The Summer Pact by Emily Giffin – July 9, 2024
  37. House Of Glass by Sarah Pekkanen – August 6, 2024 
  38. Witty in Pink by Erica George – August 6, 2024
  39. The Girl With No Reflection by Keshe Chow – August 6, 2024
  40. The Pairing by Casey McQuiston – August 6, 2024
  41. The Life Impossible by Matt Haig – September 3, 2024
  42. A Witch’s Guide to Magical Innkeeping by Sangu Mandanna – September 10, 2024
  43. A Dark and Drowning Tide by Allison Saft – September 17, 2024
  44. The Dark Becomes Her by Judy I. Lin – October 1, 2024
  45. Don’t Let The Forest In by C.G. Drews – October 29, 2024

Brief Descriptions of 8 Most Popular New Books 2024

These brief descriptions of the 8 most popular new books 2024 will help you understand the overall synopsis. Read to decide if you want to grab them or not. 

Anita de Monte Laughs Last by Xochitl Gonzalez

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In this book, we will be introduced to Anita De Monte, the rising star in the art world. The woman who was found dead in New York City and her death became the talk of the town. Sadly, by the year 1988, everybody has forgotten the name of this talented artist. 

Raquel is a 3rd-year art history student in a prestigious college where she feels like an outsider among all the privileged students with predetermined futures. 

Raquel romantically gets involved with a senior art student from the elite group. This relationship raises her social rank, and she tries to balance both worlds. 

Between all this, she comes to know Anita De Monte’s tragic story and sees the similarities in both their lives and relationships, which eventually raises questions in her mind. 

The story is narrated from the perspective of both women, and timelines switch back and forth.

The Truth About the Devlins by Lisa Scottoline

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TJ Devlin is a black sheep of the honorable Devlin Family. They are a family of successful lawyers working in their well-known firm, except TJ. 

He was in prison for a short while and went to rehab for alcoholism. Due to this, it was difficult for him to find a job anywhere else, so he was given a make-work position in the family firm as an investigator. 

It took only one night to transform this position into a serious job. TJ’s brother John confesses that he killed one of his clients, who was an accountant. TJ finds it hard to believe that the most valuable son of the Devlin family is a murderer. 

He takes the chance to investigate the matter and save his elder brother. TJ and John face a plethora of challenges, including betrayal and murder, to save the family.

A Calamity of Souls by David Baldacci

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This story will introduce us to Jack Lee, a white lawyer from Freeman County, Virginia, and Desiree DuBose, a black lawyer from Chicago. 

Jack Lee has never done anything to raise his voice against racism, but this time he does. He makes the decision to represent a black man named Jerome Washington, who is accused of murdering a wealthy and elderly white couple.  

However, Lee doubts his decision as there are fewer chances of winning the case, and they are already the targets due to racial and cultural aspects. And things are more serious than it seems. 

Desiree has always fought for justice and equality, and she partners with Lee to face the legal battle against the best prosecutor. Both of them fight together for a fair trial and justice. 

This journey is full of unexpected discoveries.

Funny Story by Emily Henry

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Here, we will meet Daphne and her fiance Peter. Daphne loved the way Peter always narrated their story of how they met, fell in love, and moved in together in his lakeside hometown to begin their life together. 

He was good at storytelling. But Peter’s sudden realization that he is in love with his childhood best friend, Petra, shatters Daphne. 

From here, Daphne’s new story begins. Now, she works as a children’s librarian in Michigan and proposes to be roommates with someone dealing with the same sorrow, Miles Nowak, Petra’s ex. 

Miles and Daphne have opposite personalities, and they try to avoid each other as much as possible despite living together. 

Until one day, their sadness resulted in an unexpected friendship, and they devised a plan. The plan also includes posting misleading photos of themselves together. 

Will this just-for-show plan lead to something else? Daphne will not fall for her ex-fiancee’s current lover’s ex, right?

One Perfect Couple by Ruth Ware

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Lyla is unhappy, sullen, frustrated, and disappointed because her post-doctoral research has failed, and there’s no chance of a contract extension. Also, things aren’t going great with her boyfriend, Nico, an aspiring actor.

Nico gets an opportunity to join the cast of a new reality TV show, The Perfect Couple, and Lyla decides to give it a try.

After a tiring audition process, Lyla and Nico leave for Ever After Island, where they both need to compete against four other couples to win a cash prize. The four couples are Bayer and Angel, Joel and Romi, Dan and  Santana, and Conor and Zana.

Once they all arrive at the deserted island, things turn upside down. The initial challenge makes everyone furious, and a storm worsens the situation at nighttime.

Once they all arrive at the deserted island, things turn upside down. The initial challenge makes everyone furious, and a storm worsens the situation at nighttime.

The game is too real with a matter of life and death.

The Pairing by Casey McQuiston

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After the huge success of Red, White & Royal Blue, Casey McQuiston is delivering another romance novel, The Pairing. 

It’s a romantic comedy where two bisexual exes meet again. Coincidentally, they both book the same European food and wine tour. 

Now, after the unexpected meet-up, they are determined to prove that they’re over each other. They challenge one another to an international hookup competition, which might turn out to be good or worse.

The Life Impossible by Matt Haig

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Grace Winters, the story’s main protagonist, is a retired math teacher and a widow. She leads a solitary life, keeps her way out of other people’s business, avoids trouble, prefers bird watching in her garden to pass the time, and plays crossword puzzles.

Grace’s life changes when her long-lost friend dies due to unusual circumstances. The dead friend leaves her a house on the Spanish island of Ibiza. From here, her wild adventure begins!

Don’t Let The Forest In by C.G. Drews

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Andrew Perrault, a high school senior, writes twisted fairytales as a refuge to escape the world, and he writes them for one person: Thomas Rye.

Thomas has hairs like autumn leaves and is always seen with ink-stained hands.

Due to the cold behavior of his sister, Andrew relies on Thomas even more. But Thomas suddenly starts behaving very strangely. His parents have disappeared, and he arrives at school with blood on his sleeve.

When Andrew was unable to get any answers from Thomas, he decided to follow him. This leads him to an off-limits forest where Thomas is fighting with a dangerous monster.

Thomas’s drawings, the sketches of monsters from Andrews’s stories, have come to life and are killing everyone close to them. Now, they both battle with the monsters every night.

Andrew fears that, what if the only way to destroy these dangerous creatures is to kill the creator.


I love grabbing the new book releases and devouring them instantly as if they quench my thirst for all the wait I did.

I hope this list of new book releases in 2024 was helpful. I believe you found your awaited novels from the list of 45 books. Jot down the dates for early orders! 

What new books in 2024 are you waiting for? Share your list in the comments.

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