Can’t Wait New 2024 Novels By Popular Bestselling Authors

I love looking forward to upcoming new books by my favorite authors, and there are a TON of buzz-worthy new novels from popular authors to get excited about this year! With new books by bestselling authors like Stephen King, Leigh Bardugo, Kevin Kwan, and lots more, 2024 is shaping up to be a stellar year for publishing (and for fiction readers!). No matter what your favorite genre is, you’re sure to find an exciting new book to add to your TBR list.

2024 novels by popular authors

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New Fiction Books by Popular Authors Coming in 2024

Today, I’m sharing a list of some of my most-anticipated books by popular authors, so you can keep track of your favorite authors’ books too!

I’m including a ton of different genres here – all fiction – because my reading taste varies a lot depending on my mood. 🙂

So grab your phone or open Goodreads/Storygraph on your computer, because you’re definitely going to want to add some (or all) of these to your TBR list!

More 2024 reading inspiration: Most-Anticipated 2024 Fiction Books and Must-Read 2024 Book Club Books

The Women by Kristin Hannah

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Genre: Historical Fiction

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Kristin Hannah is one of my favorite authors of all time, and I was so excited when I heard we would get a new novel from her this year! I loved her books The Great Alone and The Nightingale.

This story follows a young woman who joins the Army Nurse Corps during the Vietnam War. It shines light on the forgotten sacrifices of women during the war.

Frankie McGrath comes of age during a turbulent time for her country: the 1960s. When her brother is shipped off to war, Frankie decides to leave behind her sheltered life and enlist as a nurse.

I read this book recently and absolutely loved it! I was so invested in the story and could not put it down – I read it in just a few days. (Just be aware, like with many of Kristin Hannah’s stories, it is quite emotional and heart-wrenching at times).

(This was also one of my picks for the best book club books to read in 2024!)

Release date: February 6th, 2024

James by Percival Everett

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Genre: Historical Fiction/Literary Fiction/Retellings

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This reimagining of the American literary classic The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn tells the story from Jim’s perspective.

It follows the events of the novel we know – the treacherous river rafting down the Mississippi River and beyond – but with fresh eyes and an important new take on a beloved character.

Release date: March 19th, 2024

Table For Two: Fictions by Amor Towles

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Genre: Short Stories/Historical Fiction/Literary Fiction

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If you loved Towles’ A Gentleman in Moscow as much as I did, be on the lookout for his newest book: a collection of short stories!

They’re mostly historical fiction, set in New York (and one in Los Angeles). One story even features a character from his novel Rules of Civility.

Publication date: April 2nd, 2024

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The Reappearance of Rachel Price by Holly Jackson

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Genre: YA Mystery/Thriller

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One of my favorite mystery authors – Holly Jackson – is back with a brand new mystery novel! This book is unrelated to her other books, so you don’t have to read those in order to read this.

(Here’s a list of all of Holly Jackson’s books in order, if you’re curious.)

Synopsis: Rachel Price went missing sixteen years ago. Her daughter, Bel, was the only witness – but she can’t remember what happened.

Now, Bel’s family agrees to be the focus of a true crime documentary. But in the midst of filming, something unbelievable happens: Bel’s mother – Rachel Price – comes back.

Her story about where she’s been doesn’t sound like the truth to Bel. But if she’s lying, then what really did happen to her? How – and why – is she back after all these years?

Publication date: April 2nd, 2024

The Familiar by Leigh Bardugo

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Genre: Historical Fiction/Fantasy

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Leigh Bardugo’s newest book is a historical fantasy novel set during the Spanish Golden Age (and the Inquisition).

A young servant woman working at a shabby house in Madrid is discovered to have magical powers – and is forced to use those powers to raise the family’s social status.

But soon, she attracts the attention of someone dangerous – and she’ll need the help of an immortal ‘familiar’ if she has any hope of surviving.

Here are all of Leigh Bardugo’s books in order!

Publication date: April 9th, 2024

You Are Here by David Nicholls

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Genre: Contemporary Fiction/Romance

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Marnie and Michael are two strangers struggling to get by in a world that’s wearing them down.

But when a mutual friend brings them together, they find themselves on an epic walk through England that may be the hopeful beginning of a new friendship – and possibly something more.

Funny Story by Emily Henry

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Genre: Contemporary Romance

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I can be picky about romance books, but I’ve really enjoyed some of Emily Henry’s stories (especially Beach Read)! They have a good mix of humor and heart.

Synopsis: When Daphne’s fiancé realizes he’s in love with his childhood best friend Petra and calls off the engagement, Daphne finds herself stranded in a lakeside town in Michigan.

She needs a roommate but doesn’t know anyone, aside from the one person who might understand what she’s going through: Petra’s ex.

The two form a plan to help each other make it look like they’re having the best summer ever (while they secretly wallow in their misery).

Publication date: April 23rd, 2024

Real Americans by Rachel Khong

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Genre: Literary Fiction/Historical Fiction

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From the award-winning author of Goodbye, Vitamin comes a multi-generational story about fate, identity, family, and choosing your own path.

The story follows a teenage, Chinese-American boy living on an island in Washington state with his single mother. But when he decides to look into the identity of his biological father, he might not be ready for all the questions it uncovers.

Publication date: April 30th, 2024

You Like It Darker by Stephen King

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Genre: Short Stories/Horror/Mystery

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The master of horror – Stephen King – is back with a brand new short story collection coming in 2024, featuring twelve brand new stories!

These stories explore the darker side of life, from an unfortunate inheritance to a job that makes a man question if some parts of the world are better left alone.

Publication date: May 21st, 2024

Lies and Weddings by Kevin Kwan

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Genre: Contemporary Fiction/Romance

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If you loved Crazy Rich Asians, get excited, because Kevin Kwan is back with another laugh-out-loud novel filled with outrageous hijinks and juicy drama!

An eligible bachelor – a duke no less – arrives at a luxury eco-resort for his sister’s wedding. Secretly in debt, he must decide who he wants to marry. Will it be an heiress whose money can save his family, or the girl next door he’s been crushing on?

Publication date: May 21st, 2024

One Perfect Couple by Ruth Ware

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Genre: Mystery/Thriller

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Five couples arrive on an island to participate in a game show, but become trapped when a storm sweeps in and cuts off all communication. Little do they know, a killer is among them.

This new thriller from bestseller Ruth Ware is inspired by an Agatha Christie classic!

Publication date: May 21st, 2024

The Last Murder at the End of the World by Stuart Turton

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Genre: Mystery/Thriller/Science Fiction

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Stuart Turton – author of The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle (which I loved!) – has a new novel coming out in 2024!

It’s set on an idyllic island – the last piece of land that exists after a terrible fog wiped out the rest of the world.

A small group of islanders and scientists co-exist peacefully on the island, until one of the scientists is found dead.

The death has caused the island’s security system to turn off, and the fog begins to creep in. If the murder isn’t solved quickly, everyone on the island will be overtaken by the fog.

(Here are all of Stuart Turton’s books in order.)

Publication date: May 21st, 2024

Middle of the Night by Riley Sager

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Genre: Mystery/Thriller/Horror

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If you love Riley Sager’s books as much as I do, you’ll be thrilled to hear he’s releasing another new novel this year!

Years ago, when Ethan Marsh was a kid, his best friend Billy disappeared from his backyard and was never seen again.

Thirty years later, Ethan has returned to his childhood home in the same neighborhood. As he struggles with insomnia, he’s plagued by strange occurrences during the night: someone roaming the neighborhood, and signs that remind Ethan of Billy.

Ethan decides to dig deeper into what really happened all those years ago, reconnecting with neighbors and old friends. But what he discovers makes him question how safe his idyllic neighborhood really is.

Publication date: June 18th, 2024 (U.S.)

All the Colors of the Dark by Chris Whitaker

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Genre: Mystery/Thriller

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I loved Chris Whitaker’s novel We Begin At The End, and I’ve heard exciting early praise about his newest upcoming book! It’s a blend of crime thriller and love story, with a twist.

It’s set during 1975 in a small town in Missouri where girls have been going missing. A young, one-eyed boy named Patch saves a girl from a wealthy family from being abducted. But his act of heroism is intertwined with heartache.

Publication date: June 25th, 2024

The God of the Woods by Liz Moore

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Genre: Mystery/Historical Fiction

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The bestselling author of Long Bright River is back with a new multilayered family drama/mystery novel.

When a girl goes missing at summer camp in 1975, tensions flare between the rich family that owns the camp and the blue collar community that serves them.

Even stranger, this isn’t the first time one of the family’s children has gone missing – the girl’s older brother disappeared sixteen years ago. Is it a pattern, or mere coincidence? And who’s to blame?

Release date: July 2nd, 2024

The Life Impossible by Matt Haig

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Genre: Contemporary Fiction/Historical Fiction

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In Matt Haig’s newest novel (author of The Midnight Library), a retired teacher named Grace receives an unexpected inheritance from a long-lost friend: an old house on a beachy Mediterranean island.

When she arrives, she tries to find out what happened to her friend. But the answers she finds are much stranger than she ever imagined.

Release date: September 3rd, 2024

Somewhere Beyond the Sea by T.J. Klune (The House in the Cerulean Sea #2)

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Genre: Contemporary Fantasy/Romance/LGBT

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This sequel to the bestselling cozy fantasy novel The House in the Cerulean Sea returns to the remote Marsyas Island setting and takes place after the events of the previous novel.

But this time, the story is from Arthur Parnassus’ perspective (the headmaster of the magical orphanage). I personally cannot wait to revisit these wonderful characters!

Publication date: September 10th, 2024

Which new 2024 novels are you most excited for??

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