2024 may still be a month away, but it’s never too early to start planning next year’s TBR pile! Here’s a roundup of some highly-anticipated books hitting shelves next year. Many are even available for request on NetGalley and to read in the NetGalley Shelf app!
The House on Biscayne Bay by Chanel Cleeton
In this historical novel, Chanel Cleeton intertwines the lives of two women—one living in the wake of the Great War, and another in 1941—connected through Marbrisa, a stunning estate on Biscayne Bay that’s hiding secrets behind its gilded facade.
Lunar New Year Love Story by Gene Luen Yang; illustrated by LeUyen Pham
Celebrate the start of a new year with this young adult graphic novel. Val’s family is cursed to never experience true love, but when she feels a spark with a lion dancer at a new year festival, she wonders if the curse could be broken.
The Book of Doors by Gareth Brown
When her favorite customer dies, bookseller Cassie Andrews takes the last book he was reading to remember him by. Little does she know, it possesses the ability to transport the reader anywhere, and there are people willing to kill to take it from her.
The Dead Cat Tail Assassins by P. Djèlí Clark
P. Djèlí Clark invites readers into a world of deadly assassins. Eveen the Eviscerator always gets the job done, but when her latest target jogs a strange feeling of familiarity, she hesitates and begins to wonder who her mark is and why she was the one sent after them.
Old Flames and New Fortunes by Sarah Hogle
A magical florist gets tangled up in this second-chance romance. On a mission to help her business, Romina agrees to a fake dating scheme, only to find out that her pretend beau is the soon-to-be stepbrother of Alex King, the boy who broke her heart.
The Last Murder at the End of the World by Stuart Turton
How do you solve a murder on an island when every resident’s memory has been wiped? With a deadly fog moving in, the locals have a mere 92 hours to uncover who killed a local scientist and to try to restore the barrier that protects them from the outside world.
Don’t Want You Like a Best Friend by Emma R. Alban
Pitched as “the lesbian Bridgerton/Parent Trap you never knew you needed”—do you really need to hear more? Two debutantes attempt to matchmake their widowed parents and instead fall in love with each other in this queer Victorian romance.
The Cemetery of Untold Stories by Julia Alvarez
Novelist Alma Cruz plans to use the plot of land she’s inherited in the Dominican Republic to bury her old manuscripts and put the unfinished stories that haunt her to rest at last. But her characters aren’t willing to let their stories go untold.
The Imposition of Unnecessary Obstacles by Malka Older
Investigator Mossa and Scholar Pleiti return next year with another cozy mystery set amongst the stars. In this series installment, the two are investigating students and staff who have suddenly disappeared from a university without a trace.
Girls with Bad Reputations by Xio Axelrod
Goodbye dive bars, and hello open road. In this contemporary romance, drummer Kayla struggles to calm her nerves as the Lillys set out on tour. When past fears and press attention start to be too much, she finds comfort in Ty, their quiet bus driver.