There are so many books I’m anticipating in 2024 and so many to get excited about. A new Emily Henry book and a new Alex Michaelides book in particular! With so many exciting releases, I wanted to make a list of my most anticipated reads for 2024.
What I’m most looking forward to is reading some good books. Since I won’t be lending from my local library in 2024, I’m going to be paying for each book that I’m reading, so I’ll be making sure these are books that I definitely want to read.
And top of this list is the ACOTAR series by Sarah J. Maas, which I cannot wait to get stuck into at the beginning of the New Year.
But below is a list of the nine books that I’m most looking forward to being released in 2024.
1. A Court of Thorns and Roses Series by Sarah J. Maas
Feyre is a huntress. She thinks nothing of slaughtering a wolf to capture its prey. But, like all mortals, she fears what lingers mercilessly beyond the forest. And she will learn that taking the life of a magical creature comes at a high price…
The #1 New York Times and international bestselling series – now in development as a TV series!
Book six in the series, House of Flame and Shadow is due for release January 30th, 2024. Available to pre-order here.
2. Funny Story by 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.
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?
Publishing April 25th, 2024. Available to pre-order here.
3. The Fury by Alex Michaelides
On a small private Greek island, former movie star Lana Farrar – an old friend – invites a select group of us to stay. It’ll be hot, sunny, perfect. A chance to relax and reconnect – and maybe for a few hidden truths to come out.
Because nothing on this island is quite what it seems. Not Lana. Not her guests. Certainly not the murderer – furiously plotting their crime…
But who am I? My name is Elliot Chase, and I’m going to tell you a story unlike any you’ve ever heard.
Publishing February 1st, 2024. Available to pre-order here.
4. Come and Get It by Kiley Reid
It’s 2017 at the University of Arkansas. Millie Cousins, a senior resident assistant, wants to graduate, get a job and buy a house. So when Agatha Paul, a visiting professor and writer, offers Millie an easy yet unusual opportunity, she jumps at the chance. But Millie’s starry-eyed hustle becomes jeopardised by odd new friends, vengeful dorm pranks, and illicit intrigue.
A fresh and intimate portrait of desire, consumption and reckless abandon, Come and Get It is a tension-filled story about money, indiscretion and bad behaviour – and the highly anticipated new novel by acclaimed and award-winning author Kiley Reid.
Publishing January 30th, 2024. Available to pre-order here.
5. Bride by Ali Hazelwood
Misery Lark, the only daughter of the most powerful Vampyre councilman of the Southwest, is an outcast-again. Her days of living in anonymity among the Humans are over: she has been called upon to uphold an historic peacekeeping alliance between the Vampyres and their mortal enemies, the Weres, and sees little choice but to surrender herself in the exchange. Again.
Weres are ruthless and unpredictable, and their Alpha, Lowe Moreland, is no exception. He rules his pack with absolute authority, but not without justice. And, unlike the Vampyre Council, not without feeling. It’s clear from the way he tracks Misery’s every movement that he doesn’t trust her. If only he knew how right he was…
Because Misery has her own reasons to agree to this marriage of convenience, reasons that have nothing to do with politics or alliances, and everything to do with the only thing she’s ever cared about. And she is willing to do whatever it takes to get back what’s hers, even if it means a life alone in Were territory… alone with the wolf.
Publishing February 6th, 2024. Available to pre-order here.
6. Daydream by Hannah Grace
As a chronic procrastinator, Henry Turner always knew his junior year in college wasn’t going to be easy. That was before he made ice hockey captain as well as landing himself in a difficult class with his least favourite professor.
Thankfully, it’s then that Henry meets Halle, a fellow junior who he immediately befriends. Academic pressure has never been a struggle for Halle, but as an introverted people pleaser with a tendency to overcommit herself, she can’t help but offer to help Henry pass his class. In turn he offers to help make college life a little more inspiring – just the thing she needs as an aspiring novelist…
Failure isn’t an option for either of them but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a little room for distraction…
Publishing June 4th, 2024. Available to pre-order here.
7. The Middle of the Night by Riley Sager
The worst thing to ever happen on Hemlock Circle occurred in Ethan Marsh’s backyard. One July night, ten-year-old Ethan and his best friend Billy fell asleep together in a tent set up on a manicured lawn in the quiet New Jersey cul de sac. In the morning, Ethan woke up alone. The tent was sliced open, and Billy was gone. He was never seen again.
Thirty Years later, Ethan has reluctantly returned to his childhood home, but plagued by bad dreams and insomnia, he begins to notice strange things happening in the middle of the night. Someone is roaming the cul de sac at odd hours, and signs of Billy’s presence keep appearing in his backyard.
Ethan is forced to investigate what really happened that night, a quest that leads him into the quiet woods surrounding Hemlock Circle, where a mysterious institute enacts secretive research on a crumbling estate.
The closer Ethan gets to the truth, the more he realizes that no place, even the quietest of suburban streets, is completely safe. And that the past has a way of haunting the present.
Publishing July 2nd, 2024. Available to pre-order here.
8. The Work by Bri Lee
Lally has invested everything into her gallery in Manhattan and the sacrifices are finally paying off. Pat is a scholarship boy desperate to establish himself in Sydney’s antiquities scene. When they meet at New York’s Armory Show their chemistry is instant – fighting about art and politics is just foreplay.
With an ocean between them they try to get back to work, but they’re each struggling to balance money and ambition with the love of art that first drew them to their strange industry. Lally is a kingmaker, bringing exciting new talent to the world, so what’s the problem if it’s also making her rich? Pat can barely make his rent and he isn’t sure if he’s taking advantage of his clients or if they are taking advantage of him, and which would be worse? Their international affair ebbs and flows like the market while their aspirations and insecurities are driving them both towards career-ending mistakes.
If love costs and art takes, what price do we pay for wanting it all?
Publishing April 3rd, 2024. Available to pre-order here.
9. The Concierge by Abby Corson
I suppose it would be fitting to explain that I am talking into a dictaphone and the lovely Helen will be typing out my story for you to read. She will have a certain amount of creative control—sorting out moments when I get a bit tongue-tied or slightly muddled—but I have told her to leave in as much as possible, so as not to miss any of the important bits. This is my account of the Cavengreen Hotel murder, best we get that bit in early on.
The peaceful setting of Cavengreen Hotel has been shattered by a shocking murder. Hector Harrow, the hotel’s concierge, has been accused and is determined to clear his name.
Hector enlists the aid of Helen, a retired publisher, to document the shocking crime that has unfolded, with the intention of publishing a truthful account.
Amid interruptions from a nosy journalist and the egotistical antics of the hotel’s new owner, American Dave, Helen works tirelessly to keep Hector focused on finishing his book.
As suspicions fall on different guests and one makes a shocking confession, Hector must navigate a web of secrets to uncover the truth.
Publishing January 31st, 2024. Available to pre-order here.