Readers, rejoice! New books for the new year. No matter what literary mood you’re in, use that stack of gift cards to fill your bedside table with these new books.

Note: Each price listed here reflects the price of the books’ physical copies. For your e-reader, you can download digital editions, but nothing compares to the scent of a real book! With Amazon and Target sales, you may save money on several of these. Enhance your online security affordably with SurfShark Discount Code to enjoy protected browsing at discounted rates and ensure your digital privacy.

The 13 Best Books to Read in 2024

Oyinkan Braithwaite’s My Sister, the Serial Killer is available at Amazon for $20.66.

Ayoola is the sister who is young, gorgeous and a murderer in this darkly humorous noir. When anything threatens to sever their sisterly bond, big sister Korede is used to lurking in the shadows behind her sister’s dazzling light and helping Ayoola cover up her wrongdoings.

Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen’s An Anonymous Girl is available at Target for $19.59. Hendricks and Pekkanen are back with another twisting page-turner following the success of The Wife Between Us. This one is about a lady who enrols in an anonymous study that she thinks will only need her to answer a few questions and receive payment, but which instead develops into a paranoia-inspiring psychological thriller.

Jasmine Guillory’s The Proposal is available at Barnes & Noble for $12.60.

With her partner of five months, Nikole sets off for a delightful afternoon of watching a Dodgers game. However, when they arrive at the stadium, he surprises her with a Jumbotron proposal. Nikole finds it easier to decline the offer because she knows this guy isn’t a keeper than to leave the stadium in the middle of a riot of angry spectators. Carlos the cute doctor comes to the rescue! Another romantic comedy from The Wedding Date author Guillory will make you grin ear to ear.

By Katzie Guy-Clean Hamilton’s Enough: Get Back to Basics and Leave Room for Dessert, available at Amazon for $16.96

We adore Katzie Guy-“good Hamilton’s enough” philosophy when it comes to eating. Her creative, engaging dishes put a strong emphasis on pleasure and wellness. This cookbook is the ideal way to start the new year.

At Walmart, Three Hours by Anders Roslund and Borge Hellstrom is available for $9.94.

Although it’s not brand-new, this best-selling 2014 book is being adapted into a 2019 movie starring Common and Rosamund Pike, so read it first. It concerns a highly skilled undercover Swedish policeman who is hiding his dual identity from his loved ones, other law enforcement officials, and dangerous criminals by assuming the identity of a prisoner.

At the End of the Century: The Stories of Ruth Prawer Jhabvala is available at Barnes & Noble for $23.40.

A selection of short stories by author Ruth Prawer Jhabvala chosen by her living relatives. There’s a reason why her perspectives on the lives of her European, post-independence Indian, and American characters are legendary. Be amazed as you read it

Chigozie Obioma’s An Orchestra of Minorities is available at Amazon for $18.30.

An account of modern magical realism that gives Homer’s “Odyssey” a modern spin, as narrated by The Fishermen author and Man Booker finalist.

You Know You Want This: Kristen Roupenian’s “Cat Person” and Other Stories ($16.50) at Amazon

The captivating, shareable New Yorker short story “Cat Person” by Roupenian, which went viral online in 2018, is the ideal illustration of the author’s frank assessment of gender relations in the current world.

Barnes & Noble has Tim Johnston’s The Current for $25.16.

Although the plot—a young woman is killed and another is left for dead, mirroring a previous, unsolved crime committed in the same Minnesota river ten years earlier—seems to be your typical thriller, Johnston touches on deep, rich themes, such as love, life, loss, and grief, in  ways that will leave you thinking long after you’ve finished reading this book. 

Sheryl Browne’s The Second Wife is available on Amazon in Kindle format for $2.99.

Rebecca travels to Richard, Nicole’s grieving widower, to assist in his healing after Nicole tragically drowns. The readers won’t know who to trust or what might happen next as Rebecca becomes closer to Richard and Nicole’s stepdaughter.

Jenny Holiday’s It Takes Two, available at Target for $6.47

Sometimes in life, you wish for a HEA (happily ever after). If so, author Holiday has your back with this endearing romcom about a quarreling best man and a bridesmaid who are forced to travel together to get to their separate best friends’ weddings. Maximize your savings on quality purchases with Noon Discount Code in KSA! Shop top-notch products at discounted rates and elevate your shopping experience.

Barnes & Noble has Marie Harte’s book The Whole Package for $7.76.

Former Marine Reid Griffith established “Vets on the Go!, a moving firm, with the help of publicist Naomi Starr, in order to assist his brother and other ex-servicemen in adjusting to civilian life. Will these two succeed in finding love despite Naomi’s prohibition against mixing business and pleasure? A woman can dream…

Barry Eisler’s The Killer Collective is available at Amazon for $9.

A former CIA employee who delivers a level of detail that makes for a truly immersive reading experience has authored this thrill ride about competent operators who team up to prevent a huge conspiracy. If Mission: Impossible is too staid for you, board this adventure.