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  • Writer's pictureLinnea Archibald

2024 book releases to get excited about, part 2

Hopefully, everyone’s reading year is off to a great start! Without further ado, here are the remaining five of the 10 books I’m excited to pre-order this year.

Available April 9, 2024

Ever since I read Bird by Bird in high school, I have been an Anne Lamott loyalist, so I’m always excited when she has something new coming out. 

In this new non-fiction work, Lamott examines different types of relationships and the facets of love each reveals. By all accounts, this seems to be a book filled with hope in humanity in the face of grief, and can’t we all do with a bit more of that?

Have I read Lamott’s other 19 books? Not yet, but I’m still adding this one to my TBR immediately. 

Available April 23, 2024

Myquillyn Smith, a.k.a. The Nester, is my go-to for all things home, decorating, and creating a warm and cozy space without all the excess junk. Her book Cozy Minimalist Home changed the way I approach decorating a space for the better. 

In this book, Smith sets out 100 decorating rules that apply to all decor styles and personal preferences. The description says that it will help readers identify what they love in a space and why and give them the motivation to finish rooms they love.

We bought our house in 2022 and it’s an ongoing project to renovate and decorate, so this book will be a welcome companion.

Available April 23, 2024

I’m somewhat picky about the romances I pick up, but Emily Henry is an automatic pre-order author for me. I can always count on her to provide a fun, heartfelt, and charming story perfect for summertime. 

This is the story of Daphne and Mike, thrown together when their fiancés realize that they are in love with each other. Daphne is stranded in a small town in Michigan without friends or family and finds herself rooming with Mike after their relationships end. One night, the two hatch a plan to post a few photos suggesting they may be a couple and we know how that goes (it is a romance after all). 

This is an opposites attract plus fake dating story, so sign me up. I’m already envisioning a day in the sunshine devouring this book. 

Available July 2, 2024

I loved The Stationery Shop, so I’ve been eagerly awaiting Marjan Kamali’s next book. I’m thrilled it’s almost here. She’s local to the Boston area, so if she does a book event nearby, I’ll be there.

In the 1950s, Ellie and Homa meet in school and become fast friends, dreaming of their future as “lion women.” When Ellie’s family fortunes shift and she returns to her former wealthy life, the two are forced apart. Their story together does not end there though. 

Novels with a sprawling timeline always appeal to me, so I know this one will make its way onto my shelves this summer. 

Available September 10, 2024

T.J. Klune’s work may not be the exact center of my reading taste Venn diagram, but sometimes the most delightful reads are the ones that surprise us most. 

This is a follow-up to The House in the Cerulean Sea and focuses on Arthur Parnassus when he is forced to confront his dark past. Arthur has built a home, a family, and a life he loves, but when he’s asked to make a statement about his past, all he’s built is threatened. 

If you loved Cerulean Sea, I imagine you’re already “adding to cart” too. Returning to the island and spending more time with this eccentric group of characters sounds like the perfect autumn activity. 

What books are you looking forward to reading this year? Do your favorite authors have upcoming releases or are you focusing on backlist? 



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