ew Releases of April 2024

New Releases: What to Read This April

New Books of April 2024

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As spring showers bring new life to the Northern Hemisphere, April 2024’s book releases offer a chance to curl up with a captivating read. So, if You are you looking for the next captivating story to read, You are in the right place. The Book Guide’s editorial team creates a monthly list of popular new books, based on reader reviews, likes, and comments on social media. The curated preview covers various genres, including contemporary fiction, thrillers, sci-fi, romance, young adult, nonfiction, and more.

A Diverse Selection of Must-Reads Awaits this April

April 2024 is shaping up to be a fantastic month for bookworms! Whether you’re craving a hilarious rom-com by Emily Henry, or a chilling historical thriller from Erik Larson, there’s a new release out there waiting to be devoured. This month also sees the return of favorite authors like Leigh Bardugo and Abby Jimenez, alongside captivating debuts and enticing mysteries. So grab your favorite reading spot and get ready to dive into the literary world of April!

New Releases From April 2024

New Releases From April 2024 (Image: Goodreads)

What to Read This April 2024: Best Book Releases.

  • eal Americans by Rachel Khong
  • The Cemetery of Untold Stories by Julia Alvarez
  • The Husbands by Holly Gramazio
  • Funny Story by Emily Henry
  • Just for the Summer by Abby Jimenez
  • Darling Girls by Sally Hepworth
  • Home Is Where the Bodies Are by Jeneva Rose
  • One of Us Knows by Alyssa Cole
  • The House on Biscayne Bay by Chanel Cleeton
  • The Familiar by Leigh Bardugo
  • To Gaze Upon Wicked Gods by Molly X. Chang
  • A Short Walk Through a Wide World by Douglas Westerbeke
  • The Reappearance of Rachel Price by Holly Jackson
  • The Demon of Unrest by Erik Larson
  • The Age of Magical Overthinking by Amanda Montell

To help you navigate this exciting selection, we’ve compiled a curated list of some of the most anticipated and highly-recommended books hitting shelves this April So grab your favorite reading nook, settle in with a cup of tea, and prepare to be transported by the magic of storytelling!


Real Americans by Rachel Khong

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In Real Americans, Lily Chen, a twentysomething New Yorker, unexpectedly marries into a wealthy East Coast family after fleeing Mao’s Cultural Revolution. Rachel Khong’s speculative technology and magical realism blend to tell a family saga of three generations.


The Cemetery of Untold Stories by Julia Alvarez

(Free with Audible Trial)

In The Cemetery of Untold Stories, Alma Cruz, a writer struggling with depression, returns to her Dominican Republic to create a DIY graveyard for her unpublished manuscripts, revealing complex questions about storytelling and whose stories are told.


The Husbands by Holly Gramazio

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Holly Gramazio’s comedic debut features Lauren, a single Londoner, discovering her attic generates an endless supply of husbands. Reality resets with each new spouse, prompting Lauren to decide when to stop choosing and start living.


Funny Story by Emily Henry

(Free with Audible Trial)

One of the most anticipated releases for this month is Emily Henry’s latest novel, a mischievous twist on the opposites-attract template, follows Daphne, feeling adrift after her ex-fiancé leaves for Petra, and her new roommate Miles’ connection to Petra. Is Daphne really going to date her ex-fiancé’s new fiancée’s ex? Well, it’s a funny story.


Just for the Summer by Abby Jimenez

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Abby Jimenez’s online romance involves Justin and Emma, known for their unlucky love, devising a Cunning Plan to cancel each other’s curses, but first purifying themselves in Lake Minnetonka.


Darling Girls by Sally Hepworth

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April features a mystery-thriller novel by Sally Hepworth, author of The Good Sister. The novel follows foster kids Jessica, Norah, and Alicia, raised by Miss Fairchild, who later discovers a body under an old farmhouse, revealing the past’s call.


Home Is Where the Bodies Are by Jeneva Rose

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Jeneva Rose, known for her domestic gripping thrillers, follows three siblings who return home after their mother’s death to sort out her estate. They discover an old VHS tape from a childhood night, revealing their father covered in blood and a pact to dispose of the corpse.


One of Us Knows by Alyssa Cole

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Historical preservationist Kenetria Nash, with dissociative identity disorder, takes care of an isolated Hudson River island estate. However, a menacing group arrives on the same night as a monstrous Nor’easter, leading to a dead body appearing. Author Alyssa Cole presents an inventive twist on the spooky whodunit.


The House on Biscayne Bay by Chanel Cleeton

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Chanel Cleeton’s latest novel, follows a historical mystery set in the glamorous Florida estate of Mabrisa. The novel features dual timelines and explores the secrets that still haunt the ruined manse, with the gothic Daphne du Maurier vibes attracting early readers. Cleeton’s atmospheric historical fiction is popular in the Miami-Havana corridor.


The Familiar by Leigh Bardugo

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Another of the most anticipated releases for this month. Leigh Bardugo’s historical fantasy novel, set in 16th-century Madrid, follows scullery maid Luzia Cotado as she fights against persecution, royal spies, mad alchemists, and the Spanish Inquisition, while dealing with an immortal familiar.


To Gaze Upon Wicked Gods by Molly X. Chang

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Chinese author Molly X. Chang’s epic fantasy follows young Ruying, a princess with magical power over Death, as she faces threats from foreign invaders and must decide who she can trust, including herself, in a dangerous situation.


A Short Walk Through a Wide World by Douglas Westerbeke

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In Douglas Westerbeke’s historical fantasy debut, Addie LaRue meets Life of Pi. The story follows the protagonist, Aubry Tourvel, who must move or face death due to a curse. Aubry’s journey starts in Paris in 1885 and takes her from the Himalayas to the sea.


The Reappearance of Rachel Price by Holly Jackson

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In another of this month’s anticipated books, Author Holly Jackson’s latest mystery takes a unique turn with a cold case. Teenage Bel is left confused when her missing mother returns with an unbelievable story. She must investigate with a true-crime documentary crew, while a cold case takes a strange turn.


The Demon of Unrest by Erik Larson

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Erik Larson, a renowned narrative nonfiction author, has a unique talent for capturing dramatic historical events. His latest investigation focuses on the dark days leading up to the American Civil War, focusing on President Lincoln’s desperate hours, and has been praised for its ability to make history feel like a novel.


The Age of Magical Overthinking by Amanda Montell

(Free with Audible Trial)

Destined to become a New York Times Bestseller, Amanda Montell, author and linguist, explores the link between unconscious cognitive biases and division, fanaticism, and post-truth delusions in The Age of Magical Overthinking, her new book. Montell also hosts the podcast Sounds Like a Cult, which explores the trend of anti-rational “magical” thinking in response to information overload. One of our biggest recommendations for this month.