The best books to add in your reading list for 2024.

The dawn of a new year brings with it a sense of renewal, a chance to discover or even rediscover passions that make life richer.

For bibliophiles, there's nothing quite like the thrill of a new book release. The anticipation builds, the cover art is revealed, and finally, the moment arrives when you can turn that first page.

Whether you're a fan of heart-stopping thrillers, fantastical worlds, or poignant dramas, there's something in store for you. These are the upcoming 2024 book releases that we can't wait to get our hands on and eyes across: 

But first, discover the most addictive thriller books below. Post continues after video.

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The new romance books to read in 2024.

Funny Story by Emily Henry.

Funny Story by Emily Henry. Image: Penguin Book Australia/Mamamia.


The plot of Emily Henry's Funny Story centres on Daphne, a woman whose ex-fiance broke up with her in order to be with another woman, leaving her trapped in a too-small town. Daphne's narrative continues when she offers to move in with Miles, the ex-boyfriend of her ex-fiancee’s new girlfriend. The two went on to become friends and hit it off, but the question now is: will they become more than simply a passing phase in one other's lives, or will they eventually fall in love?

The Rule Book by Sarah Addams.

The Rule Book by Sarah Adams. Image: Penguin Random House/ Mamamia.


A widely anticipated follow-up to the #BookTok blockbuster The Cheat Sheet, The Rule Book is a second-chance romance featuring college ex-lovers who defy expectations by reuniting years later.

Just for the Summer by Abby Jimenez.

Just for the Summer By Abby Jimenez. Image: Booktopia/Mamamia.


Of course, a new year isn’t complete without a summer romance. This book is about two people who desire to break free from the curse of love—that is, the tendency for the people they used to date to meet their soulmate the instant they break up with them. Will they finally break the curse?

The new thriller books to read in 2024.

The Ascent by Adam Plantinga.

The Ascent by Adam Plantinga. Image: Booktopia/Mamamia.


In this debut thriller by Adam Plantinga, whose first nonfiction book Lee Child hailed as "truly excellent," a down-on-his-luck officer and the governor's daughter will have to work together if they're going to escape a high-security jail.

California Bear by Duane Swierczynski.

California Bear by Duane Swierczynski. Image: Amazon/Mamamia.


California Bear is a clever new thriller that centres on four unusual vigilantes who decide to seek justice on their own, pitting them against the criminal responsible for California's most bizarre crime.

Hero by Thomas Perry.

Hero by Thomas Perry. Image: Amazon/Mamamia.


This upcoming thriller novel is about a private security guard who discovers that she might become the next victim of the City of Angels after being heralded as its newest hero.

The new sci-fi and fantasy books to read in 2024.

Mal Goes to War by Edward Ashton.

Mal Goes to War by Edward Ashton. Image: Amazon/Mamamia.

Mal Goes to War is a dark comedy with a techno-thriller undertone that offers a sarcastic perspective on artificial intelligence, war, and the true meaning of humanity.


A Letter to the Luminous Deep by Sylvie Cathrall.

A Letter to the Luminous Deep. Image: Amazon/Mamamia.

This lovely fantasy takes place in an underwater world and features magical academia along with a touching pen-pal romance.

To Gaze Upon Wicked Gods by Molly X Chang.

To Gaze Upon Wicked Gods by Molly X Chang. Image: Amazon/Mamamia.


In Chang's epic fantasy debut, Ruying, a young woman gifted with the capacity to resurrect dead people, finds herself in a place where her people's magic was long since vanquished by foreign invaders. She is faced with a hard choice when an enemy prince asks her to become his assassin in return for the safety of her family.

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