Books You Should Read Quarter One of 2024

In the enchanting realm of literature, each year and quarter brings forth a treasure trove of stories waiting to be discovered. The literary landscape beckons with promises of gripping tales, thought-provoking narratives, and undiscovered gems that will transport readers to new worlds and challenge their perspectives.

Are you ready to embark on a literary odyssey? Join us as we unveil a tantalizing glimpse into the literary wonders that await, promising to make 2024 a year of unforgettable reading experiences. From riveting novels to insightful non-fiction to complete worlds of fantasy, these 24 books are set to captivate the hearts and minds of readers, inviting them to dive into the extraordinary narratives that define the literary landscape of the coming year. Get ready to be excited, inspired, and utterly absorbed as we unveil the literary delights that 2024 has in store for avid readers and curious minds alike.

  1. The Road Less Traveled
    by M. Scott Peck M.D.

    This book offers timeless wisdom on love, growth, and self-discovery. With over 7 Million copies sold, it’s a must-read for those seeking insight into relationships and personal development. Ideal for those seeking guidance in matters of love, parenting, and personal development, The Road Less Traveled appeals to readers across genres, offering transformative insights that resonate across generations.

  2. Woman of Good Fortune
    by Sophie Wan

    In her debut novel, Pulitzer Prize finalist Kelly Link mesmerizes readers with a surreal journey to a fictional Massachusetts town. When presumed-dead teenagers are mysteriously resurrected, they must navigate mystical challenges to stay alive. Wan’s horror, fantasy, and magical realism blend captivates this whimsical yet twisted tale.

  3. Iron Flame
    by Rebecca Yarros

    In Book 2 of the Fourth Wing series, Violet Sorrengail faces daunting challenges at Basgiath War College. As she navigates grueling training and a manipulative vice commandant, Violet must rely on her wit and iron will to survive. But when she uncovers a centuries-old secret, she realizes that even dragon fire may not be enough to save them all.

  4. Hidden Memories
    by Melissa Osorio

    At 15, Melissa Osorio took a life, but her mind buried the truth along with her childhood memories. At 36, her world unraveled as buried secrets surfaced. Despite success, addiction, and despair haunted her until she delved into her past. This book shares her journey and offers a roadmap to break free from hidden barriers, revealing truths that transformed her life. Embark on your own path to meaning and love.

  5. The Art of Gathering
    by Priya Parker

    This book unveils the shortcomings of our mundane gatherings and proposes a transformative approach. Parker advocates for personalized, people-centric events over routine conventions. Drawing from her experience orchestrating diverse gatherings worldwide, she offers practical insights to invigorate any occasion, from conferences to dinner parties. This book promises to revolutionize your perspective on gatherings, empowering you to create meaningful experiences for all occasions.

  6. Education In Malice
    by S.T. Gibson

    “Saint Perpetua’s College” unveils a sinister world of academia, where secrets and ambition reign supreme. Laura Sheridan, thrust into an intense rivalry with the captivating Carmilla, navigates a dark game of politics and magic orchestrated by their poetry professor, De Lafontaine. As their rivalry evolves into something more, Laura must confront her desires amidst intrigue and danger. Ideal for fans of dark academia and supernatural fiction, this book promises a thrilling blend of mystery, romance, and occult intrigue. Recommended for readers who enjoy atmospheric settings, complex relationships, and twists of magic woven into the fabric of everyday life.

  7. Guerrilla Education
    Anthology Book

    Unlock the secrets to super-success with insights from former Guerrilla Marketing CEO David T. Fagan and expert connections to share some of the most effective and efficient ways to grow as an individual and an entrepreneur. This book offers transformative strategies to elevate personal and professional growth, from leveraging technology to forming profitable partnerships. Learn how to overcome learning disabilities, activate advanced problem-solving methods, and heal hidden blocks hindering your success. Featured by major media outlets worldwide, these experts share invaluable wisdom for those ready to level up.

    The full list of co-authors include Jim Poole, Isabel Donadio, Mas Sajady, Moe Rock, Whitney Diamond, Dr. Richard Kaye, Angela Legh, Robert Evans, Anne-Marie Huurre, Caramie Ann, Ruth Barclay, Jessica Sheehan, Alex Courson, Janice Niederhofer, Melissa Osorio, Moirar M. Leveille, Camille Robb, Karen Comba, Deborah Myers, Kitti Andrews, Sheryl Plouffe, Dominic Obadiah and Dagmar Flemming.

  8. Lessons in Chemistry
    by Bonnie Garmus

    In the male-dominated world of 1960s science, chemist Elizabeth Zott stands out. When she becomes a single mother and an unexpected star on a cooking show, she challenges societal norms with her unconventional approach to science and cooking. With wit, humor, and a cast of colorful characters, Lessons in Chemistry is a refreshing and original tale of a woman daring to defy expectations and change the status quo.

  9. The Book of Love
    by Keppy Link

    In the eerie coastal town of Lovesend, Laura, Daniel, and Mo return from the dead, struck by a mysterious bargain with their high school music teacher. Tasked with completing magical challenges in exchange for a chance to reclaim their lives, they must keep their resurrection a secret. But as supernatural forces converge and chaos ensues, unraveling the mystery of their deaths becomes a race against time to avert catastrophe. With suspenseful twists and gripping revelations, this tale of resurrection and redemption will captivate readers until the very end.

  10. I Hate You- Don’t Leave Me
    by Jerold J. Kriesman, M.D. and Hal Straus

    The third edition of I Hate You—Don’t Leave Me offers an updated understanding of borderline personality disorder (BPD), incorporating recent research on its neurobiological, genetic, and developmental origins. With insights into the connections between BPD and various other conditions, from substance abuse to eating disorders, this revised edition provides hope for effective treatment and support. Packed with practical tools and advice, it’s an indispensable resource for individuals diagnosed with BPD, their loved ones, and professionals in the field.

  11. Come and Get It
    by Kiley Reid

    Following her acclaimed debut, Kiley Reid returns with another compelling exploration of class and power dynamics in her sophomore novel. Set at the University of Arkansas, the story delves into the complex relationship between a struggling resident assistant and a visiting professor, unraveling a twisty narrative brimming with astute observations. Reid’s keen insight into human connections again shines in this thought-provoking tale of reliance and its repercussions.

  12. House of Flame and Shadow
    by Sarah J. Maas

    In Book 3 of the Crescent City series, Bryce Quinlan finds herself stranded in a strange new world, longing to return to Midgard and reunite with her loved ones. Meanwhile, Hunt Athalar is imprisoned once again, desperate to help Bryce but constrained by his circumstances. As their world teeters on the brink of collapse, Bryce and Hunt must navigate treacherous alliances and confront their deepest fears to secure a future for themselves and their world. Sarah J. Maas delivers another spellbinding installment full of intrigue, romance, and high-stakes action.

  13. Live Your True Essence
    by Rose Santiago

    Discover the transformative journey from fear to flow in Rose Santiago’s empowering guide, Live Your True Essence: Transform Fear to Flow. Drawing from her own remarkable experiences and expertise in spirituality, essential oils, and aromatherapy, Santiago offers practical strategies to unlock your limitless potential. Through meditations, affirmations, and the power of gratitude, learn to transcend limiting beliefs and embrace a purpose-driven life. Dive into the world of essential oils to enhance your well-being and tap into your inner magic. It’s time to step into the divine essence of your true purpose and live a life of abundance and fulfillment.

  14. The Women
    by Kristen Hannah

    In her latest novel, The Women, Kristin Hannah focuses on the young American women who volunteered in Vietnam during the tumultuous 1960s. Centered on Frances “Frankie” McGrath, a nursing student who enlists after her brother’s death, the story explores war’s profound impact on these women’s lives. Through Frankie’s journey, Hannah masterfully weaves a tale of courage, resilience, and the complexities of a divisive era, offering a compelling coming-of-age narrative and a poignant examination of the Vietnam War’s enduring legacy.

  15. Shatter Me
    by Tahereh Mafi

    In Book 1 of the Shatter Me series, Juliette Ferrars possesses a lethal power with a single touch. Feared and isolated, she sees her ability as a curse until The Reestablishment views it as a deadly weapon. Reunited with someone from her past, Juliette discovers newfound strength and embarks on a journey of self-discovery and resistance. Tahereh Mafi’s gripping narrative explores themes of power, identity, and redemption in a dystopian world where one touch can change everything.

  16. Unravel & Reveal
    by Caramie Ann

    This intimate memoir chronicles Caramie Ann’s journey from profound trauma to profound self-discovery. Born into a polygamous culture, she faced heartbreaking suppression and trauma throughout her life. She confronted her pain through courage and boundless trust, embraced love, and found profound transformation. Caramie invites you to witness her unraveling and rising above and to discover the power within yourself to overcome suppression and trauma. This book offers a beacon of unconditional love, guiding you to reclaim your life and embrace your truest self.

  17. The Invisible Life of Addie Larue
    by V. E. Schwab

    In 1714 France, a young woman strikes a Faustian deal for eternal life, cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets. Addie LaRue embarks on a timeless journey, desperate to leave her mark on the world. But after nearly 300 years, everything shifts when a young man in a hidden bookstore remembers her name. In this captivating tale of love, loss, and the pursuit of legacy, Addie’s extraordinary adventure spans centuries and continents, weaving through history and art as she grapples with the consequences of her immortal existence.

  18. Martyr!
    by Kaveh Akbar

    In Kaveh Akbar’s debut novel, the poignant connection between a newly sober Iranian immigrant and a terminally ill painter living in a museum unfolds against their shared struggles. Drawing from his own experiences as an Iranian immigrant and a person in recovery, Akbar’s lyrical prose beautifully captures the bond between these unlikely companions in Martyr! A compelling exploration of friendship, identity, and resilience.

  19. The Last Murder at the End of the World
    by Stuart Turton

    In a world ravaged by a deadly fog, an idyllic island offers sanctuary to its inhabitants. But when one of the beloved scientists is murdered, triggering a security breach that exposes the island to the lethal fog, the clock starts ticking. With memories wiped clean, the race is on to solve the murder within 92 hours before the fog consumes them all. As suspicion mounts and tensions rise, the islanders must confront the chilling possibility that the killer could be among them, unaware of their own guilt. This book would appeal to fans of suspenseful thrillers and mystery novels, particularly those who enjoy stories with a dystopian or post-apocalyptic setting. Readers who appreciate intricate plots, psychological tension, and unexpected twists will find this book gripping. Additionally, fans of speculative fiction that explores moral dilemmas and the depths of human nature would likely be drawn to this novel.

  20. A Fallen Sword
    by Kaven Hiring

    Embark on a thrilling adventure in Book 1 of the A Guild of Criminals series, A Guild of Heroes, crafted by debut author Kaven Hiring. Set on a mission to obtain one holy weapon, this action-packed tale unfolds with the excitement of a Dungeons and Dragons game, as every move made was created with the rolling of dice. Filled with mischievous humor and unforgettable characters with poignant backstories, this book will surely captivate epic fantasy fans. Prepare to be swept away on a journey you won’t soon forget.

  21. Together We Burn
    by Isabel Ibañez

    Immerse yourself in Isabel Ibañez’s captivating standalone fantasy, Together We Burn, a tale inspired by medieval Spain. In a city plagued by dragons, when disaster strikes during a celebratory show, eighteen-year-old Zarela Zalvidar’s life takes a dramatic turn. Zarela must transition from a talented flamenco dancer to a formidable dragon hunter to save her family legacy. But when faced with the challenge of training alone, she must convince the infuriatingly handsome Arturo Díaz de Montserrat to join her quest. With romance, adventure, and danger aplenty, Together We Burn promises a lush and enchanting journey through a world where fire and passion collide.

  22. A Funny Story
    by Emily Henry

    Acclaimed for her dreamy modern love stories, Emily Henry returns with Funny Story, a delightful twist on the classic trope of opposites attracting. Following the adventures of Daphne, a librarian navigating heartbreak after her fiancé leaves her for his childhood best friend, the novel takes a surprising turn when Daphne moves in with Petra’s ex-boyfriend, Miles. As Daphne navigates this unexpected living arrangement, readers are treated to a tale filled with hijinks, heartache, and the allure of temptation. With her signature blend of humor and romance, Henry delivers another captivating read sure to charm fans old and new.

  23. Relentless
    by Tim Grover

    In Relentless, legendary trainer Tim Grover shares the secrets to achieving total mental and physical dominance. Drawing from over two decades of experience with elite athletes like Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant, Grover reveals what it takes to be unstoppable in sports, business, and life. With blunt honesty, he emphasizes the importance of relentless perseverance, thriving under pressure, and trusting your instincts. Packed with untold stories and invaluable insights, this book offers a roadmap to reaching your full potential and getting better, no matter the circumstances.

  24. Atomic Habits
    by James Clear

    In Atomic Habits, James Clear presents a powerful framework for achieving remarkable results through the mastery of tiny behaviors. Drawing from biology, psychology, and neuroscience, Clear offers practical strategies to form good habits, break bad ones, and design systems for lasting change. Through compelling stories from Olympic athletes to business leaders, readers will discover how small habits can lead to extraordinary success. From making time for new habits to overcoming lack of motivation, Atomic Habits provides actionable insights to transform your life, whether you’re striving for personal growth or organizational excellence.

Grab a cup of your favorite beverage, find a cozy reading nook, and let the pages of these 24 books transport you to places unknown. The literary odyssey of 2024 awaits—immerse yourself in stories that will linger in your heart and mind long after you’ve closed the covers.

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