10 Most Anticipated Books the First Half of 2024

10 Most Anticipated Books of The First Half of 2024!

Today, we’re going to talk about upcoming books for the first half of 2024! I’m sharing 9 books that I absolutely can’t wait to read this year (and one I just finished and LOVED!). Most of these anticipated books are romance, but there’s also some magical realism and witchy books thrown in! So let’s get to it and see if we can’t make your TBR pile a teensy bit longer, shall we?

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10 Most Anticipated Books for the First Half of 2024
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I originally drafted this blog post to share for Top Ten Tuesday in early January and, well, life got in the way. But there are still so many books that I am so excited to read in the first half of 2024 (and it seems like that list grows by the day).

So these are just a few of the most anticipated books that I can’t wait to get my hands on!

10 most anticipated books of 2024 (the first half only)

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NOT IN LOVE by Ali Hazelwood – June 11, 2024

I have so many Ali Hazelwood books on my TBR, though I’m a bit embarrassed to admit I haven’t read any of them. But forbidden love is one of my top favorite tropes so NOT IN LOVE is high up on my TBR for the first half of 2024!

NOT YOUR CRUSH’S CAULDRON by April Asher – February 13, 2024

This is book #3 in the Supernatural Singles series – a series I have all the books to but haven’t read a single one. Oops! Guess this anticipated book also comes with a pre-TBR.


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RED STRING THEORY by Lauren Kung Jessen – January 9, 2024

Want to know how moody of a reader I am? This was our January Book Club pick! And I’m still reading it! It’s fantastic, but my moody mind reads whatever my moody mind wants. Are you a moody reader, too?

A TASTE OF WHISKEY by Melissa Foster – April 10, 2024

If you’re a regular visitor of TBL, you already know that Melissa Foster is my favorite author. I am so excited to pick up Sasha Whiskey’s story and see how this friends-to-lovers romance turns out! It’s one of my top anticipated books of 2024 (and one I can’t wait to get my hands on an ARC of!).

THE RULE BOOK by Sarah Adams – April 2, 2024

I’ve read THE OFF-LIMITS RULE and THE MATCH by Sarah Adams and loved each of them! So I’m super excited to pick up THE RULE BOOK (and seriously addicted to that gorgeous cover!)

THE PERFECT GUY DOESN’T EXIST by Sophie Gonzalez -March 26, 2024

I was originally drawn to this book because of the gorgeous cover (because who doesn’t love a cute cover)! It fits perfectly for anyone looking for a pink or purple book to add to a reading challenge prompt (hint hint).

MIDNIGHT RUIN by Katee Robert – January 16, 2024

I am a HUGE Katee Robert fan, ever since first reading NEON GODS. The only other book of hers that I’ve read so far is DARK SUCCESSION, but I have many on my bookshelf right now. I can’t wait to pick up MIDNIGHT RUIN!

FANGIRL DOWN by Tessa Bailey – February 13, 2024

I’ve only read a couple of Tessa Bailey books – MY KILLER VACATION and HOOK, LINE AND SINKER (seriously, one of my favorite books of all-time!). For someone like me who is just dipping their toes into sports romance, FANGIRL DOWN sounds like the perfect read. It seriously sounds so cute!


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THIS COULD BE US by Kennedy Ryan – March 5, 2024

First things first, oh my gosh that cover! I received an eARC of BEFORE I LET GO from NetGalley (and oops, it’s another one of the books I need to catch up on) but I am so excited to read this sequel!

FALLING FOR MR. BAD by Melissa Foster – February 21, 2024

I’ve saved the best for last – the only one on this anticipated books list that I’ve already read! FALLING FOR MR. BAD is my favorite for many reasons (partially because it shares a book birthday with my oldest minion!) but Kane and Sable are a must-read for any romance lovers!

If you’re looking for a badass musician and a sexy billionaire to add to your anticipated books of 2024, check out my review of FALLING FOR MR. BAD by Melissa Foster!

anticipated reads January to June 2024
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And a few final anticipated book thoughts …

What are some of the anticipated books you’re looking forward to for the first half of 2024? Do we have any in common? Are there ones that I left off my list but you think should be added to my TBR? Let me know in the comments below (because I love adding books to my never-ending TBR pile).

I hope you’ve enjoyed this round-up of anticipated books for the first half of 2024! Happy reading, xo!

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