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  • 7 Great Books Hitting Shelves Today
    Need another excuse to go to the bookstore this week? We've got you covered. Check out these brand-new titles Goodreads members are loving! Iron Gold by Pierce Brown You should read this book if you like: S…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 10:08pm -
  • 40 of the Hottest Mysteries & Thrillers of 2018
    We know, the suspense is killing you…or perhaps it's ABOUT to. From a team-building exercise that goes terrible awry in Jane Harper's Force of Nature to the Russian spy thriller Need to Know, it's clear that these books will keep you glued to the…
    - 3 days ago, 14 Jan 18, 5:19pm -
  • The Most Anticipated Romance Books of 2018
    Don't look for love in all the wrong places. Find your perfect happily ever after with our list of the best romance books of 2018. From sizzling standalone stories from Vi Keeland and Lauren Blakely to tantalizing sequels from J.R. Ward and Penny Re…
    - 5 days ago, 12 Jan 18, 5:59pm -
  • 16 Audiobooks for True Crime Fans
    <spoiler>This post is brought to you by Audible. </spoiler>Revealing your passion for true crime can get a little...awkward. Its macabre subjects don’t often make for polite dinner conversation. Not to mention the strange looks y…
    - 6 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 5:18pm -
  • License to Read: Realistic Spy Thrillers from a Former CIA Analyst
    Former CIA analyst Karen Cleveland is the author of this month's debut thriller Need to Know about a female agent who finds herself at the center of a Russian sleeper cell. We asked Cleveland to tell us what books correctly portray life in the CIA.…
    - 6 days ago, 11 Jan 18, 12:37am -
  • Rising Up: Pierce Brown on Shaping Our World Through Stories
    Pierce Brown is the New York Times bestselling author of the Red Rising series, an epic trilogy about power and vengeance that won the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Science Fiction in 2015 and 2016. His new book, Iron Gold, is set a decade after t…
    - 7 days ago, 10 Jan 18, 3:58pm -
  • 7 Great Books Hitting Shelves Today
    Need another excuse to go to the bookstore this week? We've got you covered. In addition to highly anticipated sequels from Neal Shusterman and Seanan McGuire, check out these brand-new standalone titles Goodreads members are loving.…
    - 8 days ago, 9 Jan 18, 1:48pm -
  • 20 Author Birthdays to Celebrate in January
    Today, we're raising a glass to some of the world's most beloved authors born in January, including J.R.R. Tolkien who took us 'there and back again' with iconic favorites including The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Tolkien will be sh…
    - 14 days ago, 3 Jan 18, 6:05pm -

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Browse Books: Recent Reviews

  • Reader Review: "Ginny Moon"
    by Ellen F: I wasn't prepared to like this book or the main character. I thought it was going to be a very different type of book. The author brings the reader into Ginny's world as the story develops. I could empathize with all of the characters…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 11:00am -
  • Reader Review: "The Immortalists"
    by Becky H (Chicago): THE IMMORTALISTS follows four children throughout their lives. The children visit a woman who tells them their death date. That knowledge compels each of the young people to follow a different pathway through life. A gay boy wh…
    - 5 days ago, 12 Jan 18, 11:00am -
  • Reader Review: "Ginny Moon"
    by M. Kassapa (Minneapolis): Ginny Moon, fourteen years old with autism, is trying to make sense of her world and with her as the narrator we are on a wild adventure following in her footsteps, watching how her mind works in navigating the zigzag pat…
    - 7 days ago, 10 Jan 18, 11:00am -
  • Reader Review: "The Sellout"
    by Cloggie Downunder (Thirroul): The Sellout is the fourth novel by award-winning American author, Paul Beatty. It won the Man Booker Prize in 2016. Our narrator is the son of a psychologist by the name of Mee (who has dropped the second "e"). Until…
    - 14 days ago, 3 Jan 18, 11:00am -
  • Reader Review: "Slumberland"
    by Cloggie Downunder (Thirroul): "The Schwa ruffled the pages of the book over his pant seam, and the resulting sound rivaled that of the best Max Roach brushwork. I nearly fainted. He lifted the book to his mouth and played chapter seven like a diat…
    - 20 days ago, 28 Dec 17, 11:00am -
  • Reader Review: "A Piece of the World"
    by Suzy L (Westport Ct.): Andrew Wyeth spent his summers in Cushing, Maine with his family. It is here where he first met Christina Olson who later becomes the inspiration for his painting "Christina's World". Christina lived a tough life along with…
    - 30 days ago, 18 Dec 17, 11:00am -
  • Reader Review: "The Second Mrs. Hockaday"
    by Betty Taylor (Macon GA): Using the epistolary technique, this story is told through letters and diary entries. It worked well although I did have to frequently jump to the end of the letter to see who the letter was from. The time line also was a…
    - 35 days ago, 13 Dec 17, 11:00am -
  • Reader Review: "The Perfect Girl"
    by Cloggie Downunder (Thirroul): "Adults like to put a name on everything you feel, as if a name can neutralise it. They're wrong, though. Some things settle under your skin and don't ever go away, no matter what you call them" The Perfect Girl,…
    - 43 days ago, 5 Dec 17, 11:00am -