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  • Congratulations to the Winners of the 2017 Hugo Awards!
    Real monsters lurk within and the cold night draws nearer in this year's crop of Hugo Award winners! For the second year in a row, N.K. Jemisin took home the top honor for Best Novel. Her The Broken Earth trilogy is now two for two at the Hugos—an…
    - 8 days ago, 11 Aug 17, 8:07pm -
  • Essay: Author N.K. Jemisin and 'The Idea' Problem
    <spoiler>Sponsored by Ready Player One. Soon to be a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg.</spoiler>The conclusion to N.K. Jemisin's award-winning fantasy series The Broken Earth hits stores on August 15. The first two books in the seri…
    - 8 days ago, 11 Aug 17, 7:17pm -
  • Exclusive Excerpt: Leigh Bardugo's 'The Language of Thorns'
    It's been a busy year for Leigh Bardugo. Wonder Woman: Warbringer, her first foray into the DC universe, comes out this month, and The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic, set in the Grishaverse of her Shadow and Bone and Six of Cr…
    - 11 days ago, 8 Aug 17, 3:14pm -
  • August's Best Books of the Month
    Every month, Goodreads editors comb through our data to find which of the latest new releases are resonating with readers. Then we select the fiction and nonfiction that meet the bar of 'best of the month.' For August, we're highlighting a story abo…
    - 12 days ago, 7 Aug 17, 6:49pm -
  • 6 Tips for Teachers to Use Goodreads in the Classroom
    Are you a teacher looking for a new way to inspire a love of book reading in your students? Or have you already introduced Goodreads to your students and are interested in learning how other teachers are using it into their classroom? We've got your…
    - 15 days ago, 4 Aug 17, 10:08pm -
  • Great Audiobooks That Bring History To Life
    This post is brought to you by Audible.Be swept away this August with an audio tour of amazing moments in history. We've rounded up eight of Audible's current bestsellers in the history genre, from the heroic acts of Dunkirk to the space race to one…
    - 15 days ago, 4 Aug 17, 5:47pm -
  • Top 50 Science Fiction Books on Goodreads
    <spoiler>Sponsored by Ready Player One. Soon to be a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg.</spoiler>"I have never listened to anyone who criticized my taste in space travel, sideshows or gorillas. When this occurs, I pack up my dinos…
    - 16 days ago, 3 Aug 17, 10:48pm -
  • Top 10 YA Fantasy Books
    <spoiler>Sponsored by Ready Player One. Soon to be a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg.</spoiler>Being a normal human can be overrated. Young adult fantasy offers irresistible escapism, letting readers step into the shoes of demigods…
    - 16 days ago, 3 Aug 17, 10:47pm -

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Browse Books: Recent Reviews

  • Reader Review: "The Ministry of Utmost Happiness"
    by Cloggie Downunder (Thirroul): "Their wounds were too old and too new, too different, and perhaps too deep, for healing. But for a fleeting moment, they were able to pool them like accumulated gambling debts and share the pain equally, without nami…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Aug 17, 10:00am -
  • Reader Review: "Birdsong"
    by mike speake: Quite simply the best book that I have ever read. A feast of intense story-line, history, love, horror, emotion, description, frailty. I read it ten years ago and am now re-reading it. I just cannot put it down.
    - 12 days ago, 7 Aug 17, 10:00am -
  • Reader Review: "Beartown"
    by Cloggie Downunder (Thirroul): The Scandal (also titled Beartown) is the fourth full-length novel by Swedish blogger, columnist and author, Fredrik Backman. It is translated from Swedish by Neil Smith. As remote as this place in the forest is, and…
    - 15 days ago, 4 Aug 17, 10:00am -
  • Reader Review: "The Nightingale"
    by K.McBride (Louisiana): I used to teach high school English, so I have read more than my share of novels. I used to read them and make AR tests so the kids would have books to read that they liked. I preferred mysteries but could not help but read…
    - 20 days ago, 30 Jul 17, 10:00am -
  • Reader Review: "News of the World"
    by Gloria (Pa.): The first time I read "News of the World," I breezed through it because I couldn't wait to find out how the story ended. The second time I read it (which was immediately after the first), I slowed down to savor the details I had miss…
    - 20 days ago, 30 Jul 17, 10:00am -
  • Reader Review: "Redemption Road"
    by Becky H (Chicago): WOW. John Hart really knows how to write an engrossing, heart pounding, well plotted mystery…… and he can do it with a minimum of sex, blood and vulgar language. A disgraced cop, a damaged cop, a terrified girl and a bereft c…
    - 20 days ago, 30 Jul 17, 10:00am -
  • Reader Review: "The Almost Sisters"
    by SharonM: Set in a small southern town in Alabama, 'The Almost Sisters' is a timely contemporary piece about friendships, family secrets and bi-racial relationships. The narrator Leia Birch Briggs is a successful writer/artist in the graphic no…
    - 22 days ago, 28 Jul 17, 10:00am -
  • Reader Review: "All the Ugly and Wonderful Things"
    by Cloggie Downunder (Thirroul): All The Ugly And Wonderful Things is the first novel by American author, Bryn Greenwood. Eight-year-old Wavonna Lee Quinn has seen more than her share of ugly things in her short life. Her father is a drug dealer wit…
    - 23 days ago, 27 Jul 17, 10:00am -