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  • Catch Up Now: These Big Series All Have Books Coming Out Next Month
    There's nothing like the pain of finishing a book with a cliffhanger…and needing to wait months (if not years) for the next book. Save yourself some misery and jump into a beloved series that has a new installment coming out in June!To find th…
    - 3 days ago, 22 May 18, 7:42pm -
  • 7 Buzzy Books Hitting Shelves Today
    Need another excuse to go to the bookstore this week? We've got you covered with the buzziest new releases of the day. To create our list, we focused on the top books Goodreads members can't wait to read, which we measure by how many times a bo…
    - 4 days ago, 22 May 18, 2:25am -
  • Bill Gates Shares His Top Picks for Summer Reading
    Bill Gates is many things: tech pioneer, founder and chairman of Microsoft, philanthropist, author, and an avid reader. Now, to kick off a new season of reading, he's sharing his top picks for the summer as well as his tips for making more time…
    - 6 days ago, 19 May 18, 9:11pm -
  • Your Summer Reading Preview
    <spoiler> Summer Reading is sponsored by The Great American Read on PBS. </spoiler>It's the season to catch up on your reading, crack open some classics, or discover great new releases. Whether your idea of summer reading is t…
    - 14 days ago, 11 May 18, 5:21pm -
  • Beginner Book Club Picks From Our Readers
    <spoiler> Sponsored by Book Club, in theaters May 18! </spoiler> Deciding what to read for your first book club meeting can feel daunting. Ultimately, a successful pick is one that inspires a lot of lively discussion. But if…
    - 16 days ago, 9 May 18, 7:38pm -
  • Love "Fahrenheit 451"? Check Out These 8 Books
    “It was a pleasure to burn.” So goes the haunting first line of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. Since its 1953 publication, this powerful and prescient classic remains a staple of the dystopian genre. To date, the novel has more than 1.2 mil…
    - 16 days ago, 9 May 18, 2:53pm -
  • NASA New Horizons Mission Leader Recommends Stellar Space Reading
    Alan Stern is the coauthor of the new book Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto, which gives an insider’s account of NASA's long journey to Pluto. He's the principal investigator of the New Horizons mission, leading NAS…
    - 18 days ago, 7 May 18, 9:35pm -
  • How to Start a Successful Book Club
    <spoiler> Sponsored by Book Club, in theaters May 18! </spoiler>Want to start a book club, but don't know where to start? We turned to book club expert, Kristie McKenna, who moderates a collective membership of more than 34,00…
    - 19 days ago, 6 May 18, 11:30pm -

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Browse Books: Recent Reviews

  • Reader Review: "Salt Houses"
    by Linda Locker (Pickerington, OH): Salt Houses is a difficult story and the author did not shy away from difficult situations and family conflicts. It is the story of displacement and yearning for something called "home." The book covers almost fi…
    - 4 days ago, 21 May 18, 10:00am -
  • Reader Review: "One Child"
    by janis Rezek (U.S. A. state West Virginia): This account of China's one child policy shows the far reaching unintended or latent consequences of this social policy. On the surface we think of the intended consequences of a social policy being put…
    - 5 days ago, 20 May 18, 10:00am -
  • Reader Review: "The Midnight Watch"
    by Cloggie Downunder (Thirroul): The Midnight Watch is the first novel by Australian teacher and author, David Dyer. While the story of the sinking of the SS Titanic in April 1912 will be familiar to most people, the part played in the drama by the m…
    - 6 days ago, 19 May 18, 10:00am -
  • Reader Review: "The Girl Who Smiled Beads"
    by Sue: This is one of the most difficult books I have read, yet it is an essential read. It is at once a memoir and an expose. How can I ever relate to Clemantine's life? I will never know her tragedy. The terrible genocide that was visited upon…
    - 11 days ago, 14 May 18, 10:00am -
  • Reader Review: "Do Not Become Alarmed"
    by Michael Haughton (Kingston,Jamaica): It all began with a cruise on a ship out in the wild seas. This family decided to make good on having a good time on a cruise. The writer made it clear from the beginning and so readers knew that from this came…
    - 34 days ago, 21 Apr 18, 10:00am -
  • Reader Review: "Some Luck"
    by Mal (California): Absolutely wonderful family saga. I fell in love with all the characters, the transitions between each one was incredibly well done, no make that flawless. The narrative has an easy, natural flow - simple yet detailed drawing the…
    - 39 days ago, 16 Apr 18, 10:00am -
  • Reader Review: "Bellweather Rhapsody"
    by mtbikergirl: I loved this novel. It is funny, so funny I laughed out loud. It accurately and lovingly reflects how music truly entrances and collects musicians even before they become musicians. It is also brutally honest about musical prodigies,…
    - 47 days ago, 8 Apr 18, 10:00am -
  • Reader Review: "Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk"
    by Davida Chazan (Jerusalem, Israel): This book made it to my "top 5 of 2017" list, and is certainly my favorite type of fiction (although usually this happens more with historical fiction, and less with contemporary fiction - of which this is essent…
    - 47 days ago, 8 Apr 18, 10:00am -