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  • The Most Read Books of the 2020 Reading Challenge
    We all want to spend more time lost in the pages of great books. That's the idea behind our annual Goodreads Reading Challenge! It's simple: Every January readers set a goal of how many books they want to read that year, and we help them keep t…
    - 16 days ago, 17 Jun 20, 4:26pm -
  • 32 New Novels by Black Authors to Read Now
    Halfway through the year, 2020 has gifted readers with some amazing novels from Black writers. We rounded up this list of new fiction published across genres, including mystery, young adult, romance, fantasy, and science fiction fo…
    - 18 days ago, 15 Jun 20, 6:31pm -
  • An Anti-Racist Reading List: 20 Highly Rated Nonfiction Books by Black Authors
    There are many ways to take action against racism. Reading in order to learn more about oppression and how to oppose it is just one of those ways. For those who seek resources to understand more about the Black experience in Americ…
    - 30 days ago, 2 Jun 20, 11:49pm -
  • Meet the Authors of June's Popular Queer Young Adult Fiction
    If you like books about queer kids falling in love and having adventures, you're in for quite the treat this month. June brings a great assortment of highly anticipated contemporary young adult books in that vein, just in time for Pride Month.To hel…
    - 32 days ago, 1 Jun 20, 3:10pm -
  • The Top 40 Hit Books of the Year (So Far)
    We're halfway through the year that time forgot! Ahem...I mean, 2020. Believe it or not, it's June.Traditionally, this is when the Goodreads editorial team burrows deep into our data to see which books published in the U.S. during the fi…
    - 35 days ago, 28 May 20, 10:57pm -
  • 42 New Books to Read this Pride Month
    This June, as we observe LGBTQ Pride—the annual celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning communities—we wanted to put a spotlight on 42 new books, all published so far this year, for your Pri…
    - 36 days ago, 28 May 20, 6:50pm -
  • 24 New Sci-Fi & Fantasy Novels Readers Are Loving
    Space operas, magic, destiny, dystopia, aliens: There's a bit of something for everyone in 2020's latest offerings in science fiction and fantasy. You'll find new titles from beloved authors including N.K. Jemisin, Seanan McGuire, Eo…
    - 36 days ago, 28 May 20, 2:23pm -
  • Alice Oseman Recommends Her Favorite YA Graphic Novels
    Author and illustrator Alice Oseman is known to her long-time fans for her young adult novels about—as she calls them—"teenage disasters," starting with her debut book, Solitaire. In 2016, Oseman began self-pub…
    - 38 days ago, 26 May 20, 9:46pm -

Kindle Review

Browse Books: Recent Reviews

  • Reader Review: "The Color of Air"
    by K Fox: A welcome panacea to the times we are living in is how I would describe reading this story of Daniel Abe, a successful doctor in Chicago, as he returns home to Hilo two years after his mother Mariko's death. A secret has driven Danial home,…
    - 4 days ago, 29 Jun 20, 10:00am -
  • Reader Review: "Where the Crawdads Sing"
    by Ruthee (Aptos): I really enjoyed this book. It had a heartwarming ending with a real twist along the way. Very clever story line. I am looking forward to more books by Delia Owens.
    - 8 days ago, 25 Jun 20, 10:00am -
  • Reader Review: "A Gentleman in Moscow"
    by Ingrid Rinehart: To enjoy reading is a gift. To read a beautifully told story is an honor. Such a story is "A Gentleman in Moscow" by Amor Towles. The story surrounds us with the best of human emotions; love, loyalty, respect, friendship and infin…
    - 22 days ago, 11 Jun 20, 10:00am -
  • Reader Review: "The Stone Girl"
    by Kim K. (Portland): My husband read this book before I did, and encouraged me to pick it up as well. When he asked me my opinion, I replied, "Do you want my personal opinion or my technical one?" From a personal standpoint, I loved this book. It…
    - 29 days ago, 4 Jun 20, 10:00am -
  • Reader Review: "The Paris Hours"
    by gerrie (camel, IN): This book is composed of brain burning, gasp inducing scenes that will stay with you forever. One day in Paris, four main characters, mystery upon mystery and it all unwinds and just when you think it's over,,,, it really isn't…
    - 38 days ago, 26 May 20, 10:00am -
  • Reader Review: "Hollywood Park"
    by Lani: Prior to reading this, I knew nothing about the author, nor his place in history as the frontman of the band Airborn Toxic. In fact, as I immersed myself in the book, I had to remind myself that these events really happened to someone, somet…
    - 39 days ago, 25 May 20, 10:00am -
  • Reader Review: "My Dark Vanessa"
    by lani: It took the author 18 years to write his novel. Who would have know how prescient it would become during the current "Me-Too" crisis. This is a very unsettling novel examining the life of a 15 year old girl who becomes enamored with her 42 y…
    - 40 days ago, 24 May 20, 10:00am -
  • Reader Review: "Surviving Autocracy"
    by Victoria: Masha Gessen really nailed it. I'm not much for politics and haven't read too many Trump-focused books because I found that a frustrating and unappealing topic. I picked this up mainly due to author recognition. But it was great. Ms. Ges…
    - 43 days ago, 21 May 20, 10:00am -