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  • Don’t Miss This Month’s Blockbuster YA Sequels
    Don’t you just hate that feeling of falling head over heels for a new series...and then having to wait anxiously (sometimes for years!) for the sequel to find out what happens next in the story?Luckily for readers, quite a few of this month’…
    - 14 days ago, 9 Sep 20, 5:29pm -
  • Justin A. Reynolds Shares the Black Teen Stories That Give Him 'All the Feels'
     Justin A. Reynolds burst onto the YA scene last year with his debut book Opposite of Always, a heartfelt novel about love and friendship (with a time loop thrown in!) that was nominated for the 2019 Goodreads Choice Awards in the Contemporary…
    - 19 days ago, 4 Sep 20, 9:07pm -
  • 32 New Historical Fiction Novels Readers Are Raving About
    Let’s face it, 2020 is making us long for other timelines. Luckily, these 32 novels are ready to sweep you away to vastly different eras and settings; they represent your fellow readers’ top-ranked historical fiction novels…
    - 23 days ago, 31 Aug 20, 4:25pm -
  • 30 Summer Debut Novels You May Have Missed
    There’s nothing like picking up a debut novel and feeling like you’ve found your new favorite author.As the season comes to a close, we wanted to round up the most popular adult debut novels published in the U.S. from June throu…
    - 30 days ago, 24 Aug 20, 10:34pm -
  • 36 New Memoirs to Read Now
    Anne Lamott, the beloved writer of memoirs including Bird by Bird and Traveling Mercies, once said, “You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have beh…
    - 30 days ago, 24 Aug 20, 3:42pm -
  • Diane Cook: What to Read When Dystopia Is the New Normal
    Author Diane Cook's debut novel, The New Wilderness, explores a mother's attempt to save her daughter in a world ravaged by climate change and overpopulation. Although the cli-fi dystopia novel was just published earlier this month, it's alread…
    - 35 days ago, 19 Aug 20, 4:30pm -
  • Goodreads Members Suggest: 32 ‘Vacation’ Reads
    As this strange summer of staying put winds down, one thing remains truer than ever: Books offer us endless adventure and new horizons to explore.We asked our followers on Facebook and Twitter to share their recommendations for 2020’s versio…
    - 40 days ago, 14 Aug 20, 5:02pm -
  • It's Young Adult Week at Goodreads!
      From dystopia to romance, the young adult genre is sure to bring you the most compelling coming-of-age stories that will keep you turning the pages.   The 100 Most Popular YA Novels on Goodreads Our readers’ a…
    - 50 days ago, 4 Aug 20, 5:22pm -

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  • Reader Review: "A Girl is A Body of Water"
    by Xandra Brooks-Keys (Clarksdale): This was a great read! The main character was a strong personality, demonstrating the ability to overcome anything - the rejection from a mother whose supposed to be the greatest example of love and the death of a…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Sep 20, 11:00am -
  • Reader Review: "All the Devils Are Here"
    by lani (philadelphia): I have loved all of Penny's books about Chief Inspector Gamache and the quirky inhabitants of Three Pines. When I read these books it felt like I was coming home, sitting at my desk with a cold beer on a hot day. Set in Paris…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Sep 20, 11:00am -
  • Reader Review: "Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line"
    by Robert Murray (Smyrna, GA): In a corrupt society where the poor are lumped in the with garbage surrounding them, a boy tries to channel detective skills he learned from TV to solve the random disappearances around him, aided by two school friends.…
    - 10 days ago, 14 Sep 20, 11:00am -
  • Reader Review: "The Vanishing Half"
    by Karen T (Melborne, FL): Can't put it down! It's our book club's choice this month. Almost finished reading it. Told through multiple perspectives across decades. The characters development was excellent and even though the main focus was on twin s…
    - 11 days ago, 13 Sep 20, 11:00am -
  • Reader Review: "The Secrets We Kept"
    by Anl (Henderson Nv): And yes I am old enough to have seen Dr. Zhivago on the big screen. And read the book. And lived through the cold war spirit of the times. And the Russian regimes. So the book had an identifying interest to me. Her approach to…
    - 13 days ago, 11 Sep 20, 11:00am -
  • Reader Review: "The Black Count"
    by Kymberly East (Santa Cruz): 1790s France was a renaissance of social justice. Though largely forgotten today, 18th century France pioneered the world's first civil right's movement. And at the helm, Pulitzer Prize winner Tim Reiss tells us, stood…
    - 15 days ago, 9 Sep 20, 11:00am -
  • Reader Review: "The Plague of Doves"
    by Dan H (Illinois): This is a fascinating story – mystery, romance, history – engrossing on many levels. At times, the story is difficult to follow, due to various first-person voices which have no identification. The author presents here a depi…
    - 15 days ago, 9 Sep 20, 11:00am -
  • Reader Review: "Finding Dorothy"
    by Kymberly P East (Santa Cruz): Finding Dorothy is a quick, informative read. I thoroughly enjoyed the idea of Letts' parallels, though the hasty feel of the writing style prevented me from developing any real emotional attachment to any of the char…
    - 16 days ago, 8 Sep 20, 11:00am -