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  • authors@goodreads: John Scalzi and Cory Doctorow Talk Fictional Disasters
    We were thrilled to have not just one but two great science fiction authors grace our hallways in San Francisco for a recent authors@goodreads event: John Scalzi and Cory Doctorow came to talk about their new books—Scalzi’s The Collapsing Empire…
    - 2 days ago, 22 May 17, 5:42pm -
  • 12 Surprising Books to Give to New Grads
    Let's be honest: Graduates probably don't need another copy of Oh, The Places You'll Go! If you want to educate and entertain the new diploma owner in your life, think beyond Dr. Seuss.For ideas, we turned to our fantastic followers on Facebook and T…
    - 5 days ago, 19 May 17, 2:39pm -
  • 7 Great Books Hitting Shelves Today
    Need another excuse to go to the bookstore this week? We've got seven! Bulk up your Want to Read shelf with these brand-new standalone titles. The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoirby Alexandria Marzano-LesnevichYou should read this book if…
    - 6 days ago, 18 May 17, 8:49pm -
  • Readers Recommend Their Favorite Nonfiction
    From a fascinating memoir, to a thrilling history, to a scientific look at ourselves, we love curling up with a great nonfiction book. Always looking to add more books to our Want to Read shelf, we recently asked fellow readers on our Facebook and T…
    - 7 days ago, 17 May 17, 6:01pm -
  • Goodreads Hack: Scan a Book Cover!
    Have you ever been inspired by a friend's book collection and wanted to immediately add a slew of her books to your Want to Read list? Or, maybe you'd like a way to quickly check a book's ratings on Goodreads as you browse through the stacks at your…
    - 8 days ago, 16 May 17, 11:37pm -
  • 20 Recent Books That Will Hook You from Page One
    Readers can be patient people, but sometimes we want a book that grabs us right from the start—a story that'll have us flipping pages after only a few moments of bookstore browsing or ereader previewing. We asked on Facebook and Twitter: What's a…
    - 12 days ago, 12 May 17, 8:04pm -
  • 6 Fascinating Friendships Between Famous Authors
    Ninety-one years ago, J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis encountered each other at an Oxford English faculty meeting. It was not friendship at first sight. "No harm in him," Lewis wrote about his new acquaintance. "Only needs a smack or two."Of course, it…
    - 12 days ago, 12 May 17, 6:52pm -
  • 10 Favorite Book Moms and Their Words of Wisdom
    Mother's Day is traditionally about real moms—and by real, we mean the moms who had to put up with our antics in the real world—but this year, we also wanted to give a shout-out to the moms who helped raise us from the page. Did your favorite boo…
    - 13 days ago, 11 May 17, 8:15pm -

Kindle Review

Browse Books: Recent Reviews

  • Reader Review: "The Zookeeper's Wife"
    by Cloggie Downunder (Thirroul): "One of the most remarkable things about Antonina was her determination to include play, animals, wonder, curiosity, marvel, and a wide blaze of innocence in a household where all dodged the ambient dangers, horrors,…
    - 5 days ago, 20 May 17, 10:00am -
  • Reader Review: "Speak"
    by Sharon Mills (Portsmouth England UK): 'Speak' A Novel by Louisa Hall is a multi narrative consisting of five seemingly unconnected voices distanced by geography, and alternating time periods spanning from the 1600's, to the near future of 2040.…
    - 7 days ago, 18 May 17, 10:00am -
  • Reader Review: "The Atomic Weight of Love"
    by Sharon (Portsmouth, England, UK): On Meri's 10th birthday her father gives her a book, 'The Burgess Bird Book for Children'. For her 11th birthday he gives her, Darwin's 'On The Origin of the Species'. Six months later her father dies leaving both…
    - 7 days ago, 18 May 17, 10:00am -
  • Reader Review: "I Let You Go"
    by Lesley (ENFIELD): This is the most memorable book I've read for a long time. It is so cleverly written. The effect has lingered in my mind, in a fascinating way, since reading it months ago.The locations add interest as they switch from urban to s…
    - 11 days ago, 14 May 17, 10:00am -
  • Reader Review: "Birds of a Feather"
    by BeckyH (Chicago): A tight plot and likeable characters people this mystery set in post World War I England. Masie is a detective and a psychologist and uses both to solve interesting and informative crimes. This one is no different. Hired to fin…
    - 19 days ago, 6 May 17, 10:00am -
  • Reader Review: "A Gentleman in Moscow"
    by Sarah (Montana): This is one of my all-time favorite books. The Count is an example of a person who knows how to live life. Despite confinement he loves his adopted family and friends, and finds pleasure in the simple aspects of human existence.…
    - 25 days ago, 30 Apr 17, 10:00am -
  • Reader Review: "Havana"
    by CarolP (Tuscaloosa, Alabama): "Havana" is a nicely written introduction to this great city and its history and current culture. I have traveled there twice and regret this book was not available during my preparatory reading. A very accurate descr…
    - 33 days ago, 22 Apr 17, 10:00am -
  • Reader Review: "Lincoln in the Bardo"
    by Lorri S (New Jersey): Just brilliant. I was skeptical at first because the structure of the novel is so unconventional (in the best way), but I believe the narrative carries you until you catch up and then you are just swept up. I was sobbing by t…
    - 36 days ago, 19 Apr 17, 10:00am -