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  • Recommended 'Shark Week' Reading
    What danger lies beneath the ocean waves? Luckily for us readers, this question has consumed both novelists and nonfiction writers alike for ages. So, just in time for the annual Shark Week (the Discovery Channel's eight days of all things shark-rela…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 5:00am -
  • 12 Book Adaptations Readers Love
    Not all book adaptations are created equal. As readers, we've learned to deal with some seriously misguided disappointments, the kind of flops that give the books they're based on a bad name. ("Don't judge the book by its movie!" we beg our friends a…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 8:14pm -
  • The Best Romance Books of July
    Do you know who you'll be falling in love with this month? Because we've got some suggestions… Every month, our team takes a look at what romance books are being published—and how early readers are responding to them. We use this information to c…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jul 17, 2:13pm -
  • 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 Last Magicianby Lisa MaxwellYou should read this book if you like: YA fantasy, secret magic, New…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 2:21pm -
  • What Would Jon Snow Read? Book Recs for Your Favorite Game of Thrones Characters
    "A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone if it is to keep its edge," Tyrion Lannister told Jon Snow in A Game of Thrones. "That's why I read so much." Unfortunately for Tyrion—and for all the characters in George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Jul 17, 2:57pm -
  • Riley Sager: Forget 'Write What You Know,' Try 'Write What You Feel'
    Riley Sager is the pseudonym for the author of the essay featured below, whose identity remains secret. We know that the author has been previously published and that he's a man. What else do we know? Well, Sager's Final Girls has become one of the m…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Jul 17, 9:45pm -
  • The Best Young Adult Books of July
    An eerily charming town torn apart by one girl's disappearance, a "circus-city" full of freaks and illusions, and an alternate New York where one desperate thief turns to time travel for salvation…Welcome to the world of irresistible young adult fi…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Jul 17, 2:38pm -
  • authors@goodreads: Roxane Gay Answers Readers' Burning Questions
    Essayist, novelist, columnist, and now memoirist Roxane Gay recently spent some time with us here at Goodreads for an authors@goodreads event where she discussed one of the highest-rated books of summer, her Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body. The book d…
    - 11 days ago, 12 Jul 17, 9:55pm -

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Browse Books: Recent Reviews

  • Reader Review: "News of the World"
    by Ruth H (Sebring, FL): What an amazing story. Could not put it down! Capt. Jefferson Kyle Kidd takes on a captured 10 year old girl for a most dangerous trip in 1870 through Texas. Could not imagine how difficult this must have been. Author Paul…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 10:00am -
  • Reader Review: "Cruel Beautiful World"
    by Becky H (Chicago): Lucy, 16 and naive, runs away with her High School teacher. Their life together in an isolated, and isolating, rural area is not what Lucy expected. Lucy is portrayed sympathetically. The reader gets to know her intimately t…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Jul 17, 10:00am -
  • Reader Review: "Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine"
    by Cloggie Downunder (Thirroul): "Even the circus freak side of my face – my damaged half – was better than the alternative, which would have meant death by fire. I didn't burn to ashes. I emerged from the flames like a little phoenix. I ran my fin…
    - 32 days ago, 21 Jun 17, 10:00am -
  • Reader Review: "Lily and the Octopus"
    by Stephanie: It's got an adorable dog. It's got a guy who loves the adorable dog. In addition, he named the dog Lily (as opposed to something like Schnitzel) because he knew the dog was going to be his friend, his companion and possibly the most i…
    - 38 days ago, 15 Jun 17, 10:00am -
  • Reader Review: "House of Names"
    by Sandi W. (East Moline): I tell you this man can take a muddy puddle and make you think it is a fresh spring shower!! I thought I was done with mythology back in college. I had two literature classes devoted to mythology and thought I had read and…
    - 39 days ago, 14 Jun 17, 10:00am -
  • Reader Review: "Beneath a Marble Sky"
    by Meg Keelly: John Shors was able to present a history lesson in a way that would make any person want to study the Taj Mahal. I am often surprised when people say they will only read nonfiction books. I don't think they realize how well researche…
    - 46 days ago, 7 Jun 17, 10:00am -
  • Reader Review: "Being Mortal"
    by Nancy: This should be required reading for anyone over 30.....what Gwande has to say is important.....we are all mortal and at some point the effort to cure should be replaced with the effort to provide humane support and freedom from pain....to e…
    - 53 days ago, 31 May 17, 10:00am -
  • Reader Review: "Anything Is Possible"
    by Julie M (Golden Valley): Anything is Possible is the sequel to My Name is Lucy Barton which I absolutely loved, and I was worried that it could only be disappointing in comparison. I couldn't have been more wrong! This book is even better than t…
    - 59 days ago, 25 May 17, 10:00am -