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  • Adam Grant Wants You to Rethink What (You Think) You Know
     Speaking with Adam Grant feels like having your brain sandblasted, in a pleasant sort of way.As an author, professor, and psychologist, Grant is a born communicator—engaging and impossibly articulate. He can do that magic tric…
    - 21 days ago, 4 Feb 21, 4:44pm -
  • February's Most Anticipated Young Adult Books
      As dedicated readers already know, some of the best and most innovative stories on the shelves come from the constantly evolving realm of young adult fiction. Every month our team looks at the books being published and how they're resonat…
    - 22 days ago, 3 Feb 21, 6:58pm -
  • 66 of the Year's Most Anticipated Fiction by Black Authors
    Happy Black History Month! Literary fiction, historical fiction, mystery, romance, fantasy, sci-fi, short stories, and young adult novels: This roundup of highly anticipated 2021 fiction by Black authors has something for everyone.…
    - 24 days ago, 1 Feb 21, 3:52pm -
  • The 52 Most Popular Romances of the Past Three Years
    Ah yes, the allure of new love! Be prepared to be charmed, wooed, and—of course—seduced by these most popular romance novels of the past three years, according to Goodreads members.These recent romances include new crushes in th…
    - 27 days ago, 29 Jan 21, 7:48pm -
  • Readers' Most Anticipated Books of February
    It's time to get in that last stretch of winter reading and prepare our Want to Read shelves for spring. Luckily for us, February brings a genuinely impressive collection of books across multiple categories and genres. New this month: A…
    - 31 days ago, 25 Jan 21, 10:43pm -
  • Mysteries by Black Women to Add to Your Reading List
     Kellye Garrett's first novel, Hollywood Homicide, was released in August 2017 and won the Agatha, Anthony, Lefty, and Independent Publisher “IPPY” awards for best first novel. Hollywood Ending, the second book in her Detective by Day myste…
    - 31 days ago, 25 Jan 21, 7:33am -
  • The February Romances Readers Are Falling For
      Some people love books. Some people fall in love. And some people fall in love with books about falling in love. Every month our team sorts through the new romance books and sees how early readers are responding. We use this information t…
    - 31 days ago, 25 Jan 21, 6:15am -
  • 10 Romances to Try If You Love the Fake Dating Trope
     Rachel Lynn Solomon is best known to her fans for writing heartfelt contemporary YA novels like 2020's Today Tonight Tomorrow and her 2018 debut You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone.This month, Solomon publishes her first romance for adults. In Th…
    - 69 days ago, 18 Dec 20, 8:43pm -

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Browse Books: Recent Reviews

  • Reader Review: "The House on Vesper Sands"
    by Peg A: I had been wanting to read this book and then was fortunate enough to win it in a book giveaway. That however does influence this review. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and hope to read more by Paraic O'Donnell. The plot is a mystery wrappe…
    - 10 days ago, 15 Feb 21, 12:00pm -
  • Reader Review: "The Mystery of Mrs. Christie"
    by Becky H (Chicago): Agatha Christie, renowned writer of mysteries, disappeared for 11 days in 1926. Although a country wide search was made, no one was able to find her until she turned up on day eleven claiming amnesia. What REALLY happened – no…
    - 18 days ago, 7 Feb 21, 12:00pm -
  • Reader Review: "The House on Vesper Sands"
    by toni brabender: Thank you to BrookBrowse.com for an ARC of this lovely book. "The House on Vesper Sands" by Paraic O'Donnell may just be one of the best books of 2021 and it is only January. What doesn't it offer? It is Victorian supernatural with…
    - 24 days ago, 1 Feb 21, 12:00pm -
  • Reader Review: "The Vanishing Half"
    by Becky H (Chicago): Unsettling is the only word I can use to describe this book. Can a person vanish? To themselves? To their family? Can men vanish from society? the world? Can a person vanish and still be physically present? Can a town vanish? Ca…
    - 29 days ago, 27 Jan 21, 12:00pm -
  • Reader Review: "The Forgetting Time"
    by Ayanda Bhekingwe (South Africa): I have goosebumps! This novel is genuinely phenomenal. A mind-boggling fiction that has completely opened a new portal for me to explore and that's the idea of reincarnation. But the big question I wanted to ask wa…
    - 29 days ago, 27 Jan 21, 12:00pm -
  • Reader Review: "Juliet"
    by [email protected]?sReviews: Julie saw Umberto at the back of the room as she was leaving the stage. She knew this wasn't going to be good news because he wasn't smiling like always. "Aunt Rose has died" were the words that tumbled out of his mouth.…
    - 40 days ago, 16 Jan 21, 12:00pm -
  • Reader Review: "Life After Life"
    by BuffaloGirlKS (Wright, Kansas): Revolving around the life of an upper class English woman from her birth and death (and subsequent numerous alternative births and deaths) on a cold winter night through both World Wars, this book portrays English s…
    - 51 days ago, 5 Jan 21, 12:00pm -
  • Reader Review: "Caste"
    by PatCarole (Boston): I finally finished Caste this morning -- 6 weeks after starting it. (This included a midway break during which I read Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell.) Caste is an important study of where the United States stands in 2020 with regar…
    - 53 days ago, 3 Jan 21, 12:00pm -