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  • Famed Biographer Walter Isaacson on Gene Editing, Science, and Good Books
     Walter Isaacson, it’s safe to say, is not afraid of tackling the really big topics. In 2011, he wrote about our ubiquitous computer culture in Steve Jobs, an exhaustive biography on the cofounder of Apple Inc. He followed tha…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Apr 21, 4:36pm -
  • 10 Books that 'Disrupted' the Literary Status Quo
     Mateo Askaripour is a Brooklyn-based writer whose bestselling debut novel, Black Buck, was published in January. It's been a Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick, an Indie Next Pick, and a best of the month book by Goodreads, Amazon, a…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Apr 21, 4:07pm -
  • 32 Highly Anticipated Sci-Fi and Fantasy Reads for Summer
    The coming season is a big one for the science fiction and fantasy genres, with the release of some of 2021's most anticipated speculative fiction books. To help you discover your next out-of-this-world adventure, we took a peek at…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Apr 21, 4:06pm -
  • Jenny Lawson Talks Humor, Depression, and the Underrated Virtue of Kindness
     Jenny Lawson is the funniest person you know. And if you don’t know her, just read one of her books and she becomes the funniest person you know. It’s like a magic trick.A big part of this is because Lawson’s writing styl…
    - 10 days ago, 11 Apr 21, 7:39am -
  • It's Mystery and Thriller Week 2021 on Goodreads!
      No red herrings here! Join us for Mystery and Thriller Week as we celebrate the genre's unreliable narrators, creepy culprits, spectacular suspects, and daring detectives.   The 60 Hottest New (and Upcoming) Mys…
    - 20 days ago, 1 Apr 21, 4:46pm -
  • Books for the Workplace: Why Emotional Intelligence Matters
     Rishad Tobaccowala is the author of Restoring the Soul of Business: Staying Human in the Age of Data and the former chief strategist and growth officer of Publicis Groupe, an 80,000-person global marketing firm. He writes a weekly thought lette…
    - 22 days ago, 29 Mar 21, 5:20pm -
  • 10 One-Night-Stand Romances that Readers Can Commit To
      In most romances, a romp in the hay comes after many chapters of meeting cute, silent pining, and steamy banter. Not so for books that boldly use the one-night-stand trope! In these stories, the protagonists tend to first fall into bed…
    - 23 days ago, 29 Mar 21, 5:22am -
  • The 60 Hottest New (and Upcoming) Mysteries & Thrillers
    Psychological thrillers that will leave your head spinning. Cold cases, detectives hot on a trail, unreliable narrators, and a dash of poison for good measure. For mystery and thriller readers, this is the perfect time to get lo…
    - 24 days ago, 28 Mar 21, 7:11am -

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Browse Books: Recent Reviews

  • Reader Review: "The Dutch House"
    by Mary C (Portland): I was so sad to reach the end of this book …. sniff, sniff...I always feel like crying a little when this book ends. Especially, this one. I always want great reads to go on forever, but this one in particular is a story and i…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Apr 21, 11:00am -
  • Reader Review: "Skulduggery Pleasant"
    by Jinx Heywire (Oxford): This thrilling first novel in a much wider series sets the reader off on a trail of laughs, mysteries and suspense. When I first read this I was slightly skeptical, because even though many of my friends had loved the series…
    - 8 days ago, 13 Apr 21, 11:00am -
  • Reader Review: "The Rules of Magic"
    by Cloggie Downunder (Thirroul): The Rules of Magic is a prequel in Alice Hoffman's Practical Magic series. It is June 1960 when the Owens siblings, Frances, Bridget and Vincent, leave New York to spend summer for the first time with their Aunt Isabe…
    - 10 days ago, 11 Apr 21, 11:00am -
  • Reader Review: "Miss Austen"
    by LinZ (Downers Grove): I enjoyed this book very much! It was like reading a Jane Austen novel! The language and characters were very much in Austen's style. That made it easier to get into Cassandra's mind set of not revealing her true thoughts and…
    - 12 days ago, 9 Apr 21, 11:00am -
  • Reader Review: "Miss Austen"
    by Nancy in Vermont: This novel shows us Cassandra Austen, sister of Jane, as she tries to retrieve some of Jane's personal letters which were kept by her friend Eliza Lloyd Fowle. Eliza's house is being sold after her death, followed by the death of…
    - 13 days ago, 8 Apr 21, 11:00am -
  • Reader Review: "A Good Neighborhood"
    by Melissa C.: I read this book in almost one sitting. The author presents the reader with so many thought provoking topics/issues we face in today's society: racism, sexism, discrimination, violence and sensitivity for the environment. Some readers…
    - 13 days ago, 8 Apr 21, 11:00am -
  • Reader Review: "Where the Crawdads Sing"
    by lbrown (Bailey, CO): I must say, I hate books that make me cry, but my book club wanted to read this one so I resolutely slogged into it expecting a deluge. There were some tears but mostly amazement at the book's descriptions (and the character's…
    - 14 days ago, 7 Apr 21, 11:00am -
  • Reader Review: "The Overstory"
    by lbrown (Bailey, Colorado): An amazing book of natural rediscovery. I'm out in my yard awaiting spring so that I can follow the trails through my little aspen grove, smell the pines, and explore the soil at 9,000' in the Colorado Rockies. I'm on my…
    - 14 days ago, 7 Apr 21, 11:00am -