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  • Goodreads Members' Most Read Books (By Genre)
    Is there anything more satisfying than getting all the way through a book, turning that last page, and getting to gush with people about everything you've read? We think not.This season, Goodreads readers have been absolutely devouring books ac…
    - 11 days ago, 7 Sep 21, 6:50pm -
  • Catch Up on Earlier Books from This Fall's Biggest Authors
    In the world of books, as in life itself, we occasionally encounter odd little storm fronts when things get unreasonably busy. These periods of time really do blow in like the weather. Suddenly, there’s a lot going on. Such is the case w…
    - 21 days ago, 28 Aug 21, 9:59pm -
  • 30 Hot Historical Romances to Light Your Fire in 2021
    If you've already burned all the way through the Bridgertons series (both the books and the Netflix show) and find yourself still longing for fraught ballroom dances and steamy marriages of convenience, you're in luck with 2021's…
    - 23 days ago, 27 Aug 21, 5:08am -
  • Read Across the 20th Century with These New Novels
    Looking to read about the Roaring Twenties, the Spanish flu pandemic, World War II, or the grunge era? These new historical fiction books will take you on a tour of the past century, with plenty of page-turning drama! To help you…
    - 26 days ago, 24 Aug 21, 4:39pm -
  • Peek Ahead at the Biggest Mysteries and Thrillers for the Rest of the Year
    Craving a wily whodunit or suspenseful story right now? You're in luck, because we have all the clues to lead you to some seriously spectacular mysteries and thrillers coming out in the next few months!We looked at Want to Read shel…
    - 37 days ago, 13 Aug 21, 4:53pm -
  • 13 Contemporary Riffs and Retellings of Classic Tales
      When it comes to retellings of literary classics, there are the books that follow the original tales closely (think 2018's smash hit Circe) and then there are the novels that take off in a wildly different direction, like pulling the st…
    - 37 days ago, 12 Aug 21, 5:48pm -
  • Ellen Oh's Recommendations for Incredible YA Reading
     Ellen Oh is an award-winning author of middle grade and young adult novels such as Spirit Hunters, The Dragon Egg Princess, and A Thousand Beginnings and Endings, as well as the cofounder of We Need Diverse Books, the groundbreaking, grassroo…
    - 39 days ago, 11 Aug 21, 4:28pm -
  • 9 Books That Goodreads Editors Highly Recommend
    At Goodreads, we love reading (shocker, I know). There's just nothing like curling up on the couch with a cup of coffee or tea and burying yourself in a good book; it's escapism at its finest. Sadly, we can't read books all day, ever…
    - 54 days ago, 27 Jul 21, 2:49am -

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Browse Books: Recent Reviews

  • Reader Review: "The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois"
    by Victoria: This was as fantastic as you might have been hearing. It tackles an almost uncountable number of current topics in a sensitive and realistic way by wrapping them in a beautiful multi-generational historical fiction. I fell in love with A…
    - 7 days ago, 12 Sep 21, 11:00am -
  • Reader Review: "Migrations"
    by Susan: "The animals are dying. Soon we will be alone here... Once when the animals were going, really and truly, and not just in warnings of dark futures, right now, in mass extinctions we could see and feel, I decided to follow a bird over an oce…
    - 18 days ago, 1 Sep 21, 11:00am -
  • Reader Review: "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius"
    by Techeditor (Romeo, Michigan): A HEARTBREAKING WORK OF STAGGERING GENIUS is delightful. Dave Eggers has a writing style like I've never read before. What would otherwise be, for example, sad or serious, he lightens. My gosh, he even makes the copyr…
    - 19 days ago, 31 Aug 21, 11:00am -
  • Reader Review: "The Nesting Dolls"
    by Kath (Bethany Beach): Terrific book for book clubs. Filled with memorable, fascinating characters. We see history revealed through the different lives and loves of three generations of one family of Russian women. Each was dealt a very different h…
    - 32 days ago, 18 Aug 21, 11:00am -
  • Reader Review: "Daughters of Smoke and Fire"
    by Juli B. (Prosper, TX): One of my greatest challenges writing this review is how to convey the gratitude I feel for the skillful bravery author Ava Homa must have felt bringing the brutally tragic, yet hopeful story of the Saman family to print. Th…
    - 32 days ago, 18 Aug 21, 11:00am -
  • Reader Review: "The Mountains Sing"
    by Nadereh Zolghadr (North Potomac): What an eye-opener is this book! I have read about the Vietnam War and have been familiar with the history of the country. I have been an admirer of the Vietnamese courage and valor in defending their homeland and…
    - 34 days ago, 16 Aug 21, 11:00am -
  • Reader Review: "History Is All You Left Me"
    by Ma. Ellyne Machete (Abu Dhabi): This book was literally the first book I've ever tried to not finish in one day, which made me think before I fall asleep. From start to finish, it broke my heart in so many ways I can't describe. Even though it was…
    - 35 days ago, 15 Aug 21, 11:00am -
  • Reader Review: "Daughters of Smoke and Fire"
    by Lee Mitchell: A moving and heart breaking tribute to all the Kurds still living, or trying to live, a normal life in Iran. Leila Saman was born Kurdish but she always felt guilty and insecure about her background. She knew she could speak Kurdish…
    - 38 days ago, 12 Aug 21, 11:00am -