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  • A Juneteenth Reading List
    Juneteenth, observed on June 19th each year, is an American holiday commemorating the day in 1865 when the last enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, were told by Union soldiers that they were free—more than two years after Presid…
    - 5 days ago, 17 Jun 21, 5:40pm -
  • Most Read of the 2021 Reading Challenge (So Far)
    We all want to spend more time lost in the pages of great books. That's the idea behind our annual 2021 Goodreads Reading Challenge! It's simple: Every January readers set a goal of how many books they want to read that year, and we…
    - 11 days ago, 11 Jun 21, 8:02pm -
  • Audiobook Recommendations Based on 14 Wildly Popular Listens
     Here at Goodreads, we've noticed that a funny thing tends to happen when we start talking about audiobooks: The same few titles get recommended repeatedly. Now, these greatest hits are, of course, great for a reason! Who doesn't love the feats…
    - 18 days ago, 4 Jun 21, 6:58pm -
  • 12 Backlist Books That Continue to Trend with Readers
    These twelve books are so consistently adored, they have become regulars month after month in our data of most popular and most read books on Goodreads.Clearly beloved by readers sometimes years after they were first published, the…
    - 21 days ago, 1 Jun 21, 4:44pm -
  • Goodreads Members' Top 48 Hit Books of the Year (So Far)
    Believe it or not, we're halfway through 2021! As is our tradition, this is the time when the Goodreads editorial team burrows into our data to see which books published in the U.S. during the first six months of the year have b…
    - 29 days ago, 24 May 21, 6:06pm -
  • C.L. Clark's Recommendations for LGBTQ+ Speculative Fiction
     Author C.L. Clark is no newcomer to the sci-fi and fantasy scene. Though she just published her first novel, The Unbroken, earlier this year, Clark has been a longtime reader, writer, and editor of speculative fiction. Her work has appeared in…
    - 29 days ago, 24 May 21, 6:01pm -
  • The Top 40 Young Adult Books of 2021 (So Far)
    Oh hey, we're nearly halfway through 2021! We can't really believe it either...Traditionally, this is the time when the Goodreads editorial team takes a deep dive into our data to see which books published in the U.S. during the…
    - 29 days ago, 24 May 21, 6:03am -
  • 9 Books that Goodreads Editors Highly Recommend
    Gather 'round because we're going to talk books. It's our favorite topic, of course. Here at Goodreads, the editorial team can't escape books (not that we'd want to). Even when we have meetings where we discuss non-book related topic…
    - 35 days ago, 18 May 21, 7:27pm -

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  • Reader Review: "We Are Not from Here"
    by Tanu Panwar (Ghaziabad): We Are Not From Here astonishes even as it conveys harsh realities. Torres Sanchez's prose alternately chills and sings as it brings primal human experiences—life and death, despair and hunger, fear and hope—to the pag…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Jun 21, 11:00am -
  • Reader Review: "Whereabouts"
    by Margot P (Mandeville, LA): While Whereabouts is a novel in the technical sense, it's really just slices of life in a year of a floundering 40ish Italian woman in an unnamed city. The writing is gorgeous, especially considering it was translated fr…
    - 12 days ago, 10 Jun 21, 11:00am -
  • Reader Review: "Girl, Woman, Other"
    by Anna Rowe: I thought this book was quite an accomplishment. It is a novel but reads more like a collection of twelve stories, each about an individual woman who is directly or indirectly connected to the others. It is the depth and development of…
    - 14 days ago, 8 Jun 21, 11:00am -
  • Reader Review: "The Plot"
    by Kate G (Bronx): My disclaimer: I have met Jean Hanff Korelitz many times and have attended many of her Pop-up book groups in NYC through her venture, Book the Writer. I received an ARC of The Plot for Celadon and I was thrilled. I am not a thrille…
    - 19 days ago, 3 Jun 21, 11:00am -
  • Reader Review: "The Personal Librarian"
    by Dorinne D: Another winning historical novel by Marie Benedict, this one takes place beginning in the early 1900's when Belle da Costa Greene is hired by wealthy financier J.P. Morgan to catalog, organize and assist in the acquisition of rare books…
    - 23 days ago, 30 May 21, 11:00am -
  • Reader Review: "The Boys in the Boat"
    by techeditor (Romeo, Michigan): Although its subtitle implies that THE BOYS IN THE BOAT is about the American eight-oar rowing crew in the 1936 Olympics, the book is more than that. It's mostly about what led to the formation of the crew. Also, the…
    - 25 days ago, 28 May 21, 11:00am -
  • Reader Review: "Turn of Mind"
    by Techeditor (Romeo, Michigan): After reading three undesirable books in a row, I hit gold with Alice LaPlante's TURN OF MIND. It's not a happy book. It may even break your heart. But it's well written, and its subject matter, at least some of it, h…
    - 26 days ago, 27 May 21, 11:00am -
  • Reader Review: "The Lost Apothecary"
    by Mary C. (Portland): If I could list all of the plot characteristics of a historical fiction book I knew I would love, almost all of the boxes would have been checked by Sarah Penner's remarkable debut novel: we've got feminism! London! centuries-l…
    - 33 days ago, 20 May 21, 11:00am -