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'Dear Emmie Blue' Author Recommends These Epistolary Romances

Author Lia Louis has a penchant for letters. The winner of ELLE magazine's 2015 writing contest with her #RelationshipGoals love letter, Louis also made a letter central to the plot of her 2019 debut Somewhere Close to Happy. Lizzie, the novel's protagonist, sets off on a journey of discovery (and self-discovery) when she receives a letter from her...

Explore Science Fiction & Fantasy Week!

  Goodreads is celebrating the magical, the dystopian, the out of this world, and the lands you only dream of. That's right, it's Science Fiction & Fantasy Week!   The 100 Most Popular Sci-Fi Books on Goodreads The all-time favorites, from cosmic hitchhikers to rebellious handmaids. Read    The 100 Most...

Celebrate Sci-Fi and Fantasy Subgenres with These 64 Books

Science fiction and fantasy have spawned some of the most imaginative plots and settings in existence. Makes sense, given that these genres are all about thinking outside the box.Whether you’re a sci-fi and fantasy newbie or a longtime reader, figuring out what to read next can be quite the challenge when there are so many possibilities to explore....

The 100 Most Popular Fantasy Books on Goodreads

Dragons, demons, kings, queens, and the occasional farm boy (with a special destiny, of course): Fantasy literature has it all! To celebrate our favorite fictional worlds and characters, we went on a quest for the 100 most popular fantasies of all time on Goodreads, as determined by your fellow members.Of course, as fantasy readers know, the journey...

Lindsay Ellis: How Science Fiction Makes Sense of the Present

Until this summer, Lindsay Ellis was mainly known as a super smart and witty film critic and YouTube essayist, making videos that range from a series that takes an academic approach to the Transformers movie franchise to her analysis on Independence Day vs. War of the Worlds, which explores the history of invasion literature that eventually turned into...

45 Recent Hits of Speculative Fiction

Myths and mayhem, the fantastical and the scientifically plausible, these are readers’ most popular sci-fi and fantasy novels published in the past three years. If it’s been a minute since you’ve checked out these genres, here’s a great place to find your next read, whether it’s from longtime beloved authors Margaret Atwood and Neil Gaiman or newer...

‘Call Your Girlfriend’ Podcast Hosts Celebrate Books about Big Friendships

Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman know the radical life-changing power of a good friendship. The two launched their hit podcast Call Your Girlfriend in 2014 with the tagline “a podcast for long-distance besties everywhere,” nodding toward the bicoastal nature of their own friendship.Sow and Friedman’s latest collaboration is the book Big Friendship: How...

The 100 Most Popular Sci-Fi Books on Goodreads

Dystopias, alien invasions, regenerated dinosaurs, space operas, multiverses, and more, the realm of science fiction takes readers out of this world to tackle all-too-real issues, including oppression, bigotry, censorship, and the horrors of war. To celebrate the most inventive of genres, we’re exploring readers’ 100 most popular science fiction novels...

The Fug Girls on How to Read Like a (Fictional) Royal

Dedicated fans of authors Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan might know the duo better by the affectionate moniker “The Fug Girls,” after their long-running website, Go Fug Yourself. What started as a humorous blog about bad red carpet style has now become a go-to internet destination for smart and funny analysis about fashion and celebrity culture, with...

15 Young Adult Mysteries to Read Now and Later

Girls who save the world, sweeping dystopias, contemporary love stories, and high fantasy are all staples of the current young adult book landscape. But what about a good mystery?Luckily for whodunit fans, 2020 seems to be the year of the YA mystery, with multiple smash hits already published. And there are many more enigmatic tales in store for the...

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