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A Guide to Second Novels that Nail the 'Sophomore Surge'

Mateo Askaripour's first novel, Black Buck, takes on racism in corporate America with humor and wit. It was an instant New York Times bestseller and a “Read with Jenna” Today show book club pick. Askaripour was chosen as one of Entertainment Weekly’s “10 rising stars to make waves” and was named as a recipient of the...

Mon Feb 19, 2024 10:29
96 On-Trend Mysteries and Thrillers for You to Read

One of the weird side effects of a serious mystery/thriller reading habit is that you get uncomfortably familiar with certain trends and tropes. Read enough of these crime fiction stories, and you start noticing things. As non-murderers, we really shouldn’t be this familiar with so many murder specifics.   And yet, here...

Fri Feb 9, 2024 10:14
Historical Fiction Meets Fantasy in These Magical New Novels

One of the most consistently dynamic intersections in fiction, the genre known as historical fantasy, takes the best from both worlds. You get the time-travel effect of historical fiction—detailed immersion in other places and eras—plus the imaginative kick of magic, myth, and other speculative fiction elements.   We’ve...

Thu Feb 8, 2024 09:10
The February Books the Goodreads Editors Can't Wait to Read

  Here at Goodreads World Headquarters, we sort through a lot of books each month. Our Readers' Most Anticipated Books feature is exactly that—selections based on the data about the books that Goodreads members are placing on their Want to Read shelves. Essentially, these are the books that your fellow Goodreads regulars are excited...

Thu Feb 1, 2024 10:56
108 New Romance Recommendations for (Nearly) Every Kind of Reader

With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, it’s that magical season when people’s thoughts turn to love and romance…and also to the romance genre! While we think romances make for great reading year-round, it's undeniable that some readers go hunting for them especially now.   Well, we're here to help, with this specially...

Thu Feb 1, 2024 10:56
Readers' Top 100 Romances of the Past Three Years

For dedicated book readers, Valentine’s Day always brings to mind a specific book genre. No, not horror; we’re talking about romance! In honor of the impending holiday, we decided to pose a simple but interesting question: What are the most popular recent romance books among Goodreads regulars—let’s say, books published...

Thu Feb 1, 2024 10:56

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