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A Mystery Maven's Favorite Whodunits, Thrillers, and Capers of 2020

  Kellye Garrett's first novel, Hollywood Homicide, was released in August 2017 and won the Agatha, Anthony, Lefty, and Independent Publisher “IPPY” awards for best first novel. Hollywood Ending, the second book in her Detective by Day mystery series, was chosen a best mystery of 2018 by Suspense Magazine, Book Riot, and CrimeReads. In addition to...

Readers' Most Anticipated Books of December

“Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.” That’s Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani human rights activist and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize–at age 17. Yousafzai’s famous quote starts with a book, and it’s a good reminder of the central role of reading in any society that hopes to successfully move forward through...

Steamy Romances to Heat Up December

Some people love books. Some people fall in love. And some people fall in love with books about falling in love. Every month our team sorts through the new romance books and sees how early readers are responding. We use this information to curate a list of soon-to-be-beloved favorites. New in December: Royal romance gets dangerous in How to Catch a...

Goodreads Members Suggest: Favorite Winter Reads

This year, we've all got more reason than usual to hunker down inside during the coldest months. Thankfully, those teetering WTR stacks can keep us company.And if you need help adding yet more books to your Want to Read shelf, your fellow Goodreads members are here to help!We asked our trusty followers on Twitter and Facebook what books they like to...

The Most Anticipated YA Books of December

As dedicated readers already know, some of the best and most innovative stories on the shelves come from the constantly evolving realm of young adult fiction. Every month our team looks at the books being published and how they're resonating with early readers. We use this information to put together a roundup of soon-to-be favorites.New in December:...

33 Reader Approved, Highly Rated Fiction to Discover Now

From independent presses, to tales in translation, to critical darlings and new debut novels, these books (all published in the U.S. this year) are nothing but gems just waiting for you to discover them! Plus, each one has at least a 4-star average rating from your fellow readers.Be sure to add the books that pique your interest to your Want to Read...

Goodreads Members Suggest: Favorite Very Quick Reads

Did you set an extremely ambitious Reading Challenge goal back in January? And has this, uh, unprecedented year gotten completely in the way of meeting your goal?Never fear; we're here for you! We asked our followers on Twitter and Facebook to suggest their favorite short (and very short) books that you can read during the final weeks of this year's...

Great Books to Give the Kids This Holiday!

  Tami Charles is a former teacher and the author of picture books, middle grade and young adult novels, and nonfiction. As a teacher, she made it her mission to introduce her students to all types of literature, but especially diverse books.  Her books include middle grade novels Like Vanessa and Definitely Daphne; Becoming Beatriz, a YA novel;...

Michiko Kakutani's Gift Guide Book Recommendations

   51151753 Pulitzer Prize–winning literary critic Michiko Kakutani, the former chief book critic of The New York Times, is the author of the newly released Ex Libris: 100+ Books to Read and Reread, a collection of 100 personal, thought-provoking essays about books that have mattered to her and that help illuminate the world we live in today. So, who...

32 Short, New Books to Help You CRUSH Your Reading Challenge

Someday, this year will end! And with the ringing in of 2021, we will come to the end of this year's Goodreads Reading Challenge. Of course, there's still plenty of time this year to unplug, find someplace comfy, and get lost in a great book (and we strongly suggest that you do!)...plus that will also help you crush those annual reading goals that you...

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