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‘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...

The Hottest Romances of July

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 July: A royal couple emerges from self-imposed exile in The...

July’s Most Anticipated Young Adult Books

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 July: Dark...

July’s Most Anticipated New Releases

The must-read summer beach book is a kind of American tradition. The crash of the waves. The glare of the sun. The sand in the pages. Is there anything more rewarding than a really good book on a really hot day? We submit that there is not. New this month: Lindsay Ellis chronicles mankind’s first contact with an alien species. David Mitchell explores...

Meet the Authors of Summer’s Hottest Mysteries

Summer is a great time to lose yourself in a page-turning mystery. To help you sleuth out a new read, we asked five of the season’s hottest mystery and thriller authors to tell you about their new books and share their best recommendations for the perfect whodunit.We’re confident that these authors will give you plenty of clues to help you find your...

32 New Novels by Black Authors to Read Now

Halfway through the year, 2020 has gifted readers with some amazing novels from Black writers. We rounded up this list of new fiction published across genres, including mystery, young adult, romance, fantasy, and science fiction for you to add to your Want to Read shelf.Here you’ll find some favorite authors, such as triple Hugo Award winner N.K. Jemisin...

An Anti-Racist Reading List: 20 Highly Rated Nonfiction Books by Black Authors

There are many ways to take action against racism. Reading in order to learn more about oppression and how to oppose it is just one of those ways. For those who seek resources to understand more about the Black experience in America, books like Ta-Nehisi Coates' Between the World and Me and Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow have been illuminating...

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