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39 Doorstopper Books to Spend Some Time With

It's a good time of year for big plans. You’ve got most of 2023 ahead of you. Why not dream big? In this spirit, we’ve collected below our semi-annual listing of “doorstopper” books – massive tomes with big page counts for the truly intrepid reader. In fact, this year we went really big. All the books below have official counts of more than 500 pages....

Uncanny (Silicon) Valley! New Fiction about Technology, Startups, and Social Media

Many years in the future, when the history of our era is written—by robots, probably—we will be remembered as a people seriously conflicted about our relationship to technology. You can find examples of this throughout the culture—in movies, music, TV shows, and especially in our books. We’ve collected below a grouping of recent novels about this fraught...

2023 Heats Up with These Highly Anticipated Romance Novels

Falling in love, as a human endeavor, may be the single most popular story template in the history of books. As well it should be. Falling in love is both fun and terrifying—like surfing, but without the sharks. Usually. Below is our month-by-month breakdown of the most anticipated romance novels of the new year, as determined by an alchemy of the titles...

2023's Most Anticipated New Fantasy and Science Fiction

As usual, the new year means we're neck-deep in the data about upcoming books here at Goodreads World Headquarters. The upside is that certain things are becoming clear. For instance: This year is shaping up to be a seriously good one for those of us who savor thoughtful and ambitious speculative fiction. We’ve gathered below the year’s most anticipated...

2023's Most Anticipated Young Adult Books

As always, the new year brings new books, new authors, and new young adults with interesting problems. Navigating a summer fling, say. Or turning into a feral ghoul. Sorting through the upcoming YA novels for the new year, we’ve noticed a definite trend developing. Readers are demonstrating an interest in the dark side, with a decided uptick of interest...

The Most Anticipated Horror Novels of 2023

Here at Goodreads World Headquarters, we have noticed, of late, a decided uptick in the number of readers interested in horror novels. Is it a symptom of the pandemic? Of the general vibe on the planet right now? Is the world just a scarier place? Maybe. It may also be much simpler: This particular genre has seen an influx of very good new writers in...

Girls Who Bite! Holly Black Recommends Monstrously Good YA Reads

  Holly Black is the author of more than 30 fantasy novels, including Tithe, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, and her 2022 adult debut, Book of Night. She won the 2019 and 2020 Goodreads Choice Award for Best Young Adult Fantasy and Science Fiction for The Wicked King and The Queen of Nothing, the second and third books in her The Folk of the Air series.This...

72 Books for Career and Financial Success in 2023

If you’re feeling like you could do with some inspiration on how to be successful at your current job, find a new role, and advance your career, this list of books highly rated by Goodreads members is packed with expert guidance.We’re pretty confident you don’t need our help to discover classics like What Color is Your Parachute and What Got You Here...

2022's Young Adult Authors Reflect on an Excellent Year in YA Reading

  When it comes to finding a great young adult reading recommendation, who better to ask for a suggestion (or four) than the people who write the books for a living?We asked a handful of authors who released YA books in 2022 to reflect back on their year in reading and to select and sum up a few of their favorite young adult titles. You'll see...

Looking for a Winning Read? Check Out These 2022 Literary Prize Recipients

  While reader tastes are far too varied for us to ever call a book a "sure thing" for everyone, literary awards can offer useful signposts when it comes to that pesky what-should-I-read-next problem. To make things even easier, we've gathered up the books that won major prizes in the book world this year, along with some information and trivia...

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