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  • How Goodreads Members First Fell in Love with Reading
    <spoiler>This post is brought to you by Rebel in the Rye, in select theaters September 8.</spoiler>We like to say we're lifelong readers, but the truth is we were all nonreaders once. And even after we learned to sound out words, the love of books c…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 10:08pm -
  • The Season's Big Book-to-Screen Adaptations
    You all know how this works, an adaptation hits the movies or TV and suddenly everyone is talking about it. But, my follow readers, we know that you should always read the book first. With that (and your Want to Read shelf) in mind, here are some of…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 6:07pm -
  • Exclusive: A Sneak Peek at the 10th Anniversary Edition of The Name of the Wind
    "My name is Kvothe… You may have heard of me."Ten years after the publication of The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss' hero Kvothe—the Arcane, the Bloodless, the Kingkiller—is well on his way to becoming as legendary in our world as he is in…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 8:22pm -
  • The Best Young Adult Books of September
    A time-travel heist on the RMS Titanic, an all-out revolution at a Texas high school, and a kingdom of snow on the brink of a magical war…Welcome to the world of irresistible young adult fiction! Every month, our team takes a look at what books are…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 4:49pm -
  • History as Written by the Victorias: Tessa Dare on Love in a Bygone Era
    A former librarian and lifelong book lover, Tessa Dare is a bestselling author and the two-time recipient of the Romance Writers of America's prestigious RITA award. Her new book, The Duchess Deal, sweeps readers away to Regency-era England, where fi…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 9:28pm -
  • Hide a Book Day: Highlights from Around the World
    Hide a Book Day is finally here! As part of our Ten-Year Anniversary Celebration, Goodreads is teaming up with The Book Fairies to hide books for people to find, read, and pass on. Want to be part of Hide a Book Day? It's not too late. Find out ho…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Sep 17, 12:08am -
  • An Inside Look at 40 Years of Rock n' Roll
    "I want the reader at the end of this book to feel like they've just spent a year on the road with Zeppelin with one day off, then six months with Guns 'n' Roses, with one day off and then five years with Bruce Springsteen. Exhilarated and exhausted…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Sep 17, 9:19pm -
  • Exclusive: Larry McMurtry on the Last of the Cowboys
    While Larry McMurtry is largely known by younger generations for his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Lonesome Dove, it is his first three novels—Horseman, Pass By, Leaving Cheyenne, and The Last Picture Show—that brought him to national prominence…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Sep 17, 9:17pm -

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Browse Books: Recent Reviews

  • Reader Review: "Miss Jane"
    by AnnieP (South Carolina): A very unusual book! An interesting treatment of a problem a woman and her family has to deal with from her birth and through her entire life. Even though it is the cause of her way of life, it's handled reasonably withou…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Sep 17, 10:00am -
  • Reader Review: "Being Mortal"
    by Peggy (Morton Grove, Illinois): This book adds greatly to the conversation of aging, death, and quality of life issues. It goes further than most by flipping the discussion on its head by not defining a "good death" but rather the a "good life".…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Sep 17, 10:00am -
  • Reader Review: "Castle of Water"
    by lani: What looked like an ordinary novel of 2 castaways on a deserted island in French Polynesia turned out to be anything but. Barry Bleecker, a frustrated artist and former Wall Street financier has left NYC to follow the path of Gauguin and d…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Sep 17, 10:00am -
  • Reader Review: "News of the World"
    by S Hofsommer (Minnesota): Having lived in West Texas, studied Texas history and taught literature set in this country, I found the book a joy to read. Those who are familiar with the film "The Searchers" know about Indians capturing white settlers'…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Sep 17, 10:00am -
  • Reader Review: "Being Mortal"
    by Gloria: Atul Gawande's "Being Mortal" actually made me feel better about growing older and, eventually, frailer. Just knowing that there are people like him that are trying to make longer lives better lives gives me great comfort. This book should…
    - 11 days ago, 12 Sep 17, 10:00am -
  • Reader Review: "A Gentleman in Moscow"
    by Cloggie Downunder (Thirroul): "Some might wonder that the two men should consider themselves to be old friends having only known each other for four years; but the tenure of friendships has never been governed by the passage of time. These two wou…
    - 12 days ago, 11 Sep 17, 10:00am -
  • Reader Review: "Less"
    by Lola425 (Ridgewood, NJ): Put this on your must read. I read this on vacation a week after turning fifty so I was ripe for Arthur Less' experiences, but on every page there is something to love. This is a book about the pull of nostalgia, of lookin…
    - 17 days ago, 6 Sep 17, 10:00am -
  • Reader Review: "Who Is Rich?"
    by Lola425: Read this if you like male protagonists who have literally nothing to complain about but complain anyway. Rich is miserable because he makes bad choices, generally originating from between his legs instead of his ears. In trying to prove…
    - 17 days ago, 6 Sep 17, 10:00am -