News & Interviews
After focusing on marriage thrillers with The Couple Next Door and A Stranger in the House, Canadian author Shari Lapena is expanding her list of suspects in the puzzle mystery An Unwanted Guest. She spoke with Goodreads about finding the confidence to write thrillers and her advice for would-be novelists.
Beatriz WilliamsMore Author Interviews…
Author T. Greenwood is making her first foray into historical fiction with Rust & Stardust, based on the true story of the 1948 kidnapping of 11-year-old Sally Horner, which reportedly inspired Vladimir Nabokov’s classic novel Lolita. Greenwood recommends four novels (and one story) which were also ripped from the headlines.
Ottessa MoshfeghMore Good Minds Suggest…
In Ottessa Moshfegh's disturbing and darkly humorous My Year of Rest and Relaxation, a young woman in pre-9/11 New York City enters into a self-imposed hibernation with the help of a terrible psychiatrist and copious amounts of prescription drugs. Here Moshfegh shares her favorite New York City novels that inspired her.
As the first book in Alexandra Bracken's dystopian trilogy gets ready to hit the big screen, she answered all our questions about the latest installment in her bestselling series, The Darkest Minds. "You get to see what the original cast has been up to, and how their world has—and hasn’t—changed," she says.
Morgan MatsonMore YA Author Interviews…
The Unexpected Everything author answers all our questions about her latest YA romance. Here, Charlie Grant wants her sister to have a dream wedding. However, it's anything but. "It's so important to Charlie that everything go perfectly," says Matson, "because I think she can feel that everything is about to change."
I'd Rather Be Reading: A Library of Art for Book Lovers
I'd Rather Be Reading: A Library of Art for Book Lovers translates the passion for reading into contemporary art, photography, and illustrations.
Mark Bradford: Tomorrow Is Another DayMore Book Look…
Mark Bradford is best known for his large abstract paintings. He uses fragments of posters, billboards, newsprint, and other found objects to create commentaries on class, race, and gender through his lens as a black American artist.
The bearded brothers are back! In Penny Reid's Dr. Strange Beard, it's mischievous Roscoe's turn to find love. The beloved author talks to us about hairy situations, "deep crafting," and favorite books.
Helen HoangMore Romance Author Interviews…
How hard can it be to learn about flirting and foreplay? Math genius Stella hires an escort to teach her in Helen Hoang's irresistible debut, The Kiss Quotient. "I wanted the lesson plans to look a bit like a performance-improvement plan that you might get at an office job," Hoang says. "But with sex!"
Life coaches and professional cuddlers and medication, oh my! Dating-ish author Penny Reid shares her favorite books on relationship research.
Megan Whalen TurnerMore A Life in Books…
Bow down to YA royalty—Megan Whalen Turner is back with a new The Queen's Thief adventure. She shares the books that inspire her love of history and magic.
Books Through Bars
The volunteer-run nonprofit organization Books Through Bars distributes free books to incarcerated people in the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, and West Virginia.
International Literacy AssociationMore Do Good with Goodreads…
The International Literacy Association is a global nonprofit organization of more than 300,000 educators, researchers, and experts across 78 countries. Its mission is to make literacy accessible for all.
The debut novel Vox is set in a dystopian near-future where women live in forced silence, limited to 100 words a day, and are forbidden from holding jobs.
Stephen Markley's novel, Ohio, follows four former classmates in the aftermath of the Great Recession and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Markley describes feeling haunted by his Midwestern hometown and why he doesn't want his book to be an explainer for "what's happening in flyover country."
R.O. KwonMore Debut Author Snapshot…
Nicola YoonMore Excerpts…
All love stories have to start somewhere. Nicola Yoon, the author of The Sun Is Also a Star and Everything, Everything, shares an excerpt about young love from the new anthology, Meet Cute, which also features short stories from Jennifer L. Armentrout, Nina LaCour, and Sara Shepard.