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Tue, 15 Jan 2019 12:59:48 -0800
Exclusive: Thomas Harris Shares the Cover and Sneak Peek of His Upcoming Thriller



In his first book in 13 years, The Silence of the Lambs author Thomas Harris will be back in U.S. bookstores on May 21 with his much anticipated thriller, Cari Mora. Harris is exclusively revealing the title, cover, and sneak peek of his new standalone book with Goodreads.



Be sure to add this highly anticipated book to your Want to Read shelf.


























The summary of Cari Mora


From the creator of Hannibal Lecter and The Silence of the Lambs comes a story of evil, greed, and the consequences of dark obsession.















Twenty-five million dollars in cartel gold lies hidden beneath a mansion on the Miami Beach waterfront. Ruthless men have tracked it for years. Leading the pack is Hans-Peter Schneider. He makes a living fleshing out the violent fantasies of other, richer men.



Cari Mora, caretaker of the house, has escaped from the violence in her native country. She stays in Miami on a wobbly Temporary Protected Status, subject to the iron whim of ICE. Cari catches the eye of Hans-Peter as he closes in on the treasure. But Cari Mora has surprising skills, and her will to survive has been tested before.








Sneak peek from Cari Mora

Hans-Peter Schneider’s boat slid very slowly past the great house on Biscayne Bay, water gurgling along the black hull.


Through his binoculars Hans-Peter watched Cari Mora, twenty-five, in her pajama pants and tank top as she stretched on the terrace in the early morning light.


“My goodness,” he said. Hans-Peter’s canine teeth are rather long and they have silver in them that shows when he smiles.


Hans-Peter is tall and pale, totally hairless. Lacking lashes, his eyelids touched the glass of his binoculars, making smudges. He wiped the eyepieces with a linen handkerchief.


The house-agent Felix stood behind him on the boat.


“That’s her. The caretaker,” Felix said.




>Cari Mora will be available in the U.S. on May 21, 2019 (and elsewhere also in May). Don’t forget to add it to your Want to Read shelf! While you wait to get your hands on the new book, you can also re-read Harris' most popular books...












The Silence of the Lambs

















Red Dragon

















Hannibal

















Hannibal Rising






















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posted by Cybil on January, 14

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 13:03:10 -0800
7 Great Books Hitting Shelves This Week




Need another excuse to go to the bookstore this week? We've got you covered with the buzziest new releases of the day.



To create our list, we focused on the top books Goodreads members can't wait to read, which we measure by how many times a book has been added to Want to Read shelves. All these highly anticipated titles are now available! Which ones catch your eye?






















You should read this book if you like: Fiction, mysterious epidemics, college towns, how people react when their lives are turned upside down, science fiction, life-altering dreams




Read our interview with Walker here.

























You should read this book if you like: Contemporary romance, Pride and Prejudice retellings, Pakistan, single men in possession of large fortunes, disastrous first impressions






























You should read this book if you like: Thrillers, Eyeshot, unmasking and outwitting violent psychopaths, Colorado, blizzards that ruin everyone's plans, big plot twists

























You should read this book if you like: YA fantasy, The Star-Touched Queen, 19th century Paris, treasure hunters, ancient magic, potentially saving the entire world, bands of misfits






























You should read this book if you like: Memoirs, Hourglass: Time, Memory, Marriage, what makes us who we are, stunning family revelations, modern-day quests for truth, DNA testing





























You should read this book if you like: Paranormal fantasy, First Grave on the Right, snarky Grim Reapers, epic series conclusions, amusing showdowns between good and evil




























You should read this book if you like: Nonfiction, Reviving Ophelia, self-help guides, examining the cultural and developmental issues women face as they age, boat metaphors


















What are you looking forward to reading? Let's talk books in the comments!



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posted by Hayley on January, 15

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 10:47:43 -0800
7 Great Books Hitting Shelves This Week




Need another excuse to go to the bookstore this week? We've got you covered with the buzziest new releases of the day.



To create our list, we focused on the top books Goodreads members can't wait to read, which we measure by how many times a book has been added to Want to Read shelves. All these highly anticipated titles are now available! Which ones catch your eye?






















You should read this book if you like: Mysteries, The Wife Between Us, suspicious psychology studies, paranoia, doctors who may or may not care about the Hippocratic Oath






























You should read this book if you like: YA fantasy, The Cruel Prince, faerie tales, treacherous court politics, complicated relationships with bad (immortal) boys



Read why Black finds faeries so fascinating here.


























You should read this book if you like: American history, The Inner Circle, treason, the Revolutionary War, the origins of America’s counterintelligence movement

























You should read this book if you like: Fantasy, The Bear and the Nightingale, unseen magical worlds, saving Russia, ambitious demons and desperate heroes



























You should read this book if you like: Historical fiction, World War II, unfinished diaries full of secrets, keeping calm and carrying on, inside the women's branch of the British army

































You should read this book if you like: Essay collections, sharp observational humor, real-life dating disasters, tongue-in-cheek advice for finding love, breaking down romantic comedies




























You should read this book if you like: YA fiction, One of Us Is Lying, small towns where almost everyone is hiding something, amateur sleuths, deadly homecoming dances



Read our interview with McManus here.














What are you looking forward to reading? Let's talk books in the comments!



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posted by Hayley on January, 15

Sun, 30 Dec 2018 14:07:13 -0800
21 Hot Picks from Book Editors to Start a Great Year of Reading









One of the easiest ways to achieve your 2019 Goodreads Reading Challenge goals is to read books you can't put down. To help, we gave popular book and media editors a mission: Pick three page-turners that will leave readers hungry for more. And they delivered! Besides recommending new releases, a few also suggested upcoming books. For these picks, we listed the dates when they'll be available. Enjoy, and let us know which ones you'll be adding to your Want to Read shelf.








Picks from theSkimm



Below are recommendations from theSkimm's editorial team. To receive updates on all the latest news, be sure to sign up for their free daily newsletter.





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The Immortalists follows four siblings over decades after a psychic tells them when they're all going to die. Your 2019 fortune: You won't be able to put this book down.









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Fruit of the Drunken Tree




by Ingrid Rojas Contreras



Fruit of the Drunken Tree follows two Colombian girls who form an unlikely friendship during the rising violence brought on by drug lord Pablo Escobar. Think: Narcos meets Little Women.










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From the Corner of the Oval




by Beck Dorey Stein



From the Corner of the Oval is written by former President Obama's stenographer. Hint: the one who transcribes everything. She was a fly on the wall for some of the biggest moments in political history.








Picks from Esquire



Adrienne Westenfeld is the assistant editor at Esquire. For more of her recommendations, check out her list of most anticipated reads.





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My Brilliant Friend




by Elena Ferrante



Now that the HBO miniseries has ended, start your year in reading by savoring My Brilliant Friend. This modern masterpiece is the rare literary page-turner: an incandescent novel about the complicated force of female friendship that's at once cerebral and unputdownable.









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The Feral Detective




by Jonathan Lethem



In The Feral Detective, Jonathan Lethem's rollicking first detective novel since Motherless Brooklyn, an embittered reporter teams up with a mysterious loner to find a friend's missing daughter. The investigation lands this unlikely pair smack in the middle of a standoff between haves and have-nots in a rural corner of SoCal.









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Evening in Paradise: More Stories




by Lucia Berlin



If it's short stories you're looking for rather than a novel, start your reading challenge with Evening in Paradise. Everything you've heard about Berlin is true—these spare, forceful stories, jam-packed with unforgettable images and lively prose, are deeply affecting and deeply memorable.










Picks from Refinery29



Elena Nicolaou is the entertainment writer for Refinery29. Be sure to check out other books she and her team can't wait to read this year.





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The Falconer




by Dana Czapnik



The Falconer is the new definitive New York coming-of-age story. Lucy Adler, the endearing high school senior and gifted basketball player at the center of the novel, will take you back to your moony-eyed younger self. Expect to underline many poignant sentences.


Release Date: January 29










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The Book of M




by Peng Shepherd



In The Book of M, civilization doesn't end with a bang but with people around the world losing their shadows—and their memories. The book follows a husband and wife's odyssey toward the cure. Shepherd's debut balances remarkable prose and propulsive, satisfying plot.










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My Sister, the Serial Killer




by Oyinkan Braithwaite



Believe the hype. In this debut, Oyinkan Braithwaite conjures up a dark and unforgettable sister duo: Ayoola, the strikingly beautiful younger sister with a penchant for killing her boyfriends, and Korede, the somber older sister there to clean up her sister's messes, literally.








Picks from PopSugar



Below are recommendations from the PopSugar team. If you want to push your bookish boundaries, take a look at the prompts from PopSugar's 2019 Reading Challenge.





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Daisy Jones & the Six




by Taylor Jenkins Reid



Taylor Jenkins Reid's sexy, pull-at-your-heartstrings novel Daisy Jones & the Six is an ode to '70s rock with a badass, flawed heroine. Fans of A Star Is Born and Almost Famous, prepare to devour this story of love and forgiveness.


—Tara Block, Growth and Strategic Features Director


Release Date: March 5









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You Think It, I'll Say It




by Curtis Sittenfeld



Curtis Sittenfeld is a master of writing complicated, fascinating characters, and her book of short fiction, You Think It, I'll Say It, zooms in on everyday interactions with surprising implications. The poignant scenes and witty lines will sit with you.


—Laura Meyers, Trending and Viral Features Director









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The Incendiaries




by R.O. Kwon



R.O. Kwon's writing style is just as unique and absorbing as the story in The Incendiaries, which digs into the intoxicating dangers that two college students face their first year at university, like first love and religious fundamentalism. Oh, and a cult.


—Quinn Keaney, Entertainment Editor










Picks from Outside Magazine



Below are recommendations from Erin Berger, the senior editor of Outside Magazine.





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Florida




by Lauren Groff



This dark, surreal story collection offers the satisfaction of finishing a piece (multiple times!) through perspective-hopping vignettes. Groff doesn't need many pages to nail down the human psyche and the weirdness of her chosen home state.









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The Feather Thief




by Kirk Wallace Johnson



Whenever I'm in a rut and staring down an ambitious reading list, I reach for books that I know I'll blow right through. Ideal candidate: this true-crime book in which nobody dies and fly-fishing becomes the world's most interesting sport.










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The Art of Vanishing




by Laura Smith



Feeling stuck in her own life, Smith becomes obsessed with Barbara Newhall Follett, an adventurer who deliberately disappeared in 1939. The result is a compelling memoir-slash-historical adventure about women who want to escape.










Picks from Bustle



Cristina Mari Arreola is the senior book editor at Bustle. For more reading inspiration, be sure to check out the Bustle Book Club.





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What if This Were Enough?




by Heather Havrilesky



If you, like me, begin each year with a heaping dose of anxiety over all the things you must accomplish in the next 12 months, read this book. This essay collection will remind you that sometimes you need to just let things fall where they may.









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Heart Berries: A Memoir




by Terese Marie Mailhot



In under 200 pages, Terese Marie Mailhot will wreck you emotionally and take your breath away with her biting, raw prose. This book will make you fall in love with the act of reading all over again as you launch into your Goodreads Challenge.










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The Dinner List




by Rebecca Serle



The inaugural title for Bustle's Book Club, The Dinner List is the perfect book to read with a group because—trust me—you'll want to discuss this one with everyone you know. I walked away from this book with so many necessary questions about myself.


Release Date: September 11









Picks from Marie Claire



Rachel Epstein is the assistant editor at Marie Claire. For more recommendations, check out her team's best books of 2018.





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The Rules Do Not Apply




by Ariel Levy



Ariel Levy's memoir about love, loss, and healing is a must-read for every woman. No matter what age you are, you'll relate to Levy somehow as she details her journey through her career, relationships, pregnancy, and how life always comes full circle despite the unexpected hardships.









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The Proposal




by Jasmine Guillory



Marie Claire chose The Proposal for its November #ReadWithMC pick, and most of us finished it in two days. Jasmine Guillory's hilarious-yet-woke depiction of characters Nik and Carlos is exactly what we need to escape today's overwhelming news cycle. Learn more about Marie Claire's new online book club here.










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Daisy Jones & the Six




by Taylor Jenkins Reid



Reese Witherspoon loved Daisy Jones & the Six so much that she's planning on turning it into a limited TV series, which is reason enough for us to start reading it. We love a complex female lead just as much as the next woman, and we hear it will make you incredibly nostalgic for the '70s music scene.


Release Date: March 5
































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posted by Marie on January, 17

Sun, 30 Dec 2018 09:39:00 -0800
Holly Black Explains Our Fascination with Faeries




Holly Black is one of the YA world's premier experts on faeries (she also has the pointy ears to prove it). Her enchanting books include The Modern Faerie Tales, The Curse Workers, and most recently The Folk of the Air series (the first installment was recently nominated in the 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards). Here Black discusses why faeries are so alluring to us mere mortals and answers all our questions about her upcoming book, The Wicked King.















Faeries might look like us, but they are not us. Unlike vampires, who were people, or werewolves, who still are (at least most of the time), faeries are completely other. They have their own taboos and their own moral systems.



They laugh at funerals and cry at weddings. They cannot lie. They live eternal lives. If they are like anything, they are like the weather. Sometimes they are warm breezes and sometimes they are lightning storms. And there's not much mortals can do but get out of their way.




I got my idea of what faeries were primarily from a book called Faeries, illustrated by Brian Froud and Alan Lee. It was full of folklore, sketches, and paintings that imagined faeries as alternatively (and sometimes simultaneously) horrifying and majestic. From that book I found my way to lots more folklore and became utterly fascinated with these capricious and dangerous beings.



They are like the natural world in another way, in that an encounter with a solitary faerie creature reveals that hidden around us is an entire ecosystem. The helpful hob who does errands in exchange for a crust of bread and a bowl of cream suggests there's a whole troop of faerie lords and ladies as well as trolls and goblins, redcaps and merfolk, nixies and pixies and sprites.



And they do not live in a land far away, but instead inhabit our hidden, liminal spaces. Just as nature can take back man-made buildings with surprising swiftness, hungrily covering mansions with ivy and moss, so too do faeries seem to hover at the edges of our industrial world, waiting for their chance to fit themselves into more spaces.




Our world feels bigger and stranger with that possibility. But there's something else that draws me to faerie stories: the idea of ruinous beauty. Like faerie fruit—one glorious taste of which will render all other food ashes in your mouth—one taste of faerie can leave mortals looking for a way back in for the rest of their days, pining for the loss of that magic. Their world is so good that it's terrible, and that's the very sort of story I like best.





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Goodreads: What can fans expect from The Wicked King?



Holly Black: If The Cruel Prince asks questions around what Jude would do to get power, The Wicked King asks what she's willing to do to hold onto it. Plus, there are two marriages, murder, and merfolk!










































































GR: Let's talk about Jude and Cardan. Their dynamic has been tumultuous (to say the least!) since the beginning. In what ways has it shifted in the sequel?



HB: Well, The Wicked King begins with Cardan being the High King of Elfhame, but also under Jude's control. He's furious, having been tricked into that position. But though they are at odds with one another, the larger world of truces, alliances, and potential usurpers is circling them, searching for weaknesses. Either they will find a way to put their differences aside or they stand to lose everything—not only the throne of Elfhame, but also their lives.



GR: Jude is a mortal human living among the faeries. Despite their mistreatment of her, she chooses to do this. What continues to draw her to this world?



HB: Jude is human, but she grew up in the faerie realm, having been raised by the murderer of her parents—the Grand General of Elfhame, Madoc. And having grown up here, she considers it to be her home. It's what she knows best and the world she feels as though she fits into now. But she's also come to love magic, and a world without it seems to be a very dull place to her.



GR: On that note, what continues to draw Prince Cardan to Jude?



HB: I think Cardan started out envious of Jude. Madoc loved her, even though she wasn't his biological daughter and she wasn't a faerie, while his parents never cared much for him. And she was better than he was with the sword and better at school, in large part because she tried really, really hard and he barely bothered to try at all.



As a faerie prince, though, a mortal wasn't supposed to be better than he was, so he both resented her and was fascinated by her. The more he paid attention, the more he found her compelling—particularly her unwillingness to back down and her ability to give as good as she got. Before he knew it, he was drawn to her and horrified at himself for feeling that way.



GR: What books do you recommend for faerie fans?





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A historical fantasy that features a compelling goblin king and the clever heroine who must outwit him. Lush and lovely, with a fabulous sequel!









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The first book in an ongoing mystery series about a changeling who has been trying to straddle a life in the modern-day human world with one in the faerie world. This is an adult book, but I think that teen readers would love this series, too.









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In this retelling of Cinderella, in which things do not go as we might think, the protagonist is drawn toward the faerie world, partially due to a love of magic and stories and partially because she associates it with her lost mother. But if she goes to the faerie world, she will be leaving behind the Huntress, with whom she has a vital bond of a different kind.









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An Enchantment of Ravens




by Margaret Rogerson



The story of a mortal swept away into the faerie world by a prince of the realm, who's furious with her for painting him with the mortal weakness of sorrow in his face. This is a road trip adventure (though mostly on foot) with two unlikely companions who learn about one another on the way.








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The Perilous Gard




by Elizabeth Marie Pope



A historical fantasy about a brave young girl who discovers a passage into a cold and strange faerie world underground. One of the best faerie queens I've ever read.









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Lady Midnight




by Cassandra Clare



After exploring other aspects of the Shadowhunter world in The Dark Artifices, we learn much more about faeries, and over the course of the series even visit the extremely decadent Unseelie Court. Veers between humor and horror in the best possible way.









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Seven Black Diamonds




by Melissa Marr



Melissa's return to the faerie realm is set in an alternate near future, where a grieving faerie queen wishes to wipe out humanity. Many points of view allow us to explore the world and to be especially surprised when not all is as it seems.









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Jack, the Giant-Killer




by Charles de Lint



Another non-YA book, although The Blue Girl by Charles de Lint is YA. I come back to this again and again and am delighted every time. After getting dumped, our heroine drinks too much and winds up seeing into a world that ought to have been hidden from her. She and her best friend wind up drawn into a conflict in the faerie realm, one that will change their lives forever.









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Welcome to Bordertown




edited by Ellen Kushner and Holly Black



OK, I am cheating a little, since I had something to do with this, but the original shared-world anthology series, edited by Terri Windling, was one I read when I was a teenager. This is a collection of stories by the original writers and by new writers who were influenced by the books.



















What are your favorite faerie books? Let us know in the comments!




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posted by Marie on December, 30

Mon, 31 Dec 2018 09:29:03 -0800
The Best Young Adult Books of January






Welcome to the world of irresistible young adult fiction! Every month, our team takes a look 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, from tales set in the suburbs to epics in realms of mystery and mischief.



For January, we're getting the royal treatment from sweeping fantasies, including King of Scars, The Wicked King, and The Girl King. In the contemporary world, we have a high school recasting of a certain Tudor tyrant, a new page-turning thriller from the author of One of Us Is Lying, plus a paranormal series set in the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.



Add the books that catch your eye to your Want to Read shelf, and let us know what you're reading and recommending in the comments!























The Grishavserse novels continue with Nikolai Lantsov. This prince has a talent for doing the impossible—a talent that's tested when he tries to heal a country torn apart by magic.




Release Date: January 29

Series: Nikolai Duology #1


Read our interview with Leigh Bardugo.


























Echo Ridge is a picture-perfect town where everyone has a secret. Even the newcomer, Ellery, is hiding something. When a girl goes missing, uglier truths come to light.




Release Date: January 8



Read our interview with Karen M. McManus.



























Jude Duarte faces more danger in this thrilling sequel to The Cruel Prince. She may have her archenemy under her control, but a spell can only do so much against a wicked faerie king.




Release Date: January 8

Series: The Folk of the Air #2



Read why Holly Black finds faeries so fascinating.





























Set in 19th-century Paris, this historical fantasy follows a young treasure hunter in his search for a legendary artifact. To succeed, he'll need a crew as notorious as himself.




Release Date: January 15

Series: The Gilded Wolves #1

































Tradition means everything to Rukhsana's conservative Muslim parents. Her courage is tested when they discover she's gay and send her to live with relatives in Bangladesh.





Release Date: January 29





























Every generation has a Slayer destined to fight the supernatural forces of darkness. Here a girl named Nina not only becomes the next Chosen One—she'll also be the last.





Release Date: January 8

Series: Slayer #1



























Sophie's four best friends and beloved marching band make her small-town life feel big. She can't imagine anything more perfect…until a mysterious boy named August arrives.



Release Date: January 15





























Meet Henry, the de facto ruler of Lancaster High. He's got a lot in common with King Henry VIII, including a succession of six girlfriends. Side note: Their breakups don't end well.




Release Date: January 29































Lu was destined to inherit her father's dynasty. Her sister Min was destined to live in Lu's shadow. When the Emperor betrays them both, it sparks a dangerous rivalry for the throne.




Release Date: January 8

Series: The Girl King #1




















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posted by Marie on December, 30

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 10:59:08 -0800
Want to Read More Books in 2019? Take the Goodreads Reading Challenge!
















"Read more books" is a popular New Year's resolution, but—call us biased—we think it should be the only resolution you make. Because what's more fun and rewarding than reading amazing books? And to help you, we have the 2019 Goodreads Reading Challenge!



It's simple: Set a goal of how many books you want to read this year, and we'll help you keep track of it. How many books will you be pledging?









START YOUR 2019 READING CHALLENGE









After several years of offering the Reading Challenge, we know what helps people enjoy their year of reading. Here's some of our best advice.





Pro Tips for Reaching Your Goal:




Plan Accordingly










Push yourself, but be realistic. Avoid the dreaded reading slump by committing to an achievable goal. You can always increase the number of books later.


Use the calendar as a guideline: 12 books (one per month), 24 books (two per month), or even 52 books (one per week).


Reading shouldn't feel like a chore. Remember, this challenge is all about what you want to read. But don't take our word for it: See what these experts have to say.





Boost Your Progress










Rereading counts! So by all means, go ahead and dive into those old favorites.


Listen to audiobooks. This is a great way to read more and multitask.


Check out books at your local library so it's easier to start your next book. Add your local library's website to your Book Links to request a book and have it ready for pickup later.


Keep yourself accountable. Sharing an activity with others makes you more likely to focus. Join one of our thousands of reading groups devoted to a range of topics, themes, and genres.


Use your Want to Read shelf to help keep track of what you'd like to read next. You can also create custom bookshelves for easy sorting.





Find Inspiration













Scroll through Goodreads' News and Interviews for articles on new books, favorite authors, and more.




Look back at the 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards for more than 400 reader-approved winners and nominees across 21 categories.


Browse thousands of reading lists on Listopia.














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posted by Marie on December, 31

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 10:04:51 -0800
32 Big Books that YA Fans Can't Wait for in 2019











A prince who must lead a broken kingdom. A girl who wants to be the greatest rapper of all time. A small-town hero destined to save the world. These are the young adult superstars who are ready to take readers by storm.



To create this list of the most anticipated YA releases, we took a look at the upcoming books that Goodreads members can't wait to get their hands on. From here, we measured their excitement based on how many times they've added the books to their Want to Read shelf.



We're also keeping an eye out for faves whose titles or release dates haven't been revealed yet, including the next installments in series such as Tahereh Mafi's Shatter Me, Sabaa Tahir's An Ember in the Ashes, Rainbow Rowell's Simon Snow, and Neal Shusterman's Arc of a Scythe.



Which new YA books are you most excited about? Share them with us in the comments!








Epic Standalones








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Ready to see some of your favorite stories come to life? Hollywood producers, directors, and actors are continuing their obsession with books—not that we can blame them.



From Greta Gerwig's Little Women, starring Emma Watson and Saoirse Ronan, to the wartime romp of Catch-22 with George Clooney and Hugh Laurie, there's an adaptation for every type of reader. Love horror? Check out NOS4A2 and Pet Sematary. Want true stories? Try The Best of Enemies and I'll Be Gone in the Dark.



And the stars of last year's adaptations are back for more. Lana Condor follows up her breakout performance in To All the Boys I've Loved Before by enrolling in Syfy's Deadly Class, and Amy Adams moves from HBO's psychological thriller, Sharp Objects, to the big-screen adaptation of the Hitchcockian The Woman in the Window.



We've included the release dates (if available) and the network or platform where you'll find each television show. For more information about the adaptations, click on the title.



Which of these upcoming movies and series will catch your attention? Browse the adaptations below and then join the conversation in the comments!





Movie adaptations



















A Dog's Way Home




based on the book by W. Bruce Cameron



With four hundred miles of dangerous Colorado wilderness between her and her person, one lost puppy embarks on an unforgettable adventure home. The movie stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Ashley Judd, and Edward James Olmos.




Release date: January 11


























Native Son




based on the book by Richard Wright



Right from the start, Bigger Thomas had been headed for jail. The young black man comes of age in 1930s Chicago in this powerful story of race and class division. The movie stars Ashton Sanders, Nick Robinson, and Sanaa Lathan.




Release date: January 24


























The Rhythm Section




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The plane crash that killed Stephanie's family wasn't an accident. Filled with rage, she joins a covert intelligence organization to exact her revenge. The movie stars Blake Lively, Jude Law, and Sterling K. Brown.




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Chaos Walking




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How do you escape when your pursuers can hear your every thought? Todd and his dog, Manchee, run for their lives in a surreal dystopian world. The movie stars Tom Holland, Daisy Ridley, Mads Mikkelsen, and Nick Jonas.




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The Turning




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A governess attempts to protect two strange, oddly silent children as malevolent forces draw nearer in this modern update of the classic tale. The movie stars Mackenzie Davis, Finn Wolfhard, and Barbara Marten.




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When revolutionary architect turned misanthropic matriarch Bernadette disappears, it's up to her daughter to search through emails and secret correspondences to find her. The movie stars Cate Blanchett, Judy Greer, and Kristen Wiig.




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Пол Каланити Когда дыхание растворяется в воздухе. Иногда судьбе все равно, что ты врач When Breath Becomes Air
Когда дыхание растворяется в воздухе. Иногда судьбе все равно, что ты врач
Пол Каланити - талантливый врач-нейрохирург, и он с таким же успехом мог бы стать талантливым писателем. Вы держите в руках его единственную книгу. Более десяти лет он учился на нейрохирурга и всего полтора года отделяли его от того, чтобы стать профессором. Он уже получал хорошие предложения работы, у него была молодая жена и совсем чуть-чуть оставалось до того, как они наконец-то начнут настоящую жизнь, которую столько лет откладывали на потом. Полу было всего 36 лет, когда смерть, с которой он боролся в операционной, постучалась к нему самому. Диагноз – рак легких, четвертая стадия – вмиг перечеркнула всего его планы. Кто, как не сам врач, лучше всего понимает, что ждет больного с таким диагнозом? Пол не опустил руки, он начал жить! Он много времени проводил с семьей, они с женой родили прекрасную дочку Кэди, реализовалась мечта всей его жизни – он начал писать книгу, и он стал профессором нейрохирургии. У ВАС В РУКАХ КНИГА ВЕЛИКОГО ПИСАТЕЛЯ, УСПЕВШЕГО НАПИСАТЬ ВСЕГО ОДНУ КНИГУ. ЭТУ КНИГУ!...

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Джек Кэнфилд, Марк В. Хансен, Эми Ньюмарк Куриный бульон для души. 101 лучшая история Chicken Soup for the Soul: 20th Anniversary Edition: All Your Favorite Original Stories Plus 20 Bonus Stories for the Next 20 Years
Куриный бульон для души. 101 лучшая история
В детстве, когда вы болели, ваша бабушка давала вам куриный бульон. Сегодня питание и забота нужны вашей душе. Маленькие истории из "Куриного бульона" - исцелят душевные раны и укрепят дух, дадут вашим мечтам новые крылья и откроют секрет самого большого счастья - счастья делиться и любить.
Маленький мальчик из простой семьи знакомится с тремя президентами. Мать-одиночка заводит Книгу Желаний - и все ее мечты исполняются. Неудавшаяся актриса обретает истинное счастье, узнав что у нее... рак. Самая красивая девушка города влюбляется в горбуна после двух фраз. Учительница устраивает похороны вместо урока. 13-летняя девочка продает 45 526 коробки печенья, чтобы осуществить мамину мечту. И другие 95 поразительных историй, от которых вы не сможете оторваться".

БОЛЕЕ 500 000 ПРОДАННЫХ КОПИЙ

ФЕНОМЕН В ИСТОРИИ КНИГОИЗДАНИЯ

САМАЯ ПРОДАВАЕМАЯ В МИРЕ СЕРИЯ

История успеха:
1993 Год: Книга, которую никто не хотел издавать / #1 New York Times Bestseller / 20 000 проданных копий
2003 Год: + 180 новых книг в серии / Серия-бестселлер / 80 000 проданных копий
2013 Год: Около 250 книг в серии / Самая продаваемая серия в истории / Более 500 000 000 проданных экземпляров

Как все начиналось
История создания книги "Куриный бульон" вдохновляет не меньше, чем маленькие истории, из которых она состоит.
Джек Кэнфилд и Марк Хансен, оба популярные мотивационные спикеры, любили свои выступления "приправить" парочкой вдохновляющих историй. После тренингов многие обращались к ним: "А где можно найти ту историю про девочку-скаута? Я бы купил книгу ее сыну". "А та история про парня и щенка - ее можно где-то прочитать?".
В течение года Кэнфилд и Хансен записывали истории, которые пережили сами или услышали от знакомых, и когда их набралось 101 - разослали по издательствам. Они получили 144 отказа.
Тогда Джек и Марк решили найти покупателей еще до публикации книги, в надежде переубедить издателей. Они рассказывали о ней своим знакомым и слушателям тренингов, и всех, кто был заинтересован, просила написать расписку о покупке будущей книги. Когда таких расписок набралось более 20 000, Джек и Марк снова обратились к издателям.
Книгу напечатали, и все, кто давал обещание, купили ее. А дальше... продажи встали. Джек и Марк не хотели сдаваться. У них была цель - продать 1, 5 миллиона за 1,5 года.
Тогда они придумали "Правило пяти": ежедневно совершать по пять активных шагов по продвижению и продаже книги. С этого момента Кэнфилд и Хансен каждый день рассылали по 5 экземпляров журналистам, голливудским звездам, делали по 5 звонков руководителям компаний с предложением подарить книги сотрудникам. В итоге через 1,5 года было продано 1.3 миллиона экземпляров.
Издатель попросил написать продолжение.
Со временем книга, которую отвергли 144 издательства, стала одним из самых успешных проектов в истории книгоиздания....

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Заключительная книга приключений Эраста Фандорина....

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Впервые на русском языке!...

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В новой редакции — третий роман эпопеи «Хроники хищных городов». Итак, со времени действия «Золота хищников» прошло шестнадцать лет (а «Смертных машин» — восемнадцать). На все это время мир, охваченный войной между Лигой противников движения и движущимися городами, позабыл об Анкоридже, затерянном где-то на берегах Мертвого континента. Но выйдет из войны победителем только тот, кто расшифрует записи таинственной Жестяной Книги, хранящейся в архиве этого города-призрака… Возможно, самая ожидаемая премьера 2018 года — это экранизация «Смертных машин», выходящая на экраны в декабре 2018 года под названием «Хроники хищных городов». Исполнительным продюсером картины и автором сценария выступает Питер Джексон, постановщиком — Кристиан Риверс (мастер спецэффектов, работавший с Джексоном на съемках «Властелина колец», «Хоббита» и «Кинг-Конга»), в ролях Стивен Лэнг из «Аватара» и Хью Уивинг («Матрица», «Властелин колец»)....

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Кадзуо Исигуро Остаток дня The Remains of the Day
Остаток дня
Урожденный японец, выпускник литературного курса Малькольма Брэдбери, написавший самый английский роман конца XХ века!
Дворецкий Стивенс, без страха и упрека служивший лорду Дарлингтону, рассказывает о том, как у него развивалось чувство долга и умение ставить нужных людей на нужное место, демонстрируя поистине самурайскую замкнутость в рамках своего кодекса служения.
В 1989 г. за "Остаток дня" Исигуро единогласно получил Букера (и это было, пожалуй, единственное решение Букеровского комитета за всю историю премии, ни у кого не вызвавшее протеста). Одноименная экранизация Джеймса Айвори с Энтони Хопкинсом в главной роли пользовалась большим успехом. A Борис Акунин написал своего рода ремейк "Остатка дня" - роман "Коронация"....

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Ли Куан Ю Из третьего мира - в первый. История Сингапура 1965-2000 From Third World to First: The Singapore Story: 1965-200
Из третьего мира - в первый. История Сингапура 1965-2000
О чем эта книга
Когда крохотный Сингапур в 1965 году получил независимость, никто не верил, что ему удастся выжить. Однако он не просто выжил, а превратился в процветающую столицу Азиатского региона с лучшим в мире аэропортом, крупнейшей авиалинией, ключевым торговым портом, заняв четвертое место в мире по уровню дохода на душу населения.
Об этом чуде в своих мемуарах рассказывает бывший премьер-министр Сингапура Ли Куан Ю. Он оживляет перед читателями историю, анализирует основные стратегические решения современности, пишет о том, как из года в год направлял сложные отношения США, Китая и Тайваня, служа для руководителей этих государств и доверенным лицом, и вестником, и экспертом.

Для кого эта книга
Книга будет интересна всем, кто интересуется экономикой и политикой, психологией отношений. А также для тех, кто не верит, что отсталое государство может быстро стать передовым.

Почему мы решили издать эту книгу
"Из третьего мира - в первый" написана одним из самых ярких политиков второй половины двадцатого столетия. Этот человек за короткое время превратил крошечный город-остров без природных ресурсов в предмет восхищения первых лиц многих мировых держав. Одни его хвалили, другие ругали, но и те и другие прислушивались к его словам и считались с ним.
Мы хотим, чтобы российский читатель получил возможность составить собственное мнение об этом неординарном человеке, его опыте управления страной и результатах.

Фишки книги
Необыкновенная простота, ясность, детальность и откровенность изложения.

Об авторе
Ли Куан Ю - бывший премьер-министр республики Сингапур, родился в Сингапуре 16 сентября 1923 года в семье китайских иммигрантов второго поколения. Он изучал право в Кембридже. В 1954 году основал Партию народного действия, которая пять лет спустя победила на выборах. В 1959 году тридцатипятилетний Ли стал первым в истории премьер-министром Сингапура, в 1990 году он ушел с этого поста, сохранив за собой звание старшего министра кабинета....

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Дом до свиданий и новые беспринцЫпные истории
Смешная штука - жизнь.
Лирические, хулиганские, невероятно смешные рассказы Александра Цыпкина, автора нашумевшего бестселлера "Женщины непреклонного возраста".
Знакомые персонажи и ситуации, которые могли произойти только в нашей стране и реальные жизненные проблемы и переживания, с которыми все сталкивались. Всё это - проза Александра Цыпкина. Сборник рассказов "Женщины непреклонного возраста и другие беспринцЫпные истории" стал одной из самых читаемых и цитируемых  книг.  Короткие запоминающиеся истории мгновенно разошлись по Интернету, а видеоролик чтения Данилой Козловским повести "Томатный сок" за считанные дни собрал 1,5 млн. просмотров.
Сборник "Дом до свиданий" - это узнаваемая яркая проза, тонкая, трогательная, озорная и хулиганская, написанная с безупречным чувством стиля. Некоторые из новых рассказов уже читали со сцены звезды отечественного театра и кино, как Сергей Гармаш, Максим Виторган, Анна Михалкова, Виктория Исакова, Константин Хабенский, Николай Фоменко, Ингеборга Дапкунайте и многие другие....

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Третий том "Варкрафт: Хроники" повествует о самых масштабных страницах в летописи Азерота. Именно здесь раскрывается подлинная история зарождения Плети и становления Короля-лича, рассказываются трагические и страшные истории Артаса Менетила и Иллидана Ярости Бури, а мир горит в пламени Катаклизма. Вновь сталкиваются Орда и Альянс, а изощренные интриги и глобальные конфликты разрывают не только Азерот, но и миры вокруг. Бессчетное количество народов, государств и сторон, эпическая история, герои и злодеи, ставшие легендой далеко за пределами самой игры - все это в единственно подлинных и окончательных хрониках мира "Warcraft"....

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Олег Навальный Три с половиной. С арестантским уважением и братским теплом
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В декабре 2014 года братья Олег и Алексей Навальные были осуждены по "делу "Ив Роше". Алексей получил 3 1/2 года условно, Олег - 3 1/2 года колонии. Европейский суд по правам человека признал приговор произвольным и необоснованным, но Олег отсидел весь срок, 1278 дней. В этой книге, большая часть которой была написана в колонии, он изложил все, что произошло с ним за это время. И снабдил рассказ подробнейшими схемами и иллюстрациями. Из нее можно узнать, чем "красная" зона отличается от "черной", зачем в тюрьме нужны простыни и полотенца, что такое СУС, БУР и АУЕ, куда прятать сим-карту при обыске и почему Чубакка стал осужденным. Но главное - это книга о том, как не теряться даже в самых диких, страшных и нелепых обстоятельствах. ЦИТАТА "Примерно четыре миллиарда раз я рассказал эту историю везде, где только можно, но если вы не слышали, то вот мой рецепт убийства времени: Шаг 1. Составьте себе расписание на день. Шаг 2. Заполните его всякими активностями: спорт, чтение, обучение, творчество и т.д. Желательно, чтобы один и тот же набор активностей не повторялся каждый день. Шаг 3. Сделайте расписание нереализуемым. Получается, что весь день ты что-то делаешь по намеченному плану, но как ни стараешься - успеть не можешь. Значит, времени не хватает катастрофически. То есть оно максимально эффективно убито. Ха! Шах и мат, время"....

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