News & Interviews
What happens when you've done everything right, but you still can't get by? That's one of the questions Barbara Kingsolver probes in her new novel, Unsheltered. She talked to Goodreads about weaving together the present and past to tell the story of two families living through different moments of American cultural crisis.
Kate AtkinsonMore Author Interviews…
The year is 1940, and Juliet Armstrong is on the trail of Nazi collaborators. Juliet isn't some MI5 femme fatale; the protagonist of Transcription, a new novel by Kate Atkinson, is just an 18-year-old girl who writes up surveilled sessions between fascist sympathizers. But though she's a minor cog in the war effort among the secret agents, she's soon pulled into bigger things.
Kim Stanley Robinson
Are you looking for a man who "straddles the line between irrepressible rogue and brooding alpha?" Then allow Samantha Young, author of this month's Fight or Flight, to introduce you to the Hot Scot.
Kate MortonMore Good Minds Suggest…
Australian writer Kate Morton has made a career out of weaving tales about secrets that haunt the characters in her books, including The Forgotten Garden, The Secret Keeper, and The Lake House. Now in her sixth novel, The Clockmaker's Daughter, she tells a story of murder, mystery, and thievery.
Sarah J. Maas
"Aelin decided to follow the path I'd laid out for her in Kingdom of Ash," says bestselling author, Sarah J. Maas. "Right to the very last line." As Throne of Glass fans prepare themselves to follow their favorite characters "to whatever end," Maas reflects on her journey with the series and relationship with her beloved main character.
Markus ZusakMore YA Author Interviews…
It's been over a decade since Markus Zusak published The Book Thief, but his latest novel Bridge of Clay is a story that the internationally acclaimed author has been dreaming of since he was 19. "It's the book I always wanted to write," Zusak says. "And always had the most hopes for."
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.
Go backstage with the biggest (fictional) band in the world in Kristen Callihan's latest VIP book, Fall. The bestselling author talks to us about how Nirvana and a trip to the grocery store inspired this electric romance.
Kendall RyanMore Romance Author Interviews…
Kendall Ryan, the bestselling author of Hard to Love and Filthy Beautiful Lies, introduces us to a seriously seductive friendship in Flirting with Forever. She talked to us about irresistible banter, book boyfriends, and favorite romance tropes.
Megan Whalen Turner
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.
Stephanie GarberMore A Life in Books…
Caraval has electrified early readers with its tale of a magical game that's both dazzling and dangerous. Garber shares her favorite mysteries, fantasy series, and more.
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)
It's time to get ready for National Novel Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo). Goodreads talked to Grant Faulkner, executive director of the nonprofit organization behind the creative endeavor, about how you can get involved—and how you can support NaNoWriMo's projects.
Books Through BarsMore Do Good with Goodreads…
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.
Lisa Brennan-Jobs' coming-of-age memoir, Small Fry, details her childhood as the disowned daughter of Apple cofounder and tech icon Steve Jobs. "I felt ashamed to be the dark side of someone’s brilliant story—and I wanted to write, in part, to understand that," she says about her debut book.
Christina DalcherMore Debut Author Snapshot…
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.
Victoria SchwabMore Excerpts…
Featuring many notable YA authors including Adam Silvera and Libby Bray, (Don't) Call Me Crazy is an inspiring essay collection that deconstructs the stigma around mental health. Here Victoria Schwab shares an excerpt on the paralyzing struggle of negative thought spirals.