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Don’t Rain on My Parade: Books Set at Pride Celebrations

Don't let a Pride parade be limited to what you see or participate in in person. These books keep the spirit going.

A Sharp, Provocative Social Novel

The author of SUCH A FUN AGE brings us another razor sharp novel full of character studies and social observation.

Don’t Let the Hedgehog Fool You: A Dark Coming-of-Age Story

From the author of CONVENIENCE STORE WOMAN, this heartbreaking narrative confronts past trauma and the weight of societal expectations.

8 of the Best Sophomore Novels

Read your way into excellent second novels.

8 of the Best Books About Intergenerational Friendships

These eight heartwarming novels all center intergenerational friendships, from contemporary fiction to cozy mysteries and more.

The Most Unhinged Fictional Characters Ever Written

Here are nine of the most unhinged characters in contemporary literature, from Tom Ripley to Juniper Song.

The Most Anticipated Books of Summer, According to Goodreads

These are the summer 2024 new releases Goodreads users have added to their Want to Read shelves most often.

A Dying Man Seeks Answers and a Chance to Correct Past Mistakes

A dying man, haunted by a decision he made decades ago, searches for answers and peace in THE STOLEN CHILD by Ann Hood.

A Fascinating Family Saga Told in Reverse: Read an Excerpt of SHANGHAILANDERS by Juli Min

In SHANGHAILANDERS, Juli Min tells the story of the Yang family beginning in 2040 and winding backwards to 2014.

Literature, Language, and Elitism in Higher Education

THE CENTRE is a deeply unsettling novel that celebrates literature and language while examining classism and the elitism of higher learning.