72 of the Most Popular New Books on Goodreads Right Now

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Goodreads has revealed the most popular and best reviewed new books of the year so far. To compile the midyear list, the Goodreads’ editorial team analyzed the TBRs of more than 140 million members. The rankings were determined not only by which books were added to wish lists the most, but also by which books received a rating of 3.5 stars or more.

Included in the list are YA and adult books, books by familiar names as well as a few debut authors, and a breakdown by genre. Here are the results:


cover of One Italian Summer by Rebecca Serle
  1. One Italian Summer by Rebecca Serle
  2. Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson
  3. To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara
  4. Violeta by Isabel Allende, translated by Frances Riddle
  5. The Christie Affair by Nina de Gramont
  6. The Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn
  7. Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
  8. Olga Dies Dreaming by Xóchitl González
  9. The Candy House by Jennifer Egan
  10. The Unsinkable Greta James by Jennifer E. Smith
  11. Young Mungo by Douglas Stuart
  12. Memphis by Tara M. Stringfellow

Mystery & Thriller

cover of The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley
  1. The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley
  2. The Maid by Nita Prose
  3. A Flicker in the Dark by Stacy Willingham
  4. The Book of Cold Cases by Simone St. James
  5. The Golden Couple by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
  6. Reckless Girls by Rachel Hawkins
  7. The Night Shift by Alex Finlay
  8. Portrait of a Thief by Grace D. Li
  9. Notes on an Execution by Danya Kukafka
  10. The Overnight Guest by Heather Gudenkauf
  11. Run Rose Run by Dolly Parton and James Patterson
  12. What Happened to the Bennetts by Lisa Scottoline

Sci-Fi & Fantasy

cover of House of Sky and Breath by Sarah J. Maas
  1. House of Sky and Breath by Sarah J. Maas
  2. Book of Night by Holly Black
  3. Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan
  4. The War of Two Queens by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  5. Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel
  6. The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan
  7. The Cartographers by Peng Shepherd
  8. How High We Go in the Dark by Sequoia Nagamatsu
  9. The Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi
  10. Kaikeyi by Vaishnavi Patel
  11. Elektra by Jennifer Saint
  12. Nettle & Bone by by T. Kingfisher


cover of Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover
  1. Reminders of Him by Colleen Hoover
  2. Book Lovers by Emily Henry
  3. Hook, Line, and Sinker by Tessa Bailey
  4. Things We Never Got Over by Lucy Score
  5. Dating Dr. Dil by Nisha Sharma
  6. Weather Girl by Rachel Lynn Solomon
  7. Something Wilder by Christina Lauren
  8. One Night on the Island by Josie Silver
  9. Delilah Green Doesn’t Care by Ashley Herring Blake
  10. The No-Show by Beth O’Leary
  11. The Wedding Crasher by Mia Sosa
  12. Electric Idol by Katee Robert

Young Adult

Book cover of Gallant by V.E. Schwab
  1. Gallant by V.E. Schwab,  illustrated by Manuel Sumberac
  2. The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh
  3. Anatomy: A Love Story by Dana Schwartz
  4. I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston
  5. I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys
  6. This Woven Kingdom by Tahereh Mafi
  7. Only a Monster by Vanessa Len
  8. A Magic Steeped in Poison by Judy I. Lin
  9. All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir
  10. Hotel Magnifique by Emily J. Taylor
  11. She Gets the Girl by Rachael Lippincott and Alyson Derrick
  12. Family of Liars by E. Lockhart

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