First Reads

Be the first to read new books! Prerelease books are listed for giveaway by publishers and authors, and members can enter to win. Winners are picked randomly at the end of the giveaway.

  • Italian Guys by Adam Carpenter
    Italian Guys: Book Two in the Passport to a Fling Series
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    Freddie Markson likes to have fun. He loves men, and knowing he's headed to Rome, Italy for the summer means only one thing: fling after fling after f…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Sep 07 - Oct 07, 2014
    1 copy available, 94 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • The Bird's Song by Timothy M. Burke
    The Bird's Song
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    Former prosecutor Timothy Burke recounts the separate tragedies that entwine three very different women in his true-crime drama The Bird’s Song. Takin…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Sep 07 - Oct 07, 2014
    40 copies available, 224 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • Stand Out by J.P. Markey
    Stand Out
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    Giveaway for James Markey's book 'Stand Out' (From the Crowd). The book is designed as independent chapters which provide hits & tips into how YOU…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Sep 07 - Oct 07, 2014
    5 copies available, 68 people requesting
    Countries available: GB
  • Frozen Fire by Rachaud Smith
    Frozen Fire: A Poetry Collection
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    Three winners will each receive a signed copy of Frozen Fire: A Poetry Collection, by Rachaud Smith.

    Good Luck to All!!! View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Sep 07 - Oct 07, 2014
    3 copies available, 82 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • Head for the Edge, Keep Walking by Kate Tough
    Head for the Edge, Keep Walking
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    Release date: Oct 01, 2014
    Signed and sent from Scotland to twelve lucky winners!

    "Brilliantly funny but also filled with wonderful insight. I loved this book." review by 'Fictio…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Sep 07 - Oct 07, 2014
    12 copies available, 240 people requesting
    Countries available: US and CA
  • Unworthy by Joanne Armstrong
    Unworthy
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    Release date: Sep 05, 2014
    To celebrate being available in print, I have one signed copy of Unworthy to give away.
    This time the Giveaway is restricted to Goodreads members who…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Sep 07 - Oct 07, 2014
    1 copy available, 71 people requesting
    Countries available: AU and NZ
  • Stories from the Air by Lin C.H.
    Stories from the Air
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    Things which happen to aircrews, which are unbelievable till you hear them from the horse's mouth. View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Sep 07 - Oct 07, 2014
    1 copy available, 51 people requesting
    Countries available: CA, AU, and DK
  • Dark Discoveries - Issue #28 by Jonathan Maberry
    Dark Discoveries - Issue #28
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    Release date: Jul 31, 2014
    All new Fiction by: Kevin J. Anderson, Graham Masterton, Tim Waggoner, Gene O’Neill, Harry Shannon and Brett J. Talley

    Interviews with: Doug Bradley, G…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Sep 07 - Oct 07, 2014
    10 copies available, 192 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • Pen Pal by Francesca Forrest
    Pen Pal
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    It starts with a message in a bottle and ends with revolution.

    On July 4, 12-year-old Em's message came to Kaya, a 24-year-old political prisoner. For…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Sep 07 - Oct 07, 2014
    5 copies available, 565 people requesting
    Countries available: US, CA, and GB more
  • Trying to Find You by Laura Klinkon
    Trying to Find You
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    Trying to Find You, book of poetry View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Sep 07 - Oct 07, 2014
    1 copy available, 126 people requesting
    Countries available: US, CA, and PR
  • Division Zero by Matthew S. Cox
    Division Zero: Lex De Mortuis
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    Release date: Sep 08, 2014
    Free from her troubled past, Agent Kirsten Wren finds happiness mentoring Evan, a boy with similar talents with whom she soon forms a strong bond. Her…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Sep 07 - Oct 07, 2014
    1 copy available, 129 people requesting
    Countries available: US and CA
  • A Dubious Crime by Gerald J. Kubicki
    A Dubious Crime: A Colton Banyon Mystery #9
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    Release date: Jul 23, 2014
    The morning starts out like a routine day for Colton Banyon. Except, the insanely jealous, Loni wants to come to the office and scope out the women th…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Sep 07 - Oct 07, 2014
    3 copies available, 110 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • Limbus, Inc. by Jonathan Maberry
    Limbus, Inc. (Limbus, Inc #1)
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    Release date: Oct 24, 2014
    To celebrate the release of Limbus, Inc. - Book II we will be giving away 25 copies of Limbus, Inc. - Book I on Goodreads. Get ready for a wild ride.


    A…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Sep 07 - Oct 07, 2014
    25 copies available, 391 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • An Uncommon Vocabulary by Jim  Boyd
    An Uncommon Vocabulary
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    Release date: Jan 13, 2014
    Signed copies of the first edition of "An Uncommon Vocabulary" published January 2013.

    There are two activities in life that are essential to one’s hap…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Sep 07 - Oct 07, 2014
    25 copies available, 128 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • Galapagos Regained by James K. Morrow
    Galapagos Regained
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    ***ARC Giveaway***

    A beautiful literary tale about an aspiring actress who seizes Darwin's research and tries to make a name for herself to win a scien…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Sep 08 - Oct 07, 2014
    15 copies available, 420 people requesting
    Countries available: US and CA
  • Hot by Julia Harper
    Hot
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    For four years, play-by-the-rules bank teller Turner Hastings has brooded over her uncle's wrongful imprisonment. But when two bumbling crooks stumble…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Sep 08 - Oct 07, 2014
    25 copies available, 313 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • Colossians by Christopher R. Seitz
    Colossians (Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible)
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    Release date: Oct 07, 2014
    The Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible advances the assumption that the Nicene creedal tradition, in all its diversity, provides the proper ba…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Sep 09 - Oct 07, 2014
    2 copies available, 197 people requesting
    Countries available: US and CA
  • Early Christian Martyr Stories by Bryan M. Litfin
    Early Christian Martyr Stories: An Evangelical Introduction with New Translations
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    Release date: Oct 07, 2014
    Personal narratives are powerful instruments for teaching, both for conveying information and for forming character. The martyrdom accounts preserved…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Sep 09 - Oct 07, 2014
    5 copies available, 287 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • A Matter of Grave Concern by Brenda Novak
    A Matter of Grave Concern
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    Bestselling author Brenda Novak unearths love in the darkest of places.

    When Maximillian Wilder hides his noble identity and joins the notorious body s…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Sep 09 - Oct 07, 2014
    20 copies available, 575 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • Waiting for You by Abigail Strom
    Waiting for You
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    For Jake Landry, Erin Shaw was always off-limits—too young, too innocent, and his kid sister’s best friend. Home now after a decade of military servic…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Sep 09 - Oct 07, 2014
    20 copies available, 278 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • The Ice Cream Man by Katri Lipson
    The Ice Cream Man
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    Two years after the end of World War II, a director sets out to mimic real life by creating a film without a script, where the actors learn the story…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Sep 09 - Oct 07, 2014
    20 copies available, 199 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • Mercy's Fight by T.L.  Gray
    Mercy's Fight
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    He feared no one…but himself.

    Recovering from a past shaped by violence, Matt Holloway has sworn to live a different life than his parents did. Matt ha…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Sep 09 - Oct 07, 2014
    20 copies available, 246 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • I Only Read It for the Cartoons by Richard Gehr
    I Only Read It for the Cartoons: The New Yorker's Most Brilliantly Twisted Artists
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    Available for the first time to The New Yorker’s one million-plus readers: a volume dedicated to the individual careers of the magazine’s cartoon supe…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Sep 09 - Oct 07, 2014
    20 copies available, 252 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • I Love My Hat by Douglas Florian
    I Love My Hat
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    One autumn morning, Farmer Brown gets on his tractor and heads to town. Along the way, he picks up a cat in a hat, a goat in a coat, an ox in socks, a…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Sep 09 - Oct 07, 2014
    20 copies available, 303 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • Hell's Fortress by Michael  Wallace
    Hell's Fortress
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    Environmental disaster, war, and government dissolution have plunged the outside world into chaos, leaving the embattled polygamist community of Blist…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Sep 09 - Oct 07, 2014
    20 copies available, 154 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • A Cliché Christmas by Nicole Deese
    A Cliché Christmas
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    Writing happy endings is easy. Living one is the hard part.

    Georgia Cole—known in Hollywood as the “Holiday Goddess”—has made a name for herself writin…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Sep 09 - Oct 07, 2014
    20 copies available, 330 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • From the Cradle by Louise Voss
    From the Cradle
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    The first child was taken from her house.
    The second from his mother's car.
    The third from her own bedroom...

    When Helen and Sean Phillips go out for th…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Sep 09 - Oct 07, 2014
    20 copies available, 294 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • The Sweetness of Honey by Alison Kent
    The Sweetness of Honey (Hope Springs, #3)
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    Welcome to Hope Springs, Texas, where redemption grows…and where love blooms.

    Dark-haired beauty Indiana Keller buys a property in Hope Springs, Texas,…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Sep 09 - Oct 07, 2014
    20 copies available, 295 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • The Glassblower by Petra Durst-Benning
    The Glassblower
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    In the village of Lauscha in Germany, things have been done the same way for centuries. The men blow the glass, and the women decorate and pack it. Bu…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Sep 09 - Oct 07, 2014
    20 copies available, 385 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • Remembering Us by Stacey  Lynn
    Remembering Us
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    My life was perfectly mapped out for me since before I was born. I followed it, begrudgingly, because it was expected. And then one day, everything ch…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Sep 09 - Oct 07, 2014
    20 copies available, 462 people requesting
    Countries available: US