Our Most Popular Blogs of the Year
As 2017 comes to a close, we're taking a look back at a year of amazing author exclusives, engaging discussions, and enough book recommendations to last us well into the next decade. These are the blogs that got your fellow Goodreads members talking and adding books to their Want to Read shelves.
- Romance Week: Can you feel the love? Fall for sweet and steamy stories all over again.
- Mystery & Thriller Week: Investigate classic whodunits as well as modern masterpieces.
- Summer Reading 2017: Everything you need for a season full of books.
- Science Fiction & Fantasy Week: Go there and back again—and beyond.
- Goodreads Turns Ten: Pop a bottle of bubbly! Join our ten-year anniversary celebration.
- Horror Week: Right this way for frights, scares, and Halloween tales.
- 20 Problems Only Book Lovers Understand: "The book hangover. When a good book finishes but you can't start a new one because you're still too immersed in the last book to move on."
- 15 of the Greatest Lessons You Learned from a Book: "There's only one rule that I know of, babies—God damn it, you've got to be kind."
- 17 Reasons Goodreads Members Love Libraries and Librarians: "They are magical! So many stories contained inside their sacred walls."
- 13 Ways to Make More Time for Reading: "I am a huge fan of audiobooks. I listen to audiobooks while driving, taking a walk, cooking, and traveling."
- Khaled Hosseini on A Thousand Splendid Suns' Theatrical Debut: "Political rhetoric has a way of trampling all over human beings as individuals, people with faces. It falls to the artist to shine a light on these faces instead."
- A Rebel's Reading List: The Books Victoria Aveyard Recommends for Her Own Heroine: "There is no greater weapon in the world than words, and now, with all Mare's other weapons taken away, they are the only ones left to her.""
- Vampires Can Help: J.R. Ward on the (Sexy) Bloodsuckers That Shaped Her Life: "Life is so hard. It can be brutal and cruel and mercurial. Because of this, people need an escape, and sometimes it's better to step into the shoes of something Other than us."
- Falling for Hamilton: How a Hit Musical Inspired Melissa de la Cruz's New Book: "For me, the story was about a poor boy and a rich girl—one of my favorite romantic tropes. I wanted to write a book that was like my favorites…about the bonds of sisterhood, along with a swoon-worthy romance.""
- Comedian W. Kamau Bell: The Questions That Changed His Career: "What would you do if you were famous? Well, that would be easy. I would just perform in front of an audience who loved me. And they would be patient and listen and already be invested."
- In Defense of Happily Ever After: Nalini Singh on Hope, Love, and 'Realistic' Endings: "When we open the pages of a romance novel, we are also opening our hearts and taking a risk on these characters."
- Crime Writer Don Winslow's Love for Libraries: "I knew at the time that the library opened up the past to me, I didn't know that it also opened up my future."
- The Life-Changing Reading Habit Sarah Dessen Discovered As a Teen: "In the early days of my senior year, my first serious boyfriend broke up with me. I was devastated…. I began to carry around Stephen King's It, a book I'd been wanting to start forever. Whenever I found a spare moment or felt the tears coming, I opened it up and started to read."
- Rereading Is Here: How much do we love rereading? Let us count the ways…""
- How to Find a Book at Your Library: Like all bookworms, we love to get lost in the stacks.
- Are You 'Reading' Compatible with Your Friends?: Check out how many books you have in common with any Goodreads member.
- Your Guide to Book Giveaways: Here's a question for you: Do you like books? Well, of course you do.
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