Goodreads Puts Its Own Spin on The New York Times Bestseller List!

Posted by Elizabeth on May 28, 2009
May 28, 2009—The New York Times and Amazon know what people are buying, but Goodreads knows what people are reading. We’ve capitalized on that data by creating a brand new, searchable area of the site where users can find the most popular books people are currently reading—based on when the book was published.

Goodreads members can search by year, month, and even look into the future to see which books are generating the most buzz.

Want to know which books published in 1929 are currently the most popular? A Farewell to Arms, The Sound and the Fury, and All Quiet on the Western Front are still perennial favorites.

What about 2009? The most popular books published in February were Fool: A Novel, by Christopher Moore, The Help by Kathryn Stockett, and Evermore by Alyson Noel.

And even more useful, what do people want to read next? This September, there are three books that are more popular than Dan Brown’s upcoming The Lost Symbol: Two young-adult novels from the Hunger Games series and the Books of Bayern Series, and the romance novel An Echo in the Bone.

Goodreads compiles these lists by tracking the number of people who have added each book to their shelves, either as Read, To-Read, or Currently Reading.


To view this new feature please go to:

New Releases By Date!



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message 1: by Dee (new)

Dee Marie Please thank the Admins for constantly upgrading the site with innovative features to keep readers informed.

This is the #1 place on the Internet; providing a home for readers and authors to interact in a laidback yet enlightening environment.

On Goodreads all authors are readers...and all readers are writers!


message 2: by Alexandra (new)

Alexandra Love it! This is much more important than knowing who is buying something :)


message 3: by John (new)

John Cool feature! But why can't it go back farther than 1909?


message 4: by Maxine (new)

Maxine This addition rocks. Really makes me want to follow everyday.


Jenny (Reading Envy) I saw this news via Twitter, and love the news as well as the fact that I learned about it that way. :)


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