The Most Read Books Right Now on Goodreads

Posted by Hayley on March 8, 2019
Here at Goodreads we like to know what people are reading. From peeking at the books of our fellow commuters to not-so-surreptitiously checking out the stacks on our coworkers' desks, we embrace our curious nature.

That's why we're rounding up what Goodreads members around the world are currently reading. These are the top books, ranked by the number of people who have read them this month. So what's popular right now? Goodreads Choice Awards winners, a memoir from the former First Lady of the United States, recently adapted titles, and more.

Browse the books below and add what looks good to your Want to Read shelf.


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message 3: by Gretchen (new)

Gretchen Fallen by David Baldacci. It's ok.

message 5: by Kriti (new)

Kriti Simone wrote: "The Beantown Girls and Snow Falling on Cedars"

Yes! Beantown Girls is high on my list!

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emma marie i am reading "Harry Potter and the Prisoner Of Azkaban"

message 7: by Heaven (new)

Heaven im reading Only Child

message 8: by Candie (new)

Candie Just finished the audio of Song of a Captive Bird by Jasmin Darznik it’s a fantastic read.

message 9: by Lynn (new)

Lynn On Writing by Stephen King.

message 10: by Jen (new)

Jen Witkon A Raven Sings by M.W. Horses

message 11: by Dyana (new)

Dyana Muse of nightmares by Laini Taylor, it’s So Good. It’s the sequel to Strange, the Dreamer, also So Good.

message 12: by Michelle (new)

Michelle The Earth is Singing by Vanessa Curtis.

message 13: by Pat (last edited Mar 08, 2019 09:59AM) (new)

Pat The Home for Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman

message 14: by Deana (new)

Deana Where the Crawdads Sing

message 15: by Laura (new)

Laura Page The Familiars by Stacey Halls

message 16: by Marigloria (new)

Marigloria Sierra La niña perdida- 4th book of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels series

message 17: by Diana (new)

Diana Just finished Verity..holy crap is all I can say. One of my new favorite books.

message 18: by Sudeshna (new)

Sudeshna Mukherjee Nine perfect strangers was just about ok for one time read. Very overhyped ! sorry to say !

message 20: by Meg (last edited Mar 08, 2019 10:48AM) (new)

Meg Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan and it's taking me a long time to get through it even though it's quite good.

message 21: by Ayesha (new)

Ayesha Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

message 22: by Orikamane (new)

Orikamane Oathbringer (The Stormlight Archive, #3) by Brandon Sanderson so far so good

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message 24: by Zeljka (new)

Zeljka The Absolutist by John Boyne

message 25: by Nitya (new)

Nitya Words in Deep Blue!

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Juliana De The Unseen World

Still half way, very slow! Liking it so far

message 27: by Samantha (new)

Samantha Makini Sudeshna wrote: "Nine perfect strangers was just about ok for one time read. Very overhyped ! sorry to say !"

Totally agree. I found it hard to continue reading too. Characters weren't the most enticing.

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Chris Just started The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie. So far, so good.

message 29: by Edee (new)

Edee Smith Just finished Saving Meghan by D.J. Palmer. I received a ARC. The book caught my attention from very first pages. Many twists and turns. Thought I had it figured out, but the ending was a complete surprise.

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Stephanie I'm currently reading Becoming by Michelle Obama and loving it! I'm also reading The Lost World by Michael Crichton as well and House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski. Enjoying them all :)

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message 32: by Kristin (new)

Kristin MB So nice to see so many female authors on this list!

message 33: by Cecilia (new)

Cecilia Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer. It's a little slow so far.

message 34: by Marek (new)

Marek Kurpaska I'm currently reading The Hod King by Josiah Bancroft, the third book in the series, definitely highly recommended.

message 35: by Tatiana (new)

Tatiana "If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking." - Haruki Murakami :)

message 36: by Bonnie (new)

Bonnie Deep Threat by Scott Pratt and Kelly Hodge. RIP Scott

message 37: by Connie (new)

Connie I'm reading UNLOVED- A LOVE STORY by Katy Regnery. Absolutely beautiful!

message 38: by Elise (new)

Elise Y'all should do more of these--maybe monthly? It's so interesting to see what people are actually reading and it would be neat to be able to compare that data over time--see what books are popular because they're new but won't necessarily have staying power, versus the perennial favorites. (Hi, Harry Potter.)

message 39: by Kristin (new)

Kristin MB Currently listening to A Game of Thrones and reading Brave New World / Brave New World Revisited and The Umbrella Academy, Vol. 1: The Apocalypse Suite. Will be starting Census next and very soon.

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Dawn Wild by Cheryl Strayed

message 41: by Elisa (new)

Elisa Strange the Dreamer #2 😍😍

message 42: by Lindatahir (new)

Lindatahir The Chalk Man by CJ Tudor

message 43: by C I N D L E (new)

C I N D L E I am pleased to see that the top five books read as of this blog post have some literary merit to them, and are not books about wizards, vampires, dystopian games, familial battles involving dragons, etc.

@Goodreads, I feel better seeing that you are making an effort to focus on and promote books that have weight to them, books with serious subject matter, books with literary merit. You know, actual literature.

Many readers as me like literary fiction, compelling memoirs, timeless classics by masterful authors, yet you rarely post about or promote these genres. Or if you do, they are far and few between. Your constant focus on only promoting the YA and fantasy genres leaves much to be desired from serious readers like me. To each their own on reading preferences, but Goodreads feels like it should be renamed YAreads or Fantasyreads. An observation that irks me immensely.

PS: other than to a GR staff member, I will not reply to anyone who sees my comment and gets ruffled by it and defends YA books. I've written what I've written and my comment speaks for itself.

message 44: by Jen (new)

Jen Black House by Stephen King

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Howard Larsson The End of Your Life Book Club

message 46: by Malanie (new)

Malanie Brandt The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben

message 47: by Lynn (new)

Lynn Ceremony in death by J.D. Robb

message 48: by AV (new)

AV emma wrote: "i am reading "Harry Potter and the Prisoner Of Azkaban"" That’s my favorite one

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Holly Meador I am reading The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory

message 50: by Nancy (new)

Nancy Hartill Educated and the HP series. Sone of these are on my "to read" list.

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