The Most Read Books on Goodreads in June

Posted by Hayley on June 17, 2019
What's popular right now? An essay collection about true-crime obsession, powerful memoirs, and the books that inspired television's big hits, including Good Omens, A Game of Thrones, and The Handmaid's Tale.

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.

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


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message 2: by Anissa (new)

Anissa It's always nice to see a snapshot of what's drawing lots of readers in. The only one I've read here is The Handmaid's Tale. Right now, I'm reading an arc of One Night Gone by Tara Laskowski.


message 3: by Vasumathi (new)

Vasumathi Rajamani Most books listed here are on my TBR list, with the exception of Harry Potter and Game of Thrones, which are on my 'Read' list. Just today started to read The Rosie Project after having completed A Gentleman in Moscow. Will most definitely start Normal People next! Happy Reading!!


message 4: by Sherry (new)

Sherry Stengel The Wife Between Us


message 5: by Naomi (new)

Naomi I'm currently reading Little Fires Everywhere and I'm really enjoying it.


message 6: by Constantine (new)

Constantine Great selection. Out of the 20 books I have read 8.
Out of the 8 books, 5 of them, I have rated as 5.0 stars
The other three are from 3.5 - 4.0


message 7: by Caryn (new)

Caryn Gale I've read 8 of the 20 books listed, some recently, some when they first came out. I just finished reading The Flight Portfolio by Julie Orringer. I highly recommend it.


message 8: by Erin (new)

Erin Halfway through Miracle Creek and I’m loving it.


message 9: by Life (new)

Life Notes from Underground Something ancient that (supposedly) matches my temperament.


message 10: by MaryTR (new)

MaryTR Just finished The Tattooist of Auschwitz. Compelling, horrifying and yet uplifting at the same time. Wonderful book.


Rafaela (dragonsandpaperbacks) I've read 6 of these and another two are on my tbr - Nine Perfect Strangers and The Handmaid's Tale.


message 12: by Sally (new)

Sally I'm reading Before We Were Yours. It isn't the type of book I usually read but a friend lent it to me. It is very good so far.


message 13: by Sophie (new)

Sophie Sipho wrote: "Notes from Underground Something ancient that (supposedly) matches my temperament."

LOL...mine too, apparently. I loved that book.


message 14: by Daniel (new)

Daniel Sally wrote: "I'm reading Before We Were Yours. It isn't the type of book I usually read but a friend lent it to me. It is very good so far."

I read BWWY as part of my college book club. I enjoyed it, but I wish it developed more of the seedier characters.


kittykat (Jo Tortitude) I've read 2 of these, with 10 on my TBR pile. Makes a change for me and these lists.


message 16: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Sipho wrote: "Notes from Underground Something ancient that (supposedly) matches my temperament."

I just read in another novel that Dostoevsky wrote this as a response to What Is to Be Done?, a book which apparently annoyed the bejesus out of Fyodor but inspired several generations of romantic revolutionaries, including, famously, Lenin.

It's been years since I read it, but I remember loving it--what do you think of it?


message 17: by Vanessa (new)

Vanessa Buhler-Rice I've read 12 of the 20! Today I finished The Silent Patient.


message 19: by Brooke (new)

Brooke Walters I am going to be starting Normal People when i get home this evening. Just finished More than Anything.


message 20: by Peggy (new)

Peggy Read 12 of them and one of them is on my want to read shelf. Gave all but two of them 4 or 5 stars. One of them got a sorry 1 star.


message 21: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Peggy wrote: "Read 12 of them and one of them is on my want to read shelf. Gave all but two of them 4 or 5 stars. One of them got a sorry 1 star."

Hi Peggy, which book landed a sorry one star? TY


message 22: by Noor (new)

Noor I'm currently reading A Certain Chemistry and am loving both the realistic approach to it as well as the comedic and entertaining aspect of the book.


message 23: by Melissa (new)

Melissa I just finished Miracle Creek which is a well-written mystery, though it might not be mysterious enough for those who fancy that genre, ie, I'm a greenhorn and I figured it out pretty quickly.

I am now tackling Solovyov and Larionov which is more of a chore, although when it is good, it is really, really good.


message 24: by Vivienne (new)

Vivienne I've read five of the twenty and enjoyed them especially the Crawdads and Educated although was disappointed with Normal People after all the hype! Six others on my to read list but definitely not Harry or the Handmaid's Tale. Currently reading 2018 memoir on a friend's recommendation: Southern Discomfort by Tena Clark. It's excellent!


message 25: by Littellandrea (new)

Littellandrea Just finished Strangers and Cousins, currently reading Red Sparrow


message 26: by Dianne (new)

Dianne Mck. Currently reading the Tattooist Auschwitz and re-reading Where the Crawdad's Sing.


message 27: by [deleted user] (new)

a Few Days Ago, I Finished Through the White Wood by Jessica Leake :D

This Book is EPIC. It Has Wintery Vibes- and It Gave Me Frozen/ The Snow Queen Vibes. Along with The Grisha Trilogy Vibes


message 28: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca Have a read 3 on the list and currently reading a 4th.


message 29: by Kate (new)

Kate Jordan Peggy wrote: "Read 12 of them and one of them is on my want to read shelf. Gave all but two of them 4 or 5 stars. One of them got a sorry 1 star."

Which one only got one star? I've read 5, and all but 2 of the rest are on my TBR list.


message 30: by julia (new)

julia Currently reading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (and preparing to read the Great Alone soon) 🖤📖


message 31: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Conviction by Denise Mina . Love her writing


message 32: by Eliza (new)

Eliza Rapsodia Reading Good Omens and I am hella enjoying it


message 33: by Catherine (new)

Catherine Elrick Heh, I'm actually reading Circe right now. Guess I'm just one of many, huh? It's really good so far.


message 34: by Roger (new)

Roger Texas Ranger by James Patterson


message 35: by Helen (new)

Helen Hnin I'd be surprised if Good Omens wasn't on the list! The show was such a hit for both series fans and book fans.


message 36: by Nicola (new)

Nicola Paine The Mother in Law - enjoyed very much


message 37: by Jason (new)

Jason This is list of great books...am new here... hopefully I could read more books than I ever did


message 38: by Adriana (new)

Adriana Naomi wrote: "I'm currently reading Little Fires Everywhere and I'm really enjoying it."

Now I’m curious which you rated what.


message 39: by Helen (new)

Helen Hnin Jason wrote: "This is list of great books...am new here... hopefully I could read more books than I ever did"

Goodreads is a good place to set reading goals because the peer pressure actually works here. I went from about 20 books a year to 150 books last year. Just take it easy and I'm sure you will find the time and motivation to read a lot. Good luck!


message 40: by Jyv (new)

Jyv I've read 8 out of the top 20. Never heard of 8 of them, including the top 2. Currently reading Circe which I highly recommend.


message 41: by Joanne (new)

Joanne Wisniewski Just finished The Huntress and Wow-couldn’t turn the pages fast enough!


message 42: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Seveneves


message 43: by Diane (new)

Diane Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

A must read! I couldn't put it down.


message 44: by Frank Jenkins (new)

Frank Jenkins I am currently enthralled with “The British are Coming” by Atkinson.


message 45: by Ginny (last edited Jun 18, 2019 08:13AM) (new)

Ginny Bichler Behind close doors really good, ending is unexpected


message 46: by Linda (new)

Linda Currently reading Gold Fame Citrus and Good Night, Oregon. In 2 separate book clubs, not an over achiever! Read Educated, Little Fires Everywhere and Eleanor Oliphant previously and really liked all 3.


message 47: by Leo (new)

Leo Mccarthy Would it be possible to create this list by genre?


message 48: by Linda (new)

Linda Jackim Werlein Just Read Silence of the Girls a we'll written account of the Trojan War from the women's point of view. Very different from the heroic stories in the Iliad


message 49: by Bernadine (new)

Bernadine Finished lost roses..what we were promised. The clockmakers daughter..Now. The mother in law


message 50: by Kim (new)

Kim Marlow KM - No Stone Unturned by new author Nadean Stone. A memoir of her life; a tumultous one filled with pain and loss, and an over 40 year search to find who her parents were, her true identity and answers to what ended up being lies due to cover ups by the Catholic Church, and provincial government of Ontario, Canada. I usually read mysteries/thrillers and this nonfiction book has it all. The sad part is it's true and makes you wonder of all the injustices done by churches and governments to tear apart families, and leaving people lost for answers.


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