The Most Read Books on Goodreads in October

Posted by Cybil on October 24, 2019
What's popular right now? Memoirs, books available on Kindle Unlimited and Prime Reading, and the latest from big authors, including Margaret Atwood, Stephen King, and Ann Patchett.

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 1: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Haider I've read 10 of the 20 so far and have a few more sitting waiting on my to-read shelf. I loved: Becoming, Daisy Jones & the Six, The Goldfinch, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, Little Fires Everywhere, and Handmaid's Tale. Aiming to get to The Testaments in the next week or so. Can't wait!


message 2: by Brittany (new)

Brittany Over twenty years and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is still in the top twenty.


message 3: by K8 (new)

K8 I read The Vine Witch but wasn't very impressed. The prose and world were lovely, but chapters often lacked plot-relevant content and the revelations were mundane.


message 4: by kittykat (new)

kittykat I've read 2, have 10 on my TBR and am not interested in the rest...


message 5: by Tundextra (new)

Tundextra Two Atwood's in the Top Eight! Love it!


message 6: by Sunshine (new)

Sunshine Love Harry Potter is still read this much! #ModernClassic


message 7: by Paige (new)

Paige Fox I am just finishing off The Testaments, which will make it 12 of 20 read. There are two more on my list of want to reads. A great list!


message 8: by Peggy (new)

Peggy I've read 10 and one is on my to read shelf. Actually 3 of them are on my to read shelf, but 2 of them will shortly be removed as I started the first one, didn't care for it, so will delete the 2nd.


message 9: by Annette (new)

Annette I’ve read 6 of the 20, 3 on “to read” shelf. Although I loved The Handmaid’s Tale, I might skip the sequel. Don’t like what I’m reading about it.


The Masked Reader They all look so good.


message 11: by annie (new)

annie Cilka's Journey


message 12: by Cendaquenta (new)

Cendaquenta Is it just me or is this 99% the same list every month...


message 13: by Inês (new)

Inês I read "Becoming" months ago and it was quite touching. Glad to see it on the list.


message 14: by Liam (new)

Liam Ward Cendaquenta wrote: "Is it just me or is this 99% the same list every month..."

It's always the same list and it's always got a sub category that somehow refers to 'female writers'.


message 15: by Leslie (new)

Leslie Smith Byron’s poems


message 16: by Katia (new)

Katia Brittany wrote: "Over twenty years and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is still in the top twenty."

"After all this time?" - "Always"


message 17: by Joanne (new)

Joanne Fate I'm listening to "Just Above My Head" by James Baldwin. I've read and listened to much of his works, both fiction and non-fiction, but missed this along the way. It's an amazing book


message 18: by Nola (new)

Nola Reid Ahhh Harry Potter will never get old...


message 19: by Lori S. (new)

Lori S. Read two, liked one of those two a lot, but the rest of these have little appeal. Can't win them all.


message 20: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Nolan I've read 2 of the twenty so far and have some of the others on my TBR list.


message 21: by Jamie-Lee (new)

Jamie-Lee I have read 8, have 6 on my to-read list, and am currently reading The Testaments and just got City of Girls from Cloud Library. I am also currently reading Wakenhyrst by Michelle Paver and listening to Wanderers by Chuck Wendig.


message 22: by Angela (new)

Angela Not too bad...9 Read...4 on To read list!


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