What We're Reading at Goodreads This Month

Posted by Hayley on September 4, 2015
Terry Pratchett once wrote, "If you have enough book space, I don't want to talk to you." Well, here at the Goodreads office, we can never have enough books—or enough book space! Every other month is Book Perk day at Goodreads; each member of the team gets to order a new book for our ever-expanding library. Check out our latest stash!



You can find the full list of titles on Listopia. What will you be reading next?

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Zombieslayer/Alienhunter {comatose with common sense} Yikers island that's a stack.

Oh and 1st.


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Erma Talamante Sir Terry and I would have been good friends, then!

Current stack includes (but is not limited to):

The King of the Crags

Mud Season

Outlander

Agents of Light and Darkness

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Women

May I Bring A Friend?

The Interior Circuit

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

My stack is ever-growing (as anyone who knows me can attest), but I try to keep it well-rounded!


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Ashli Barrera 3rd to comment!!!!! YEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS :D


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Rebecca Huston This post is so true -- I've gone from shelves jammed full to stacks on the floor, and now books in boxes.


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Alondra Miller I got that stack beat... I got that beat. 4 stacks that are visible; 3 bookshelves that are double-stacked; 4 mini stacks under the nightstand; kids have 1 huge shelf each....and 4 books on top of the nightstand.

Its a disease and we all need therapy. Not really, but I at least want it to seem like I am trying... :/


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LB I am so jealous. The only book library we have at my work are manuals for things we work on =(


The Book Hermit Wow, that would take me years to read. I am not a fast reader. I have about 250 books on my list to read at home.


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Jonele Kevin wrote: "Wow, that would take me years to read. I am not a fast reader. I have about 250 books on my list to read at home."

It doesn't matter how fast or slow you read, as long as it's with enthusiasm and unending enjoyment!!


message 9: by Mikana (new)

Mikana It's why I'm in love with my ereader, I no longer have to find the space for the books I want to read, and if I finish a book whilst waiting at the Dr's, I can choose from many more instantly :)


message 10: by Sarah (last edited Sep 04, 2015 07:33PM) (new)

Sarah Im reading Rebel Dawn (Han Solo trilogy).


message 11: by Dee (new)

Dee i'm curious to know how they pick the books?


Linda Abhors the New GR Design Dee wrote: "i'm curious to know how they pick the books?"

Me, too, esp as some are older (LIttle Women, Girl w/ Dragon Tattoo, the Stephen King, and Endgame).

But "Penguin-Pedia"!? I'm not a non-fiction fan, but that one sounds good.


message 13: by Sarah (last edited Sep 04, 2015 10:08PM) (new)

Sarah Very pleased to say I've actually read one of the books on this list - Band of Brothers by Stephen E. Ambrose - and I highly recommend it if you're interested in WWII or war in general.

100 books. How many people are all those books for? How many people are in the GR office?


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Lisa Lyons Lisa wrote: "Help me, Goodreads, you're my only hope! (Hey it is Force Friday after all!)
I am trying to recall the name of a fabulous book I read about 5-6 years ago. It is based on a true story about a freed ..."


EUREKA, I found it! After an exhaustive online search using myriad search terms, I found the book I was looking for - "The Color of Lightning" by Paulette Jiles. Can't say enough about this book. If you love historical fiction, sweeping epic, swooning prose and heartbreaking themes, this is your book! I will be adding it to my Bookshelf and just ordered from Amazon. Yippee!


message 15: by Megan (new)

Megan Amazing bookstack! How fun it would be to work in a place where I could choose a book to order :D . My current list of books includes but may be added to at any time:
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
Dragonbound by Thea Harrison
The House of the Four Winds by Mercedes Lackey
The Wandering Fire by Guy Gavriel Kay
Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley
Waterbound by Christine Feehan
The Tower of Ravens by Kate Forsyth
Witchling by Yasmine Galenorm
Wizard's First Rule by Terry Goodkind
At The Water's Edge by Sara Gruen
Rising Fire by Terri Brisbin
The Glass Sentence by S.E. Grove
The First Four books in the Malazan series by Steve Erikson:
1. Gardens of the Moon
2. Deadhouse Gates
3. Memories of Ice
4. House of Chains


message 16: by Ruth (new)

Ruth Moved house last year and had to give away or sell most of my books, chosing which ones I could keep gave me the shakes, made me sick.
I still have a list of the ones I had to give away so I can get them on the kindle. The only thing better than a new book is an old favourite.


message 17: by Melliott (new)

Melliott You people are illogical. I see books on your lists such as Outlander. Do you not know that there umpteen sequels, which you will HAVE to read once you have read the first, and that this will totally pre-empt your current list? And yet you do not include them. I find you baffling.


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Caroline I think I am going to come and work for you!!


message 19: by Y (new)

Y I can only fit three (very short) bookshelves in my room - so I've been choosing sparingly which books to buy. And I've never wanted to own just any books; I mean, what am I supposed to do with the ones I don't like? Give them to someone else? I would never impose a bad book on another person. It is just too cruel.
And this way I don't have to dust too much.


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Jay  The Crippled God Megan wrote: "Amazing bookstack! How fun it would be to work in a place where I could choose a book to order :D . My current list of books includes but may be added to at any time:
The Rosie Project by Graeme Si..."


MALAZAN ?????????? U R MY BEST FRIEND <3 !!!!!!!!!!!!


message 21: by Melissa (new)

Melissa Hire me! Please:). What a great work incentive- one that is meaningful to both the individual and organization!


message 22: by Jay (new)

Jay  The Crippled God Well, am just repeating what one of you guy's said. Am not a fast reader and I have a very long list but I enjoy reading them <3 ;D gaining pace faster than before which is super good for me.


message 23: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Where are you located? I want to work for Goodreads!!


message 24: by Dee (new)

Dee Linda wrote: "Dee wrote: "i'm curious to know how they pick the books?"

Me, too, esp as some are older (LIttle Women, Girl w/ Dragon Tattoo, the Stephen King, and Endgame).

But "Penguin-Pedia"!? I'm not a non-..."


I asked because there is this random Africa dystopia on the list that I read a couple of months that was a random library pick ip


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Erma Talamante Sarah wrote: "Im reading Rebel Dawn (Han Solo trilogy)."

Oh, boy! I'm going to have to get this one!


message 26: by Erma (new)

Erma Talamante Melliott wrote: "You people are illogical. I see books on your lists such as Outlander. Do you not know that there umpteen sequels, which you will HAVE to read once you have read the first, and that this will total..."

I have been called illogical and baffling before. I don't mind, so long as I can read what I like!

Besides... if I was worried about umpteen sequels, I would have never read 'Nancy Drew', 'Saddle Club', 'Goosebumps', 'Redwall', or any comic books at all as a kid.


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B how do I get a job there cost me a fortune in books LOL LOL


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Craig Mikana wrote: "It's why I'm in love with my ereader, I no longer have to find the space for the books I want to read, and if I finish a book whilst waiting at the Dr's, I can choose from many more instantly :)"

Amen to that, I love my ereader and the over 2,000 books I have on it. I could never find space at my home for so many books.


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Jennifer Hinsman Looks like some great reading!


Linda Abhors the New GR Design Y wrote: "I can only fit three (very short) bookshelves in my room - so I've been choosing sparingly which books to buy. And I've never wanted to own just any books; I mean, what am I supposed to do with the..."

You can always leave them at a book crossing. To weed things out/control the shelves and space at both work and home, I learned a long time ago to ask myself: will I have time to read this again, and do I want to? If the answer's "no", they're given away or donated. Luckily, since we no longer have a Book Crossing, I can leave them at hotels, if I'm traveling. Also, we now have a language house-so if my books are in languages other than English, I can donate so that the students will have access to something in their spare time, and the ones in English are helpful for the foreign language TAs, who come here for a year from another country to run the house. After all, they're here to work on their English, so it helps them, too!


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Daniela GS I LOVE BOOK PERK <3


message 32: by Plat (new)

Plat Library card FTW. I hate clutter...


message 33: by Elise (last edited Sep 05, 2015 08:52AM) (new)

Elise Alice Hoffman's "The Marriage of Opposites"! I have a library copy, but it's so beautifully written that I will have to buy it at a later date for my personal library, where each book is lovingly and carefully chosen. Books don't count as clutter in my world. E-readers take all of the fun out of reading for me; they make fun reading feel like work (because I am always on a computer screen for work. :)


message 34: by Plat (last edited Sep 05, 2015 09:27AM) (new)

Plat Elise wrote: "Alice Hoffman's "The Marriage of Opposites"! I have a library copy, but it's so beautifully written that I will have to buy it at a later date for my personal library, where each book is lovingly ..."

I agree on the E-reader. I stare at a computer 10 hours a day and prefer the feel of a paper book. I get some strange satisfaction with every turn of the page, especially closing that back cover and holding the book as I reflect on what I just read. My Kindle Fire is used almost exclusively for my 6 year old to play games or watch movies . I used to keep a collection, but I so rarely reread anything that the library is the way to go for me.


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Jenn Goldsmith Sarah wrote: "Im reading Rebel Dawn (Han Solo trilogy)."

I absolutely loved that trilogy! So worth the read!!!


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Erma Talamante Linda wrote: "Y wrote: "I can only fit three (very short) bookshelves in my room - so I've been choosing sparingly which books to buy. And I've never wanted to own just any books; I mean, what am I supposed to d..."

I take books with and will leave one here and there at USOs and military hospitals (regular hospitals on occasion, too)... anywhere I know a reader might NEED a book for a welcome distraction...


message 38: by Papaphilly (new)

Papaphilly Not a bad pile, but what are you going to do for next month? Do you guys even try and keep up any more?


message 39: by Rieka (new)

Rieka Ok who else has this dream of having an entire room packed with books in their house, like a small private libary!

This month I´ll be concentrating on some classics such as Oscar Wilde and Alexandre Dumas :)


Linda Abhors the New GR Design E. wrote: "Linda wrote: "Y wrote: "I can only fit three (very short) bookshelves in my room - so I've been choosing sparingly which books to buy. And I've never wanted to own just any books; I mean, what am I..."

Exactly! Especially if it's one you don't want. Someone else might like it! Great pic, btw!


Linda Abhors the New GR Design Papaphilly wrote: "Not a bad pile, but what are you going to do for next month? Do you guys even try and keep up any more?"

With "Little Women" on the shelf, it wouldn't appear so! :)


message 42: by Eli (new)

Eli My book stack for this month (to be read) that have been waiting a while:

To Kill a Mockingbird

Blood Ties

Lord of the Flies

Murder Most Unladylike

The Lost and the Found

Girl Online


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Aya I think they stopped long time ago ..:)


message 44: by Beige Rivera (new)

Beige Rivera I just want to know how to work there!


message 45: by Aya (new)

Aya Same here x)


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Beverley Albright I would be so right at home!!!


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Ян This is the most beautiful picture I've ever seen


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Rebecca Trotter Mikana wrote: "It's why I'm in love with my ereader, I no longer have to find the space for the books I want to read, and if I finish a book whilst waiting at the Dr's, I can choose from many more instantly :)"

Do you ever worry about completely filling up your ereader? I do - I'm addicted to my Kindle and so thankful that Amazon provides Cloud space, too.


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Papaphilly Rie wrote: "Ok who else has this dream of having an entire room packed with books in their house, like a small private libary!

This month I´ll be concentrating on some classics such as Oscar Wilde and Alexan..."


I have that room full of books. My wife calls it a pig sty, but I see it as comfortable.


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Robin Ruth wrote: "Moved house last year and had to give away or sell most of my books, chosing which ones I could keep gave me the shakes, made me sick.
I still have a list of the ones I had to give away so I can ge..."


I know that feeling. I just moved from a 4 level home to a 2 bedroom apartment. I had books all over and most packed up in the basement. I ended up giving most of them to the local library to sell. I love my Kindle! I won't have to go through that again.


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