20 Reader-Approved New Paperbacks

Posted by Cybil on June 15, 2017


When it comes to pleasing a book club, catching up on those bestsellers, or basking on the beach, a paperback book is the perfect choice. And there's something great about throwing a paperback into your bag and taking it everywhere with you (just ask author Sarah Dessen).

Another thing to love about paperbacks? By the time they hit the bookstores, your fellow readers have had time to rate them on Goodreads! With this in mind, we combed through recently published paperbacks to find the books that have earned readers' 4-star (and above) ratings.

Which of these books will you add to your Want to Read shelf? Tell us in the comments.


The Nix
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Homegoing
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The Wrong Side of Goodbye
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We are Never Meeting in Real Life.
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The Gene: An Intimate History
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The Romanovs: 1613-1918
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The Boys in the Bunkhouse
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The Alice Network
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Home
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The Last Days of Night
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Precious and Grace (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #17)
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The City of Mirrors
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Blood Vow
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Valiant Ambition
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Hero of the Empire
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Unbroken Brain
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The Salt House
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News of the World
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The View from the Cheap Seats
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Beneath a Scarlet Sky
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message 1: by Maria (new)

Maria Don't you hate it when you're too impatient to wait, so you buy a book in hardcover, but then your TBR pile is so big that the book comes out in paperback before you've actually gotten around to reading it? Or is that something that just happens to me?


message 2: by Tiff (new)

Tiff Maria wrote: "Don't you hate it when you're too impatient to wait, so you buy a book in hardcover, but then your TBR pile is so big that the book comes out in paperback before you've actually gotten around to re..."

Happens to me more often than I'd like.


message 3: by Sumeet (new)

Sumeet Mahendra Maria wrote: "Don't you hate it when you're too impatient to wait, so you buy a book in hardcover, but then your TBR pile is so big that the book comes out in paperback before you've actually gotten around to re..."


I feel you...! :-):-)


Zombieslayer/Alienhunter {comatose with common sense} Maria wrote: "Don't you hate it when you're too impatient to wait, so you buy a book in hardcover, but then your TBR pile is so big that the book comes out in paperback before you've actually gotten around to re..."

This has happened to me SO many times it isn't funny -_-


message 5: by Kayla (new)

Kayla Maria wrote: "Don't you hate it when you're too impatient to wait, so you buy a book in hardcover, but then your TBR pile is so big that the book comes out in paperback before you've actually gotten around to re..."

I do this all the time too.


message 6: by Cindy (new)

Cindy Moore Maria wrote: "Don't you hate it when you're too impatient to wait, so you buy a book in hardcover, but then your TBR pile is so big that the book comes out in paperback before you've actually gotten around to re..."

YESSSSSS!!!!!! Me too!!!!!!


message 7: by Olivia "So many books--so little time."" (last edited Jun 15, 2017 01:35PM) (new)

Olivia "So many books--so little time."" Maria wrote: "Don't you hate it when you're too impatient to wait, so you buy a book in hardcover, but then your TBR pile is so big that the book comes out in paperback before you've actually gotten around to re..."

That's happened to me. It's Murphy's Law (If anything can go wrong, it will.)


Olivia "So many books--so little time."" I found A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman for sale in paperback at my library's book sale and snapped it up.


message 9: by Len (new)

Len Evans Jr Had a hard time answering this poll. Cuz if I had my way then I would read everything in Hardcover... but due to cost and storage issues I read most books as ebooks. As it is even doing so my apartment is over loaded with hardcovers and paperbacks. LOL


message 10: by Katherine (last edited Jun 16, 2017 03:15AM) (new)

Katherine Hayward Pérez On the poll, I chose audiobooks, but I also love ebooks. I have a lack of book storage space in my apartment but do have some Jodi Picoult first edition hardbacks (The Storyteller and Small Great Things).

I reviewd the eARC of Homegoing on NetGalley and want to read Unbroken Brain and The Alice Network. I was declined by NetGalley to review The Salt House.

I really recommend Homegoing though!

Here's my review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...


message 11: by Michelle (new)

Michelle I always have a to read list far ahead, I carry it with me, so, it helps, I search libraries, used book stores, one day snagged a first edition hardcover of "Goldfinch" for 5 bucks at a used book store, I had that on my list since it came out, it was worth the wait, this is a book I will want to read again and have loaned out to others.


message 12: by Karen (new)

Karen Maria wrote: "Don't you hate it when you're too impatient to wait, so you buy a book in hardcover, but then your TBR pile is so big that the book comes out in paperback before you've actually gotten around to re..."

I have books that I bought 20 years ago in hardback because I just could not wait for paperback, that I STILL haven't read.


message 13: by Jeffrey (new)

Jeffrey I like three formats, and here's why:

- hardback for those really special books, or ones that I know I'll love. Essentially, usually my favorite, or significant books, I get in hardback

- paperback is the most 'common' way to get a book. Sometimes a book is too small to 'work' as a hardback (when you have more flaps and dustjacket than actual book!) or the hardback may be out of print, and paperback more readily available.

- ebook for when space is an issue. You may want to READ a book, but that doesn't mean you want to HAVE it as an object. Also, I prefer ebooks to the bricks of paperbacks that are 800+ pages, have small fonts, practically break just after you finish reading it, or if a book has bad cover art.

So I enjoy all 3, for different reasons and I own specific editions of my books because of that.


message 14: by Amber (new)

Amber I just borrow books from the library but if they are a $1 at dollar tree, I will consider buying them only if they are stand-alones. adult coloring books are only if I have a coupon. I like ebooks, hardbacks, and paperbacks and audiobooks too.


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