Good Minds Suggest

Find book recommendations from your favorite authors! Every month we pick a different writer's brain to plumb.

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Robin Sloan
Robin Sloan Sourdough
The author has hit literary gold by setting his novels in the City by the Bay. Now he's sharing his favorite books that take place in San Francisco.
Deon Meyer
Deon Meyer Koors
The South African writer has garnered fans worldwide for his bestselling Benny Griessel thrillers. In his latest book, Fever, he takes readers to a postpandemic world. Here he shares his picks for postapocalyptic books.
Ann Leckie
Ann Leckie Provenance
The Hugo Award-winning author says the sci-fi and fantasy genres are sometimes thought of as stories just for the guys. She's setting the record straight.
Wendy Walker
Wendy   Walker Emma in the Night
Walker has made a career of using psychological profiles to craft her thrillers. With Emma in the Night she explores what happens after two sisters vanish and only one returns.
Karin Slaughter
Karin Slaughter The Good Daughter
For anyone who still thinks women can't write gritty, unflinching thrillers, Slaughter is here to dispel that notion once and for all.
Fiona Davis
Fiona  Davis The Address
Davis knows her way around a historical fiction venue. Here she picks her favorite historical fiction settings, for when you want to escape from the modern world.
Joshilyn Jackson
Joshilyn Jackson The Almost Sisters
Novelist Jackson has made a career of writing about the lives of strong Southern women. Here she shares some of her all-time-favorite Southern female characters.
Alissa Nutting
Alissa Nutting Made for Love
Nutting's latest novel is a bawdy look at marriage and monogamy, featuring sex dolls and mind-control chips. In this spirit, the author shares her "funniest bad sex scenes."
Matthew Quick
Matthew Quick The Reason You're Alive
The author of The Silver Linings Playbook is known for his complicated characters who face adversity. Here he recommends books about overcoming past traumas.
Mark Bowden
Mark Bowden Huế 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam
From Black Hawk Down to his new book on the Vietnam War, Bowden is known for his insightful writing about conflicts. Here is his recommended battlefield reading.
Taylor Jenkins Reid
Taylor Jenkins Reid The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
In Reid's latest novel, a classic film actress looks back at her life, her loves, and her secrets. Here Reid shares her favorite true Hollywood stories of glamour and intrigue.
Kate Moore
Kate  Moore The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women
The Radium Girls author chronicles a WWI account of women fighting horrific workplace abuse. Here are her favorite books about seeking justice.
Kevin Kwan
Kevin Kwan Rich People Problems (Crazy Rich Asians, #3)
The Rich People Problems author is the ultimate insider into Asia's most wealthy families. Want even more? Here are his picks for elevating your status in life.
David Leite
David Leite Notes on a Banana: A Memoir of Food, Love, and Manic Depression
The food writer turned memoirist in Notes on a Banana names his favorite books that helped him understand his mental illness.
Elizabeth Strout
Elizabeth Strout Anything Is Possible
The Anything Is Possible author says she learned to write by reading the great Russian novels. Here are some of her favorites.
Anne Lamott
Anne Lamott Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy
The Hallelujah Anyway author is known for inspiring her readers. But what books inspire her? Here are her five picks.
Jami Attenberg
Jami Attenberg All Grown Up
The author of All Grown Up names her favorite female characters who live life on their own terms.
Thi Bui
Thi Bui The Best We Could Do
We asked the author of The Best We Could Do to share her picks for the best new graphic memoirs and nonfiction comics.
Victor Lodato
Victor Lodato Edgar and Lucy
Get ready for an ugly cry: The Edgar and Lucy author gives us his list of favorite books that will break your heart.
Chevy Stevens
Chevy Stevens Never Let You Go
The Never Let You Go author says obsession and revenge can be very satisfying—at least when it comes to reading.
Min Jin Lee
Min Jin Lee Pachinko
The Pachinko author says every book is a labor of love. So here she shares the novels that—to her—are the very essence of love.
Christina Baker Kline
Christina Baker Kline A Piece of the World
The Orphan Train author is back with A Piece of the World, inspired by the hardscrabble life of an artist's muse. Here are her picks for overcoming hardship.
Katie Kitamura
Katie Kitamura A Separation
We asked the author of A Separation to tell us about her selections about the inner workings of married life.
Pankaj Mishra
Pankaj Mishra Age of Anger: A History of the Present
How do we explain the current wave of rage in today's society? The author shares the books that informed the Age of Anger.
Meik Wiking
Meik Wiking The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well
We asked the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute and author of The Little Book of Hygge to share books that help shape his ideas about happiness.
Will Schwalbe
Will Schwalbe Books for Living
The Books for Living author knows the value of reading the right book at the right time. Here's his list of books to start 2017 off right.
Sarah Pinborough
Sarah Pinborough Behind Her Eyes
We asked the author of the thriller Behind Her Eyes to share her favorite mysteries with some shocking twists of their own.
Colleen Hoover
Colleen Hoover It Ends with Us
The Goodreads Choice Awards Best Romance winner for It Ends with Us picks some of her favorite modern-day love stories.
Sarah Andersen
Sarah Andersen Adulthood Is a Myth (Sarah's Scribbles, #1)
The author of Adulthood Is a Myth and the Goodreads Choice Awards winner for Best Graphic Novel shares her books for those with arrested development.
Erika Johansen
Erika Johansen The Fate of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling, #3)
Her Favorite Adult Books About Children: Big characters can come in small packages. Come of age (once again) with these recs from The Fate of the Tearling author.
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