8,174 books — 2,801 voters
Literature is the art of written works. The two most basic written literary categories include fiction and non-fiction, although "literature" in popular use can also mean a sub-genre of fiction called literary fiction. ...more
What we've read so far in 2013...
Best Books About Mythology
1,058 books — 2,087 voters
Best Non-fiction War Books
1,409 books — 1,857 voters
Rooting for the Bad Guy
656 books — 1,493 voters
Emma Straub was all set to spend May on tour promoting her new novel, All Adults Here. Instead, due to the global pandemic, the Brooklyn-based auth...
“ Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. ”
"Interested in history - then you have found the right group". The History Book Club i…more
[close] "Interested in history - then you have found the right group". The History Book Club is the largest history and nonfiction group on Goodreads and these are some of our Focus Areas. We have welcomed worldwide members from over 171 countries; we are a large international group which spans the globe. Discussions: Bentley leads The British are Coming "discussion". The Federalist Papers - a long term offering continues. Current Discussions: The British are Coming (Spotlight); The Splendid and the Vile (Buddy Read); Hell and Other Destinations: A 21st-Century Memoir by Madeleine K. Albright (BOTM) - July 13th - The Ghost on the Throne by James Romm - led by Vicki; The Great Influenza by John M. Barry begins July 7th Free Book Offer soon to History Book Club members - stay tuned for details - North America offering - "for HBC members only" Become a Free Reader (only at the HBC) - we will tell you how and we are currently Free Reading Salt and The Threat- next Hoover. Also White Fragility and Stamped. and the classic Faces at the Bottom of the Well The Room where it Happened/Buddy Read begins June 29th! Find Challenges for the Two Koreas, Ireland, Japan here - You can scroll through them and join the challenge that interests you.
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HEY...YOU! * Do you enjoy reading books and sharing your thoughts with online book buddies? *…more
[close] HEY...YOU! * Do you enjoy reading books and sharing your thoughts with online book buddies? * Do you like voting on reads and talking about the books during and after the readings? * Do you feel left behind in regular "book clubs" where everyone is speeding ahead of you getting the reading done and you're still on Chapter 2...? * Do you prefer to savor your books as opposed to devouring them? Come join the Book Snails Book Group! We're bookworms at heart...but we read at a snail's pace! This is a group without discussion deadlines or restrictions. Come read slowly with us, and feel no shame!
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Looking to read Classics that are Diverse? International? Not just the standard American/English…more
[close] Looking to read Classics that are Diverse? International? Not just the standard American/English Classics? NTLTRC covers a wide range of Genres. You and I have seen the list: 100 French, 100 English, 1000 Classic Novels you should read before you die! If you are like me, you are lucky to have read 10-20 of these beautifully written works. Join us in the Challenge of expanding your horizon! (12/26/2014)
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A place for those who walk the green forests of Middle Earth, cross the pale sands of Arakis, sa…more
[close] A place for those who walk the green forests of Middle Earth, cross the pale sands of Arakis, sail the blue waters of Earthsea, slip among the shadows of Amber, climb the icy mountains of Narnia, fly the skies of Pern, leap across the red plains of Barsoom, ascend the Dragonmount, pilot a starship to new worlds, fight in power suits, ride dragons, combat hostile aliens, chat with artificial lifeforms, or regularly visit the future, past, enchanted realms, or alternate dimensions. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Need some motivation? Why not join one of our new SF&F Reading Challenges? Set your goals for a year of good reading! Or, join some of our group book discussions.
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