Louis de Bernieres, Paula McLain, Felicia Day, N.K. Jemisin, Jonathan Kellerman, and tons of new books! Find your next great read! Louis de Bernieres, Paula McLain, Felicia Day, N.K. Jemisin, Jonathan Kellerman, and tons of new books! Find your next great read!

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEWS

Louis de Bernières

In The Dust that Falls from Dreams, the latest novel from the author of Captain Corelli's Mandolin, a British family with four daughters weathers World War I.

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N.K. Jemisin

A woman with the power to summon earthquakes searches for her daughter in the barren postapocalyptic world of The Fifth Season, first in a new fantasy series.

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GOOD MINDS SUGGEST

Paula McLain's Favorite Books About Flight

The historical novelist offers five high-flying recs in honor of Beryl Markham, the aviator chronicled in her new book, Circling the Sun.

Paula suggests:

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Felicia Day's Favorite Books About Embracing Your Weirdness

Proudly wave your freak flag with the author of You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost), who offers a unique top five.

Felicia suggests:

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Jonathan Kellerman's Favorite Adrenaline-Rush Books

Need a reading lift? Try these five books recommended by the thrills expert behind the new mystery The Murderer's Daughter.

Jonathan suggests:

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DEBUT AUTHOR SNAPSHOT

Rajia Hassib

When their eldest son commits a terrible crime, an Egyptian American family is ostracized by their New Jersey community in the debut novel In the Language of Miracles.

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BEST BOOKS OF THE MONTH

Kitchens of the Great Midwest

by J. Ryan Stradal (Goodreads Author)

The life story of a cult chef, from her bumpy childhood to the wild success of her pop-up supper club, is told through the eyes of those who know her. Each chapter in this quirky novel is full of food (including recipes) and family.

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Rising Strong

by Brené Brown (Goodreads Author)

When you fall flat, how do you get back up? The noted expert on vulnerability and the author of The Gifts of Imperfection returns with a new book about failing wholeheartedly and finding ways to be brave.

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Black-Eyed Susans

by Julia Heaberlin (Goodreads Author)

Almost 20 years after surviving a serial killer attack, single mom Tessa Cartwright begins to doubt that the man on death row, soon to be executed, is the true culprit. She tries to retrieve long-buried memories in this suspenseful tale.

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Dancing with the Devil in the City of God: Rio de Janeiro on the Brink

by Juliana Barbassa (Goodreads Author)

A Brazilian journalist paints an intricate portrait of Rio de Janeiro in this nonfiction work. From Rio's favelas and gang wars to top-dollar prep for the 2016 Olympics, she canvasses the city's vibrant culture and corrupt politics.

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Orphan #8

by Kim van Alkemade (Goodreads Author)

In 1954, a hospice nurse recognizes one of her patients as the doctor who subjected her to unethical radiation treatments at the orphanage where she grew up. Will she seek revenge in this historical novel based on true events?

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Legacy of Kings

by Eleanor Herman (Goodreads Author)

Fantasy and history mix in this action adventure for teens that tells the story of Alexander the Great, beginning in 340 B.C. when he is 16. Macedonian conspiracies and power struggles are reset in a world full of sorcery.

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DO GOOD WITH GOODREADS

WaterBridge Outreach: Books + Water

Believing that both health and education are essential, this nonprofit funds clean water projects while also donating books to communities in need on multiple continents.

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GOODREADS POETRY CONTEST

Want your words to reach millions of people? Goodreads and the ¡POETRY! group have partnered to host an ongoing poetry contest. Join the ¡POETRY! group and vote each month to pick a winner from among the finalists. You can also submit a poem for consideration. Here is our August winner!

Last Night in the Apartment

Now you are young; but give it a minute.
Accumulation is the easiest art.

Borne over the sea, the avenue, the intervening oleanders,
the blue-blushing goddess Departure wants a word.

Clouds gather in the corners of what used to be
your room. Only Love is recognizable. Lost suits

and sandals, testaments and stains, all these
have surrendered. The proper aperture for loss

is very small. The fact of the matter is, dear: there will be others.

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TRIVIA

In Dr. Seuss's The Lorax, which high-fashion item leads to the destruction of the truffula trees?

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