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Chloe BenjaminMore Author Interviews…
Chloe Benjamin's sweeping second novel begins in 1969 as a psychic tells four young siblings the date of their deaths—prophecies that will inform their next fifty years. Benjamin talked to Goodreads about fate, free will, and magic.
Terese Marie Mailhot
Terese Marie Mailhot is a writer from a small Indian reservation in British Columbia, Canada. Her book Heart Berries illustrates her experience as a First Nations woman who grew up in poverty. Here, she shares five powerful memoirs that she says shaped her own work as a nonfiction writer and teacher.
Atlanta native Tayari Jones, the author of this month's An American Marriage, is on a mission to celebrate literature of the new South. "When people hear the term 'Southern literature,' they think about the Civil War, grandmothers, and mules," she says. "But the South is more than our past."
Jojo MoyesMore Good Minds Suggest…
The author of Still Me loves to write about women who seize life. And she's selected some heroines to give you some reading inspiration.
In a world where magic can be used to transform your appearance, what price would you pay to change the way you look? Author Dhonielle Clayton tackles this question and more as we ask her to unpack the meaning and value of beauty within the sweeping and opulent world of her young adult fantasy novel, The Belles.
Holly BlackMore YA Author Interviews…
How does Holly Black love the faeries? Let her count the ways. "I love that they're a bit like nature itself," she says, "with the wildness and pitilessness of a storm…but also with the warmth of a lazy summer day." Black gives us a peek at the deadly, enchanting court in her new book, The Cruel Prince.
Life coaches and professional cuddlers and medication, oh my! Dating-ish author Penny Reid shares her favorite books on relationship research.
Megan Whalen TurnerMore A Life in Books…
Bow down to YA royalty—Megan Whalen Turner is back with a new The Queen's Thief adventure. She shares the books that inspire her love of history and magic.
The latest Mystic Creek book from Catherine Anderson is here to steal your heart—with a sweet romance and an even sweeter dog. "As far back as I can remember, I've always had a canine best friend," she says. "Rip, the dog at the center of my new book, is based on a real dog. He is unforgettable."
Tammara WebberMore Romance Author Interviews…
Why do we always want what we can't have? Tammara Webber, author of Easy, explores the pros and cons of off-limits love in her new book, Brave. She answers your questions about falling for stubborn heroes, achieving seemingly impossible dreams, and creating steamy book covers.
I'd Rather Be Reading: A Library of Art for Book Lovers
I'd Rather Be Reading: A Library of Art for Book Lovers translates the passion for reading into contemporary art, photography, and illustrations.
Mark Bradford: Tomorrow Is Another DayMore Book Look…
Mark Bradford is best known for his large abstract paintings. He uses fragments of posters, billboards, newsprint, and other found objects to create commentaries on class, race, and gender through his lens as a black American artist.
Girls Write Now
Celebrating its 20th year, the nonprofit Girls Write Now is a community of women writers from ages 13 to 83. The group matches girls with professional women writers to work on portfolios and readings as well as provides writing workshops and college preparation.
Words Without BordersMore Do Good with Goodreads…
See how you can help this nonprofit to promote cultural understanding through the translation and publication of contemporary international literature
In the debut novel Freshwater, a young Nigerian named Ada struggles with reality and embodiment. She starts developing separate selves as a child, and after moving to America for college, a traumatic incident crystallizes them into something more powerful.
Brianna WolfsonMore Debut Author Snapshot…
New author Brianna Wolfson told Goodreads about using her life (and her parents' star-crossed relationship) as inspiration for her first book, Rosie Colored Glasses. "At first, it was really challenging to tease apart the real from the fiction," she says.
Nicola YoonMore Excerpts…
All love stories have to start somewhere. Nicola Yoon, the author of The Sun Is Also a Star and Everything, Everything, shares an excerpt about young love from the new anthology, Meet Cute, which also features short stories from Jennifer L. Armentrout, Nina LaCour, and Sara Shepard.