Harry Potter, as we’ve so often heard, taught an entire generation to fall in love with reading.
The first installment in J.K. Rowling’s groundbreaking series – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – was published in 1997. Teenagers literally lined up outside of bookstores on release days to try and buy copies. Twenty years later, the original fans are now adults and show no signs of letting go of their childhood hero, and are ready to share the series with their children.
Get ready to fill those “Want to Read” shelves on Goodreads with these 10 best books of 2022.
This selection includes all of 2022’s most anticipated books, including historical fiction, romance, science-fiction, as well as some memoirs and poetry. There are some very exciting titles lining up, both new releases by big-name writers — Hanya Yanagihara, Patrick Radden Keefe, and Elena Ferrante to name a few — and debut novels by authors sure to become fan favorites.
Enemies to lovers is a cherished trope in the romance genre, made highly popular by Jane Austen’s classic Pride & Prejudice. In a few words, these plots revolve around two people who very much dislike each other, but that end up overcoming their hostility and differences until they finally (spoiler!) fall for each other. Whether it’s within a contemporary romance or a fantasy novel, enemies-to-lovers books always manage to convey intense emotions, moving change of hearts, and just the right amount of sexual tension.
Looking for the best fantasy books of all time to read?
The following 10 fantasy books are some of the most significant and groundbreaking stories to ever hit bookshelves, books that forever defined the fantasy genre by changing conventions and styles.
These works were specifically chosen for their historical importance, their celebrated status as classics, their entertainment value, and their Goodreads average rating.
If you’re in the mood for a quick read, pick up one of these classic books under 200 pages for your next evening off.
There’s a common misconception that all classic books must be excruciatingly long. On the contrary, literary masterpieces come in all shapes and sizes. Here, we have featured 10 classic novels by renowned authors – including a Nobel prize winner – that pack a powerful impact without taking forever to read.
Looking to add a few of 2021’s best books to your reading list? This roundup is for you.
Goodreads, The New York Times, Vulture, BBC, Huffington Post – you name it, we got it! After comparing, reading and reviewing all their 2021 picks, we pulled out twelve books that made it on multiple lists, making them the best and brightest.
To help the fight against systematic and institutionalized racism in the long run, it is crucial that we understand it first. And to understand it, we must educate ourselves and gain full awareness of the policies, practices but also attitudes that are preserving these inequalities.
This reading list includes travel memoirs, historical-themed novels, plus masterpieces of Italian authors that were translated to English for the whole world to appreciate. Whatever floats your boat, all these books set in Italy will have you learning about Italian culture, architecture, food, and all that good stuff, without ever leaving your home
Historical nonfiction has the power to bring the past into sharp focus, revealing its relevance and importance, and making it easier for us to grasp and memorize. The right history book can even make a celebrated hero feel like someone we’ve known our whole lives, or turn complex events into thrilling prose. In fact, I believe the best history books are equal parts educational and entertaining, which is the distinctive quality of the titles I’ve put together here for you today.
2019 gifted us with a collection of memorable reads. But with so many “best books of 2019” lists out there, who has time to read them all? Turns out: I do. And to help you catch up, I scouted and rounded up all the best 2019 books, and then carefully picked the 10 most precious ones out of the bunch. You’re welcome!
So, if you’re looking for your next great read, look no further than this ultimate list of best books, 2019 edition: