Goodreads Newsletter: December 2, 2021

Goodreads Newsletter: December 2, 2021 2

Goodreads employees' favorite reads of the year, top titles from the 2021 Reading Challenge, a talk with Jodi Picoult, and much more!


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Pick Three: Goodreads’ Staff Favorites from 2021

The end of the year is upon us! And every December our coworkers face the agonizing challenge of picking the top three books they read this year. At Goodreads, we take books very seriously. Here, we have favorites from fiction to fantasy, humor to horror, cozy mysteries to true crime. It’s a list you won’t want to miss!
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Top Titles from the 2021 Goodreads Reading Challenge

More than 5 million people pledged to read more books in 2021. And did our readers ever deliver! But what did they read? This roundup of 51 books reflects the top titles ranked in our challenge, aimed at adults. There are sure to be a few to add to your Want to Read shelf today—and as you look forward to taking the challenge in 2022.
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Author Interview

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Picoult Tackles the Pandemic with ‘Wish You Were Here’

Jodi Picoult didn’t intend to write a novel of pandemic proportions. But her latest, Wish You Were Here, is an “accidental” story written in four months during the COVID crisis. Picoult takes us on a journey of being stranded in paradise when the world is falling apart. Read our interview for the behind-the-scenes of her new book.
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Best of December

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Books Our Readers Can’t Wait to Open this December

The buzz around books this month comes from a few firsts to fiction. YA favorite Shea Ernshaw makes her adult debut with A History of Wild Places. For fun, dysfunction, and office hijinx, check out Smile and Look Pretty. And fans of poetry, prose, and Amanda Gorman won’t want to miss her latest!
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Movers & Shakers

From bestsellers to adaptations, these are the books that are trending among your fellow readers.


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  • Check out the most anticipated new December books in the romance and young adult genres!
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