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Goodreads members added books like “The Four Winds,” “Crying in H Mart,” and “The Push” to their “Want to Read” lists.
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Goodreads is a platform where users rate and review books.
Every July, Goodreads releases a list of the most popular books of the year so far.
This list includes the 24 most popular fiction and nonfiction books of the first half of 2021.
Goodreads is the world’s largest platform for readers to rate and review books. You can track the books you want to read, participate in challenges, and get personalized recommendations. Goodreads hosts its “Readers Choice Awards” annually, but halfway through the year, the platform also announces the most popular new books among its 125 million members.
The books on this list are both fiction and nonfiction, chosen for how often they’ve been added to readers’ “Want to Read” shelves. Goodreads eliminated any book below a 3.5-star rating, and each one had to be published in 2021 to be considered.
Whether you’re looking for a new release from an adored author or a timely nonfiction read, these books were the 24 most popular amongst Goodreads members in the first half of 2021.
The 24 most popular books of 2021 so far, according to Goodreads members:
“The Four Winds” by Kristin Hannah
“The Four Winds” by Kristin Hannah, available at Amazon and Bookshop, from $14.49
Kristin Hannah is known for her heartbreaking and exciting historical fiction novels. “The Four Winds” takes place in Texas in 1934 during the Great Depression and an insufferable drought. Elsa must make a choice to stay and fight for the success of her land, her home, and her community or take a chance and head to California in the hopes of a better life. This is a story of the search for the American Dream, one of a painful and shocking journey that is likely to pull tears from many readers.
“The Lost Apothecary” by Sarah Penner
“The Lost Apothecary” by Sarah Penner, available at Amazon and Bookshop, from $16.19
This is a historical fiction read that mixes fantasy and mystery to bring a female apothecary in 1700s London to life. The old apothecary dispenses poisons to help free women from those who have wronged them. In 1791, a young girl seeks the help of the apothecary women, spurring an intense string of events that reveals the secrets of many women the apothecary has helped. When a present-day woman discovers an old vial near the river, she begins to uncover the “apothecary murders,” twisting the fates and stories of women across centuries.
“The Push” by Ashley Audrain
“The Push” by Ashley Audrain, available at Amazon and Bookshop, from $11.36
“The Push” is a thriller …read more
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