Popular 5 Star Fiction Books
More Than Half of This Year's Goodreads "Best Books" Are Written by Women
What are the highest rated books on Goodreads? The answer is harder to come by than you might expect. After all, the more people who read a book, the more people there are who are bound to dislike it. Also, bestsellers often attract readers who would never normally pick up that type of book. Whereas books with a lower number of ratings are probably being read by those who are already fans of the genre or topic, and therefore more likely to give it a good rating. We took into account the number of ratings, the ratings spread i.
After more than five million reader votes, Goodreads has finally announced the Best Books of Spanning genres from fiction to fantasy, bookworms everywhere cast their vote to ensure their favorite read of the year made the cut. In the end, 21 books made the tenth annual list, with women authoring 17 of those novels. The round up also includes a few celeb names—hey, Chrissy Teigen! Stephen King and Rick Riordan are now tied for the most award wins. So as the year closes, add these reader-approved books to your holiday break list. Though the book was just released in May, HBO has already already ordered a series based on the novel.
Re-reading can be a bit of a controversial topic among book-lovers. Some people seem to think that you haven't really read a book at all until you've read it at least twice. Others consider re-reading to be a waste of time—why read the same book again when there are so many new books out there? Personally, I've always felt that you get something new out of a book each time you re-read it. Maybe it's because I grew up as part of the Harry Potter generation, or because I used to read a random chapter of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn every single night before bed, but re-reading beloved books is just about my favorite way to relax and, coincidentally, the reason that my bookshelf is an overstuffed nightmare. Here are a few of the most frequently re-read books in the literary canon, according to the "Popular to Reread Books" shelf on Goodreads.
Books shelved as 5-star-fiction: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and avg rating — 6,, ratings — published
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