• Editor's Choice

    Book Jacket: Timekeepers

    Timekeepers
    by Simon Garfield

    BookBrowse Review
    If you can spare three minutes and 57 seconds, you can hear the driving, horse-gallop beat of Sade's Never as Good as the First Time. Two hours and 19 minutes gets you ...

    Book Reviewed by:
    Rory L. Aronsky
    Read Review

    Tidbits from Timekeepers

    Simon Garfield's Timekeepers, is a book about our obsession with time. It is chock filled with the ways our lives revolve around it, the instruments we use to manage it, and some people's odd perspectives on it. Here are five quirky, fun facts from ... Beyond the Book
  • Editor's Choice

    Book Jacket: How to Stop Time

    How to Stop Time
    by Matt Haig

    BookBrowse Review
    Tom Hazard, the protagonist of How to Stop Time, is afflicted with a condition of semi-immortality that causes him to age preternaturally slowly. Consequently he is 439 years ...

    Book Reviewed by:
    Lisa Butts
    Read Review

    Witch Trials in Elizabethan and Jacobean England

    In 1599, the early days of Tom Hazard's long life, his quasi-immortality results in a charge of witchcraft leveled against both himself and his mother, and he is forced to witness the harrowing ordeal of her trial. The belief in witchcraft was common... Beyond the Book
  • Editor's Choice

    Book Jacket: Mothers of Sparta

    Mothers of Sparta
    by Dawn Davies

    BookBrowse Review
    What it's about:
    The tagline on the back cover of Mothers of Sparta says it all: "Some women are born mothers. Some achieve motherhood. Others have motherhood thrust ...

    Book Reviewed by:
    BookBrowse First Impression Reviewers
    Read Review

    Spartan Mothers

    In Mothers of Sparta, author Dawn Davies compares herself and her decisions about her son to those made by mothers in Ancient Sparta. Sparta was a city-state in Greece that reached its pinnacle in the 5th century BCE. Its name, now and then, ... Beyond the Book
  • Editor's Choice

    Book Jacket: Fortress America

    Fortress America
    by Elaine Tyler May

    BookBrowse Review
    In Fortress America, Elaine Tyler May presents a fascinating but alarming portrait of America's recent history and the effect of events upon its citizens. Beginning with ...

    Book Reviewed by:
    Kate Braithwaite
    Read Review

    Disenfranchisement and Voter Suppression

    Despite the fact that voting in a federal election is a primary and vital constitutional right held by American citizens over 18 years of age, the playing field for voters is not equal from one state to another. In Fortress America, Elaine Tyler... Beyond the Book

This Week's Top Picks

  • Book Jacket: The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley
  • Book Jacket: A Piece of the World
  • Book Jacket: The Underground Railroad
  • Book Jacket: Brass
  • Book Jacket: Timekeepers
  • Book Jacket: Night of Fire
  • Book Jacket: A State of Freedom
  • Book Jacket: Fortress America

Find a book

Find Your Next Great Read!

First Impressions

  • Book Jacket

    Only Child
    by Rhiannon Navin

    A dazzling, tenderhearted debut about healing, family, and the exquisite wisdom of children.
    Reader Reviews

  • Book Jacket

    Next Year in Havana
    by Chanel Cleeton

    a Cuban-American woman travels to Havana, where she finds a family secret hidden since the revolution.
    Reader Reviews

Members read and review books before they're published. See what they'll be reviewing soon.

  • Discuss this book
    Book Jacket

    A Piece of the World

    From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the smash bestseller Orphan Train, a stunning and atmospheric novel of friendship, passion, and art, inspired by Andrew Wyeth'...

    Join the discussion!

More Discussions

  1.  129The Women in the Castle:
    Jessica Shattuck

All Discussions

Win this book!
Win The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore

The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore

A gripping novel from the award-winning author of For Today I Am a Boy.

Enter

Word Play

Solve this clue:

G O T P, B The P, F T P

and be entered to win..

Book Club Recommendations
Featured Book Club

featured bookclub

Recent Reader Reviews
  • The Great Alone
    by Kristin Hannah

    I read this book in one setting. I couldn't put it down. The characters just captured me and kept me enthralled. I visited Alaska in the 70's and the descriptions of the ...
    read more

  • Only Child
    by Rhiannon Navin

    Only Child is amazing! Once I started reading it I was unable to put it down. The writing flows and the characters are well-developed .It is intense, heartbreaking and ...
    read more

  • The Women in the Castle
    by Jessica Shattuck

    'Commander of wives and children" is the title given to Marianne when she makes a promise to her husband and other German conspirators that plan to assassinate ...
    read more

  • The Women in the Castle
    by Jessica Shattuck

    I loved this book. It is the story of three widows whose lives become intertwined during WWII in Germany. They are brought together as a result of the failed resistance ...
    read more

  • The Walking Dead
    by Gerald Seymour

    Gerald Seymour sure knows how to cook up a tale but this gooey confection may be over-egged for even the hungriest of his fans, your reviewer included. A suicide bomber ...
    read more

  • Ginny Moon
    by Benjamin Ludwig

    I wasn't prepared to like this book or the main character. I thought it was going to be a very different type of book. The author brings the reader into Ginny's world ...
    read more

Give a BookBrowse Membership

A BookBrowse Membership is the ideal gift for your book loving friends and family.

Give a Gift Membership

Your guide toexceptional          books

BookBrowse seeks out and recommends books that we believe to be best in class. Books that will whisk you to faraway places and times, that will expand your mind and challenge you -- the kinds of books you just can't wait to tell your friends about.