Join BookBrowse today and get access to free books, our twice monthly digital magazine, and more.
  • Top Picks

    Review

    Big Time

    Big Time, the latest offering from prolific novelist and screenwriter Ben H. Winters, is as philosophical as it is electrifying to read. Set in the near future, the novel follows the interwoven ...

    Read Review

    Beyond the Book

    What Is a Portacath?

    A portacath is a medical device used to assist with the treatment of ongoing conditions, most commonly cancer. It is composed of two key parts: the portal, which is a small chamber usually made of ...

    Read Article
  • Top Picks

    Review

    Becoming Madam Secretary

    Our First Impressions reviewers enjoyed reading about Frances Perkins, Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Secretary of Labor, in Stephanie Dray's novel Becoming Madam Secretary; out of 33 reviewers, 32 gave ...

    Read Review

    Beyond the Book

    US Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins

    Becoming Madam Secretary by Stephanie Dray narrates the life of Frances Perkins, Secretary of Labor under President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the first woman to serve in the US Cabinet. Perkins ...

    Read Article
  • Top Picks

    Review

    The Last Bloodcarver

    The city-state of Theumas is a gleaming metropolis of advanced technology and innovation where the use of automatons is commonplace and modern medicine is seemingly developing at a rapid rate. However...

    Read Review

    Beyond the Book

    Blood Magic in YA Literature by Asian American Authors

    In Vanessa Le's debut YA novel The Last Bloodcarver, her heroine, Nhika, is the titular protagonist: a person with the power to alter anatomy with a single touch, able to travel through a body's ...

    Read Article
  • Top Picks

    Review

    Say Hello to My Little Friend

    Twenty-year-old Ismael Reyes is making a living in Miami as an impersonator of the rapper/singer Pitbull when he receives a cease-and-desist letter from the entertainer's lawyers. In search of a new ...

    Read Review

    Beyond the Book

    Elián González

    In Say Hello to My Little Friend, main character Izzy Reyes traveled by raft from Cuba to the United States in 2003 at age seven with his mother, who drowned during the trip. It is mentioned in ...

    Read Article
  • Top Picks

    Review

    The Painter's Daughters

    Peggy and Molly Gainsborough are sisters and best friends, living an idyllic life in 18th-century Ipswich where they explore the countryside with their artist father. But Molly isn't well—she ...

    Read Review

    Beyond the Book

    Thomas Gainsborough

    Emily Howes' enthralling debut novel, The Painter's Daughters, features a fictionalized version of the lives of Molly and Peggy Gainsborough. Their father, Thomas Gainsborough, was one of the most ...

    Read Article
  • Top Picks

    Review

    Beverly Hills Spy

    When it comes to espionage, not only is truth stranger than fiction, sometimes it can be downright unbelievable. Ronald Drabkin's exceptionally entertaining account of World War I hero Frederick ...

    Read Review

    Beyond the Book

    From Stagecraft to Spy Craft: Celebrity Spies

    The history of celebrities dabbling in espionage is a fascinating one. As Ronald Drabkin illustrates in Beverly Hills Spy, famous people often have opportunities to gather intelligence from high-value...

    Read Article

Join BookBrowse

for a year of great reading about exceptional books!

Find Out More

Members Recommend

  • Book Jacket

    The Stone Home
    by Crystal Hana Kim

    A moving family drama and coming-of-age story revealing a dark corner of South Korean history.

  • Book Jacket

    The House on Biscayne Bay
    by Chanel Cleeton

    As death stalks a gothic mansion in Miami, the lives of two women intertwine as the past and present collide.

An Introduction to BookBrowse

New In Paperback

  • Book Jacket: The Puzzle Master
  • Book Jacket: In Memoriam
  • Book Jacket: Biography of X
  • Book Jacket: The Half Life of Valery K
  • Book Jacket: The White Lady
  • Book Jacket: Once We Were Home

Your guide toexceptional          books

BookBrowse seeks out and recommends the best in contemporary fiction and nonfiction—books that not only engage and entertain but also deepen our understanding of ourselves and the world around us.