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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: