The Most Read Books on Goodreads This Week


This week, the books that came in at fourth and fifth most read were swapped from last week. Surprise! Everything else is virtually the same, including the lack of diversity of the authors. It is still gearing up to be a mostly romance and romantasy summer in Goodreads land.

To keep it spicy, we’re going to look at the books popular in a few other countries as well. Though there are some similarities shared between these other countries and the main list, there are still a few surprises. And, of course, if you want yet another way to keep up with what your fellow readers are reading the most, there’s our list of the bestselling books of the week.

Now for the most popular books this week!


cover of The Women by Kristin Hannah

The Women by Kristin Hannah

Kristin Hannah’s releases are usually popular, and this historical fiction that follows a young woman as she comes of age during the Vietnam War is no exception.

Ireland: Funny Story by Emily Henry

Nigeria: Bride by Ali Hazelwood

Chile: Iron Flame (The Empyrean, #2) by Rebecca Yarros


cover of Funny Story by Emily Henry

Funny Story by Emily Henry

And, of course, any Emily Henry romance is going to be popular for quite a minute.

Ireland: Long Island by Colm Tóibín

Nigeria: The Housemaid (The Housemaid, #1) by Freida McFadden

Chile: Nigeria: The Housemaid (The Housemaid, #1) by Freida McFadden

Two of the Most Popular Books on the StoryGraph This Week

The StoryGraph doesn’t have quite as many users as Goodreads, but it’s still worth taking a look at — not least of all because the most popular this week list seems to have a little more diversity than the Goodreads most read this week list. So, here a couple a couple of books on the StoryGraph’s most popular this week page. It doesn’t specify how it determines this page — is it the most read, the books most added to the “to read” shelf, or a combination? Regardless, it says something about the books their users are paying attention to now.

Yellowface by R.F. Kuang Book Cover

Yellowface by R.F. Kuang

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