At Great New Books, we believe books make a difference and open doors to a better world. As a team, we pride ourselves on featuring books that one of us simply could not put down, and books that spoke to one of us on a deep level. Similarly, the authors we feature as guest posters are writers we’ve read and admire.

We are a recommendation site, not a review site. We only post one recommendation a week so each of us has time to find a book that we feel truly excited to share with our readers. We hear about the books we share the same way any reader does: word of mouth, social media and bookseller recommendations.

We regret we are not able to accept manuscripts or requests to review books, but consider it an honor that you would think of us. And though we cannot respond personally to each request we receive, we look forward to interacting with you here at our site to talk about great books.

Thank you for joining us here in support of reading and literature,

The Great New Books team

If you’d like to contact us directly, email us at greatnewbooks1 (at) gmail (dot) com or use the form below.



Contact Us

The Great New Books Team

Great New Books team

What Is GNB About?

At Great New Books, we love to read and recommend great books, and we ONLY recommend books we genuinely love. Why? Because we believe great books open doors to a better world. Thanks for joining us!

Subscribe via Email

Enter your email address to receive GNB's weekly book recommendations direct to your email inbox.

GNB on Instagram

  • Some bittersweet GNB news: we're wrapping up our work on the site, after five great years. Thanks for all the bookish fun! We'll all keep talking about books on our own sites: find those links at #bookstagram #bittersweet #greatnewbooks #solongfarewell
  • Powerful words by James Baldwin, born on this day in 1924. Spotted @mcnallyjackson in #nyc. #bookstagram #goodwords #jamesbaldwin #otd #readabook #bookstorelove
  • This week at GNB: @pamelahunt11 shares her insightful take on THE CHILDREN'S CRUSADE. #bookstagram #fiction #fridayreads #readabook #greatnewbooks

Follow Us!

Hundreds of Great Books, by month: the GNB Archives