Cristina Arreola
Cristina Mari Arreola is the Books Editor at Bustle and a graduate of Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism. She also talks about books at Book Of The Month and Latinx In Publishing.

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Read An Excerpt From Ian Harding's New Memoir 'Odd Birds'

They say fiction mirrors reality — and the opposite definitely seems to be true as well. On May 2, Ian Harding, the actor who plays Ezra Fitz on Pretty Little Liars will release his first book, Odd Bi...
By Cristina Arreola

How Can Trump Be Impeached? "Prediction Professor" Breaks It Down

Getting Donald Trump out of the White House is likely dependent on one of four scenarios: his death, his resignation, his failure to secure re-election in 2020, or an impeachment that results in convi...
By Cristina Arreola

21 Harry Potter Quotes For Your Protest Signs

Saturdays and Sundays have taken on a whole new meaning in the weeks since Inauguration Day. It's the weekend, sure, but more importantly, it's two whole days to fight the Trump administration. For th...
By Cristina Arreola

See All The 2017 Pulitzer Prize Winners!

On Monday afternoon at Columbia University in New York City, the Pulitzer Prize winners for 2017 were announced by Pulitzer Prize Administrator Mike Pride. Book-lovers should pay attention to the six ...
By Cristina Arreola

'Hidden Figures' Author Has 2 More Books On The Way

The author of the #1 New York Times bestselling nonfiction book Hidden Figures, Margot Lee Shetterly, is writing two more books about "extraordinary ordinary" African-Americans whose contributions to ...
By Cristina Arreola

The Important Reason Chelsea Clinton Writes For Kids

It's no secret that kids can change the world — just ask 12-year-old Marley Dias, the middle schooler who launched the #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign to promote diverse literature and pressure school di...
By Cristina Arreola

Bustle's Most Wanted: 'The Hate U Give' By Angie Thomas

It's not everyday that a book named after a Tupac song debuts at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. But The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, released in February, is unlike any book that's come bef...
By Cristina Arreola

Bustle's Most Wanted: 'Imagine Wanting Only This' By Kristen Radtke

In college, Kristen Radtke lost her beloved uncle to a rare, little understood genetic heart defect that doctors suspect might also be encoded in her own DNA. ("It's like mush," she writes in her memo...
By Cristina Arreola

See The Cover For 'The Nowhere Girls'!

It's more important than ever that Americans think about the role of rape culture in their lives — and part of that means reading novels that challenge the status quo and inspire resistance. In Amy Re...
By Cristina Arreola

EXCERPT: 'The One Memory Of Flora Banks'

Imagine traveling to the arctic circle without a plan, without a map, without.... a short-term memory? In journalist-turned-author Emily Barr's new book, The One Memory of Flora Banks, a 17-year-old a...
By Cristina Arreola

Emma Watson Is Hiding Feminist Books In NYC

In a move that would definitely make Hermione Granger proud, actress and self-proclaimed bookworm Emma Watson celebrated International Women's Day by leaving feminist books at the monuments of female ...
By Cristina Arreola

Jeff Zentner On 'Goodbye Days' & Writing For Teens

Carver is just like any other teenage boy — he spends most of his time hanging out, staging pranks for ridiculous YouTube videos, and planning elaborate "squirrel rodeos" with his three best friends: ...
By Cristina Arreola

Tune In To Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Book Launch!

When bestselling author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie releases new feminist writing, the world should stop to read it. Her latest book, Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto In Fifteen Suggestions (March ...
By Cristina Arreola

The Book Every Trans Ally Needs To Read — EXCERPT

On Wednesday, Donald Trump's administration withdrew federal guidelines to public schools which allowed transgender students to use bathrooms that correspond with their gender identity. This is a deci...
By Cristina Arreola

The Best Passages About Love From 'Norwegian Wood'

I can't find my high school copy of Norwegian Wood, but I remember what it looks like: the paperback cover is peeling and bent almost entirely backwards; the pages are dog-eared and torn from rushed a...
By Cristina Arreola

'A Series Of Unfortunate Events' Trivia

By Cristina Arreola

Andi Dorfman's New Book Is In The Works!

When Andi Dorfman's tell-all memoir It's Not Okay was released last year, fans of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette got a behind-the-scenes peek at life as the star of one of the most notorious realit...
By Cristina Arreola

Read An Excerpt From Julie Buxbaum's New Novel!

Last year, Julie Buxbaum made a splash in the kid lit scene with her young adult debut, Tell Me Three Things, a poignant ode to high school friendship and first love told through the lens of a heartbr...
By Cristina Arreola

This 4-Year-Old Has Read Over 1000 Books

If you're looking for some major 2017 reading inspiration, look no further than four-year-old Daliyah Marie Arana, a Georgia native who was named "Librarian Of The Day" by Librarian of Congress Carla ...
By Cristina Arreola

Introducing Bustle's American Woman Book Club

2017 is a year for action. It’s more important than ever that American women try to understand each other in the face of such partisan division, and that we come together in the quest for social justi...
By Cristina Arreola