E. Ce Miller is a writer, activist, feminist, and yoga instructor. She writes about books for Bustle, helps women raise their voices with the Afghan Women's Writing Project, and mentors with PEN America. Her mother thinks her hair's a mess.

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Feminist Children’s Books To Inspire Readers Of Any Age

Though not a mother, nor an auntie, nor the local librarian or the neighborhood babysitter, great children’s books are just something the bookworm in me has not been able to quit in my adult life — es...
By E. Ce Miller

You Need These Rainbow Classic Books For Your Next Shelfie

If you love to snap a good shelfie as much as I do, then you will totally book nerd-out over the latest editions of some of your favorite classic novels. A brilliantly-colored partnership between Puff...
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These Books Are Totally Strange. Read Them Anyway.

We’ve all heard the age-old adage that the truth is stranger than fiction. But is it, really? The authors on this list might disagree, having written some of the strangest books of all time — strange ...
By E. Ce Miller

Presidential Biographies Everyone Should Read

If you’ve already started to forget what a normal presidency looks like, it might be time to crack open a few of those presidential biographies in your TBR pile — and for more than a literary trip to ...
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Dani Shapiro's New Memoir Re-imagines 'Happily Ever After'

Dani Shapiro knows not to believe everything you read on the internet. “Google divorced us,” she tells her husband, after discovering he is listed as a former spouse in her search engine-generated bio...
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The Most Beautiful Bookstores In The United States

Whether you love the cluttered, indie character of a Shop Around The Corner-style bookstore, or you’re a bookworm who simply can’t resist the sleek and modern vibes of a place like Fox Books (you’re f...
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The Books To Pack On Your Summer Vacation

As someone who recently spent five hours buckled in seat 25A of a plane stranded on the runway of the Knoxville, Tennessee airport (the specific length of time and the airport may vary, but most of us...
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Bet You Didn't See These Plot Twists Coming

If you participated in Mystery & Thriller Week on Goodreads earlier this year, then you probably used the opportunity to crack open at least a few of those mind-bending, spine-tingling reads in your T...
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How To Find A Book Outside Your Comfort Zone

All it takes is a quick walk though my home library (see: books stacked on literally every shelf and surface, in an order that only makes sense to me) for my bookish tastes — aka: my reading comfort z...
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Seen These Movies? Now Read The Book

If you’re one of those folks who has seen dozens of book-to-movie adaptations but never actually read the original texts, I’m tempted to shame you (just a tiny bit) here. But let’s face it: we’ve all ...
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9 Ways Reading Is Good For Your Mental Health

I know what you’re thinking: you really don’t need another good excuse for adding more books to those already over-stacked shelves of yours. But let’s just imagine you did — the fact that reading is g...
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These Books Are Perfect For Your Daily Commute

Once upon a time, I lived in a city where I had a job that required a daily commute — one that was known to take anywhere from 18 to 90 minutes, depending on the weather, and the other commuters, and ...
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The Best Bookstore In Every Major US City

While it’s hard to say I’ve never met a bookstore I didn’t like, it’s also hard to name a bookstore I’ve actually ever found egregious fault with — which means coming up with a list of the best bookst...
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Read These Books Before They Come To The Screen This Year

If you were as captivated by HBO’s recently concluded mini-series, Big Little Lies (based on the bestselling novel of the same name, written by Liane Moriarty) as I was, then you’re probably just itch...
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The "Long" Books To Finish Before The End Of 2017

Have you ever wondered what really distinguishes a "long" book from all the other moderately lengthy books currently stacked on your shelves? Does the category of truly long book only extend to the le...
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'The Book Of Joan' Is An Apocalyptic Joan Of Arc Story — In Space

Lidia Yuknavitch knows her new novel is weird. She says as much, when I call her on a Friday afternoon in late March, to talk about this latest novel The Book of Joan. It’s one of the first things she...
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13 Literary Businesses Run By Women

Lately, there has been a whole lot of talk about whose voices are most welcome this world, whose voices are amplified the loudest, who is invited to sit (and speak) at the decision-making table, and, ...
By E. Ce Miller

Must-Read New Collections To Pick Up This Nat'l Poetry Month

Each year in April, millions of readers, writers, publishers, students, educators, booksellers, and purveyors of all-things-poetic collaborate over what’s been called the largest literary celebration ...
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This New Book Box Is A Totally Unique Literary Experience

Hey book-lovers, there’s a new book box service in town — one that will totally step up your reading game, and take that author obsession of yours to a whole new level. It’s called ODE Box, and believ...
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Here's How You Can Celebrate Nat'l Poetry Month This April

Poetry lovers — it’s that time of year again! April marks the 21st annual National Poetry Month, a month-long celebration of poetry and the fabulous folks who read it, write it, publish it, teach it i...
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9 Online Book Clubs To Join In The New Year

If you’re looking for a great excuse to read even more books in 2017, there’s no better way to make sure you stay committed to your literary resolution than by gathering a group of like-minded readers...
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The Most Anticipated Nonfiction Books Of 2017

January 1, 2017 is just a few short weeks away, which means exactly one wonderful thing to bookworms and bibliophiles everywhere: the start of another year filled with brand new books. The most antici...
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The Most Anticipated Poetry Collections Of 2017

With one of the most intense years of my lifetime (and possibly yours) winding down, and as we all barrel headfirst into an unknown, unpredictable, and disconcerting future, there is still one unfaili...
By E. Ce Miller

20 Of The Most Important New Books Of 2016

In my line of work, I’m lucky enough to be able to read between 100 and 200 books a year — and while that might sound like a lot, as a professional bookworm, I’m well aware of the fact that for every ...
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20 Books Every Woman Should Read From 2016

I feel like I might say this every year: but 2016 was such a great year in reading — especially for women, both women readers and the women writers who were essential for putting these books that ever...
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16 Books To Give Your Brother This Holiday Season

Ask any of the fellows in my family — I am kind of terrible at buying holiday gifts for guys. Generic sports paraphilia, amusing (see: awkwardly-patterned) socks and undies, video games for gaming sys...
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These Bookish Gifts Make Perfect Stocking Stuffers

Shopping for the perfect holiday gifts for the book lovers in your life doesn’t just stop once that pile of thoughtfully selected and carefully wrapped books is stacked tall beneath your Christmas tre...
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Books Your BFF Will Love Unwrapping This Holiday

As a book-lover, one of the only things I love more than getting books this time of year is giving books — and with everything kicking into full gear,  now is definitely the time to start thinking abo...
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Candles You'll Love, Based On Your Fave Authors

Second to my love of books is my love of book-inspired items: coffee mugs and posters, notebooks and mouse pads, e-reader covers and cell phone cases, perfumes and candles that smell like my favorite ...
By E. Ce Miller

11 Poetry Collections That Will Allow You To Heal

If you think about it, poets are kind of like Yoda (don't pretend you don't love Yoda.) They’re the custodians of deep knowledge, they have a profound understanding of the role words play in human his...
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16 Memoirs To Heal Your Wounded Feminist Heart

If you’re still reeling from this week’s presidential election, if you’re wondering where it all went wrong, and how to understand a Trump presidency, you’re among many. Our responsibility now is figh...
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20 Feminist Authors Who Raged Against Authority

Alright ladies, take a deep breath and say it with me: Donald Trump is president-elect of the United States of America. How’d that feel? A little dirty? A bit like a rhinoceros accidentally stepped on...
By E. Ce Miller

14 YA Novels That'll Give Hope To Young Feminists

In the wake of Tuesday’s presidential election heartbreak, many parents are asking themselves: what do I tell my children about a Donald Trump presidency? After bringing daughters to the polling cente...
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13 YA Novels By Latino Authors You Should Read

Reading is one of the best ways to dive into a culture or region of the world that might otherwise be unfamiliar to you — and in that regard, these 13 Latino YA authors definitely won’t let you down. ...
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11 YA Novels By Black Authors For Your Bookshelves

Readers of all sizes, shapes, colors, and experiences should be able to find stories and characters they identify with between the pages of books — and that’s why these YA novels by black authors, abo...
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10 Romance Novels Every 20-Something Needs To Read

I don't need to be the one to tell you that romance is totally underrated. If you read romance novels, you already know that; and if you don't, it's time to step outside of your literary comfort zone....
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These Are The Books On Reese Witherspoon's Radar

All hail the power of the Instagram post — in this case, Reese Witherspoon’s second Instagram post ever, which featured J. Courtney Sullivan’s novel The Engagements, and was captioned with the actor’s...
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The NBA Nonfiction Nominee You Must Read

The announcement of the 2016 National Book Award winner for Nonfiction comes on Wednesday, November 16 — just a few weeks away, but giving you avid readers out there enough time to get acquainted with...
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Glennon Doyle Melton Talks Being Fiercely Feminist

It’s noon on a Thursday, and Glennon Doyle Melton and I are both in our pajamas. But while I’m settled in my home office, the author of one of this year’s most celebrated memoirs, Love Warrior, is tal...
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13 Black Poets You Need To Read

If you’re a reader (like me) whose bookshelves are stacked heavy with poetry collections, then listen up: Monday, October 17 marks the 31st annual celebration of a holiday bound to get poetry lovers e...
By E. Ce Miller