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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"Pretend We Are Lovely" Is A Haunting Examination Of Body Image

In Noley Reid’s debut novel, Pretend We Are Lovely — out July 18, from Tin House Books — it’s the summer of 1982, and in Blacksburg, Virginia, the Sobel family is entering a season of starvation, obse...
By E. Ce Miller

These Romantic Jane Austen Quotes Are Perfect For Your Love Letters

Nearly 200 years after her death, Jane Austen still captures the hearts and minds (and bookshelf space) of readers everywhere. The author of six major novels that featured some of the most strong-will...
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Jessi Klein Strikes A Balance Between Funny & Vulnerable — But It Isn't Easy

From a tomboy childhood to breast pumping at the Emmys, the stories in Jessi Klein’s essay collection, You’ll Grow Out of It, are the perfect blend of hilarity and heart. First published last summer, ...
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Award-Winning Poetry Collections To Read RN

As much as we poetry lovers might not like to admit it, poetry does tend to garner far less fanfare than its literary cousin: prose. The opportunities to recognize and celebrate mainstream fiction and...
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Memoirs About Hiking & Travel To Take You Off The Beaten Path

There are few things I love more (other than books, of course) than lacing up my hiking boots and hitting a trail — especially if I’ve got a backpack full of some great hiking memoirs to take along wi...
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13 Books To Read If You Feel Alone In Your Feminism

It’s been said that there are as many manifestations of feminism as there are feminists, as many types of feminism as there are people who practice and believe in its principles — a point in favor of ...
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My 13 Favorite Summer Reads Of All Time

Filled with road trips, beachy weekends, and backyard barbecues, summer has always been one of my favorite times of year, (second only to autumn, if I’m being honest.) And with the added bonus of plen...
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11 Scary New Books Perfect For Your Campfire Reading

Few things mark the arrival of summertime like an epic camping trip — driving to your favorite forest, staking out the perfect woodland nook, stocking up on tons of chocolatey smores, and building the...
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What To Read By U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith

Writer and educator Tracy K. Smith is the author of three poetry collections and one memoir, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet for the 2011 collection Life on Mars, and, now, the newest United States Poet...
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Are These The Most Addictive Books Of All Time?

Like the perfect coffee blend or a bite of your favorite chocolatey something (two things that make great accompaniments to books, by the way) there are just some books that readers can’t get enough o...
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Author Imbolo Mbue On Oprah's Book Club, Donald Trump, And Empathy

The Washington Post called it “the one novel Donald Trump should read now.” Winner of the 2017 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, a 2016 New York Times Notable Book, an ALA Notable Book, and now named as...
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Lesser-Known Books By Famous Authors You Need To Read

As book-lovers, we all have our faves: those novels we read over and over again, the memoirs that never fail us, thrillers that leave us lingering in suspense no matter how many times we read them, th...
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9 Books That Gave Readers A Sexual Awakening

We’re all friends here, right? So, when I tell you that my very first sexual awakening came courtesy of Bernard the Christmas Elf, starring character (as far as I was concerned, anyway) of the 1994 fa...
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Chilling Fiction Books Inspired By True Stories

As all book-lovers know, authors will find inspiration for their work anywhere and everywhere — inventing stories from their own imaginations, basing their fiction on personal experiences, garnering i...
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17 Of The Best Guide Books For Exploring A New City

If that summertime wanderlust is just starting to kick in, now might be the perfect time to pack a bag and head out into all that wild blue yonder — or, you know, just someplace you’ve never explored ...
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13 Books That Will Make You Want To Travel ASAP

It’s officially the time of year for hitting the road, and few things will make you more eager to feel those miles flying by beneath your feet than diving into some great travel books. Whether you are...
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Books That Will Teach You A Thing Or Two About Being An Adult

Warning: this is not your parents’ adulting. Or, at least, it’s not my parents’ adulting — I have no idea what your parents are like. Suffice it to say that according to these books on adulting, growi...
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9 Things Readers Do Better Than Anyone Else

If you’re a fellow bibliophile, then you’re definitely already winning in my book — but, from one book-lover to another, reading isn’t the only thing you totally excel at. There are just some things r...
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The Best Ways To Find New Books You'll Love

Contrary to the near-constant book FOMO I experience on the daily, every once in a while I’ll admit to finding myself in a literary jam: suddenly, it feels like I’ve read absolutely everything, and I ...
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7 Ways Readers Think Differently Than Other People

Anyone who has ever been abandoned by their bookish bestie on a Friday night, due to a page-turner that BFF just couldn’t put down knows one thing: readers think differently than other people. And any...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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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7 Books About The Zodiac Killer

Decades after the Zodiac Killer first struck northern California, making a name for himself by using the mark of a Zodiac sign and sending a series of cryptic and arrogant letters to police and local ...
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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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