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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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...
By E. Ce Miller

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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Bryn Chancellor Tells Us About Her Debut, The Thriller Of Summer

Take a moment to consider the number of novels with ‘Girl’ in the title; maybe the number of novels with ‘Girl’ in the title on your own bookshelves right now. Last year alone saw the publication of 7...
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Contemporary Female Journalists Everyone Should Be Reading

From journalists being shouted down at campaign rallies to reporters getting punched in the face, there is definitely no love lost between members of the news media and a Donald Trump-led government. ...
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These New Books Deserve *Way* More Buzz

Do you ever read a new book and wonder: why isn’t everybody talking about this novel (or memoir, or short story collection, or thriller, etc.)? Sure, the book might have great blurbs, a fair number of...
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11 Harry Potter Accessories For Grown-Ass Muggles

Looking for a way to seamlessly integrate the Harry Potter fandom of your tween and teen years into your adult life? Maybe you’re in need of a perfect gift for the adult Harry Potter fans you know (or...
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Super Short Books You Can Easily Finish In A Day

While the bookworm in me loves few things more than curling up on the couch with a thick, weighty hardcover and cozying in for the span of a 400-plus-page story, it’s also true that super short books ...
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Books To Take You On An International Adventure This Summer

While I’ve done my fair share of summertime travel — and loved it — there’s still nothing quite so relaxing and indulgent as spending summer holed up in my own space, traveling through books instead. ...
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9 Tough But Necessary Reads About Addiction In America

With the news that the latest GOP healthcare bill would drop addiction treatment if passed — care that millions of Americans utilize and tens of millions of more would benefit from having access to — ...
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15 Novels That Rebel Against The "Nice Girl" Stereotype

I know I’m not the only person who sometimes (a lot of the time) feels like women only have two options for how to be in the world: we’re “nasty women” or we’re “nice girls” — aka: we follow the socia...
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What To Read Before Your Next "Fake News" Debate

While Kellyanne Conway has been credited with inventing “alternative facts” and a Donald Trump White House proclaims everything from crowd sizes to climate change as “fake news” the fact is that the h...
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11 Immigrant Authors Who Are Transforming Literature

In times of nationalist rhetoric and xenophobia — ails that have plagued not only the United States’ most recent election, but elections across Europe as well — it’s critical to continue listening to ...
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10 Books All About Books, Perfect For Book-Lovers

This might be just a tad meta, but I am a book-lover who really loves books about books. You know what I’m talking about: the novels that tell stories about elbow patch-wearing librarians or sassy nei...
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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...
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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 ...
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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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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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