Emma has more books than friends, and is perfectly happy with that arrangement. She chats about books on YouTube on the regs, and live-tweets her life from @emmaoulton.

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These Goodreads Hacks Will Totally Change The Way You Use The Site

If you're a bookworm with an extensive TBR that you can't keep track of, or if you can't read a book without checking the reviews first — then I'm guessing you've already discovered the bookish wonder...
By Emma Oulton

Read A Book & Help 'Save The Children' At The Same Time — Here's How

There are always a million good reasons to pick up a book, but this week, you can actually read to change the world. Penguin Random House are running a week-long campaign in conjunction with Save the ...
By Emma Oulton

Gillian Anderson And Jennifer Nadel Talk Self-Care & Activism In 'We'

Women are not powerless. That's the most important message from Gillian Anderson's new book We, that she co-wrote with journalist Jennifer Nadel — and it's the one she tells Bustle that she most wante...
By Emma Oulton

'The Handmaid's Tale' Is In Serious Demand RN, According To Libraries

The days left before the Hulu adaptation of The Handmaid's Tale hits our screens are rapidly slipping away — and so is your time to read the book before you watch the TV version. But don't leave it un...
By Emma Oulton

Read An Excerpt From This Chilling Missing Persons Thriller

What would you do if the love of your life disappeared without a trace? That's what Hannah is faced with in Gone Without a Trace, the creepy new thriller from Mary Torjussen out on April 18. I've got ...
By Emma Oulton

So, How Many Awards Has 'The Underground Railroad' Won?

It was announced on Monday that Colson Whitehead's The Underground Railroad has won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, adding to an already very impressive list of awards. The bestselling The Undergr...
By Emma Oulton

Colson Whitehead Is Having A HUGE Year

On Monday afternoon, the much-anticipated winners of the 2017 Pulitzer Prizes were announced — which, as all book-lovers will know, is the book world's version of the Oscars. Yep, it's a big deal — an...
By Emma Oulton

'The Little Prince' Is Now Available In 300 Languages

One of the most beloved stories of all time can now be enjoyed by even more readers: The Little Prince is now the most-translated book in the world, excluding religious works. The cult story of the av...
By Emma Oulton

These Were The Most Challenged Books Of 2016

There's only one place you're more likely to see John Green's name than in the credits of a hit teen movie — and that's on the American Library Association Most Challenged Books List. The list for 201...
By Emma Oulton

Isla Fisher Is Now A Children's Book Author

I always love seeing my favorite celebrities branch out into the books world. It makes me want to start clapping my hands and chanting "One of us! One of us!" until they run away. And it's time to sta...
By Emma Oulton

Finally, An Answer About That Confusing 'Big Little Lies' Name

Forget who died at trivia night. There was a much bigger mystery that came out of the Big Little Lies HBO show: why is Amabella called Amabella? I mean, that's not a name, right? I can't be the only ...
By Emma Oulton

The BookCon 2017 Line-Up Gets Better Every Day

Wallets to the ready: you're going to be clamoring for BookCon tickets after you hear the latest lineup of authors who will be at BookCon this year. On the weekend of June 3rd–4th, the Javits Center i...
By Emma Oulton

New Audiobook Details What Happens After 'The Handmaid's Tale' — EXCERPT

We're now entering the final countdown until The Handmaid's Tale launches on Hulu at the end of April. Margaret Atwood's novel has never felt more relevant than it does in Trump's America — and from w...
By Emma Oulton

Get The Details On Will.I.Am's YA Novel

I'm still reeling from the news that the Black Eyed Peas are releasing a graphic novel, and now there's another exciting writing project for me to wrap my head around: Will.i.am is publishing a YA nov...
By Emma Oulton

You Need To Read JK Rowling's Advice For Writers

She may be most famous for her own writing, but it turns out J.K. Rowling gives advice to authors every bit as beautifully as she writes books. On Monday morning, Rowling typed up a super-motivating T...
By Emma Oulton

Read 'Sonora' With Bustle's Book Club This April

Every month so far this year, Bustle's American Woman Book Club has come together on Goodreads to read a new book about one of the infinite experiences of living as an American woman. In April, the bo...
By Emma Oulton

What Is Camp NaNoWriMo? 7 Tips For A Successful Writing Month

At some point, all budding writers have fantasized about leaving their hectic lives behind and heading off to a cabin in the woods for some uninterrupted writing time. Sadly, most of us are a little t...
By Emma Oulton

15 Ways To Live Out Your Harry Potter Dreams IRL

The one problem with reading the Harry Potter series is that it can make you feel awfully sad to be a Muggle. Luckily, there are a ton of ways to live out your Harry Potter dreams in real life — even ...
By Emma Oulton

Do Men And Women Write Differently?

The gender gaps in the publishing industry are no secret: men are more likely to be published than women, and their books are more likely to be considered "serious literature" than women's books. But ...
By Emma Oulton

How Many Books Will You Read Before You Die?

Book-lovers are divided into two types: those who religiously finish every book they start, and those who DNF. I'm about to throw you firmly into the latter category with this morbid little thought: I...
By Emma Oulton