Books

How YA Twitter Is Dismantling White Supremacy, One Book At A Time

Last week, just days before white supremacists descended upon Charlottesville, heated conversations about racism were already playing out on Twitter, triggered by the release of a Vulture treatise abo...
By Sona Charaipotra and Zoraida Córdova

11 Harry Potter Characters Every Fan Wanted To See More Of In The Books

If you grew up with Harry Potter, chances are that you can name all of the major and minor characters in your sleep. You know your Moaning Myrtles from your Grey Ladies. You love re-reading the books,...
By Charlotte Ahlin

How YA Twitter Is Dismantling White Supremacy, One Book At A Time

Last week, just days before white supremacists descended upon Charlottesville, heated conversations about racism were already playing out on Twitter, triggered by the release of a Vulture treatise abo...
By Sona Charaipotra and Zoraida Córdova

7 Uplifting Poems To Get You In The Spirit Of The Weekend

This just in, honest-to-goodness, breaking, not-at-all fake news: Friday is the best day of the week. Hands down. 100%. Backwards and forwards. Whether you grew up in the '90s and watched TGIF shows (...
By JoAnna Novak

"Valley Girls" Is Basically A YA Version Of "Wild" With A Rock-Climbing Girl Squad

Done Dirt Cheap author Sarah Nicole Lemon is back with another tale of girl power and resilience. Valley Girls is Wild for YA readers but with a rock-climbing girl squad, and I've got all the details,...
By Kristian Wilson

What You Need To Know About Toxic Masculinity, Explained In 11 Books

In the months since Donald Trump has become president, more and more people have become inspired to join the Resistance — whether that means volunteering, campaigning, donating, making calls, educatin...
By Kerri Jarema

R.L. Stine Promises Glow-In-The-Dark Books, Just In Time For The Solar Eclipse

As individuals and families across the U.S. gear up for the Great American Eclipse, a lot of businesses and cities have planned special, lucrative events to draw in customers and tourists. Even author...
By Kristian Wilson

Why Romance Novels Are Just As Important As Ever, As Told By Romance Authors

August is Romance Awareness Month. That isn't to say that romance shouldn't always be celebrated, but the month-long dedication represents an acknowledgment of how important it is to be aware of it an...
By Kamrun Nesa

11 Tricks That Will Actually Get You In The "Writing Zone" Without Wasting Time

As the great Dorothy Parker once said, "writing is the art of applying the ass to the seat." If only it were so simple. Every writer knows the struggle of setting aside the time to write, sitting down...
By Charlotte Ahlin

Bustle's Editors On Barcelona + Star Wars

What a day it's been. The news today was quite a mix, to say the least, from the tragic (the deadly Barcelona attack) to the entertaining (that huge Star Wars movie announcement). If you're still proc...
By Rachel Simon

These 7 Poems Will Have You Celebrating Summer All Year Long

Technically, summer doesn't end until September 22 (a Friday this year), but TBH the second half of August always kind of feels like things are winding down (shakes a fist at school for hardwiring the...
By JoAnna Novak

Author Celeste Ng's Resistance Is Fueled By These 4 Books By Women

In the months since Donald Trump has become president, more and more people have become inspired to join the Resistance — whether that means volunteering, campaigning, donating, making calls, educatin...
By Maddy Foley

Need Some Me-Time? Escape The Real World With One Of These Books

There are days when all you want to do is shut off the world and take some time for yourself — I won't blame you. The world is a harsh place, and sometimes, a little escapism with a good book is neede...
By Melissa Ragsdale

"Ash Princess" Is The Action-Packed YA Fantasy You Need In Your Life

Continuing in the tradition of epic YA fantasy like Sabaa Tahir's An Ember in the Ashes, Laura Sebastian's debut Ash Princess takes an unflinching look at the cruelty of court politics through the len...
By Kerri Jarema

7 Eclipses In Literature To Help You Prepare For The Astrological Event

If you haven't heard by now, North Americans are going to be treated to a complete solar eclipse on August 21st. It's probably going to do funky things to your zodiac sign, and it's definitely dangero...
By Charlotte Ahlin

This Graphic Biography Is Exactly What You Should Read After Seeing "Hamilton"

We all know the story by now. Lin-Manuel Miranda read an Alexander Hamilton biography by Ron Chernow on vacation, and the rest was history. He wrote the smash-hit Broadway musical Hamilton, which has ...
By Kerri Jarema

Bustle's Editors On Trump's Speech + Heather Heyer

Happy hump day, all! This week has been a doozy so far, and I think we're all letting out major sighs of relief that we're already at Wednesday. Seriously, the weekend cannot come soon enough. There'...
By Rachel Simon

11 Books On The History Of Food That Will Completely Change The Way You Eat

We think more about our diets and the food we eat than ever before. Whether you have concerns about nutrition, animal welfare, the environment or simply staying physically healthy, what we put into ou...
By Kerri Jarema

The Civil War Books That Should Have Been Assigned Reading In School

It's 2017, and General Robert E. Lee is still starting fights. The violent demonstration of white supremacists in Charlottesville centered around protecting a statue of Confederate General Robert E. L...
By Charlotte Ahlin

"White Rage" Is Essential Resistance Reading, According To Mark Sundeen

In the months since Donald Trump has become president, more and more people have become inspired to join the Resistance — whether that means volunteering, campaigning, donating, making calls, educatin...
By Kerri Jarema

Book-Lovers, This Is The Only End-Of-Summer Bucket List You Need

Believe it or not, August is already here, and you know what that means: summer is almost over, and you days of binge beach reading, literary road trips, and Shakespeare under the stars are numbered. ...
By Sadie Trombetta