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Bustle Book Club

The Author Of 'Three Women' Explores Sex & Trauma Once Again, This Time In Fiction

“Overlooking painful stories is still part of the problem,” says Lisa Taddeo.

By Samantha Leach
Bustle Book Club

'Detransition, Baby' Author Torrey Peters Procrastinates By Reading 'Moby Dick'

“Nobody can blame me for reading Moby Dick. Right?”

By Samantha Leach
Bustle Book Club

Bolu Babalola's First Short Stories Were "'The O.C.' Meets Meg Cabot"

One of her high school-era works was titled Summer Lovin’ — after the teen soap’s indelible mean girl, naturally.

By Samantha Leach
Bustle Book Club

For Stacey Solomon, Being In Control Of The Little Moments Is Enough

The singer and TV host discusses taking 'Tap To Tidy' from Instagram featurette to full-length book.

By Charlie Mock
Bustle Book Club

Priyanka Chopra Jonas Wanted Her Memoir To Read Like Letters To Her Younger Self

"[I feel like I'm] looking back at my teenage self and saying, 'Girl, what are you doing? Don't make an ass out of yourself.'"

By Samantha Leach
Bustle Book Club

Comedian Catherine Cohen's Poetry Reads Like Your Most Salacious Group Chat

"I'm always looking to read something that seems very personal or intimate."

By Samantha Leach
Bustle Book Club

Angie Thomas Listened To Tupac & Outkast While Writing 'Concrete Rose'

"[It] was a 90s hip hop playlist all the way through!"

By Lily Herman
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How 'Caste' Became The Definitive Anti-Racist Text Of 2020

In a year of reading lists and racial reckoning, Isabel Wilkerson's book cut through the noise.

By Lily Herman
Bustle Book Club

Dolly Parton Writes Songs Everywhere — Even On The Back Of A McDonald's Receipt

The country star reflects on writing 175 of her most iconic songs in her new book, 'Songteller: My Life in Lyrics.'

By Samantha Leach
Bustle Book Club

Ali Wong Likes To Unwind With THC Gummies & 'Rick And Morty'

The 'Dear Girls' author reveals her writing process, from eating pork rinds to taking hula hoop breaks.

By Samantha Leach
Bustle Book Club

How Slurpees & Spaghetti Fuel Lana Del Rey's Writing Process

The artist reflects on her new poetry collection, 'Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass.'

By Samantha Leach
Books

Ann Goldstein On 15 Years Of Working With The Enigmatic Elena Ferrante

“She writes for herself," Goldstein says of Ferrante.

By Samantha Leach
Books

The Best New Books Out This Week, From Memoirs To Rom-coms

Including Quinta Brunson’s debut and new romances from Lacie Waldon and Kerry Winfrey.

By K.W. Colyard
Celebrity

Is The Royal Family A Cult? This Expert Thinks So

The author of 'Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism' unpacks the centuries-old “cult” of the throne.

By Amanda Montell
TV & Movies

Netflix's 'Fear Street' Trilogy Trailer Gives "I Will Survive" A Haunting New Meaning

Its cast features two 'Stranger Things' stars.

By Jack Irvin
Music

The Jonas Brothers' Breakup Was More Dramatic Than Fans Knew, According To Joe

“I didn't see the tsunami coming. And the tsunami was inside me, building up as Nick spoke.”

By Jack Irvin
Books

Meghan Markle’s Children’s Book Features A Nod To Daughter Lili

'The Bench' is inspired by the relationship between Prince Harry & Archie but doesn’t leave out the couple’s newborn.

By Alice Broster
Books

Books For, By, & About Black British LGBTQ+ People

Celebrate Pride Month by delving into stories from Britain's Black queer community.

By Niellah Arboine
Books

Alison Bechdel Doesn’t Have The Answers

But she’s looking for them. And maybe that’s what counts.

By Chloe Foussianes
Rule Breakers

The Delicious Burns Of Mazie Hirono

In her new memoir, the senator levies some lyrical jousts at her GOP colleagues.

By Leila Barghouty
Books

The Best New Books Out This Week, From Literary Fiction To Fantasy

Including new releases from Rivka Galchen and Akwaeke Emezi.

By K.W. Colyard
Streaming

'Shadow & Bone' Season 2 May Not Be The Last

Introducing your new fantasy series obsession.

By Gretchen Smail and Jack Irvin
Pep Talk

Sunny Hostin Wrote The Beach Read She Craved

The debut novelist talks Toni Morrison, 'The View,' and finding comfort in the kitchen.

By Princess Gabbara
Books

The 'Lisey’s Story' Book Ending Reveals One Final Secret

“For Lisey Landon, one world was more than enough.”

By K.W. Colyard