Bustle Book Club

Bustle Book Club

Delia Cai’s Small-Town Romance Goes Beyond The Tropes

With Central Places, Cai deploys the familiar Hallmark movie plot to tell a different story.

By Samantha Leach
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Allegra Goodman Procrastinates By Reading Time-Management Books

Even if she doesn’t actually follow the advice.

By Samantha Leach
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Allie Rowbottom Will Have Her Feminism With A Side of Botox

Her new novel, Aesthetica, is a nuanced exploration of beauty standards, Instagram culture, and what it really means to like how you look.

By Samantha Leach
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Taffy Brodesser-Akner Can Write Anywhere — Even The Bathroom At Bloomingdale’s

The author of Fleishman Is in Trouble — and the showrunner of its FX adaptation — is nothing if not adaptable.

By Samantha Leach
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Lorde Has Gotten Jessica Knoll Through Years Of Working On 'Luckiest Girl Alive'

The author listened to the album on repeat while writing the novel, which inspired Netflix’s new film.

By Samantha Leach
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Candice Carty-Williams Dives Into Her “Daddy Issues”

In People Person, Carty-Williams writes about a family much like her own.

By Samantha Leach
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Candice Brathwaite Is Over Using Her Own Life For Material

“To have to keep rehashing those stories or dig for that kind of material, I’m very much on a break from that.”

By Shahed Ezaydi
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Why Ada Calhoun Scrapped Her Book About An Artist To Write About Her Father

“The second I stopped trying to force the book to be something it just didn't want to be, that was when the world kind of opened up.”

By Samantha Leach
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Sloane Crosley Wrote Her “Funny” Book. Next Comes The “Depressed One.”

The author is releasing a pair of very different tomes.

By Samantha Leach
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Selma Blair Wrote Through The Pain

Penning her memoir was strenuous, both physically and emotionally.

By Samantha Leach
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When The Writing Gets Tough, Ocean Vuong Lies Down

The author of 'On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous' and 'Time Is a Mother' believes in taking breaks.

By Samantha Leach
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Doesn’t Suffer For Her Art

“Writing is the love of my life.”

By Samantha Leach
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Tara Westover Once Blackmailed Herself To Write. Not Anymore.

The author of 'Educated' is “trying to have more faith in the process.”

By Samantha Leach
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'Station Eleven' Author Emily St. John Mendel Weighs In On The Show's Changes

The writer was lauded for “predicting” the pandemic. Now, she’s expanding her fictional horizons.

By Samantha Leach
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Amanda Gorman Procrastinates, Too — She Just Does It Better

The inaugural poet reflects on her writing process and her new collection, 'Call Us What We Carry.'

By Samantha Leach
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Meet Emily Ratajkowski, Writer

In her debut essay collection, 'My Body,' Ratajkowski ruminates on the corrosive power of the male gaze.

By Samantha Leach