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Read This Dreamy, Magical YA Novel About Love And Family Curses With Bustle's Book Club

If you can believe it, October is nearly upon us. I'm a summer soul, so packing up my swimsuits and sundresses and unfurling my sweaters and coats is always a bittersweet task. But with fall, comes cool, crisp mornings, which, I acknowledge, is the…
By Cristina Arreola

9 YA Books To Bring Some Magical Realism To Your Fall Reading

With the start of October on the horizon we are officially in the midst of fall (and I am fully embracing it, despite the 90 degree weather that is still plaguing me... thanks New York City). And that means it's time to start breaking out a huge…
By Kerri Jarema

Read 'Bright Lines' With Bustle's Book Club This September

It's that time of the month! Bustle's American Woman Book Club returns in September with an all-new reading selection for your enjoyment, Tanwi Nandini Islam's debut novel, Bright Lines. This tale of love and pain follows a family of…
By Kristian Wilson

"What We Lose" Is Bustle's Book Club Pick That You Don't Want To Miss

The theme of Bustle's American Woman Book Club is to explore the many varied experiences of being an American woman. In August, we will be reading What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons, and hearing all about the experience of feeling like an outsider in…
By Emma Oulton

These New Nonfiction Books Are Perfect For Your Final Beach Days

The last full month of summer has arrived, but there is a silver lining to that depressing thought: August nonfiction is coming, as well. Before September closes out this wonderful season, there is plenty of fun — reading and otherwise — to be had.…
By Stephanie Topacio Long

The Book Everyone Was Talking About Last Summer Is Coming To TV

There's a new TV drama coming to your screens with a big name attached: Brad Pitt is producing a TV series based on Stephanie Danler's bestselling novel Sweetbitter. The rights to the TV adaptation of Sweetbitter were fought over in a…
By Emma Oulton

15 Brand New YA Books Everyone Will Be Talking About This Summer

Summer is definitely the most whirlwind season. Between your regular work and life responsibilities and trying to fit in as many seasonal activities as humanely possible before the weather turns chilly again, it can be hard to get quite as much…
By Kerri Jarema

If You Like These 7 YA Books, You'll Love These Memoirs

It's a common misconception that young adult lovers only read YA. Sure, there are some people who would rather read within the genre and nothing else, but there are just as many who have broad reading interests; from genre to age to topic. As…
By Kerri Jarema

Your Favorite 'RHOBH' Star Is Releasing A Memoir

She’s a princess, she’s a pretty mess, and she’s a memoir-ess. Praise Giggy, for Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star and chart-topping recording artist Erika Girardi, aka Erika Jayne, is releasing a memoir. According to People, Pretty Mess will be…
By Kristie Rohwedder

"The Library Of Fates" Is A Dazzling Combination Of Myth & Reality

It's the rare young adult fantasy book that takes its inspiration directly from myth and legend and then melds it together with truths, both harsh and beautiful, from our own reality. And that is what Aditi Khorana has succeeded in doing with her…
By Kerri Jarema

These Jane Austen Retellings Will Change The Way You Read Her Books

Today marks the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, but even though the classic romance author stopped writing over two centuries ago, readers are still clamoring for more. Although the beloved author can't put pen to paper to create a new…
By Sadie Trombetta

"Pretend We Are Lovely" Is A Haunting Examination Of Body Image

In Noley Reid’s debut novel, Pretend We Are Lovely — out July 18, from Tin House Books — it’s the summer of 1982, and in Blacksburg, Virginia, the Sobel family is entering a season of starvation, obsession, guilt, and indulgence; one that will…
By E. Ce Miller

These Illustrated Books Celebrate The Women Who Shaped Our World

There's no doubt that women still have a long way to go to be on equal footing with men in America (and worldwide.) It's not a problem that will be solved overnight, but if you know children in need of inspiration (or if you need some inspiration!),…
By Susanna Princivalle

Zadie Smith Is Writing A Historical Fiction Novel

Zadie Smith is best known for her bestselling contemporary novels, such as Swing Time and White Teeth — and while these novels might sometimes flash back as far as the 70s, Smith has never before strayed too far from the present day. But now, for…
By Emma Oulton

Dystopian Novels To Reignite Your Love Of The Genre

It's the rare bibliophile who did not go through a dystopian book phase at one point in their reading life. For most of us, the post-apocalyptic obsession started in middle school with books like The Giver and continued right on through our teenage…
By Kerri Jarema

Why 'Refuge' Should Be Required Summer Reading

From exciting new thrillers by bestselling authors to emotional memoirs by feminist icons, the summer of 2017 has been ripe with incredible books worthy of your TBR pile. But considering what else 2017 has brought us — the inauguration of Donald…
By Sadie Trombetta

Poet Rupi Kaur Shared A Sneak Peek Of Her New Book & It's Insta-Worthy

Perhaps the best-known poet in the English-speaking world at this point, Rupi Kaur has released a sneak peek of her new book, The Sun and Her Flowers, out this fall from Andrews McMeel Publishing. The Canadian poet's 2014 collection, Milk and Honey,…
By Kristian Wilson

What To Read When You Really Need To Smile

Finding a book that makes you smile is like finding a new best friend. Don't get me wrong, I'm always up for a good book-induced cry. But there is something particularly wonderful about a book that puts a grin on your face. Some books are like…
By Melissa Ragsdale

The ONE Book You Should Read If You Love Jane Eyre

Maybe it's because I was named after author Charlotte Brontë, or because I, too, have a thing for standoffish, unattractive men, but I've always loved Jane Eyre. It's one of those books that has grown with me. When my mom first read it to me as a…
By Charlotte Ahlin

'The Good Daughter' Is The Crime Novel You've Been Waiting For — TRAILER

If your beach-reading bag seems a little light, I've got the perfect novel you can add to it to turn this season into a thrill-fest. Karin Slaughter's The Good Daughter is the crime novel you've been waiting for all summer, and with a cover blurb…
By Kristian Wilson