memoir

Michelle Obama Just Added More Tour Dates, So You Still Have A Chance To See Her Live

The new memoir by Michelle Obama's, Becoming, was one of the biggest books of 2018, and her book tour, one of the most talked about events. Since her first event on Nov. 13 in Chicago, the former First Lady has criss-crossed the country to discuss…
By Kerri Jarema

These 15 Books Will Add A Pop Of The "Color Of The Year" To Your Space

It's that time of year: Pantone's Color of the Year for 2019 is out, and we'll all be seeing it everywhere soon enough. While you wait on all those amazing, orange-pink items to flow into stores, I've got 15 books with "Living Coral" covers for you…
By Kristian Wilson

Celebrity Memoirs Can Be Hit-Or-Miss, But These 11 Are Definitely Hits

The celebrity memoir has gotten a bit of a bad reputation. I mean, look, I'm not saying that every Instagram influencer and Real Housewife is secretly a stunning memoirist, or that we should all give up novels to exclusively read cookbooks written…
By Charlotte Ahlin

The "35 Over 35" Award Is Celebrating A Different Kind Of Author

Everyone knows about the 5 Under 35, but have you heard of the 35 Over 35? Since 2014, the annual 35 Over 35 list has drawn attention to nearly three dozen writers, all older than 35, who published their debut works in that year. The fifth annual 35…
By Kristian Wilson

14 Bustle Editors Share The Best Book They Read In 2018

Way back in January, you might have promised yourself you would read 40 books, or 30 books, or 20 books before the end of the year. But life got busy! You joined that softball league! There's, like, five seasons of 90 Day Fiancé available for…
By Cristina Arreola

Michelle Obama's Book Just Earned This Seriously Impressive Title

A Friday press release from Penguin Random House revealed that Becoming by Michelle Obama is the best-selling book of 2018. The former First Lady's memoir sold more than 2,000,000 units in the U.S. and Canada in the 15 days since its Nov. 13…
By Kristian Wilson

Here's Exactly Which Book To Buy For Every Single Person In Your Life This Year

Every holiday season, I say I'm going to buy everyone a book, and every year, I wind up getting them something else. Don't be like me! I've got the one book you should buy for everyone on your holiday list below, and I can't wait for you to share…
By Kristian Wilson

You Won't Believe How Many Copies Of Michelle Obama's Book Sold On Its First Day

It has only been available since Tuesday, but it's already setting the bar for future political titles. Michelle Obama's memoir, Becoming, sold more than 725,000 copies on its first day, so it's pretty clear which First Lady knows how to "be best."…
By Kristian Wilson

Here's What Oprah Is Saying About Michelle Obama's Book

In the biggest piece of book news you will hear today, Oprah Winfrey has picked Michelle Obama's memoir, Becoming, for her book club. If you haven't already snagged your copy of Becoming, out this week, you're definitely going to want to grab one…
By Kristian Wilson

Amazon Just Released Its List Of The Top 10 Books Of The Year

As 2018 draws to a close, bookish retailers and outlets are looking back fondly on the year's releases. Amazon just revealed its Top 10 Best Books of the Year, and you've probably already read a few. The books on the list below represent the Amazon…
By Kristian Wilson

Michelle Obama Is Giving Away Thousands Of Book Tour Tickets

Michelle Obama's book tour for Becoming, her first memoir, out Nov. 13 from Crown, will make 12 stops in 10 cities, beginning with an appearance at Chicago's United Center on the title's release date. Now, Michelle Obama and Live Nation have…
By Kristian Wilson

Justin Timberlake Wrote A Book & It's Coming Out SO Soon

Former NSYNC member and bringer back of sexy Justin Timberlake will release his first book this fall, publisher Harper Design revealed on Friday. Timberlake's memoir/photobook hybrid is titled Hindsight: & All the Things I Can't See in Front of Me,…
By Kristian Wilson

9 Books You Can Read With Amazon's $9.99 Kindle Subscription Service

If your wild summer has you too cash-poor to buy new books, don't worry. I've got nine great books you can read on Kindle Unlimited. Kindle Unlimited is a standalone service that delivers unlimited titles from a large collection — including comics…
By Kristian Wilson

15 Books To Read If You're Single For The Summer

Spending your summer sexy, free, and single? I've got 15 books you should read if you're single this summer, because your unattached days are the perfect time to work on improving and entertaining yourself. If you're single this summer, let me be…
By Kristian Wilson

20 Books As Inspiring As A TEDTalk — According To The People Who Give Them

Want to spend your vacation working on self-improvement and -enrichment? There are 20 books TED speakers want you to read this summer, and I've got them all lined up for you to check out below. Founded in 1984 as a convention for those in the…
By Kristian Wilson

9 Memoirs By Women With Mental Illness To Help Open Up Conversations On The Topic

There are a few niche book categories that will never fail to get my attention: nonfiction about North Korea, dystopian novels for adults, and memoirs of mental illness. Because I don't think any of us reads this last category enough, I have picked…
By Kristian Wilson

5 Essays I've Re-Read Countless Times Throughout My 20s For Career And Creative Advice

If you've read any of my posts here on Bustle Books in the past couple of months, you'll know that I'm turning 30 next year. Though I'm past the stages of the quarter-life crisis, it would be a little weird not to have the milestone on my mind as I…
By Kerri Jarema

9 Books To Read If You Have Depression & Just Need A Little Help Making It Through The Day

As someone who has lived with this mental illness for the better part of two decades, let me tell you: depression is the worst. You don't want to do anything because nothing feels good, but the sheer boredom of it all feels worse. That's why I've…
By Kristian Wilson

9 Books About Feminism To Read Instead Of Asking Someone To Explain It To You

It's 2018, and I'm tired of trying to explain basic things about equality to grown-ass people who have had every possible chance to learn and understand. If you're one of those people who think that feminists should be willing to drop everything and…
By Kristian Wilson

What You Need To Know About The Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Writer Sherman Alexie

Weeks after women began to come forward with allegations of being sexually harassed by Sherman Alexie, the Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian author's career has taken another hit from the #MeToo movement. Sherman Alexie's new paperback…
By Kristian Wilson