Caroline Goldstein
Caroline is a writer and Anglophile living in New York, wishing it were London. Her interests include The Clash, the Oxford Comma, and the iPod Classic. When not writing, she dedicates her time toward practicing yoga, baking vegan treats, and compiling lists of threes.

Latest Articles

These Are 13 Books From 2015 You Need To Read

Qualifying books is really hard to do. Who’s to say Book X is “buzz-worthy,” while Book Y is a dud? What makes Book N listicle fodder, while Book B is destined for the donation bins? But it’s these complications (or snobberies, or proclivities, or wh…
By Caroline Goldstein

12 Of November 2015's Best Books

Post-Halloween blues got you down? Pre-Thanksgiving agita making you crazy? Post-Thanksgiving feeding frenzy bringing on a tidal wave of guilt and/or indigestion? You’ve come to the right place: November 2015’s best books are your ticket to sweet esc…
By Caroline Goldstein

13 Of Fall's Best Books

The leaves are changing, the sweaters are emerging, and the sunset and our bedtimes are arriving earlier each day. Sun worshippers, your time’s up; get ready to hibernate. Fall’s here — but that means fall's best books are here, too. This chilly seas…
By Caroline Goldstein

17 Of September 2015's Best Books

Can you even believe it’s September? Time to face facts: Summer’s over. Back-to-school season is officially upon us, which can be either good or bad, depending on how you spin it. But one thing is definitely a plus: September's best books are here, t…
By Caroline Goldstein

Take Your Pick From August 2015's 16 Best Books

It’s a new month, so you know what that means? New books, and lots of ‘em. August 2015's best books have a lot to offer, especially if you're looking to load up on titles for a last-minute escape. Consider this your one-stop shop for all your literar…
By Caroline Goldstein

10 Books Perfect For Long Flights

You're not alone if you dread long flights. The recycled air, the stale food, the proximity to strangers laden with unknown quantities of bacteria… ugh. BUT! When else do you get hours of quiet, sustained, uninterrupted reading time? When else is it …
By Caroline Goldstein

These 9 Picture Books Will Remind You Who You Are

Have you ever reread some of your old favorite picture books? If you haven’t, I really recommend that you do. Not only are children’s books nostalgic and beautiful and so refreshingly easy to read, but they pack some serious philosophical punch. You …
By Caroline Goldstein

3 E.L. Doctorow Works You Probably Haven't Read

The legendary novelist, teacher, editor, political activist, onetime reservations clerk at La Guardia Airport, and New Yorker, E.L. Doctorow, died of complications from lung cancer at age 84 on Tuesday. But the beauty of the written word, especially …
By Caroline Goldstein

7 Of Your Favorite YA Heroines As Millennials

We all love to revisit old literary favorites. Whether you’re feeling lost and confused, in need of some feminist inspiration, or simply want a new YA book recommendation, there is no better, or more fun, source than a young adult (or, OK, children's…
By Caroline Goldstein

This Book About Periods Will Be Awesome. Seriously

On the rag. Surfing the crimson wave. A visit from Aunt Flo. Shark Week. Whatever you like to call your Red Badge of Courage, there’s gonna be a book about it. In a press release sent exclusively to Bustle on Tuesday morning, Penguin Young Readers an…
By Caroline Goldstein

Here's Which New Summer Book You Should Read

For readers, the great thing about summer is that so many books come out! And the worst thing about summer is that so many books come out. Wait, whaaaa? Because summer is such a rich time for reading, often, we're drowning in recommendations — how on…
By Caroline Goldstein

What's Your Summer Reading Horoscope?

So you still haven’t sat down and figured out your summer reading list? Jeez. You must be a Gemini. Say what you will about astrology, but at the very least, you can’t deny that the 12-sign system makes for a tidy method of organizing complicated hum…
By Caroline Goldstein

'Wild' Author Releasing New Book You'll Wanna Read

Everyone loves a good inspirational quote. Contemporary readers in need of some literary motivation are in luck: Cheryl Strayed's Brave Enough , due out October 27, will feature more than one hundred of the writer's most insightful tidbits. The quot…
By Caroline Goldstein

Nick Hornby Knows How To Get Kids To Read

You know the old belief that you always want what you can't have? It works on stubborn kids, too. According to The Daily Telegraph, bestselling author Nick Hornby gets his son to read by telling him certain books are "highly inappropriate" in order t…
By Caroline Goldstein

Don't Say This To Someone In The Middle Of A Book

For some of us, reading is more than just a hobby: it’s an integral aspect of our personalities, and it likely features prominently on our OkCupid profiles. For some of us, it’s not the prospect of Happy Hour that gets us through the work day: it’s g…
By Caroline Goldstein

15 Adorable Pics of Celebrities Reading To Kids

Turns out that celebrities like to read just as much as us plebes. But what they do better than us plebes is use their literacy — oh, and also their fame — for good: like to entertain children. Which makes for happy kids, happy PR people, and adorabl…
By Caroline Goldstein

The 13 Best New Books in July

July may mark summer reading season’s peak, but don’t think that means you’re beholden to either syrupy stuff you don't really like, or that you need to keep on slogging through War and Peace, which you actually believed you’d get through this summer…
By Caroline Goldstein

Peek At 11 Rainbow Bookshelves To Celebrate Pride

Sometimes, good things happen. One of those things happened Friday: the Supreme Court has ruled same-sex marriage bans unconstitutional, effectively legalizing gay marriage across the board. The case questioned the constitutionality of same-sex marri…
By Caroline Goldstein

Rowling Explains Why The Dursleys Are So Awful

In honor of Dudley Dursley's 35th birthday on Tuesday, J.K. Rowling posted a new story on Pottermore — this time dealing with the Harry Potter series' most dreadful muggles. Vernon Dursley and his wife Petunia, Lily Potter's sister, took baby Harry i…
By Caroline Goldstein

Candace Bushnell Releases Bespoke Emojis

Feeling like your emoji pack is incomplete without a rolled-up yoga mat, a balding man, and a pink champagne cocktail? Brood no longer: Candace Bushnell's emojination keyboard is now available on iTunes, which means you never have to worry about actu…
By Caroline Goldstein