Cristina Arreola
Cristina Mari Arreola is the Senior Books Editor at Bustle and a graduate of Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism. She also talks about books at Book Of The Month and Latinx In Publishing.
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3 Books Like The New Memoir Everyone Is Talking About, 'Educated'

This week, one book seems to be attracting more attention than any other: Educated by Tara Westover, a gutting memoir about one woman's experience growing up with religious fundamental parents — a survivalist father and midwife and herbalist mother, …
By Cristina Arreola

5 New Books To Read This Week, Including A Memoir About Growing Up As A Survivalist

It's hard to believe, but it's already time to start compiling books to add to your spring reading lists. Soon enough, the temperatures will be warm enough for reading in the park, at an outdoor cafe, or maybe just with the windows wide open to let i…
By Cristina Arreola

The Best New Books Out This Week Include A Gender-Fluid Fairy Tale & A Guide To Being Awkward

It's the week of Valentine's Day, and whether you're coupled, uncoupled, single and happy, single and miserable, recently broken-up with, on the hunt for a hook-up, or otherwise, I can promise you will find solace or comfort or inspiration in one of …
By Cristina Arreola

5 Zadie Smith Quotes On Writing To Print Out & Tape To Your Workspace

"I'm not trying to convince someone of an argument one way or another, generally," author Zadie Smith told cultural critic Wesley Morris, before a packed crowd in Brooklyn's St. Ann & The Holy Trinity Church on Wednesday night. "But I am trying to mo…
By Cristina Arreola

The 12 New Books To Read This Week Include Zadie Smith's New Essay Collection

If there's ever a time to fall in love, it's February, when snowstorms have love their charm and the wind chilld has overstayed its welcome. For the next few weeks, the most perfect way to spend an evening is indoors with someone — or something! — yo…
By Cristina Arreola

This Thriller Has A Twist You Won't Believe — & You Can Start Reading Now

There's still a few weeks left of winter, which means you can still get away with telling your friends you're "staying at home to read" instead of going out tonight. (Though, to be fair, I do that all year.) But if you're searching for a propulsive n…
By Cristina Arreola

The 11 Most Painful Revelations From Rose McGowan's New Memoir

One of the most highly anticipated books of the year, Rose McGowan's memoir Brave is a haunting, searing examination of rape culture in Hollywood and the myriad ways — some subtle, others not so much — that bad men are protected and enabled by system…
By Cristina Arreola

'BRAVE' By Rose McGowan & 3 More Books By Women To Read This Week

The end of January brings with it four evocative new books by women — all of which take readers to dark, sinister places. Two are fiction; two are not. All four demand that readers take a long, hard look at the way society treats women. The two fict…
By Cristina Arreola

Ursula K. Le Guin Has Passed Away At The Age Of 88

A pioneer in the world of literary science fiction and fantasy, author Ursula K. Le Guin has passed away at the age of 88, The New York Times reports. She died in her home in Portland, Ore. on Monday, according to her son, Theo Downes-Le Guin. He did…
By Cristina Arreola

This New Thriller Was Written By A CIA Analyst While She Was On Maternity Leave

Despite the warming temperatures, winter is very much here to stay for a a little while longer, which means your days spent cozying up with a blanket and a book aren't quite over yet. This week, I've got three delicious new books for your cold-weathe…
By Cristina Arreola

21 Women's March Sign Ideas From Books That You Haven't Heard A Million Times Already

Somehow, one year has passed since Donald Trump was inaugurated as President of the United States. In the past 12 months, Americans have come together to call their representatives, to donate their money, to volunteer their time, to run for office, a…
By Cristina Arreola

3 Books By Women Out This Week About Reproductive Rights, Race, & Complicated Sisterhood

As the one year anniversary of Donald Trump's inauguration edges closer, the books about his rise to power — and the resistance that met his presidency — are being released with fire and fury. (I'm sorry.) On Jan. 16, readers have two nonfiction book…
By Cristina Arreola

The Controversial Book About Donald Trump Is Now Coming Out 4 Days Early & Here's Why

Publisher Henry Holt & Co is pushing up the release date of Michael Wolff's book Fire and Fury: Inside The Trump White House to Jan. 5, four days ahead of the planned publication date. Henry Holt & Co will continue with publication, despite a cease a…
By Cristina Arreola

Holly Black's 'The Cruel Prince' Combines Palace Intrigue With Faeries & It's Even Better Than It Sounds

Every year when I travel home for the holidays, I pore over the books I accumulated in high school: The battered, dog-eared copies of Pride and Prejudice, the small stack of vampire novels (yes, I read and enjoyed Twilight as a teenager, but I fell h…
By Cristina Arreola

That Harry Potter Exhibit Everyone Is Talking About Is FINALLY Coming To America

Start saving your Galleons, Potterheads: the Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibit will officially make its U.S. debut at the New-York Historical Society in Manhattan later this year, according to an announcement from Harry Potter's U.S. publisher…
By Cristina Arreola

25 Sue Grafton Quotes That Celebrate Her Incredible Life

Bestselling mystery novelist Sue Grafton has died at age 77, just a few months after publishing her final novel, Y is for Yesterday, the 25th installment in her "alphabet series" about Detective Kinsey Millhone. She began the series in 1982 with the …
By Cristina Arreola

These Photos Of 'Hogwarts In The Snow' Will Make You Want To Visit ASAP

It is a fact of life that the holiday season is the perfect time of the year to enjoy Harry Potter, thank you very much. For some fans, that means watching all eight movies in a row (ambitious); for others, that means re-reading the books in their en…
By Cristina Arreola

The Crystal You Need In 2018, Based On What You Want To Achieve In The New Year

As the new year inches closer and closer, you may be in the process of deciding how next year will be different from this one. Maybe that means letting go of some of the emotional baggage of 2017, and hopefully it means working towards manifesting mo…
By Cristina Arreola

Ta-Nehisi Coates Has Deleted His Twitter Account Amid A Debate With Cornel West

Ta-Nehisi Coates, the author of Between the World and Me and We Were Eight Years in Power, deleted his Twitter account in the aftermath of a "Twitter feud" with fellow author and intellectual Cornel West, who wrote an article arguing that Coates "fet…
By Cristina Arreola

B&N's 40 Bestselling Books Of 2017 Are Here & The Top Fiction Book May Surprise You

Before you finish up your holiday shopping, take a look at the books everyone was buying and reading this year. Barnes & Noble's bestselling books of 2017 prove that people need a dose of dreamy positivity and a dose of tough reality, in equal measur…
By Cristina Arreola