young adult

Love Fantasy But Hate Castles & Dragons? Try These 11 Books

Look, I love castles and dragons as much as the next nerd. I've written at length about Song of Ice and Fire conspiracy theories (don't even talk to me unless you think that Aegon is a Blackfyre pretender). I've read a lot of books with characters…
By Charlotte Ahlin

These Worrying Stats Show The Loneliness Crisis Hitting Young People With Arthritis

Think of arthritis and an image of an elderly person undoubtedly pops up in your mind. So you may be surprised to then hear that the painful condition affects people who are much younger too. Ahead of the festive period, young people with arthritis…
By Lauren Sharkey

10 Short Audiobooks To Get You Through Holiday Travel

Look, I know that audiobooks are great all year round, but there's something about the holidays that make audiobooks especially important. You can plug in and listen on the plane, bus, or car ride to grandma's house. You can queue one up while…
By Charlotte Ahlin

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

The 'Dumplin' Book Ends With An Incredible Message About Love In All Its Forms

If you have already watched Netflix's new movie Dumplin', you already know that this story about one self-proclaimed fat girl's quest to revolutionize her Texas town's pageant is a moving tale about restrictive beauty standards, the complicated…
By Cristina Arreola

These 14 'Dumplin' Quotes Will Inspire You To Read The Book ASAP

For those who haven't yet fallen in love with Julie Murphy's 2015 YA novel, Dumplin', here's a little background on the book that inspired the Netflix movie: it follows Willowdean "Dumplin" Dixon, a self-proclaimed fat girl who has always been…
By Kerri Jarema

An Investigation Into Why Mallory Pike Is The Most Hated Baby-Sitters Club Member

When I was an eight-year-old baby nerdling, there was only place I wanted to be at recess: on the edge of the soccer field, where all the girls in my grade who got 100s on their spelling tests gathered to act out Baby-Sitters Club books. Ann M.…
By Gabrielle Moss

14 Young Adult Authors Reveal Their Favorite YA Books Of The Year

I feel like I say this every year, but 2018 was a big year for young adult books. The Best YA Books of 2018 took the diversity conversation one step further — by continuing to tell the important real-world stories of marginalized people, yes — but…
By Kerri Jarema

Start Reading From This YA Novel That's Being Described As 'The Bell Jar' With Ghosts

If heartfelt contemporary YA is your preferred genre, you're going to want to add Helena Fox's upcoming debut, How It Feels to Float, to your 2019 TBR immediately. The book, which hits shelves on May 7, is being described as a modern-day The Bell…
By Kerri Jarema

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

16 Harry Potter Socks That Just Scream "Dobby Is A Free Elf"

Do you remember the days when receiving a gift of socks used to be, at best, a silly holiday joke? Or, at worst, a complete and total disappointment that you had to pretend to love, to spare Great Aunt Barbara’s feelings? (JK, love you Auntie Babs.)…
By E. Ce Miller

These Are The 25 YA Books From 2018 That Every Bustle Reader Should Pick Up

If 2017 was the year of diverse representation in YA, then 2018 was the year that brought the unique and wide-ranging voices in young adult fiction to a whole new level, with marginalized people at the forefront. Just one look at Bustle's 25 Best YA…
By Kerri Jarema

You Can Get A Special Edition Harry Potter Boxed Set At A Major Discount Right Now

Cyber Monday is upon us, and Amazon has a great deal on Harry Potter books that you won't find elsewhere: The Special Edition Boxed Set of Harry Potter books is just $40 today on Amazon, marked down from $100. Whether you have a young Potterhead on…
By Kristian Wilson

Harry Styles Fans Are SO Pissed About This New Teen Romance Movie

In 2018, all the internet needs is a new movie trailer for a Twitter war to ensue — especially one that involves a loyal boy band fandom. The first After trailer has Harry Styles fans pretty upset, and many are taking to Twitter to defend their…
By Taylor Ferber

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

25 Harry Potter Gifts That Are Small Enough To Fit In Stockings

If there's a Potterhead on your holiday gift list, check out these 25 Harry Potter stocking stuffers, one of which is sure to be the perfect gift for that friend or loved one who's still obsessed with all things Potter. Harry Potter and the…
By Kristian Wilson

FYI, Bed, Bath & Beyond Is Selling A TON Of Harry Potter Home Merch

Attention, Potterheads: Bed, Bath & Beyond now has Harry Potter items available (like, 200 of them), and all of them can be yours today. I've picked out 10 of my favorite Harry Potter items from Bed, Bath & Beyond for you to check out below, but…
By Kristian Wilson

Julie Buxbaum's New Novel Is A Touching Reflection On Grief, Resilience & First Love

In Tell Me Three Things and What To Say Next, young adult novelist Julie Buxbaum wrote about first love, belonging, and finding a way to live through grief with remarkable insight and thoughtfulness. In her new book, Hope and Other Punchlines, she…
By Cristina Arreola

The 10 New Books You Need To Know This Week

If you need a break from the news and social media after this week's midterm elections, I have a solution: the 10 new book releases listed below will transport you to health resorts in Australia, fantasy worlds where superheroes (and supervillains)…
By Cristina Arreola

13 Harry Potter Items You Can Get At The New 'History Of Magic' Exhibit

The Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibit will be housed at the New-York Historical Society Museum & Library from Oct. 5 through Jan. 27, but even if you can't make it to Manhattan, you can still grab yourself some magical swag from the show.…
By Kristian Wilson