Books

Roxane Gay's "Hunger" Is A Different Kind Of Success Story

"I try not to be prescriptive in how readers approach my work," author and scholar Roxane Gay tells Bustle in an interview. "But I do hope people walk away from this book with a greater understanding ...
By Marie Southard Ospina

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 chill...
By Kerri Jarema

These Are The Most Gorgeous Libraries In Every Single U.S. State

Anyone who loves books will be able to confirm that libraries are the happiest places on Earth. I mean, it's a whole building full of books that you can read for free — what could be better than that?...
By Emma Oulton

Bustle's Editors On Jared Kushner + Netflix

Happy Monday, everyone! It's crazy to think that this is the last full week of July, and that summer is, all too quickly, coming to an end. Sure, this heat can be pretty harsh sometimes, but let's be ...
By Rachel Simon

13 Horrifying True Crime Nonfiction Books You Probably Haven't Heard Of Yet

There's no genre of book more morbidly fascinating than true crime nonfiction books. They've got all the scare factor of a psychological thriller or horror story, but with the added factor that everyt...
By Emma Oulton

13 Questions Every Harry Potter Fan Should Be Able To Answer

One of the best things about being a Harry Potter fan is that you are almost 100 percent likely to find someone wherever you go with whom you can discuss the series ad nauseam. Nothing says ice breake...
By Kerri Jarema

The Major Differences Between "Game Of Thrones" & "A Song Of Ice And Fire" Fans

Book vs. TV show. It's a tale as old as time (or as old as big budget HBO adaptations, so...not that old). With Game of Thrones headed back to the small screen for season seven, and Winds of Winter co...
By Charlotte Ahlin

New Star Wars Books Could Give You Clues About The Next Movie

It's five long months before The Last Jedi comes to theaters, but if you're hoping for a few clues before then, I've got some good news for you: four The Last Jedi books will be released in the fall. ...
By Emma Oulton

Roxane Gay's "Hunger" Is A Different Kind Of Success Story

"I try not to be prescriptive in how readers approach my work," author and scholar Roxane Gay tells Bustle in an interview. "But I do hope people walk away from this book with a greater understanding ...
By Marie Southard Ospina

Save Jane Austen's Old Library By Recreating Mr. Darcy's Wet Shirt Scene

It might seem ironic seeing as Jane Austen is the new face of the 10-pound note, but unfortunately Jane Austen's old library is facing closure because they don't have enough 10-pound notes — or any ot...
By Emma Oulton

Here's How To Attend Together Live, A Powerful Celebrate Of Diverse Female Voices

If you’re looking for voices that rise above today’s polarizing politics and panphobic leadership, you’re not alone — and if you’re interested in hearing some of those voices come together in one plac...
By E. Ce Miller

'Winds Of Winter' Might Actually Come Out In 2018

No matter how many times we have our hopes raised and dashed, it's still so exciting to hear that George R.R. Martin says Winds of Winter might come out in 2018. Sure, a few months ago Martin said tha...
By Emma Oulton

The Harry Potter Starbucks At Comic-Con Is Making Fans Go Nuts

The thing about San Diego Comic-Con that's so freaking delightful is the sheer number of big budget, highly produced "experiences" put forth by fans' favorite TV shows and movies. From the ridiculousl...
By Kelsea Stahler

This Airline Has Launched A Mile High Book Club

There's not much else to do when you're cruising 40,000 feet in the air, which is why reading on a plane is such a great activity. But as reading becomes less and less popular with today's younger gen...
By Emma Oulton

13 Easter Eggs You Probably Missed In The "Game Of Thrones" Books

George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire is currently longer than the Bible and all three Lord of the Rings novels put together. And he's only written five out of seven books so far. That's a lot o...
By Charlotte Ahlin

Bustle's Editors On Sean Spicer + 'AHS'

Happy Friday, people! After one long, news-filled week, we've finally made it to the weekend, and it could not be more needed. If only there was a new episode of Saturday Night Live tomorrow to keep u...
By Rachel Simon

In Defense Of Having A Massive TBR Pile

Every book-lover knows the feeling: your to-be-read pile is out of control and you're getting serious book-buying guilt looking at the tower of unread books on your bedroom floor. But maybe having a m...
By Emma Oulton

15 Believable Excuses For When You'd Really Rather Just Stay In & Read

It happens to the best of us. We make plans with other living human beings, and we fully intend to be social and "put ourselves out there" and wear uncomfortable shoes, but then... the night arrives, ...
By Charlotte Ahlin

These Creepy Books Set In The Summer Are Perfect For Your Vacation Reading

When you think of creepy books, you probably think of dark, dark woods and long, cold nights. But I'm here to tell you that scary books aren't just for dim, winter evenings; in fact, thrillers set in ...
By Emma Oulton

5 Reasons We're Excited For The New Harry Potter Books

As you probably know by now, we're getting a few new Harry Potter books this fall, and Potterheads can't wait to get their hands on them. There so many reasons we're excited for the new Harry Potter b...
By Kristian Wilson

These 13 Amazing "Game Of Thrones" Characters Got Cut From The Show

There are a lot of characters in George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire. There are twenty-two characters named Jon alone, and thousands more not named Jon, and it would be a tall order to expect ...
By Charlotte Ahlin