Here, you'll find Marie Claire's curated collection of honest, authentic books reviews and recommendations—including how to participate in our online monthly book club. (Yes, you really don't have to leave your couch!)

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Exclusive Sneak Peeks

The spot where we post exclusive excerpts of the monthly #ReadWithMC picks.
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'This Close to Okay' Is Our March Book Club Pick

Leesa Cross-Smith's cathartic novel is MC's March book club pick.

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'Detransition, Baby' Is Our Feb Book Club Pick

Torrey Peters's buzzy debut novel is MC's February book club pick.

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Read an Excerpt From Danielle Evans's Latest Book

Danielle Evans's buzzy story collection is MC's January book club pick.

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'Cobble Hill' Is Our December Book Club Pick

Read an excerpt from the new novel by Cecily von Ziegesar, best-selling author of 'Gossip Girl,' here.

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Reader Reviews

Honest thoughts about what you loved—and didn't love!—about the #ReadWithMC picks.
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Looking for a Light Escape? Read 'The Dating Plan'

And no, you don't have to read 'The Marriage Game' beforehand!

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'This Close to Okay' Will Put You in Your Feels
"While the content is incredibly heartbreaking, I thought Cross-Smith did a wonderful job of still creating an uplifting and cozy novel…
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'Detransition, Baby' Is as Good as Everyone Says

"Torrey Peters has blended storytelling with gender theory so seamlessly that 'Detransition, Baby' is both novel and textbook."

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Think You're Not Into Short Stories? Think Again

Danielle Evans's 'The Office of Historical Corrections' will help convince you otherwise.

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Yes, Tyler C. wrote a book, and yes, it's on this list.

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Read These Books for Inspiration in 2021

Consider them a form of self-care.

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What It Was Like to Write a Book With RBG

I had the special privilege of working closely with Justice Ginsburg one last time.