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.
brit bennett's 'the vanishing half'
Read an Excerpt From 'The Vanishing Half'

Brit Bennett's bestselling novel follows twins who escape their small town and end up in two different worlds: one Black and one white.

naoise dolan's 'exciting times'
Read an Exclusive Excerpt From 'Exciting Times'

Our June book club pick features a queer main character.

emma straub 'all adults here' book excerpt
Read an Exclusive Excerpt From 'All Adults Here'

The novel is Marie Claire's May book club pick.

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'In Five Years' Is MC's April Book Club Pick

Think: '13 Going on 30' meets 'The Family Man.'

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Reader Reviews

Honest thoughts about what you loved—and didn't love!—about the #ReadWithMC picks.
'Luster' Is Messy, Beautiful, and Complicated

Our readers said Raven Leilani's sentences are poetry.

the vanishing half by brit bennett
'The Vanishing Half' Is This Summer's Must-Read

"This is one of those books with so much to unpack and explore, I could be here all day."

naoise dolan 'exciting times'
'Exciting Times' Will Remind You of Sally Rooney

Still, Naoise Dolan deserves her own praise.

emma straub 'all adults here' reviews
'All Adults Here' Is an Ideal Quarantine Read

Though it will probably make you miss your family.

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Best of 2020

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The Brand New Books in Our TBR Pile

Exciting new and upcoming releases to add to your reading list.

best new memoirs 2020
These New Memoirs Are Too Good Not to Read

They may be based on reality, but they'll still help you escape for a little while.

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The Novels to Read When the Days Get Shorter

Bonus: They're all by women.

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Read These Books for Inspiration in 2020

Consider them a form of self-care.

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16 Books by Latinx Authors We Can't Put Down

Stories so good, you won't need a bookmark.

best books summer 2020
The Best Beach Reads* for Summer 2020

*Also the best stay-inside-to-stop-the-spread-of-COVID reads.

kim wall by joachim wall
Kim Wall Was So Much More Than a Headline

Three years after her murder, new book A Silenced Voice tells the story of Kim the fearless journalist—not Kim the victim.

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The LGBTQ+ Authors We Can't Stop Reading

These will hold a special place in your heart and on your bookshelf.