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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'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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Read 'Plain Bad Heroines' With Us in November

Read an exclusive excerpt from Emily Danforth's buzzy gothic horror-comedy novel here.

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'His Only Wife' Is Our October Book Club Pick

Read an excerpt from Peace Adzo Medie's debut novel here.

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'When No One Is Watching' Is Our Book Club Pick

Read an excerpt from Alyssa Cole's new novel 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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'Cobble Hill' Is Not 'Gossip Girl' 2.0

There are natural comparisons to Cecily von Ziegesar's bestselling series, but the book stands on its own.

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Want a Spooky Read? Order 'Plain Bad Heroines'

"It's like Haunting of Hill House's 'Two Storms' scored to a gothic version of T. Swift's Folklore album..."

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'His Only Wife' Is a Fresh Ghanaian Love Story

"Afi is a worthy heroine, unwilling to yield to the patriarchal forces that threaten her spirit."

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'WNOIW' Isn't Your Typical Thriller

In fact, the plot is all too real for Black and brown communities.

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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 order today.

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Behold: The Best New Memoirs of 2020

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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New True Crime Books You'll Obsess Over

Because sometimes current events aren't scary enough.

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Tana French's "The Searcher" Is a Masterpiece

The book features a retired detective, a missing teenager, and an idyllic town in Ireland.

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16 Books by Latinx Authors We Can't Put Down

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

'Luster' Is Messy, Beautiful, and Complicated

Our readers said Raven Leilani's sentences are poetry.