Here, you'll find MarieClaire.com's curated collection of honest, authentic books reviews and recommendations—including how to participate in our monthly interactive book club. 

image Join #ReadWithMC: Marie Claire's Interactive Monthly Book Club

Starting October 1, we'll be reading Ruta Sepetys' novel, 'The Fountains of Silence.'

image 2019 Has Been an Incredible Year for Books

A utopian surrogacy retreat, a '70s rock band you wish was real, and so much more.


image Rihanna Is Publishing Her First Visual Autobiography

...And it's not even my birthday!!


image Curl Up on Your Couch With the Best New Winter Book Releases

TFW you accidentally spend more money on books than a new coat...


image If You're Looking for a Exceptional Short Story Collection, Read 'Everything Inside'

"I’m pretty sure this is the first time where not a single story has been boring or weird or meh."

image Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Reflect on Venus and Serena Williams' Legacy

Read an exclusive excerpt from the mother-daughter duo's new tome, 'The Book of Gutsy Women.'



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image Zadie Smith's New Book Grand Union Is Intensely Personal

The 43-year-old author talks perspective, identity, and required reading.

image Ruta Sepetys Explores Spain's Dark History in 'The Fountains of Silence'

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


image The 27 Best Fiction Books by Women This Year

Curl up and crack one open.


image Jennifer Weiner's 'Mrs. Everything' Is the Perfect End of Summer Book

"This definitely isn’t a light and easy read, but it’s an important one."


image Edwidge Danticat's 'Everything Inside' Is All About Love, Community, and Family

The short story collection is #ReadWithMC's September pick.

image Jacqueline Woodson's Red At The Bone Takes On Race, Sexuality, and Class

It might be a slim read, but Red At The Bone packs a punch.



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best books by black female authors The Black Female Writers You Must Have on Your Bookshelf

“Beauty was not simply something to behold; it was something one could do.”

image Elizabeth Gilbert's 'City of Girls' Lives Up to the Hype

"What I didn’t expect were the serious plot lines and themes that made this into more than just a fluffy summer read."



image "I Found Myself Screaming:" An Excerpt from Andrea Dunlop's New Novel

Our editors are obsessed with 'We Came Here to Forget,' a novel about a family confronting one daughter's Munchausen by proxy diagnosis.


image #ReadWithMC Agrees 'The Farm' Feels Way Too Realistic to Be Considered Dystopian

"If this kind of surrogate facility already existed in New York, I wouldn’t be surprised."

image Liz Gilbert's 'City of Girls' Proves It's Okay to Want Sex—Even During the #MeToo Era

"I don’t want the conversation about women’s bodies to begin and end with the question of consent."



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image Lisa Taddeo's 'Three Women' Is the Honest Portrayal of Female Desire That 2019 Demands

The book is a summer breakout—and for good reason.

image 'The Sun Is Also a Star' Is the Perfect Beach Book

One #ReadWithMC reviewer finished it in two days.


image "More Guns Mean Less Crime" and Other Gun Violence Myths Debunked 

In her new book, Fight Like a Mother, Moms Demand Action Founder Shannon Watts sets the record straight.


image 'The Farm' by Joanne Ramos Is #ReadWithMC's June Pick

Surrogacy facilities exist IRL, so what does the novel's "dystopian" I.D. say about our society?


image Nobody Can Stop Talking About 'Daisy Jones & The Six'

"It was like having an all-access pass to hang backstage with the hottest rock band in the world."

image Nicola Yoon's 'The Sun Is Also a Star' Will Make You Believe in Fate

The author's YA novel-turned-movie, starring Yara Shahidi, is #ReadWithMC's May book club pick.



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