In each issue of BUST's print magazine we review at least 14 books, and we also feature additional book reviews on
BUST.com. Here, we’ve rounded up 23 of our favorite books published in 2018, featuring authors including Tayari Jones, Melissa Broder, Ottessa Moshfegh, and Ijeoma Oluo. See our picks below in order of release date. Happy reading!
by Ijeoma Oluo So You Want To Talk About Race (Seal Press, January 16) Read our review.
by Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir (St. Martin’s Press, January 16) Read our review.
by Tayari Jones An American Marriage: A Novel (Algonquin Books, February 6) Read our review.
by Brittney Cooper Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower (St. Martin’s Press, February 20) Read our review.
by Peggy Orenstein Don’t Call Me Princess: Essays On Girls, Women, Sex, and Life (Harper Paperbacks, February 27) Read our review.
(Holt Paperbacks, March 13) by Daniel Mallory Ortberg The Merry Spinster Read our review.
edited by Roxane Gay Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture (Harper Perennial, May 1) Read our review.
by Melissa Broder The Pisces: A Novel (Hogarth, May 3) Read our review.
by Zora Neale Hurston Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo” (Amistad Press, May 8) Read our review.
by Lauren Groff Florida (Riverhead Books, June 5) Read our review.
by Ottessa Moshfegh My Year of Rest and Relaxation (Penguin Press, July 10) Read our review.
by Ivelisse Rodriguez Love War Stories (The Feminist Press, July 10) Read our review.
by Ling Ma Severance (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, August 14) Read our review.
by Wayétu Moore She Would Be King (Gray Wolf Press, September 11) Read our review.
by Jessica Hopper Night Moves (University of Texas Press, September 18) Read our review.
by Nicole Chung All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir (Catapult, October 2) Read our review.
by Heather Havrilesky What If This Were Enough?: Essays (Doubleday, October 2) Read our review.
by Camille Acker Training School for Negro Girls (The Feminist Press, October 9) Read our review.
by Juno Mac and Molly Smith Revolting Prostitutes: The Fight For Sex Workers' Rights (Verso Books, October 23) Read our review.
by Glory Edim Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves (Ballantine Books, October 30) Read our review.
by Omise’eke Tinsley Beyoncé in Formation: Remixing Black Feminism (University of Texas Press, November 6) Read our review.
by Nikki Darling Fade Into You (The Feminist Press, November 13) Read our review.
by Oyinkan Braitwaithe My Sister, The Serial Killer (Doubleday, November 20) Read our review.
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