Cristina Arreola, ELLE Magazine (US)

Cristina Arreola

ELLE Magazine (US)

New York, NY, United States

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Past articles by Cristina:

My Dark Vanessa Asks, What's Reality and What's Fiction Anymore?

My Dark Vanessa author Kate Elizabeth Russell talks the blurred boundaries between a novelist's work and personal experiences. → Read More

The 20 Must-Read Books Of 2020 (Yes, We’re Calling It Now)

There are few acts more soothing in their simplicity than wrapping a book if you're giving one as a gift: the sleek slide of scissors through glossy paper, the brisk fold-over, the symmetrical double tuck, the setting of tape. And when it comes to… → Read More

The Astro Poets Are Going On Tour To Introduce You To Their New Astrology Book

If you're on Twitter, there's a good chance you've happened across the imaginative cosmic creations of Alex Dimitrov and Dorothea Lasky, the best friends who run the Astro Poets account. In October, the duo are expanding on their Twitter account and… → Read More

27 New Books Out In July 2019 To Get You Through The Sweaty Days Of Summer

You blinked, and an entire month of summer passed before your eyes. Memorial Day is a flickering memory, Labor Day is closer than you want to admit, and it's time to buckle down and get to answering the important questions, like: How many times can… → Read More

30 New Books Coming Out In June 2019 To Look Forward To Reading This Summer

Two teenagers embark on a quest to uncover the supernatural roots of a series of homicides. A woman takes over her family's taxidermy business after the unexpected loss of her father. A non-magical detective tries to solve a brutal murder at a… → Read More

50 New Books Of Summer 2019 To Read By The Pool, In The Park, And On The Beach

No, summer doesn't "officially" begin in the Northern Hemisphere until the equinox on June 21, but everyone knows that the true start of summer is Memorial Day Weekend, when most of the country kicks off a season of warm-weather lounging, swimming,… → Read More

In 'Tweet Cute' By Emma Lord, Two Teens Start A Viral Twitter War — And Unexpectedly Fall In Love

You've Got Mail gets a cheesy (in a good way) successor in the rom-com everyone will be talking about next spring, Tweet Cute by Emma Lord, a story filled with all the tropes your heart can handle, including my personal favorite, an… → Read More

45 New Books Coming Out In May 2019 To Add To Your Memorial Day Reading List

It's finally May, and that means you're probably starting to dream of park days, beach vacations, and other opportunities for reading in the sunshine. No matter what kind of book you prefer to take with you on those lazy days of summer, the titles… → Read More

The 2019 Pulitzer Prize Winners Are Here, And You'll Want To Read Them All

On Monday afternoon, Pulitzer Administrator Dana Canedy announced the Pulitzer Prize winners for 2019 at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism in New York City. The winners receive $15,000 along with the prestigious honor and the… → Read More

Karin Slaughter's New Book 'The Last Widow' Is A Summer Thriller You Won't Be Able To Put Down

If you're a Will Trent or Sara Linton fan, you're in luck this summer: Karin Slaughter's beloved hero and heroine are back in her latest thriller, The Last Widow, out on Aug. 20, 2019. You may have to wait until August to get your hands on the book,… → Read More

Drybar Founder Alli Webb Says 'Broken Open' By Elizabeth Lesser Was Her “Lifeline” During Difficult Times

In Bustle’s series The Book I’ll Never Forget, celebrities, influencers, changemakers, and more reveal the one book they’ve read that’s made a lasting impact on them, and why. For Advice Haul, Bustle's beauty issue, Drybar founder Alli Webb shares… → Read More

33 New Books Coming Out In March 2019 To Add To Your Spring Reading List

March means the beginning of Daylight Savings Time and spring break vacations and maybe — if you're lucky — the very first hints of flowers, and foliage, and warm weather. Depending on where you live, you may not be able to sprawl out in the park… → Read More

'Love At First Like' By Hannah Orenstein Explores The Differences Between Real Life & Online Happiness

You already know that it's ridiculously easy to fool social media followers into believing that something completely non-existent is actually 100% real. (See: both Fyre Festival documentaries.) Most likely, you have never used that knowledge to do… → Read More

Olympic Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad Has Written A New Book For Children About The Beauty Of The Hijab

Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad made history in 2016 when she became the first hijab-wearing U.S. athlete to qualify for the Olympics and the first Muslim-American woman to medal at the games. But the road to Olympic greatness wasn't easy; as she writes in… → Read More

'Circe' By Madeline Miller Is Book Of The Month's Most Beloved Title Of The Year, According To Members

It's the end of the year, which means it's a time for reflecting, for goal-setting, and for frantically racing through your TBR pile over the holiday break to attempt to hit that "reasonable" goal (150 books? Seriously?) you set back in January.… → Read More

'Dumplin' Author Julie Murphy Thinks The Revolution Is Going To Start With Young People

The most recent YA-novel-turned movie Dumplin', streaming now on Netflix, is a movie with many different takeaways: that beauty standards are completely arbitrary and need to be completely dismantled; that mother-daughter relationships are some of… → Read More

14 Bustle Editors Recommend The Best Book They Read In 2018

Way back in January, you might have promised yourself you would read 40 books, or 30 books, or 20 books before the end of the year. But life got busy! You joined that softball league! There's, like, five seasons of 90 Day Fiancé available for… → Read More

These 2 New Books Out This Week Will Make The Holidays Way More Bearable

With Thanksgiving Day rapidly approaching, you're probably desperately searching for a way to make the back-to-back-to-back family gatherings a little more bearable. Or maybe you're looking for a way to make plane, train, and automobile journeys… → Read More

'Hope And Other Punchlines' By Julie Buxbaum Is A Touching Novel About Grief & First Love — And You Can Start Reading Now

In Tell Me Three Things and What To Say Next, young adult novelist Julie Buxbaum wrote about first love, belonging, and finding a way to live through grief with remarkable insight and thoughtfulness. In her new book, Hope and Other Punchlines, she… → Read More

Misty Copeland Says 'The Power Of Now' Helped Her Find Her Voice On And Off Stage

That ballerina Misty Copeland is a trailblazer in the world of art, dance, and sport is not up for debate. She is the first African American Female Principal Dancer with the American Ballet Theatre. She is one of the only — if not, the only —… → Read More