“When I first got Glee,” says Lea Michele, “I bought myself a Balenciaga bag. It was the first big purchase I’d ever made.”

The star of the hit show Glee shares her experiences and insider tips on beauty, fashion, inner strength, and more in an illustrated book that’s part memoir, part how-to, and part style guide. Lea Michele knows better than anyone that it is difficult to be your best self and keep things in perspective when your to-do list is overflowing and you are faced with challenges.

In this thoughtful, tear-jerking, hilarious memoir, Jennifer Finney Boylan asks what it means to be a father, or a mother, and to what extent gender shades our experiences as parents.

A father for six years, a mother for ten, and for a time in between, neither, or both, Jennifer Finney Boylan has seen parenthood from both sides of the gender divide. When her two children were young, Boylan came out as transgender, and as Jenny transitioned from a man to a woman and from a father to a mother.

We’ve gathered questions to spark lively discussion with your book club and to deepen your own reading experience.

June is Audiobook Month! To celebrate, we’ve partnered with Random House Audio to bring you the hottest audiobooks of the summer.

We have something for everyone: page-turning thrillers, masterful mysteries, laugh-out-loud humor, and an eye-opening expose on the future of food.

Enter for your chance to win these bestselling audiobooks: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, Sycamore Row by John Grisham, Inferno by Dan Brown, Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan, and The Third Plate by Dan Barber.

From the bestselling author of The Double Bind, Skeletons at the Feast, and Secrets of Eden, comes a riveting and dramatic ghost story.

The door was presumed to have been the entry to a coal chute, a perfectly reasonable assumption since a small hillock of damp coal sat moldering before it. It was a little under five feet in height and just about four feet wide, and it was composed of barnboard and thick pieces of rough-hewn timber.

Few of the agents who brought flatlanders to see the house ascribed its years on the market to the door in the basement or the thirty-nine carriage bolts that sealed it shut.

The unrelenting hero of The Summer of Dead Toys, Inspector Hector Salgado returns in another riveting crime thriller.

For the second time in a short period, Inspector Hector Salgado turns his head suddenly, convinced someone is watching him, but he sees only anonymous and indifferent faces.

It is January 5, the night before Reyes, though no one would think so judging by the pleasant temperature, ignored by some strollers conveniently dressed in overcoats, some even with gloves and scarf as befits the season, happy to participate in a sham of winter lacking the main ingredient: cold.

“If we’re going to redefine what success means … beyond money and power, it’s going to be women who will lead the way,” suggests Arianna Huffington in Thrive.

“Women are paying an even higher price than men for their participation in a work culture fueled by stress, sleep deprivation, and burnout,” she observes.

“That is one reason why so many talented women, with impressive degrees working in high-powered jobs, end up abandoning their careers when they can afford to . . . . A lot of women don’t want to get to the top and stay there because they don’t want to pay the price – in terms of their health, their well-being, and their happiness.”