About Jules Buono® & The Literary Lifestyle®

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I’m Julianne Buonocore, a/k/a Jules Buono®. Welcome to The Literary Lifestyle® — your virtual reading corner.

Are you looking for the best books to read? Do you wish you had more time to read? Do you want to get more out of your reading life? Then, this is the place for you!

Millions of blog readers each year, as well as members of my digital communities, have utilized my content to live a more literary lifestyle! The Literary Lifestyle is one of the top bookish blogs worldwide.

Julianne Buonocore on Read with Jenna on The Today Show.

Education and Experience

A former lawyer for 15 years, I now run The Literary Lifestyle® (Est. 2019) full-time in the suburbs of Philadelphia, where I live with my husband and two cats. I’m an introverted homebody, classic-style lover, mostly vegan eater, and a fan of literary fiction and epic family sagas.

I can still remember the excitement of reading on my own for the first time as a young child when I couldn’t get enough of The Polar Express and everything featured on Reading Rainbow. The bookstore was my babysitter.

I grew into American Girl books and The Baby-Sitters Club series, then preferred classic authors like Vonnegut and Steinbeck as an advanced placement English student in high school, where I earned Scranton Prep’s Vincent J. Vanston award for excellence in the literary arts.

As a University of Scranton student and summa cum laude graduate with an English minor and membership in the Sigma Tau Delta (English) Honor Society, I was taken by The Lovely Bones. (I even snuck onto the movie set when I was earning my juris doctor degree at Villanova Law School.)

Now, my favorite book has become My Brilliant Friend, which I planned my Italian honeymoon around, and I read 100+ books of all types per year, from classics to current bestsellers, especially the books on the Gilmore Girls reading list!

I’ve cataloged 900+ personal book reviews on GoodReads since 2015, and I also serve as an advanced review copy reader with NetGalley and numerous publishers.

As Seen On

Among others, I’ve been on The Today Show’s Read with Jenna Book Club, Buzzfeed, The Atlantic, Esquire, Mashable, The Everygirl, Glamour, Parents, and more. My essay was published in the book But I’m a Gilmore!

Today, The Atlantic, Glamour, The Everygirl, Parents, BuzzFeed, Esquire, Mashable.

Professional Reader

How The Literary Lifestyle Helps You

Despite my lifelong love of reading, I’ve also struggled at times with common problems like how to find the time and energy to read when you are really busy and how to decide what to read next (especially in those pre-social media days).

Over the years, I’ve solved these problems for myself and now, I share all my best tips right here with you so that you can get the most out of your literary lifestyle too.

Julianne Buonocore's essay in the book But I'm a Gilmore!

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