The Summer Reads Girlboss Members Love So Much, They Can’t Stop Lending Them To Their Friends

The Summer Reads Girlboss Members Love So Much, They Can’t Stop Lending Them To Their Friends

Why exactly is reading in the summer better than reading any other time of the year? We can’t be certain. Perhaps it’s the whole lounging by a pool aspect or the fact that your summer reading is now by actual choice (sorry, not sorry Grapes of Wrath). Needless to say, when we asked the Girlboss network for book recommendations to take us through the season, you all had some serious suggestions to share. Plus, the Girlboss staff dropped in a few of our own recs for your page-turning pleasure.

Scroll on so your summer reading list can be just as stacked.

What Girlboss Members Are Reading

The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer: “Beautiful language and some interesting perspectives on relationships, but without being too heavy.” –Brynn Pedrick, Philanthropy Associate

City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert: “Favorite read so far. It painted female sexuality and an unmarried woman with no kids so positively.” –Kaitlin Willow, Community Manager at Dermstore

The Last Resort by Marissa Stapley: “A gripping thriller that takes place at luxury resort where couples are invited to repair their on-edge relationships. It highlights the strength it takes to love and let go, be who you truly are and and free yourself from imaginary ‘love.’ Plus, nothing like a good murder mystery to keep you turning pages at the beach!” –Katrina Honer, Writer

The Spirit Almanac by Emma Loewe and Lindsay Kellner:“If you want a Millennial approach to astrology, meditation, lunar cycles, and self care.” –Zoe Salter, Founder and CEO of Social Climbers

Apocalypse Child by Flor Edwards: “An Autobiography about the author who grew up in the Children of God Cult.” –Kylie Hunter, Development Coordinator at the Alzheimer’s Association

How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy by Jenny Odell: “There has never a more appropriate summer read. If you’re one of those people who has a hard time actually chilling out on vacation or during a long weekend, this book is a love letter written especially to you.” –Sara Tardiff, Digital Editor at Girlboss

The Red Tent by Anita Diamant: “If you’re looking for female-centered fiction, this book is great!” –Jessica McCann, Marketing Project Coordinator/EA at Spiritleaf

Normal People by Sally Rooney: “I read this in a 5-hour period because I could not stop. Such a great story with rich, relatable characters. It really pulls you in!” –Tori Shanks, Marketing and Advertising

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens: “Beautifully written novel and set to hit movie screens soon!” –Molly French, International Channel Operations Analyst