Although summer poolside reading looked a little different this year (thank you to our porch) the last few weeks of summer are the perfect time to spend reading what will inspire and delight you as we transition into the last half of the year.
Normal People by Sally Rooney
This may be a re-read for many of us, but now is the perfect time to do so, especially if you have not binged the Hulu Original series yet! It is Sally Rooney’s second novel about Marianne and Connell who, throughout high school and university, have always been “irresistibly drawn back together” despite how vast their differences are. Normal People is romantic, observant and thought provoking.
Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women that a Movement Forgot by Mikki Kendall
A necessary read for everyone, Mikki Kendall depicts how the feminist movement has failed Black women and calls all feminists to action to defenselessly listen to how White feminists have excluded marginalized communities in America. A humbling and honest look into the group of women the feminist movement has forgotten, NPR calls Hood Feminism “a searing indictment of mainstream feminism, it is also an invitation. . . . “ Kendall offers how all feminists can do better and steer intersectional feminist conversations to be more inclusive of all races, sexual orientations and classes.
Untamed by Glennon Doyle
Best-selling author Glennon Doyle is back with Untamed, a honest and uninhibited look at Doyle’s relationship, struggles and her relentlessness. A Reece’s Book Club Selection, Reece Witherspoon describes Untamed as being “so packed with incredible insight about what it means to be a woman today, what it means to be ‘good,’ and what women will do in order to be loved.” Doyle’s most raw memoir will inspire and challenge any reader.
Midnight Sun by Stephanie Meyer
Currently #1 on the Amazon book charts, the Twilight author is back with Midnight Sun. Midnight Sun depicts Bella and Edward’s story from Edward’s point of view and retells the Twilight story. Notorious for his conceited attitude, fans get an inside look at his perspective as he meets Bella for the first time. “The Tiger King of summer reads”, Midnight Sun is the perfect addition to your Zoom book club rotation!