Every Girl’s Ultimate Summer Reading List: 30 Books By Women For Women

According to this website, reading makes you both interesting and attractive. Which is precisely why I devour books so voraciously.

One of the most common questions I get asked (second to, “what happened to your hair?”) by friends, acquaintances and strangers alike, is “what are you reading right now?” or “what should I read next?”

First, I tell them that my hair burnt off during a botched bleach job (long story), and then I rattle off like 12 books top of mind and they’re all like, “hold up, lemme get a pen.”

SO. To make things easier for everyone, I’ve compiled a list of 30 books, all by totally kicka$$ women authors (because #girlpower). In order to get through them all by summer’s end, you’ll have to read a new book every 3.1 days, which is why I’m giving you a head start and posting this now.

These are the books I’ve been reading while writing. These are the books I’ve turned to for inspiration, for a laugh, a cry, and even for wisdom. Some of these books have gotten me through some pretty hard times (read: my hair falling out, being uber lonely in a new city, and struggling with my reflection in the mirror). Others have inspired me to be vulnerable in my own writing, and to take chances in my career. All of them have made me proud to be a woman. I feel pretty confident saying, there is a book on this list for every girl and almost every circumstance.

Every Girl’s Ultimate Summer Reading List: 30 Books By Women For Women


Books For The Fiction Lovers

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Books For Feminists & Critical Thinkers

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Books For Femme-Preneurs & Girl Bosses:

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Books For a Light-Hearted LOL

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For a Memoir That Will Make You Say, "Woah!"

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For Essays on the Female Experience (That Will Also Make You LOL, Cry, & Feel Things)

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Books For Creative Spirits

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Books For The Self-Help Lovers and the Health Conscious

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That’s it for my list! What’s on your reading list this summer? Comment below and let me know.