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You know we love a good read here at The Social. We’ve covered more than 50 books for The Social Chapter and we always have amazing authors on the show. But how do you find the perfect summer read? There’s a lot to choose from and it can be a little overwhelming…until now.
This summer, we’ve been taking your reading game to the next level with The Social’s Summer Reading List. Every weekend, all summer long, we’ve been revealing a specially-curated book list that will keep you occupied through the BBQs, the bonfires, the picnics and family fights. From the best beach reads to Jess Allen’s top picks, we’ve been doing all the work for you.
Here are some of our favourite reads for the last long weekend of summer.
Three Women by Lisa Taddeo
Simon & Schuster, 2019
This is considered one of the hottest books of the summer. It’s an extraordinary study of female desire and sexuality. Over the course of eight years the author drove across America intimately examining the sex lives of three real-life women from behind closed doors. The result is a number one New York Times bestselling nonfiction book that is now being turned into a TV series.
BUY IT: Amazon | $20
Normal People by Sally Rooney
Knopf Canada, 2019
Normal People is a contemporary love story that tracks the relationship of two young people Marianne and Connell across four years. Set in Ireland, the pair end up at Trinity College in Dublin and throughout their student life they drift in and out of each other’s lives. It might sound like your typical love story, you know — boy meets girl. Girl is rich. Boy is not… and throw in a large popularity gap between them, but the book also explores the complexities that come along with modern relationships including career ambition, social status and political backgrounds. The author is hailed as “the first great millennial author” by The New York Times and she has both critics and celebs like Sarah Jessica Parker and Taylor Swift raving about her.
BUY IT: Amazon | $30
Fleishman is in Trouble by Taffy Broddesser-Akner
Random House, 2019
If you’re a consumer of journalism that’s smart, funny and insightful – you’re likely already familiar with Taffy Broddesser-Akner. She’s probably best-known for her signature style of celebrity profile that takes readers inside the homes and the minds, of stars like Gwyneth Paltrow and Bradley Cooper. Now, the celebrated writer is taking her talents to the world of fiction, in her first novel, that’s already a New York Times bestseller. It’s getting rave reviews, particularly for its nuanced exploration of love, and divorce. We spend most of our time with the main character, Toby, as he navigates life after marriage.
BUY IT: Amazon | $30
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2018
Delia Owens’ debut novel has spent weeks on the New York Times Best Sellers list and o far, it’s the top-selling print book of 2019! It tells the story of Kya Clark, a young girl abandoned by her family in the marshes of North Carolina.
BUY IT: Indigo | $20
I’ll Be There For You: The One about Friends by Kelsey Miller
Hanover Square Press, 2018
It’s been 25 years since Friends first aired on television. What started off as six fresh faces sitting on a couch in a New York City café eventually grew into one of the biggest sitcoms of all time. In her new book I’ll Be There For You, Kelsey Miller takes a deep dive into the TV sensation and its complicated but lasting impact. Could it BE a better time to read this?
BUY IT: Indigo | $34