RT Team Summer Reading List


There is nothing quite as relaxing as picking up a book you haven’t had time for, lounging back on the beach, and escaping into a good read. That’s why our friends over at McNally Jackson, an independent bookseller, sent us a collection of inspired books by and about women for us to take on our next getaway trip. Below are our top picks.


Outline by Rachel Cusk

“Spare and lucid, the reader follows a novelist teaching a course in creative writing over an oppressively hot summer in Athens, and a portrait of the narrator is drawn, a portrait of a woman learning to face a great loss.”


Priestdaddy by Patricia Lockwood

“Lockwood interweaves emblematic moments from her childhood and adolescence with scenes that chronicle the eight-month adventure she and her husband had in her parents’ household after a decade of living on their own.”



Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give by Ada Calhoun

“An unflinching but also loving portrait of her own marriage, opening a long-overdue conversation about the institution as it truly is.”


Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney

“Frances and her best friend meet a well-known photographer while out one night, and Frances is reluctantly impressed by the older woman’s sophisticated home and handsome husband, Nick.”


You can find all these books and more at McNally Jackson.


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