15 Books That Should Definitely Make Your Summer Reading List

by Bee Gray

The summertime is a hotbed for magical, endless, surreal, and diary worthy experiences. You know what we’re talking about: summer love, freedom, heartbreak, and sunburns. In between long walks on the beach and courting your seasonal flames, you’re going to have some down time. We suggest you unwind, hydrate, and collect inspiration from these rad female visionaries! Here are our top picks for your 2015 Beach Reading List:




How Should A Person Be by Sheila Heti


Mislaid by Nell Zink

The First Bad Man by Miranda July

Get In Trouble by Kelly Link

Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys. by Viv Albertine

I Love Dick by Chris Kraus




Saint Mazie by Jami Attenberg 

The Vacationers by Emma Straub



 When You Say One Thing But You Mean Your Mother by Melissa Broder


MotherLand, Fatherland, Homelandsexuals by Patricia Lockwood

I Went To Sleep Drunk And Woke Up Hungry by Katie Wheeler-Dubin

Graphic Novels:


Melody by Sylvie Rancourt

 Super Mutant Magic Academy by Jillian Tamaki

Displacement by Lucy Knisley 




Not Funny Ha Ha by Leah Hayes


Stock up on more feminist friendly zines and reading material here!


Images Via Mightygirl, NPR, TheArtBookReview, Serpentstail, MelissaBroder, Electricliterature, Fantagraphics, Amazon, DrawnandQuarterly, FriskyReads

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