Vérité Book Club | Your Female-Centric Summer Reading List

Vérité Book Club | Your Female-Centric Summer Reading List, NOW ON VERITE PUBLISHED — The Idiot, Elif Batuman, The Fact of a Body, Alexandria Marzano Lesnevich, Difficult women, roxane gay, bad feminist, swimming lesson, claire fuller, Too Fat Too Slutty Too Loud, Anne Helen Peterson, Sour Heart, Jenny Zhang, Book club, summer reading list, summer, read, beach read, female writers, female writers of 2017, feminism, celebrity.It may be smack in the middle of summer, but it’s never too late to curl up on a piece of pool furniture and dig into a good book. It’s these warmer months that always fuel one with a new-found wave of motivation. It may be that it marks the mid-point of your year, or there’s a freedom to it that let’s our mind wander, but we want to give you the female-penned reading materials to light that mental fire.

The following are not only a carefully selected six from women who inspire us, but also brand spanking new, so that you’ll be up on your book club convo and ready to impress with your literary findings. Let’s get to it, these books won’t read themselves…

The Idiot by Elif Batuman
Back to a time before Millennials roamed the Earth, and email was just a budding concept, The Idiot plays out a summer scene of virtual pen pals, and finding love in a European landscape. While this sounds exactly like what we’ve been dreaming of all year long, you’ll have to discover the novels main character Selin’s experiences all on your own. Sometimes first love isn’t as free-spirited as it seems.

The Fact of A Body: A Murder and a Memoir by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
For our fellow true crime junkies this is the story that will have you cancelling aperol spritz happy hours, and opting for consecutive nights in while you devour your new read. Though it may peek your investigative interests, be warned this is not an easy subject matter. It is however, the beautiful journey of a young junior lawyer, and her digestion of acts of evil, and forgiveness.

Difficult Women by Roxane Gay
After getting our hands on Gay’s first book of essay Bad Feminist, we submitted ourselves to the category of die hard fans. Her ability to magnify personal, and cultural experiences of women has a talent not to be taken lightly. Difficult Women is no different. The world that Gay unfolds for us allows us to bridge social class, race, and even try on others traumas. It reminds us that the facts of one woman is the facts of all.

Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller
What’s a steamy summer reading list without the thrilling mystery? Main character Ingrid lays out an investing plot in which she writes her husband letters about her truest feelings, and proceeds to hide them within his extensive book collection, all before disappearing into thin air. Getting Gone Girl Vibes? We think this ones’ even better as its cast sets out years later on a scavenger hunt of sorts to find out what happened to Ingrid. We’re thinking a good one to read aloud over the campfire.

Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Women by Anne Helen Peterson
Cue the spotlight on pop culture circa right this minute, as Peterson’s new book will analyze even your own unintentional slut shaming. We are a culture obsessed for both good and bad with the celebrity, and this new-found voice of the brazen woman has caught our attention. The book pin-points what it is we love to hate about women in the limelight, and turns the lens back on us.

Sour Heart: Stories by Jenny Zhang
Just barely hitting shelves umm… 48 hours ago, this freshest of fresh reads is yours to consume. From the eyes and mind of a Chinese immigrant growing up in America, Sour Heart is the story of a girl defining herself on new soil — or the roach infested asphalt of New York City. Summing up an onion-like journey through confusing, comedic, and strengthening moments of womanhood (Zhang holds nothing back and that’s why we love her) — those ones that make us the dynamic individuals become.

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What We Discovered From Katy Perry’s Live Stream Weekend!

What We Discovered From Katy Perry’s Live Stream Weekend, NOW ON VERITE PUBLISHED --- Katy Perry, Instagram, Youtube, Live Stream, James Corden, Social Media, Music Photography, Black and White Photography, Influencer, Caitlyn Jenner, Derek Blasperg, John Mayer, Orlando Bloom, Diplo.
Photos by Allister Ann. Words by Michaela d’Artois.

What We Discovered From Katy Perry’s Live Stream Weekend, NOW ON VERITE PUBLISHED --- Katy Perry, Instagram, Youtube, Live Stream, James Corden, Social Media, Music Photography, Black and White Photography, Influencer, Caitlyn Jenner, Derek Blasperg, John Mayer, Orlando Bloom, Diplo.

It’s 2017 and the bar for how internet-breaking your album release is, is pretty high in these times. In an attempt to out-do the rest Katy Perry launches her new album ‘Witness’ (which hit outlets last Thursday) with a live stream three day weekend in a house that was built especially for this event. This means if one tapped in to her Youtube stream, they could watch her “everyday life” uninterrupted — even the hours she took to sleep. Only it wasn’t truly Katy’s everyday life. There were celeb visitors, on-air therapy sessions, and manufactured moments. In this day in age with social media, and the watchful eyes of the world always on you, celebrity figures must have a public persona, and a private one, and with this plaguing her it seemed in a marketing-fueled concept KP wanted to finally bridge that gap.What We Discovered From Katy Perry’s Live Stream Weekend, NOW ON VERITE PUBLISHED --- Katy Perry, Instagram, Youtube, Live Stream, James Corden, Social Media, Music Photography, Black and White Photography, Influencer, Caitlyn Jenner, Derek Blasperg, John Mayer, Orlando Bloom, Diplo.What We Discovered From Katy Perry’s Live Stream Weekend, NOW ON VERITE PUBLISHED --- Katy Perry, Instagram, Youtube, Live Stream, James Corden, Social Media, Music Photography, Black and White Photography, Influencer, Caitlyn Jenner, Derek Blasperg, John Mayer, Orlando Bloom, Diplo. What We Discovered From Katy Perry’s Live Stream Weekend, NOW ON VERITE PUBLISHED --- Katy Perry, Instagram, Youtube, Live Stream, James Corden, Social Media, Music Photography, Black and White Photography, Influencer, Caitlyn Jenner, Derek Blasperg, John Mayer, Orlando Bloom, Diplo.Vérité and photographer Allister Ann joined this livestream mania on it’s last hours during a casted show at which Katy Perry took the secret location stage in a spectacular head-to-toe silver sequined outfit. She had soon kicked off her heeled boots to dance the stage unbridled. She is charismatic, charming, and relatable — the type of girl you could totally have a good immature giggle with. No wonder her fans are so attached. She’s a friend to them, only just out of reach. Standing in a sea of super fans you get a front row seat to view the symbiotic obsessive relationship between glimmering star and her public — no wonder she feels pressure, these kids hold expectations.

Social media has created celebrity to another level, and followers come to their screens wanting to be let in more and more by their idols. While it may not make sense to all of us, some actually want to watch KP sleep. Many times during her live-weekend, Katy Perry logs on to Instagram Live to real-time chat with her fans, while simultaneously surrounded with voyeuristic-style cameras in the home. Where are the boundaries? How transparent is too transparent?What We Discovered From Katy Perry’s Live Stream Weekend, NOW ON VERITE PUBLISHED --- Katy Perry, Instagram, Youtube, Live Stream, James Corden, Social Media, Music Photography, Black and White Photography, Influencer, Caitlyn Jenner, Derek Blasperg, John Mayer, Orlando Bloom, Diplo.What We Discovered From Katy Perry’s Live Stream Weekend, NOW ON VERITE PUBLISHED --- Katy Perry, Instagram, Youtube, Live Stream, James Corden, Social Media, Music Photography, Black and White Photography, Influencer, Caitlyn Jenner, Derek Blasperg, John Mayer, Orlando Bloom, Diplo.

In a streamed therapy session with Siri Sat Nam Singh, Ph.D., Katy breaks down in tears stating just this, that as a public figure she has had to create Katy Perry a larger than life quirky girl, when at her core she is truly Katheryn Hudson. We have to ask though, did she not create this character herself, out of the depths of her creative mind? She did, however it’s an armor of sorts. A protection from the prying eyes, and sometimes hands, of those who want to snag a little piece of this mega-star. We’ve seen it time and time again,

so many artists struggle with the question of if their fans will evolve with them — if the creative is allowed to grow. Sardined between crazed KP fans with stars in their eyes (maybe even a few tears), we are assured that they will follow her anywhere.What We Discovered From Katy Perry’s Live Stream Weekend, NOW ON VERITE PUBLISHED --- Katy Perry, Instagram, Youtube, Live Stream, James Corden, Social Media, Music Photography, Black and White Photography, Influencer, Caitlyn Jenner, Derek Blasperg, John Mayer, Orlando Bloom, Diplo.

The vaster issue though is the public’s understanding of what is real, and what is marketing smoke and mirrors. Katy Perry’s live streamed weekend was the perfect example of this. In an attempt to keep part of themselves private, yet appear to give it all to the fans so many influencers must construct a fictional version of themselves only to balance their sanity, and satisfy the voyeur.What We Discovered From Katy Perry’s Live Stream Weekend, NOW ON VERITE PUBLISHED --- Katy Perry, Instagram, Youtube, Live Stream, James Corden, Social Media, Music Photography, Black and White Photography, Influencer, Caitlyn Jenner, Derek Blasperg, John Mayer, Orlando Bloom, Diplo.

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