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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Threads of High Summer | Shop Knitwear for Summer

 

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Shop the story:

6397 Raglan Knit Crewneck Sweater
Won Hundred Catherine Sweater
Topshop Dip-Dye Ribbed Knit Jumper
Zara Lace Up V-Neck Sweater
Topshop Clean Mesh Panel Jumper
Assembly New York Logo Sweatshirt

 

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Juicy Fruit | Maintain that Summer Bod with this Delicious Snack

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Sweet and sour, summer’s most satisfying treat comes in the form of wonderfully juicy and perfectly pink. It’s grapefruit that refreshes long hot city days, and rejuvenates our derm. It’s no news that it’s flush with vitamin C (our immune systems BFF), but lesser known is its ability to defend against free radicals for over exposed skin. This is all thanks to its lush color which comes from the component called Lycopene — an incredible element that repairs your bodies damaged cells.

So maintain that summer bod with this delicious snack, and see a couple immune boosting ways to eat this summer treat:

Morning Delight:

First thing after waking, a grapefruit topped with cinnamon will awaken your metabolism and perform a mini cleanse. Cinnamon helps to balance your sugar intake throughout the day.

The Italian Way:

Your afternoon appetite meets its Italian beau with this delicious sweet and savory snack. Drizzle sliced grapefruit in extra virgin olive oil, and sprinkle on black pepper — the pepper will reduce your bodies need to reproduce fat cells and help with collagen repair.

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Crafted Cocktails & Destinations for the Perfect 4th of July

 

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In collaboration with Craft and Cocktails, Vérité set out to define a guide to your most firework inducing 4th yet. Haven’t booked your escape from the city? We have our eyes set on Marfa, Montauk, and Palm Springs for soaking up the rays, and the cocktails. Visually drink in these pretty wears, and pour yourself one of the above ambrosial sips, it’s about time you got a little love drunk for America. Follow our guide to crafted cocktails & destinations for the perfect 4th of July.

Photos by Ashley Batz | Cocktail Design by Ashley Rose.

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SUMMER ESSENTIALS, A SHOPPING LIST

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The breeze shifts to warmth & we lighten our locks to embrace the touch of the suns rays. It’s summer. The only thing we want to be working on are our tan lines, and summer reading. Aside from the waves, dive into our minimalist summer essentials, a shopping list —  because we don’t need much more than a beach bag, and the salty air.

Trends we are coveting this season? Dainty gold bracelets, fringed accessories (see sandals, and tote), and easy going travel companions.
I. Jess Hannah Simplicity Cuff, $135
II. The Travel Almanac, $18
III. Nars Lipstick in Julie, $32
IV. Kayu Tote, $125
V. Pixie Market Sunglasses, $16
VI. Filt Large Net Bag, $18
VII. Ashtogold Double Life Midi Tee, $70
VIII. Tibi Slides, $255 (on sale)

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