Whether you're on the beach, in a park, or cooling off in the A/C after a day in the sunshine, there is something special about reading in the summer. We're sharing this season's favorites from the FT Team and would love to know what you're reading this summer!
Miranda | We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
“I watched Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Ted Talk about the dangers of a single story in class a few years ago and ever since then I’ve been obsessed. Even though I don’t have children this book made me realize all the wonderful feminist ideals my mom instilled in me and what I’ll do for my children. This and all of her other books are some of my favorites.”
Kia | From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death by Caitlin Doughty
"I know it seems a little dark for summer but it's fascinating to see how other cultures feel about and celebrate death in contrast to how we treat it here in America."
Kim | Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
"A YA (young adult) favorite of mine. If I had one wish, it would be to be able to go back and read this book for the first time. It's a beautiful coming of age story about friendship and love. You will laugh, cry, and cherish this gem."
Adriana | The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
"I don’t know how summery this is, but I’m currently reading The Handmaid’s Tale. Felt inspired to after watching an episode of the show!"
Olivia | Snail Poems by Eric Sneathen
"Snail Poems is a tender account of grief, friendship and ecological calamity. It asks us to consider how we shape the world we live in and to see the intimate connections between grief and healing, how they’re both personal and collective. In short, how do we pay attention to something as small and seemingly insignificant as snails and learn to care for them, too?"
Kim | A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
"There are so many favorite books! It’s hard to pick just one... This is a book I read again and again. I read it for the very first time when I was on my way to Paris to study abroad. Whenever I pick it up, it always brings me back to that time in my life. I also just love dreaming about how Paris used to be and creative energy that was present during this time."
Valerie | You’re On An Airplane: A Self-Mythologizing Memoir by Parker Posey
"I have always adored Parker Posey and reading this makes me feel like I could be hanging out on a stoop with her in NYC. She is a brilliant storyteller & the dramatic photographs in this book are everything!"
Cliona | The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
"Lately I’ve been reading corny suspense novels-- they can be pretty addicting!"