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Smart Summer Beach Reads – Feminist Book Club

Smart Summer Beach Reads - Feminist Book Club

Beach read season is upon us! There are lots of definitions of beach reads out there but to us, a good beach read is something that is smart, sexy, funny, and full of heart. Tune in to hear Jordy and Mariquita discuss This Summer Will Be Different by Carley Fortune and then stick around for Renee’s review of The Husbands by Holly Gramazio.

This Summer Will Be Different discussion (0:23)

Jordy and Mariquita sit down to discuss Carley Fortune’s newest book, This Summer Will Be Different. This is a heavy-hitting romance novel that explores the love we receive from friendships, found family, and romantic partners. You’ll laugh, cry, swoon, and get into all your feels with this summer read. 

Renee’s Review Corner: The Husbands (25:33)

Lauren comes home from a bachelorette party to find her husband waiting up for her. But she doesn’t have a husband. It turns out, she has a magic attic. If you like funny books that are smart but irreverent, listen to Renee’s review of The Husbands by Holly Gramazio.

Books/Resources Mentioned:

This Summer Will be Different by Carley Fortune

Every Summer After by Carley Fortune

The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han

Happy Place by Emily Henry

David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery 

Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

The Husbands by Holly Gramazio

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This episode was edited and produced by Renee Powers on the ancestral land of the Dakota people.

Original music by @iam.onyxrose

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Florida born and raised. Jordy began her professional career as an officer in the Coast Guard but has recently transitioned into the civilian world. When she is not obsessing over her fur babies, you can find her at the beach reading or staying up late to embroider while watching the latest true crime docuseries.

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