Summer Reading Material That’ll Make You Ditch Your Phone

You may have a break from school, work or are maybe even planning a vacation (lucky!), which means one thing – R & R. As relaxing as it is to take a breather from the grind, a feel-good book can give you the motivation you need. Inspiration is always right at our fingertips, and it’s easy to pick up your phone and scroll away on social media when you need a boost. If you’re a digital media nerd like us, checking social statuses and reading news straight from your timeline is routine. As millennials, we can all be a little obsessed with our devices (no one’s judging!), but utilizing your free time with  a mentally rewarding activity like reading can be relaxing. No matter if you are an aspiring business woman, a creative spirit, feminist, critical thinker or surviving your 20’s, there is something for every kind of girl. Whether light hearted fiction or motivational memoirs, these books are by women, for women and provide us that self-help push, reflecting or light-hearted LOL we may need!  


1. I Am That Girl by Alexis Jones

In a crazy, media distracted world the important questions often get lost like: What’s your passion? What’s your purpose? Who do you want to be? In this novel, Alexis Jones helps us to be the best version of ourselves AKA #ThatGirl.

2. Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes

The instant New York Times bestseller from the creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal and executive producer of How to Get Away With Murder shares how saying ”yes” changed her life.

3. The Woman I Wanted to Be by Diane von Furstenburg

One of the most influential, admired, and colorful women of our time: fashion designer and philanthropist Diane von Furstenberg tells the most personal stories from her life, about family, love, beauty and business.

4. We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century, one rooted in inclusion and awareness.

5. Love, Sex & Friendship: In No Particular Order by Farissa Knox

Farissa Knox takes a ‘Carrie Diaries’ approach to telling a snap shot of the true story of years in the life of her early 20’s- before her start in advertising, before starting WhatRUWearing, before moving to Chicago, before marriage, before true adulthood.

6. You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero

Author and world-traveling success coach, Jen Sincero, serves up 27 bite-sized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, sage advice, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word.

7. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

In this novel, Sylvia Plath captures the darker side of dealing with growing up and facing the world — so if you’re feeling a little overwhelmed at the thought of what’s to come, this book will definitely make you feel less alone.

8. If You Have to Cry, Go Outside by Kelly Cutrone

CEO/founder of the fashion PR firm People’s Revolution Kelly Cutrone offers young professional women no-nonsense, brutally honest career advice—and other things their mothers never told them.

9. Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella

Sophie Kinsella’s books are beloved by millions, Twenties Girl is also a deeply moving testament to the transcendent bonds of friendship and family.

10.Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur  

Milk and Honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity.