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April Reads

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Three books to read in the springtime sun.

 

Text Me When You Get Home – The evolution and triumph of female friendship, Kayleen Shaefer

Text Me When You Get Home is a meditation on female friendships and how they tend to shape our lives well beyond those we with our partners or family. While not a revelatory read, the book will make you smile and call your people, or at least text them.

 

The Female Persuasion, Meg Wolitzer

Meg Wolitzer is having a moment, not just on The Fit – in March we recommended Wolitzer’s, The Interestings – the New York Times thinks so too. This month Wolitzer is back with The Female Persuasion, a timely and absorbing read about power, ambition, and the complicated mentor/mentee relationship.

 

Look Alive Out There, Sloane Crosley

Admittedly, we are yet to read Crosley’s third foray into the personal essay (it did only come out two weeks ago). However, if I Was Told There’d Be Cake and How Did You Get This Number are any indication, Look Alive Out There is worth the blind recommendation. If you’re unconvinced, here’s an excerpt.