Before you start packing for that six-hour flight with a layover, take a look at what these women are reading.
Along with The Washington Post, we curated picks from a group of bibliophiles. We reached out to these celebrities and writers via Twitter, Instagram and email.
Here are their top picks — plus a couple of ours — for summer page-turners. Some of these are thoughtful reads, others are just plain fun.
A history about the untold migration of black citizens who fled the South.
First daughter and adviser to the president
“The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates” by Wes Moore
Two boys named Wes Moore were born blocks apart, but their lives took a very different turn.
“Understanding the Gender Gap: An Economic History of American Women” by Claudia Goldin
The history of America’s female labor force and how it evolved.
The Bachelorette (Season 13)
A memoir by Nike’s founder.
Actress in “Jane the Virgin” and “Orange Is the New Black”
A moving nonfiction about being black in America.
Author of “The Trespasser”
A group of four gets pulled into a mesmerizing yet haunted house.
Author of “The Girls“
A young woman abandons her principles after a spellbound encounter with a man.
Author of “Commonwealth"
Two fictional families’ children go missing during a cruise.
“I’ll want a book that’s thrilling and artful, a true page-turner that will leave me feeling smart, so I’ll read Maile Meloy’s ‘Do Not Become Alarmed.’”
Books by Elizabeth Strout:This Pulitzer-prize winner is known for writing strong female leads and their relationships.
Deputy editor of The Lily
An undocumented mother disappears one day, setting off a lifetime of pain for her son.
Editor and creative director of The Lily
A woman travels to meet the younger version of her late husband (and his family she didn’t know existed).