Our Summer Reading List
Perhaps one of the most self-indulgent activities we can partake in is turning our phones to ‘do not disturb’ and tuning out the rest of the world to dive into a new book or a classic favourite. Whether it’s lighthearted and funny or deep and rich, either way we’re transported to a new universe outside of our own.
Here, our Faithfull team shares their favourite fictional stories, essays and memoirs to inspire your next read.
Good Material by Dolly Alderton
One of our favourite authors (who brought us Everything I Know About Love) has returned with a new fiction piece that tells a story of heartbreak and friendship, but this time, its from a male perspective.
Heartburn by Nora Ephron
A forever classic (that also revealed Olivia Wilde's salad dressing) based on Ephron's own marriage and divorce. Here, she recounts her experience with infidelity but as a fictional food writer.
The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller
Gripping and emotional, The Paper Palace was written by the former Head of Drama at HBO and it shows - mixing family drama with forbidden love.
Yellowface by R.G.Kuang
Undeniably one of the best breakout novels of 2023, R.F.Kuang explores racism in the publishing industry with a plot line that sees a white novelist steal an unpublished manuscript from an Asian American.
The Guest by Emma Cline
Another favourite author of ours (see The Girls) has returned with another fictional story, this time of a young escort who's searching for security among the leisured wealthy in a Hamptons-style town.
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
If you have ever wondered about the history of humankind, Yuval Noah Harari takes you right back to the very beginning - and how biology and history have defined us over the years.
Three Women by Lisa Taddeo
Lisa Taddeo spent nearly a decade interviewing three different women on their experiences with love, sex and desire and has collated their incredible stories into one incredible memoir-style book.
Conversations On Love by Natasha Lunn
After always feeling like 'love' was a little out of reach for her, journalist Natasha Lunn decided to explore what it meant to be in 'love', how relationships work and how they continue over time.
How Do We Know We're Doing It Right? by Pandora Sykes
An interesting collection of essays that touch on everything from happiness to wellness, feminism, consumerism and cancel culture.
Just Kids by Patti Smith
In Just Kids, the American singer, songwriter and poet shares stories from her youth - living in Brooklyn in the 60s and 70s, and her relationship with artist Robert Mapplethorpe.