A Summer Reading List from the Ladies of theSkimm | Pop-In@Nordstrom Welcomes Warby Parker

Everyone knows all the cool girls are really bookworms—what they don’t know is what all the cool bookworms are reading. You will now though; just follow along with this series as Pop-In@Nordstrom Welcomes Warby Parker helps us celebrate the literary life well lived.

The Skimm.

You know how you’re always wishing you had the time to read all the news that’s fit to print and post so you can engage in proper dinner discussions over a medley of reductions, foraged greens and vintage labels? But there are only so many bus rides and grocery lines in a day, right? Good news: now you can thank lady bosses and white wine connoisseurs Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin for helping you feel loads smarter in the time it takes to gloss over an email. Skip on over to theSkimm and sign up for daily recaps of notable news from Syria to the latest rap feuds, all neatly condensed into digestible nuggets, conversation starters and words of the day.

Naturally, theSkimm also adds a Skimm Reads book recommendation to each Friday email paired with a perfectly complementary libation—because what’s smarter than being well-read and well-hydrated? For the latest edition of our Summer Reading Lists, here are four of their favorite titles; check ’em out, no library card required.


Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari
Aziz Ansari knows more about your love life than you do. He and a sociologist have been studying people’s texts and online dating activity… and they have a LOT to say. It’ll make you laugh, and learn how to step up your game. But mostly laugh.


Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Meet your vacation post-apocalypse novel. Imagine a famous actor’s death being upstaged… by a flu that causes the end of the world as we know it. But it’s so good that you feel fine.


When We Were Animals by Joshua Gaylord
Imagine if Twilight were well-written and grown up. Coming of age in this small town is less about braces and more about street fights and lots of sex. Yes, it really is good.


Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll
People are calling this the new Gone Girl. About a 20-something New York woman who looks like she’s got it all figured out. Spoiler: she doesn’t. Reese [Witherspoon] just got the rights to make the movie.

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