R29 Reads: The Books We’re Picking Up This December

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There's something about entering the last month of the year that — to put it nicely — sucks the living daylights out of you. Each day that ticks on by is a day closer to being able to lounge about on the beach, a box of bite-sized watermelon cubes sitting on your lap, a floppy sun hat on your head, a book in hand...
A good book has the power to transport you to a faraway, distant place. Whether you're working through the Chrissy period or staying at home for most of the holidays, a paperback can be the summer companion you've been looking for.
This month, the R29 team is branching out with our reading list. There's a healthy mix of fiction and non-fiction, ranging from a self-development book recommended by a boyfriend and a timely Aussie memoir, to books that focus on queer, women of colour and young women in ultra-religious communities.
Scroll on for some inspo for your own summer reading.
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