The literary landscape has been alight this year with bestselling novels by women. Candice Carty-Williams' witty debut, Queenie, dubbed the novel of the summer, follows the journey of 25-year-old south Londoner, Queenie Jenkins. We were enthralled by psychological thriller The Flower Girls by Alice Clark-Platts, a tale of two women embroiled in a murder that comes back to haunt them 19 years later. And feminist campaigner, Caroline Criado-Perez left us gobsmacked with Invisible Women, an in-depth look at how women are (still) excluded in society.
Whether you're lounging beachside, poolside or in the local park, dive into a world filled with books by women, for women. Learn about the female trailblazers who carved out a path in the music industry, courtesy of a music PR veteran. Looking to exercise your social conscience? Immerse yourself in the memoir of a woman growing up in poverty in the 1980s and early '90s. Thrillers more your thing? Get stuck into the fictional journey of two teenagers trying to lead a 'normal' life after stumbling across a murder scene. Courtesy of R29 staffers, click ahead for a reading list of books you won't want to put down this summer.