2015 SMNTY Summertime (or Anytime) Reading List

Cristen Conger

Swapping summer reading suggestions is one of our favorite Stuff Mom Never Told You traditions. Here are 50 titles culled from Stuff Mom Never Told You episodes, fans' bookshelves and Cristen's and Caroline's nightstands.

1. Hammer Head: The Making of a Carpenter by Nina MacLaughlin. 2. In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume. 3. The Dead Ladies Project by Jessa Crispin. 4. Pretty in Ink: North American Women Cartoonists, 1896 - 2013 by Trina Robbins. 5. American Afterlife: Encounters in the Customs of Mourning by Kate Sweeney. 6. Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America by Ayana D. Byrd and Lori L. Tharps. 7. Rad American Women: A to Z by Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein. 8. Birth of the Chess Queen: A History by Marilyn Yolum. 9. Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage by Alice Munro. 10. Yes Please by Amy Poehler. 11. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn. 12. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. 13. The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood. 14. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. 15.The Odditorium by Melissa Pritchard. 16. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee. 17. A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson. 18. Random Family by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc. 19. The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahndieh. 20. The Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. 21. The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure. 22. The Martian by Andy Weir. 23. The Circle by Dave Eggers. 24. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. 25. The Time in Between by Maria Duenas. 26. House on Tradd Street by Karen White. 27. The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant. 28. The Wife Drought by Annabelle Crabbe. 29. Coming of Age in Mississippi by Anne Moody. 30. Galileo's Middle Finger by Alice Dreger. 31. My Sunshine Away by M.O. Walsh. 32. Elizabeth Is Missing by Emma Healey. 33. The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton. 34. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche. 35. Sex with Kings: 500 Years of Adultery, Power, Rivalry and Revenge by Eleanor Herman. 36. Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel. 37. She-Wolves: The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth by Helen Castor 38. Impossible by Nancy Werlin. 39. Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi. 40. Not All Black Girls Know How to Eat by Stephanie Covington Armstrong. 41. Enchantment by Charlotte Abel. 42. Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertelli. 43. Science...For Her! by Megan Amram. 44. Texts from Jane Eyre: And Other Conversations with Your Favorite Literary Characters by Mallory Ortberg. 45. The First Bad Man by Miranda July. 46. Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Distrubances by Neil Gaiman. 47. Nobody Is Ever Missing by Catherine Lacey.

48. Modern Romance: An Investigation by Aziz Ansari. 49. So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson. 50. The Paris Wife by Paula McLain.

Still nothing striking your fancy? Fret not. There are even more Stuff Mom Never Told You summer reading lists to peruse.