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Beach reads you’ll love

THE AU­TO­BI­OG­RA­PHY The Girl with the Lower Back Tat­too by Amy Schumer (Harpercollins Pub­lish­ers), $29.99. We fan­girl so hard for Amy Schumer that she could’ve writ­ten Don­ald Trump’s cam­paign speeches and we would’ve dished out the cel­e­bra­tion emo­jis. Thank­fully, she was a lit­tle busy putting to­gether this col­lec­tion of per­sonal es­says, which means our praise hands are go­ing some­where more wor­thy.

THE CLAS­SIC Jane Eyre by Char­lotte Bronte (Vin­tage Pub­lish­ing), $19.95.

When Jane Eyre finds out what the guy she’s been hook­ing up with has hid­ing in his at­tic, it kind of puts our 21st cen­tury #fuck­boi prob­lems into per­spec­tive. Does she metaphor­i­cally delete his num­ber? Hells no. Does she pick up when he metaphor­i­cally drunk di­als her? Pull this clas­sic out of the box la­belled ‘Year 12 English books I never got around to read­ing’ and find out.

THE MOST BUZZED-ABOUT BOOK The Girls by Emma Cline (Vin­tage Pub­lish­ing), $36.99. A story of se­duc­tion, ob­ses­sion and con­trol, this de­but novel set in 1967 Cal­i­for­nia reimag­ines the events of the no­to­ri­ous Charles Man­son mur­ders through the eyes of his fe­male fol­low­ers. Three words: be­lieve the hype.

THE SELF-HELP BOOK Fem­i­nist Fight Club: An Of­fice Sur­vival Man­ual (for a Sex­ist Work­place)

by Jes­sica Ben­nett (Pen­guin Books), $38.99.

Sick of deal­ing with male col­leagues who can’t stop ‘man­ter­rupt­ing’ or ‘bro-ppro­pri­at­ing’ your ideas? Un­con­scious gen­der-bias get you all fired up? Then Jes­sica Ben­net’s guide to bat­tling work­place sex­ism is for you. And yes, in case you were won­der­ing, the first rule of Fem­i­nist Fight Club is that you must talk about Fem­i­nist Fight Club.

THE BEACH READ Amer­i­can Babe: A White Girl Prob­lems Book

by Babe Walker (Si­mon & Schus­ter), $32.95. The third in­stal­ment in this satir­i­cal se­ries sees our un­hinged hero­ine aban­don the Chateau Mar­mont in an at­tempt to con­nect with her es­tranged fam­ily in Mary­land. Con­fronted by next-level ba­sic­ness and un­able to deal, Babe’s di­a­bol­i­cal be­hav­iour serves only to re­in­force that there’s a lit­tle bit of her in all of us.

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