SUMMER READING FOR SMART WOMEN

Find a good summer read can be tricky. We all know you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but how else are you supposed to know where to start? I always rely on recommendations from smart friends - and I must admit, I generally prefer to ask women what they've read and loved. Just before I embarked on a much-needed beach break, I contacted a few of my most well-read women friends to share their summer reading picks. If you're the kind of woman who can't bear chick lit but doesn't necessarily want to read Tolstoy on the beach, this list is for you... 

(Hover over each photo to read the picks!)