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FYV Staff Picks: Summer Reads with Substance

We’re all about summer beach reads—but we also know that not everyone is looking for light poolside distraction. For those of you wanting a book with more substance this summer, our FYV Director of Operations, Ashley Scoby, has five recommendations.

 Ashley’s background in is journalism and sportswriting. She’s written about Olympic athletes, covered a Final Four, and traveled to France to write about the 2019 Women’s World Cup. 

But on this episode of FYV staff picks, the conversation goes beyond sports to her many other interests: the failings of the American prison system, the significance of single women in our political system, and how important it is for every woman to find their own way in the world and to speak their truth. 

Here are her recommendations for summer, 2021: 

  1.  Halfway Homeby Reuben Jonathan Miller
  2.  Know My Nameby Chanel Miller
  3.  Educated  by Tara Westover
  4.  What I was Doing While You Were Breedingby Kristin Newman
  5.  All the Single Ladies by Rebecca Traister

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