We caught up with Rashida Jones recently, and the Harvard-educated actress was kind enough to share her Summer reading recs with us. They include the Pulitzer-prize-winning novel A Visit From the Goon Squad and Jeffrey Eugenides's The Marriage Plot. If Rashida Jones wanted to start a celebrity book club, she could likely get Elizabeth Banks to join. Before we interviewed Elizabeth Banks a while back, we had a sneaking suspicion that she was a fellow bookworm after spotting the book club on her website. Elizabeth confirmed our suspicions by telling us that she is a "voracious reader" and has countless favorite books, including Cormac McCarthy's The Road and Michael Chabon's The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay.
Elizabeth and Rashida aren't the only women we've spoken with to pass along a notable book recommendation or two. Some of our favorite authors have also dished on their page-turner picks. So if you're always on the hunt for a good Summer reading rec like we are, here are some books that have received the stamp of approval by women we love.