You’ll Grow Out of It, Jessi Klein
A hilarious autobiography exploring ‘femininity’ in the modern world, comedian Jessi Klein’s frank account is a reassuring read for any woman. No wonder Drew Barrymore chose her bed on a Sunday night to delve in; a laugh-a-minute story to stave off those post-wedding blues!
Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race, Reni Eddo-Lodge
Winner of a list of literary awards far too numerous to mention here, this is the book that has sparked a nationwide conversation about race relations in this country. So, if you fancy something a little more mind expanding than your usual easy read, why not make like Emma Watson and dive into this non-fiction bestseller post-wedmin, now you finally have the time to think about something else!
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No One is Coming Home to Save Us, Stephanie Powell Watts
SJP’s inaugural selection for Book Club Central was dubbed the perfect summer read, so it's perfect for your honeymoon sun lounger then. A real page-turner – the book is set in Pinewood, North Carolina, where a disgruntled community is struggling to figure out its future. No Sex In The City here, but who needs that on honeymoon anyway?
The Argonauts, Maggie Nelson
The perfect time to learn about unconventional family, marriage, gender, identity and sexuality? On honeymoon! Brie chose to plough her way through this memoir by Maggie Nelson in the sun, so you can too. Sit back, relax, and get ready to read a book that (in the words of Brie) draws you towards the people inside it and the person inside you.
The Other Woman, Sandie Jones
Reese Witherspoon’s Book Club has a cult following, so you know anything she recommends is bound to be worth a look (even if her dog disagrees). Sandie Jones’ latest novel is all about one woman trying to sabotage another’s relationship – this time, the boyfriend’s mother… Maybe not one to read if you’ve just acquired a real mother-in-law from hell.
After the Fire, Lauren Belfer
Take a leaf out of Jessica Biel’s book and put your to-do list on the backburner in order to lose yourself in this historical novel. Set across space and time in America and Germany, Belfer’s story of redemption and self-discovery is deeply touching. A lovely read for a quiet spot or mid-flight.
Rich Bitch, Nicole Lapin
You’re married; now’s the time to get your life in order. Get your 5-year plan mapped out, learn how to budget properly and, then, when you’re done, move on and read Lapin’s Boss Bitch as well. Just like Bruce Willis in a torn tank top, you’ll be ready to take on the world. If Rumer thinks so, we do too.
The Immortalists, Chloe Benjamin
Emma Roberts’ book club, Bellatrist, lists fantastic must-reads every week. The Immortalists is one of our faves, an adventure through the lives of four siblings that’ll see you through an entire flight to the Maldives. The novel’s central question is simple: ‘If you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life?’. We’re not sure we’d get to grips with such a profound one in a pair of sunglasses in a restaurant, but, hey, we aren’t Emma Roberts.
Sour Heart, Jenny Zhang
Lena Dunham has always championed women’s rights and diversity, and Jenny Zhang’s debut novel Sour Heart ticks just about every box on that front. This intimate portrait of girlhood is perfect for a newly married millennial. Even more so for anyone who’s emigrated before or after marriage – and that doesn’t include on your honeymoon.