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Summer is a time to take long weekends, go to the beach and catch up on your reading list!
There is nothing better than a good book, and the ladies of The View gave us some recommendations during their week-long segment "The Ladies Get Lit."
Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar recommended a few of their favorite reads including National Book Award Winner The Friend by Sigmund Nunez, Becoming by Michelle Obama and City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert.
"With all the conversations about sexual consent, it's risen up around the #MeToo movement," Whoopi said about Elizabeth's book, which is one of her favorites. "This author doesn't want us to forget there's also such a thing as female desire, the main character wants to have sex and she's not shy about hunting for it."
If you're searching for a new beach read, take a look below to see what books The View ladies recommend.
The Wedding Gift by Marlen Suyapa Bodden
Co-host Sunny Hostin loves this book, which takes place in Alabama in 1852, about a young girl who is a slave mistress to her half-sister. Both reject their expected roles and revolt against their father's wishes. "The ending is crazy," Sunny said. "I don't think anyone will ever figure out the ending."
The Friend by Sigrid Nunez
A National Book Award Winner, this novel tells the tale of a women who is grieving her best friend's death, while adopting her friend's dog who is also grieving. Together, the two learn about loss and friendship. "It's one of my favorite books, it just moved me," host Whoopi said.
Fear: Trump in The White House by Bob Woodward
"You know this is going to be a legitimate book," Joy said the show. "There's no fake news in here." This novel is drawn from famous journalist Woodward's interviews, files and documents relating to Trump's presidency to uncover the true fear that is presented in the White House.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
This classic book about a lawyer defending a black man wrongly accused of raping a white woman is a fan-favorite, even winning a Pulitzer Prize. "After seeing the play recently, I wanted to read it again,"Ana Navarro-Cárdenas shared. "The themes of racism and social inequality reminds me too much about what's happening in America right now."
Here's to getting lit!
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