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Books for the Babes

Summer is great for a lot of reasons: traveling, relaxing, spending time with family and friends. It’s also a time to immerse yourself in some quality books. A few ladies on our team are going away soon and wanted book recommendations- s0 we asked a handful of Brass Babes what they’ve read recently that has stood out to them! We got some great responses so we thought, why not let the whole Brass community in on this list? Here is a collection of summer reads from some of your fellow ladies:


The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry

City of Thieves by David Benioff

Jesus’ Son (Short Stories) by Denis Johnson

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn

Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood

Us by David Nicholls

On Such a Full Sea by Chang-Rae Lee

The Steady Running of the Hour by Justin Go

Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood

Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks

The Testament of Gideon Mack by James Robertson

The Invoice by Jonas Karlsson

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood

All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai

The Word Collector by Alexandria Nolan (Also a Brass Babe!)


The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

Hunger by Roxanne Gay

Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton


Random Family by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc

Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Rising Strong by Brené Brown


Cheers to a page-turning summer, ladies!