Why is it that summer time is the perfect season to catch up on the piles of books you’ve been meaning to read? Is it the slower pace of summer? That the time spent by the pool becomes justified when spent reading? A residual from years of assigned reading to be completed before the start of school?

The exact answer may be elusive but here in the Rue HQ we are feeling the itch. So we surveyed the team to come up with our summer reading list. It contains thrilling fiction, memoirs both romantic and inspiring, business tips from a true boss lady, and more. See them all in the slideshow and share with us your summer reading list.