Women have been collecting pictures and gluing them into books since long before photos were invented. The practice began in England in the 16th century with “commonplace books,” which weren’t collections of pictures so much as recipes, formulas, bits of history. Later, with the advent of mass-produced prints, women would paste images or other memorabilia into “friendship albums”
Books and Summer go together like piña coladas and little umbrellas, and we're serving up enough hot new reads to fill a suitcase for whatever warm-weather vacation you have on the horizon. Here are 98 books we've included in our monthly book club roundups (plus some additions).