Summer is the best time to relax and get lost in a good book, or a few!
All week, “The View” co-hosts will share their summer reading list in a series called “The Ladies Get Lit,” featuring their favorite books to read, along with audiobooks. Read on to find the co-hosts’ favorite books to unwind and lose yourself in a story that takes you anywhere you want to go.
Find out how to enter for a chance to win all the books featured in “The Ladies Get Lit” online contest!
WHOOPI GOLDBERG SUMMER READS
“Hollywood Ending: Harvey Weinstein and the Culture of Silence” by Ken Auletta
Ken Auletta wrote a New York profile about a man who was at the height of his powers 20 years ago: Harvey Weinstein. The profile revealed his unstable and violent behavior towards some of his employees and associates.
At the time, there were rumors that Weinstein was a sexual predator, but he denied the allegations when confronted. Years later, Auletta shared her reporting notes with Ronan Farrow and finally revealed the truth about Weinstein.
For this book, movie stars, Miramax employees and board members, old friends and family — including Weinstein’s brother — spoke to Auletta at length. Even Weinstein himself answered his questions from prison.
“Remarkably Brilliant Creatures: A Novel” by Shelby Van Pelt
After her husband’s death, Tova Sullivan worked night shifts at the local aquarium. Keeping busy has always helped her cope, something she’s been doing ever since her 18-year-old son mysteriously disappeared on a boat over 30 years ago.
For Tova, talking to the sea creatures in the aquarium was easier than talking to humans. When she met a giant octopus living at the aquarium, she realized she knew more than anyone, and it helps her find out what happened to her son.
“Charlotte Sophia: Myth, Madness and Moor” by Tina Andrews
Before her father’s death, Princess Charlotte learned a family secret in Germany: she was of African descent. To marry well, she is forced to hide her ethnic coloring under makeup for years.
Charlotte has the opportunity to be the potential bride of the newly crowned King George III, but what happens when the King is in love with someone else who is forbidden to marry, or when Charlotte is forced to give up her one true love to get married? the king?
The book is filled with lust, betrayal, politics, murder and madness.
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