The Essential Summer Reading List

Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison // Piper Kerman

With the popularity of the Netflix original show ‘Orange Is The New Black’ continually growing, it’s hard to find anyone who hasn’t seen it or heard of it. However, many people are still unaware of the fact that it is based on the memoir by Piper Kerman. So, if you’re a fan of the show, or just someone looking for an interesting read to keep you busy over the long summer, then look no further. Those of you who are already fans of the show will be aware of the main events that occur throughout but for those who are not, here is a vague synopsis:

Piper’s conventional life with her boyfriend and her loving family takes an unexpected turn for the worst as her past of money laundering and drug trafficking soon catches up with her. Piper explains her rollercoaster journey in prison where she encounters women from all walks of life and learns to adjust her ways accordingly.

If you’re interested in true accounts, comedy and unusual tales then this is definitely a book to add to your ‘to-read’ list this summer. For fans of the show, when better to read it than this summer when you’re more than likely having ‘Orange Is The New Black’ withdrawal symptoms from recently binge watching season 3?

Words by Maisie Green

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