Khloé Kardashian may be a busy reality superstar, but she’s found time to act as a librarian for her fans. Specifically, a designer-bikini-wearing librarian who has compiled her favorite beach reads for subscribers on her website and app.
“Long, lazy summer days are the BEST time to get lost in a totally gripping book,” she writes on the website (where she also shares details and pics from her life, fashion and beauty must-haves, and sex advice). “Choosing what to read can be overwhelming (so many books, so few vacation days!), so here are must-reads that are a sure thing. You won’t want to put them down! Enjoy!”
See below for her book suggestions for the summer:
The Wangs vs. The World by Jade Chang
What happens when the money runs out? That’s what businessman Charles Wang and his family learn when almost everything but their car is repossessed. During a road trip to Upstate New York they forge a closeness that can’t be bought. “Chang’s book is a clever and laugh-out-loud glimpse into one family’s experience grappling with racial identity,” Kardashian writes. “A super fun summer read!”
Buy It! The Wangs vs. the World, $14.99; amazon.com
Quiet Until the Thaw by Alexandra Fuller
Identity is never straightforward, especially for cousins Rick Overlooking Horse and You Choose Watson of the Lakota Oglala Sioux Nation in South Dakota. While You Choose is sentenced to decades in jail, Rick raises two orphans and shares stories of their ancestors. Their lives implode when You Choose returns — his heart calcified by anger.
Buy It! Quiet Until the Thaw, $25; amazon.com
Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong
After her engagement ends, 30-year-old Ruth goes home. Instead of comfort, she discovers a father suffering from memory loss and an “erratic” mother. This poignant novel proves that life can be equally painful and funny.
Buy It! Goodbye, Vitamin, $26; amazon.com
How to Fall in Love with Anyone by Mandy Len Catron
Catron’s New York Times essay, “To Fall in Love with Anyone, Do This,” inspired this memoir. In a series of personal essays, she delves into the romantic fantasies we construct and how they inhibit our ability to sustain real relationships. “An insightful and humorous memoir that tackles the romantic myths we create and how this affects our relationships,” Kardashian writes.
Buy It! How to Fall in Love with Anyone, $26; amazon.com
Life of Kylie premieres July 6, and Keeping Up with the Kardashians returns later this year — both on E!