“You’re gonna be seeing a lot of my fireplace” is what Kourtney Kardashian warned while sharing a photo of flickering flames and a few books she’ll be reading amid the social distancing we’re all doing to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. And it seems the eldest Kardashian sister isn’t the only one biding her time at home with some new titles. Here are all the books recently recommended by the Kardashian-Jenner family to help you keep up on your reading during all this downtime — and you don’t need to leave your house or have anyone deliver them to you, since many are available as audiobooks, on Kindle, and in e-book form from your local library (even if it’s closed).
Kylie + Kendall’s Joint Recommendations
Technically at least one of these two siblings started reading The Houseguest: And Other Stories by Amparo Dávila and How to Cure a Ghost by Fariha Róisín before social distancing began, as they were photographed with the books while on a boat in the Bahamas much earlier in March 2020. Still, Dávila’s collection of short stories and Róisín’s book of poetry both dive deep into complex waters and may be the types of work one takes their time to get through, so the sisters may still have these on their nightstands.
Before Kanye West came out with his Sunday Service Choir, Kourtney was the most openly religious of the famous family, and her book selections reflect that. The word pray is obviously prominently in the title of Elizabeth Gilbert’s besteller Eat, Pray, Love, and the bible is the inspiration for Demos Shakarian’s The Happiest People on Earth and Bruce Wilkinson’s The Prayer of Jabez. The mother of three also throws in one for the kids — the Big Life Journal, which combines stories, activities, and illustrations to help develop strong Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) skills.
No word yet if she’s trying to send a not-so-secret message about her possibly rekindled romantic relationship with Travis Scott by placing Only Love Is Real: A Story of Soulmates Reunited by Bryan Weiss on the top of her stack, but either way, Kylie is reading up on how the power of love in a past life impacts the present. She must be a fan of the book’s author, as she also has his Many Lives, Many Masters title in her rotation. Finally, she breaks away from the philosophy and spiritual genres of the prior two picks and has picked up the self-help bestseller, The Four Agreements by Miguel Ruiz, which further explains these guidelines on how one should live their life: 1. Be impeccable with your word. 2. Don’t take anything personally. 3. Don’t make assumptions. 4. Always do your best.
Perhaps Kendall and Kylie are starting a sister book club, since both are reading Many Lives, Many Masters by Brian Weiss? If so, Kendall may soon be suggesting the personal essay collection So Sad Today by Melissa Broder — the creator of the popular Twitter account @sosadtoday — since it deals with both serious and silly themes with a unique brand of humor.