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Summer calls for lazy afternoons lounging by the pool with an enticing novel. Whether you’re reaching for a classic collection of epic poems, like Lou Doillon who picked up a copy of Homer’s The Odyssey, or a memoir like Karlie Kloss who opted for Gloria Steinem’s My Life on the Road, a good book is often the best company.
Sitting at the top of Cara Delevingne’s summer reading list is Bite Me: How Lyme Disease Stole My Childhood, Made Me Crazy, and Almost Killed Me by Ally Hilfiger (daughter of Tommy Hilfiger). Based on the author’s personal experience with Lyme disease, the survival story is set against a fashion industry backdrop and recounts both the heartbreaking and hilarious episodes that occurred throughout Hilfiger’s battle with Lyme disease.
Those who enjoy reading feminist novels can take a leaf from Candice Swanepoel’s book (pun intended) and pick up a copy of Urgent Message From Mother: Gather the Women, Save the World by Jean Shinoda Bolen. The inspiring call-to-action novel will have you assembling a fearsome girl squad to end transcontinental conflict.
If you doubt the power of beauty sleep, then Arianna Huffington’s The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time will serve as a serious wake up call. The novel (one that Gisele Bündchen is coveting) explores the relationship between sleep deprivation and a number of health related ailments—including weight gain, cancer, and heart disease—and offers scientifically proven tips on how to achieve a more rejuvenating sleep.
Peruse the slides above to catch up on the best summer reads the fashion set can’t get enough of.