Looking to refresh your reading list? Take note of Kaia Gerber’s weekly book club topic and dip into one of these page-turners
If Instagram is anything to go by, model Kaia Gerber has spent lockdown lounging poolside in a leopard print bikini with a good book to crack into. And while we may not have a pool, or a Los Angeles mansion, we do have access to her diverse reading list. Each week, Gerber announces her latest literary pick, before hosting her very own virtual Kaia Gerber book club every Friday on Instagram live.
So far, the required reading has covered Sally Rooney’s zeitgeist novel — and now popular TV adaptation — Normal People, Françoise Sagan’s Bonjour Tristesse, a tale of adolescence set in the stunning French Riviera, and Frank Wedekind’s famous play Spring Awakening — with book club guests including Jia Tolentino, Marc Jacobs and Gerber’s mum, Cindy Crawford.
This week, Gerber is encouraging us to add Play It As It Lays by Joan Didion to our reading agenda and show up, with notes, to Friday book club. Alternatively, you can scroll through the gallery above for some summer reading inspiration, courtesy of Kaia.
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for book club this week we’re doing play it as it lays by joan didion! found the perfect book stand and couldn’t put it down. i have already started another book by her 💔 there will be SO much to talk about on friday with a very special guest who advocates for us women with such passion @emrata !! go read the book, bring questions, and we will see you friday at 5pm PST