A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
"Sure, this coming-of-age story about growing up in poverty in an NYC borough at the turn of the century is about as far off from Kim K.’s reality as you can get. But every woman will find some of her self in Smith’s unsinkable protagonist Francie."
– Carli Whitwell, special projects editor
JFK JR., George, & Me by Matt Berman
"As far as fashion-y memoirs go, Matt Berman's JFK Jr., George & Me is pretty underrated. The art director of JFK's political magazine George (who also worked at ELLE in the ’90s) recalls some of the magazine's most memorable cover shoots with the likes of Kate Moss and opens up about his friendship with John F. Kennedy Jr. If Kim really is keen on building her very own Kamelot, she can consider this a primer."
– Liz Guber, associate fashion editor
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
"If Kim et al are looking for some YA fiction, I’d recommend this read about a heartbreaking romance between two teens living in small-town Indiana. FYI Kimmy: it’s also being made into a movie starring Elle Fanning."
– Danielle Campbell, designer