Summer Beach Reads

Once upon a time reality television seemed far-fetched, nowadays not so much. If you’re looking for a book to bring to the pool or beach this summer here are some books by reality stars turned bestselling authors.

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Lauren Conrad
Lauren Conrad, best known for her appearances in “Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County” and “The Hills,” is arguably the most successful former reality star turned author. According to New York Post her first novel “L.A. Candy,” which is loosely based on her experience as a cast member of a reality TV show, debuted at No. 1 in the New York Times Best Seller List in 2009. The book was subsequently followed by two other books: “Sweet Little Lies” and “Sugar and Spice”. She started another book series in 2012, titled “The Fame Game,” which was followed by “Starstruck” and “Infamous”. She also published two style guides: “Lauren Conrad Style” and “Lauren Conrad Beauty”.

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Kate Gosselin
Kate Gosselin was part of the show “Jon & Kate Plus Eight,” along with her former husband Jon and their offspring, a set of twins and sextuplets. She published three autobiographies: “Multiple Blessings,” “Eight Little Faces,” and “I Just Want You to Know”. All the books have made it to the New York Times Best Seller List.

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Noel Edmonds
Presenter Noel Edmonds made his television comeback hosting “Deal or No Deal”. The hit game show has aired in more than 40 countries and has been adapted into several formats, including the Deal or No Deal Slingo game on specialist European-based digital slots platform PocketFruity. As a highly spiritual individual and a believer of cosmic power, he released his book, titled “Positively Happy: Cosmic Ways to Change Your Life,” shortly after he began hosting the game show. To say it was a success is an understatement.

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Courtney Robertson
Courtney Robertson, known as the villain who snagged the prize in “The Bachelor” by being given the final rose by Ben Flajnik released her tell-all book “I Didn’t Come Here to Make Friends: Confessions of a Reality Show Villain”. The book featured the behind-the-scenes details from her stint on the show, including her relationships with the other contestants and with Flajnik.

The reality show star herself posted on Twitter that her book made it to the New York Times Best Seller List in 2014.

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Teresa Giudice
“The Real Housewives of New Jersey” alum Teresa Giudice co-authored three cookbooks: “Skinny Italian,” “Fabulicious,” and “Fabulicious! Fast and Fit!” According to her, some of the recipes featured in the books have been passed on to her by her mother. She also wrote a memoir titled, “Turning the Tables: From Housewife to Inmate and Back Again,” where she gave details of her imprisonment for fraud.

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