ET’s Summer Reading List! 'The Girl on the Train,' 'Selfish' and Other Great Books!

by Zach Seemayer 6:49 PM PDT, May 25, 2015
Playing ET’s Summer Reading List! 'The Girl on the Train,' 'Selfish' and Other Great Books!

The summer months are perfect for lounging around and catching up on some great books. Laying out on the beach and reading is one of the best things in the world! And while you likely have a number of possible options on your reading list, let us suggest a few more that will keep you entertained!

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The Girl on the Train


Looking for a great thriller to enjoy while soaking up some sun on the beach? Look no further than Paula Hawkins' recently released thriller The Girl on the Train. This Hitchcockian suspense novel follows an unreliable narrator named Rachel who people watches while riding the morning train. Slowly, she becomes obsessed with the lives of two other commuters, and things take a dark turn.

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The film is being compared by many to Gillian Flynn's hit 2012 thriller book Gone Girl, and currently DreamWorks is developing an adaptation. Recently, Hawkins told ET that she was excited by the idea, saying, "I do think this is quite probably a cinematic book. It would translate well to screen… I'm very excited to see what they do with it.

Click here to read an excerpt from Hawkins' hit book, which hit shelves in January and has already sold over 1.5 million copies.



Sometimes, the best summer reading requires no reading at all. Reality star Kim Kardashian's new photobook Selfish is over 400 pages of the Instagram queen's hottest and most popular selfies.

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The book hit shelves May 5, and if you are interested in the back stories behind the sexy snapshots, Kim says she spent over 10 months organizing the curated collection and writing original captions.

300 Sandwiches: A Multilayered Love Story …With Recipes


New York Post writer Stephanie Smith began writing 300 Sandwiches after making her then-boyfriend a turkey and Swiss on white bread, and he told her, "Honey, you are 300 sandwiches away from an engagement ring." Her book, 300 Sandwiches, chronicles Stephanie's own adventures as an inexperienced chef who took on her boyfriend's challenge. She started a blog about her adventure, and her new book tells the behind-the-scenes story of the couple's relationship and their love. And, as the title promises, it has some great recipes as well!

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While not technically a book, the Skybrary is a cloud-based library filled with over 500 wonderful books for young children, as well has many fun, educational videos. And the best thing about the Skybrary? It’s all part of Reading Rainbow, which means many of the books are narrated by the incomparable LeVar Burton himself!

For more summer reading suggestions, check out the ET Summer Book Club!

VIDEO: Celebrity Authors Encourage Readers to Be Comfortable In Their Own Skin

For some great, inspirational reads, check out the video below for a look at some celebs whose memoirs and new releases are encouraging readers to be comfortable with themselves.