Kim Kardashian West and Chrissy Teigen's book club
is officially getting started.
Kim took to her website
on Monday to explain the choice of their first book -- "Embraced by the Light" by Betty J. Eadie -- which takes on particular significance for the 36-year-old reality star.
"When I was in high school my dad used to try to get me to read this book but I was always too busy," the 36-year-old shared, noting her late father, Robert Kardashian. "He said that it's a fascinating story about a woman who dies during surgery, goes to heaven and remembers her whole experience and came back to life to share all of her experiences."
"I read it sometime soon after his passing and it really helped me cope and get through life knowing my dad was in a better place," Kim continued.
Kim also shared that the novel takes on new significance for her now that she's a mother to two children with Kanye West -- 3-year-old North and 14-month-old Saint.
"I read it again after having kids and after the life experiences that I've had more recently and now the book means something different to me," she revealed. "It just gives me tools on how to live a better life here and live life to its potential and just be more spiritual and one with God."
After returning to public life last month following a difficult latter half of 2016
that included being robbed at gunpoint in Paris, and her husband's breakdown and hospitalization, it looks like we're seeing a whole new side of Kim when it comes to how she approaches life.
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