Paulina Porizkova “quit school at 15 to live off of my looks,” but she’s also a lifelong bookworm, she writes for Modelinia. Because she feels “the need to constantly prove I’m not some dumb model,” she offers up her “summer reading for folks who want to seem kinda smart”:
- A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth: Not only is this 1,488-page tome full of “good ol’ sex and drama,” you’ll learn all about India’s customs, politics, and religion.
- The Soldier of the Great War, Mark Helprin: You get “880 pages of love, humor, and war”—and, of course, “an understanding of the effects of the Second World War on Italy and its people.”
- Acts of Faith, Philip Caputo: There’s tons of action and “hot interracial sex,” but “you’ll also learn all about the situation in Darfur.”
- Half of a Yellow Sun, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: It’s “juicy,” it’s dramatic: And it “will also provide you with extensive knowledge of 1960s Nigeria.”
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