Every Book On ‘The White Lotus’ Because Paradise Can Be Boring

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Every Book On ‘The White Lotus’ Because Paradise Can Be Boring

Nietzsche isn't what you think of as a beach read... or even an infinity-edge pool read. But throughout The White Lotus, the characters have been shown soaking in knowledge rather than the Hawaiian sun. To paraphrase Jake Lacy, are the characters actually reading any of these books in The White Lotus? Props chosen by a book stylist or not, they still make for an intimidating summer reading list.

Whether you'd barely get through one 300-page novel or be moving from Nietzsche to art criticism during your stay, here's the official White Lotus book club reading list. Fingers crossed that whichever character dies gets to finish their vacay reading before they're no longer living!

The Portable Nietzsche by Friedrich Nietzsche

Olivia is reading The Portable Nietzsche, which might sound travel-friendly but contains the unabridged versions of four of the German philosopher's major works — Twilight of the Idols, The Antichrist, Nietzsche Contra Wagner, and Thus Spoke Zarathustra. Yeah, Liv is a bit of a try-hard, particularly when it comes to showing her family that she's better than them.

The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud

Paula's busy reading up on what the founder of psychoanalysis had to say about dreams and unconscious wishes. Is this why poor Quinn isn't allowed to sleep in the same room as her? Or perhaps why she keeps sneaking out to sleep with Kai... leaving Liv alone to dream of her.

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