Admit it, you love reality TV. Whether it's The Bachelor or The Real World, there's something about reality television that is just. so. addictive. Sometimes we all need an afternoon where we pour ourselves a giant glass of wine and dig into a marathon of Real Housewives or Big Brother. Plus, as a reader, I think it's the same fascination with people that both keeps me turning the pages and glues me to the screen.
Of course, reality television is a multifaceted genre in itself. There are Survivor-style shows, filled with challenges and eliminations. There are shows like Keeping Up With the Kardashians and Real Housewives that are dripping with drama. There are competition shows like RuPaul's Drag Race and So You Think You Can Dance? that showcase people's talents. There are makeover shows like Queer Eye that transform people's lives. Reality television can range from trashy to touching, sometimes just in a single episode.
I'm not here to make friends; I'm here to read books. And the best thing about reading is that you truly have an all-access pass to people's worlds. So here are eight books that you'll love if you can't get enough of the ups and downs of reality television.