Lana Condor is here to show us her small but growing library (as Condor says, it's becoming a woman!) in Marie Claire’s latest episode of Shelf Portrait, where celebrities, influencers, and famous bookworms invite us inside their homes to show off their personal libraries.
The actress' actual bookshelf has been in the family for years, and Condor keeps her mom's childhood tea set on top of it. Naturally, she has all three To All the Boys books in her library, but the majority of her books are thrillers. Natalie D. Richards's Five Total Strangers is a favorite, along with Harlan Coben's The Boy From the Woods and Promise Me, E.G. Scott's In Case of Emergency, Anthony Horowitz's Moonflower Murders, Taylor Adams's No Exit, and Elizabeth Haynes's The Murder of Harriet Monckton. She also has Schmidt's The Douche Journals (a gift from her To All the Boys co-star Madeleine Arthur!), Thich Nhat Hanh's How to Love (she often keeps this with her while traveling), Sarah Knight's Calm the F*ck Down, F.C. Yee's The Rise of Kyoshi, The Deadly Class graphic novels, and a book written by her father, Bob Condor: The Good Mood Diet.
Condor also has a collection of anti-racist books, including Robin DiAngelo's White Fragility and Reni Eddo-Lodge's Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race. "These books have taught me a lot and shared a lot of incredible perspective," she says. And—wait for it—her bookshelf also holds a special scrapbook (!!), which documents her time on set of To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You, that her makeup artist gave to her as a wrap gift. It's one of Condor's most prized possessions!
Watch Condor's full Shelf Portrait video above, then order some of her favorite books for yourself, below.