Tax season is a pain, no matter how prepared you are. From scrolling through tax tips from the experts to downloading tax apps that make filing聽a breeze for procrastinators, you likely put a lot of energy into聽getting ready for Tax Day. After you鈥檝e filed, recover from the form-induced stress by聽reading about the lifestyles of the rich and famous. You know, those people who can afford to have their accountants handle the hassle of taxes while they lay poolside. Here are our fave 15 books about luxe lifestyles to escape our Tax Day nightmares.

The Royal We

1. The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan ($18): A cheeky play on our favorite royal family, this drama-packed novel fills us in on what courting a prince is really like. From university rendezvous to a few thorny royals, this book is a great read for anyone looking to live out their princess fantasies 鈥 in the pages of a well-written novel, of course.

The Devil Wears Prada

2. The Devil Wears Prada聽by Lauren Weisberger ($10): The basis of the hit movie that Meryl Streep gave us chills watching, this novel confirms everything you thought about the fashion industry鈥 and more. With enough drama to fill 368 juicy pages, we wouldn鈥檛 be surprised if you spent an entire day binging on this one.

China Rich Girlfriend

3. China Rich Girlfriend聽by Kevin Kwan ($17): Secret emails, social climbing and lovey-dovey billionaires are all the ingredients you need for an amazing gossip-centric look at the luxe world of China鈥檚 elite.

Alexander McQueen

4. Alexander McQueen: Genius of a Generation by Kristin Knox ($22): A tribute to Alexander McQueen, one of the most influential fashion designers of all time, this coffee table book is full of more than 125 catwalk images that will transport you from your cutesy apartment to the high-end fashion capitals of the world.

The Great Gatsby

5. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald ($9): Jazz Age class, lavish parties and a notorious protagonist make this iconic novel an American classic that鈥檚 perfectly fit to woo away your tax time woes.

The Dirt

6. The Dirt: Confessions of the World鈥檚 Most Notorious Rock Band by Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Mick Mars, Nikki Sixx and Neil Strauss ($12): Think backstage scandals, outlandish drug addictions, celebrity affairs and a whole lot of rock n鈥 roll. This no-holds-barred autobiography about the legendary rockers in M枚tley Cr眉e brings you right into the fold of the band. You鈥檒l learn all about the good, the bad and the downright insane events.

We Were Liars

7. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart ($11): When the rich and famous go to their summer home, things naturally get a bit saucy. This novel follows the lives of a group of teenagers as they battle through life, love and many, many lies.

The Knockoff

8. The Knockoff聽by Lucy Skyes and Jo Piazza ($17): When the exemplary Imogen Tate, editor in chief of Glossy magazine, learns that her assistant is trying to turn her precious magazine into an app, let鈥檚 just say things get a little hostile. This story is the perfect fashion-meets-tech read to get your spirit back after a long tax haul.

Where'd You Go, Bernadette

9. Where鈥檇 You Go, Bernadette聽by Maria Semple ($9): A hysterical page turner about a girl鈥檚 search for her wealthy mother, this novel showcases the rise and fall of the upper class like few can. Strung together with different pieces of correspondence 鈥 everything from secret emails to letters from the FBI to an emergency room bill 鈥 it鈥檚 a mixed media story that will change your view of the genre altogether.

The Unfortunates

10. The Unfortunatesby Sophie McManus ($20): Praised by the New Yorker as an incredibly moving 鈥渢ake on assumptions and beleaguerments that go with great wealth,鈥 this debut novel by Sophie McManus will have you debating the benefits of wealth and power until the very last page.

LA Candy

11. L.A. Candy聽by Lauren Conrad ($8): Lauren Conrad鈥檚 bestselling hit is all about growing up famous in the City of Angels, something the writer knows a fair deal about. From starring on a new hit reality show to getting VIP treatment in the city鈥檚 best nightclubs, Jane Roberts thinks she鈥檚 struck gold. But, of course, things aren鈥檛 always as easy as they seem.

Gossip Girl

12. Gossip Girl聽by Cecily Von Ziegesar ($6): Diving into the scandalous lives of a handful of mega rich private schoolers, this YA drama is kicked into overdrive when a witty gossip site named Gossip Girl tries to take the fabulous teens down a peg. But, you know you love her. XOXO.

Opening Belle

13. Opening Belle聽by Maureen Sherry ($15): Trying to balance a family of five, a demanding Wall Street job and an impenetrable glass ceiling can definitely take its toll on anyone, including the main character, Isabelle. This realistic novel about the veil of sexism聽in finance聽is just as good as it sounds. It will definitely have you thinking twice about Wall Street wealth before you鈥檙e through with it.

Everybody Rise

14. Everybody Rise聽by Stephanie Clifford ($18): When high-society social climber Evelyn pretends to be an old money brat in order to fit in, you know something鈥檚 bound to go awry. This sharp and witty tale about wealth and lies is the perfect rebound book for any fan of the Gossip Girl series.

The Bonfire of the Vanities

15. The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe ($13): A tragic look at the scummy underbelly of wealth in New York City, Tom Wolfe鈥檚 bestselling novel is an instant classic that just might make you forget about Tax Day altogether.

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