The Surprising Thing Christina Anstead Loves To Do As A Hobby

Christina Anstead is a master home flipper and designer — just look at any of the "afters" of her HGTV show Flip or Flop projects as evidence. If her eye for great taste weren't enough of a hobby, the Californian is an avid fitness buff, counting yoga among her favorite ways to tone and sweat, and a healthy eating devotee. You may also find Anstead surfing in her downtime — if the busy, working single mom of three can find any. And, the Christina on the Coast star enjoys another hobby that might surprise some of her fans.

Anstead has openly shared her preference for reading a certain type of book: suspense novels. In the past, the beach loving house flipper has declaredThe Girl on the Train, Luckiest Girl Alive, and The Kind Worth Killing as some of her favorite titles. We're picturing Anstead curled up on an impossibly-cushy sofa — adorned with the perfect assortment of throw pillows of course — reading one of these novels late at night. Perhaps there's a glass of mommy juice involved?

What else is on Christina Anstead's reading list?

The reality TV star's reading list has another thing in common beyond all the titles being suspense novels. Anstead prefers to read hardcover books. Meanwhile, according to Fox News, in addition to titles like The Girl on the Train, her at-home library of thrillers includes The Woman in Cabin 10, and Before I Sleep.

But the health-minded designer has also enjoyed some books that won't make you look over your shoulder when you're walking to the bathroom in the middle of the night. She is apparently also into self-improvement books, having read You Are a Bada—: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Living an Awesome Life and #Girlboss. Anstead also previously touted her adoration of Eat, Pray, Love.

According to Business Telegraph, it is the star's devotion to sharing details about her life, such as her reading list, that is behind why she can claim so many Instagram followers — that number would be 1.5 million at time of writing.