This December, we're proud to announce our first exclusive selection, Swimming Lessons (unavailable to the rest of the world until February!). To celebrate this occasion, Book of the Month sat down with Julia Goldani Telles, who plays Whitney on Showtime's hit series The Affair, which shares similar themes with Swimming Lessons.

Watch the videos below to learn how Goldani Telles juggles acting and reading, her recent favorite books, and the book quote she almost turned into a tattoo.

Julia on balancing acting and reading:

Julia on her literary dream role:

Julia on her favorite book quote: