Lauren Conrad may have walked away from the drama on The Hills, but that didn't stop her from taking part in a dramatic reading of her new book, Sweet Little Lies, with Tyra Banks.

While visiting The Tyra Show (in an episode airing Tuesday), the reality-star-turned-author, 24, flipped to a page in her second young-adult novel and began reading.

"'Jessie, give me your keys. You can't drive right now. You're too drunk,' she said firmly," Conrad read.

Banks then took a turn at reading, and Conrad was more than a little surprised at her interpretation. (Watch clip above.)

Her new book -- a follow-up to her New York Times bestselling first novel, L.A. Candy -- just reached the top of the New York Times Best-Seller List again in the Children's Chapter Books category after only being on bookshelves for less than a month.

To find out what Conrad has to say about her new book and to hear her dish about what she really thinks of the Jersey Shore, tune in to The Tyra Show at 4 p.m. EST on the CW network.