The socialite is said to be researching the works of philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, while also keeping on top of world news in order to impress boyfriend Kanye West, reports The Sun.
"Kim's desperate to show Kanye she's not some kind of bimbo, so she's reading up on Nietzsche as Kanye says he's a huge inspiration of his," a source said.
"She's making sure she reads the papers and the news every day and has downloaded the CNN app on her phone to keep up to the minute."
Kardashian is allegedly also learning more about classic painters so that she can have discussions with West on the subject.
Friends of the star say that she has employed an art dealer in order to bid for graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat.
West and Kardashian are said to be moving in together after both putting their homes on the market.
Kardashian is yet to finalise her divorce from basketball player Kris Humphries, who she wed in August of last year.