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Celebrity Book Club


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Jessica, Preston | January 2, 2018

Do you want to read like the A-list? Oprah Winfrey is still the queen of celebrity book recommendations, but several other starlets are coming for her crown. These days it seems every movie star is touting their favourite book on Instagram. Read on for some star-studded titles.

It turns out America’s Sweetheart, Reese Witherspoon has amazing taste in books, and she shares it through her Instagram book club. In the past she has also recommended:

The Rules of Magic Little Fires Everywhere The Lying Game The Alice Network : A Novel Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

Mindy Kaling is a busy woman! In addition to writing two fantastic memoirs (Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? and Why Not Me?) and starring in her hit TV series (The Mindy Project), she also finds time to read widely. All sorts of books have popped up in her Instagram feed, from literary fiction and thrillers to memoirs and cookbooks. Some titles include:

My Brilliant Friend Scared Selfless : My Journey from Abuse and Madness to Surviving and Thriving The Undoing Project : A Friendship That Changed Our Minds Cravings : Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat The Girls 

Actress and UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson is both an avid reader and an advocate for gender equality. Her Goodreads book club, Our Shared Self, celebrates feminist literature. Past titles include:

The Power Hunger : A Memoir of (My) Body The Vagina Monologues : The V-Day Edition My Life on the Road Half the Sky : Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

When she’s not in front of the cameras, “Scream Queens” actress Emma Roberts runs the online book club, Belletrist. Each month the Belletrist website promotes a different book and independent bookstore. Past titles include:

Stay with Me Touch Marlena The Rules Do Not Apply : A Memoir South and West : From a Notebook

You may know Constance Wu from Fresh Off the Boat (or the upcoming film adaptation of Crazy Rich Asians!). Judging by her Instagram feed, she too is an avid reader. She’s recommended quite a few titles over the past few months, including:

Heroine Complex Tinkers Rich People Problems

Sarah Jessica Parker is a working actress, fashion icon, shoe designer, and editorial director of her own publishing imprint, yet she still finds time to read and recommend books on her Instagram account. Some of her recommendations include:

Exit West A Meatloaf in Every Oven : Two Chatty Cooks, One Iconic Comfort Dish and Dozens of Recipes - from Mom's to Mario Batali's Commonwealth The Nix Sweetbitter


Submitted by Jane (not verified) on

Thanks so much Jessica. This gives me even more suggestions of titles to look for.