This was a year that encompassed celebrities’ love for books – from celebrity bookclubs to page-to-screen adaptations, books in Hollywood were the “it” thing. As a book lover, I loved seeing the support and enthusiasm from celebs to the authors of so many fantastic books. Here are the best celebrity book picks of 2018. Cheers to an amazing and star-filled bookish New Year.
Drew Barrymore read Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be by Rachel Hollis
Like so many other independent and successful women in 2018, Drew Barrymore loved Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis. In this inspiring book, Hollis presents the things we do that keep us from going after our dreams and how you can break out of the cycle of self-sabotage.
Katherine Heigl read along with BookSparks and #FRC2018
Katherine Heigl teamed up with BookSparks this fall to get her fair share of #JOMO. Some of her favorites include River Bodies by Karen Katchur, What Have You Done by Matthew Farrell, Until the Last Star Fades by Jacquelyn Middleton, The River Widow by Ann Howard Creel and The Same River by Lisa Reddick. She loves them all and highly recommends them to her millions of Instagram followers. Even better? BookSparks contributed a must-read book roundup to her lifestyle blog, Those Heavenly Days.
Haylie Duff read Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win by Jo Piazza
New mom Haylie Duff found some time to indulge this month with Jo Piazza’s latest, Charlotte Walsh Likes to Win. Walsh moves her family to a small town and decides to run in her local senate race, despite dramatic politics and a dirty opponent. This is currently one of the most relevant reads as it showcases what it takes for a woman to be in the political spotlight.
Diane Guerrero read The Air You Breathe by Frances de Pontes Peebles
Guerrero may not be in Orange is the New Black anymore, but she wrote a fantastic memoir and has been an advocate for so many things, including great books. She recently read The Air You Breathe, a story about two female friends who meet in Brazil and discover each other’s talents will take them all over the world.
Jennifer Garner read A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza
Sarah Jessica Parker’s first book under her new imprint, SJP for Hogarth, is about the reunion of an Indian family during a wedding and all the emotions that come with such a monumental event. The book tells the story of parents Rafiq and Layla, and the start of their life in America as they raise their children to understand the importance of their culture while living in an ever-changing society.
Shiri Appleby read All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin
All We Ever Wanted is the latest from the AH-mazing Emily Giffin. The book centers around Lyla and Finch who attend the same private school. Lyla is put into a compromising situation that goes viral and Finch is to blame. Intertwining two different families at the core, this book will break and warm your heart all at the same time.
Olivia Munn read Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman
Olivia chose Reese Witherspoon’s book club pick, Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman this year – the most perfect beach read. Set in Bora Bora, a couple finds something sinister while on their honeymoon and what happens after the discovery will take them on a dangerous whirlwind of an adventure.
Andy Cohen read The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll
The OG and creator of The Real Housewives series chose the book that all of the best celebrities were picking up this past summer as their favorite read: The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll. And honestly, why wouldn’t he? This thrilling novel centers around a fictional reality television program full of females duking it out with each other to win the ultimate spotlight… it’s no wonder Andy loved this book so much.
Molly Sims read The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda
Molly Sims is always sharing her favorite reads while she Instastories her travels. Her latest travel companion? This perfect suspense novel by Megan Miranda. This thriller begs its characters to ask how well they really know the new girl in town.
Lindsay Price read Pull Up A Chair by Tiffani Thiessen
Besties from their 90210 days, Price shared her love for her former co-star’s cookbook which is filled with delicious recipes, the best food for any occasion and plenty of hosting inspiration.
Jessica Simpson read This Will Only Hurt a Little by Busy Phillips
Easily one of the best memoirs of 2018, this book reveals everything from Busy’s life as a celebrity to all of the trials and tribulations she had to endure to get to where she is now. This book is full of so many relatable moments!
Reese Witherspoon read The Greatest Love Story Ever Told by Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally
Basically written from the bed of married couple Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally, this book is a compilation of casual conversations they have every night. Reese is a big fan of this book that chronicles the comedic duo’s relationship and the story behind a love story that has lasted for 18 years.