Many people look to celebrities for their fashion advice, beauty product recommendations and dieting tips, but if you’re not already looking to celebs for their book picks… it’s time to start! We love these early 2018 celebrity reads and we think you will too.
Sarah Jessica Parker is reading Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney
“This book. This book. I read it in one day. I hear I’m not alone.”
Frances and Bobbi are best friends but when they meet Melissa, they’ll be brought into her exquisite world where Frances finds it hard to stay away from Melissa’s husband. Testing friendships, marriages and the true strength of female bonds, Frances will have to learn how to control her emotions and urges if she wants to keep her life on track.
Selma Blair is reading The Lost Family by Jenna Blum
“Luxury. On page 30 of a new book, and I am all in. My sister knows how heavenly I find a great read and she passed this advanced copy of Jenna Blum’s new historical fiction right to baby sis… I can’t wait for the world to read it too.”
In this historical fiction novel Peter Rashkin’s only focus is running his restaurant after surviving the Holocaust and losing his wife and daughters. He pays no mind to the women vying for his attention until he is caught off guard by the beautiful June. He and June marry and have a daughter, but can Peter escape the ghosts of his lost family?
Kate Hudson is reading A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
“#FridayReads Loving this book.”
If Count Alexander Rostov ever wants to reclaim his name, he’ll have to submit to house arrest in a luxury apartment in 1922 Russia. Forced into seclusion while the rest of the world goes on around him, Rostov discovers that his new exile means finding himself and figuring out the kind of person he really wants to be.
Reese Witherspoon is reading The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo
“The Light We Lost is a page-turning love story that spans decades and continents as two lovers try to return to each other. This book kept me up all night, turning the pages to find out. Can’t tell you the ending but definitely have tissues close by!! I loved it!”
Lucy and Gabe know that fate has brought them together but their current circumstances are keeping them apart. Assigned to work on different continents, the two begin a relationship that will take them 13 years to get right. A heartbreaking read about true love and soulmates, The Light We Lost is a highly emotional read.
Padma Lakshmi is reading My Soul Looks Back by Jessica B. Harris
“This wonderful book about black intellectual life here in NYC in the ’70s is a great read! With recipes to boot! Stayed up all night with James Baldwin, Maya Angelou and of course Jessica B. Harris.”
Jessica B. Harris grew up in New York City among brilliant intellects like Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison and James Baldwin. Diving into the social circle amongst these activists, My Soul Looks Back is a charming read about Harris’s life when she spent her days dancing her way through the city, cooking with Angelou and creating meaningful relationships that would last a lifetime.
Brie Larson is reading Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
“Grateful Reni Eddo-Lodge exists and wrote a book.”
Reni Eddo-Lodge takes no prisoners in her debut non-fiction release. Frustrated by the way that white people talk about race and related issues, she goes deep into the political and social issues that have made race an issue in our world. By acknowledging and offering up ways to counter racism, this powerful book is a must-read for everyone.
Tom Hanks is reading Barkskins by Annie Proulx
“Could not read this fast enough. Now sorry I’ve finished!”
Tom Hanks’s fiction pick will take readers through hundreds of years and across several continents. A story of two men set to have similar fates, one will run away from his responsibilities and make the life for himself that he has always wanted. Set in the late 1600s, this historical fiction novel creates unforgettable and remarkable characters.
Emma Roberts is reading An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
“Is everyone loving An American Marriage by Tayari Jones?”
After Celestial and Roy begin life as newlyweds, Roy is charged with a crime he didn’t commit and is sent to prison where the two will begin to drift apart because of his sentence. Celestial will learn to adapt without her husband but when he’s released early, the two will have to find their way back to love.