Emmy-award winning actress and active social justice warrior, Uzo Aduba recently shared her daily routine with Women’s Health magazine, including her nighttime reading pick. At the moment, Uzo is reading My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite. Want to know more about how the star is spending her time in quarantine? Check out Uzo’s Ask Me Anything session with Elle, then keep reading for her favorite book picks.

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

“It’s the first time I’ve read a book spanning generations that’s tailored to the African female experience. An amazing, beautifully written book.”

Era of Ignition by Amber Tamblyn

“It’s a pretty dope read, I think. Amber, you step out and share the hard things on this one and that’s a very brave thing, my friend. Very brave. And what makes me love you so.”

Becoming by Michelle Obama

“The book, a must read. The tour, a must see. Thank you, @michelleobama for such a wonderful, thought-provoking, and FUN night!”

Ruby by Cynthia Bond

“Absolutely excellent. I loved seeing this woman – who you could so easily look at and think was weak – [and see] she was internally so very strong. It was beautiful.”

A young woman escapes the small Southern town of her childhood and seeks out a new life in the heart of New York City. Years later a telegram from her cousin brings her right back to the trauma of her youth. Will she have the strength to leave again, and will she find love where she once found so much pain?

I’m Judging You by Luvvie Ajayi

“Starting the morning right [by reading I’m Judging You].

With her trademark wit and humor, Luvvie Ajayi lays out the cold hard truths about what we can do in order to do better. This book of essays covers life, social media, culture, fame, race, terrible friends and more. You’ll laugh until your sides hurt but you’ll become a better person by reading this book.

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho 

“The Alchemist. One of my all-time favorite books.”

A metaphor for author Paulo Coelho’s journey to fulfill his dream, The Alchemist is the tale of a young shepherd who longs to go in search of worldly treasures. Along the way he finds wisdom and riches far different than those he expected to find.

The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger

“I thought it was funny and tragic, exactly where a new girl to a big city—like me—could see pieces of herself, when she’s trying to figure out her place in this concrete jungle. It was just good…that’s all.”

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