With summer starting to wind down even though it feels like it just started, it’s time to decide what books we want to grab to wrap up our summer reading. Are you having a hard time deciding what to pick up next? Maybe some of these celebrities can help you decide what book you should put on your summer reading list before Labor Day!
Hilary Duff / Breathless by Amy McCulloch
While Breathless by Amy McCulloch may be more appropriate for the winter months, there’s nothing wrong with a little escapism into the mountains if you ask Hilary Duff! Duff recently shared a selfie with Breathless, which just so happens to be her Book of the Month pick! Breathless is about journalist Cecily Wong, who has traveled to the eighth-highest peak in the world, Manaslu, to interview a record-breaking mountaineer named Charles McVeigh. As other climbers begin to die one-by-one, Cecily is forced to not only fight for her life, but battle the elements against a terrifying killer in the mountains.
Caroline Manzo / The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Caroline Manzo is no stranger to gossip and drama from her time on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, but now she can read about it in the fictional novel The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo instead of watching it unfold on Bravo. This unputdownable novel is about Evelyn Hugo, the world’s most famous actress who’s led a rather scandalous life. When an unknown magazine reporter named Monique Grant gets the opportunity to meet with Hugo to help tell her life story, she wonders why she was chosen out of all the journalists out there. Upon meeting, Evelyn Hugo tells Monique everything about her life starting from her career beginnings in the 1950s to what made her become a recluse in the 1980s and the seven husbands she married along the way.
Danny Pellegrino / Just By Looking at Him by Ryan O’Connell
Popular Everything Iconic podcast host, writer and comedian Danny Pellegrino took some time away from his busy schedule to post a photo of some of the LGBTQ authors he has been loving recently, including the debut novel Just By Looking at Him by writer and actor Ryan O’Connell. This book is about a TV writer named Elliott who appears to have the perfect life to any outsider. In reality, his boyfriend and him are on a downward spiral heading toward alcoholism and Elliott is cheating on his boyfriend with sex workers; all while cerebral palsy takes a toll on his self-esteem.
Jamie Lee Curtis / NSFW by Isabel Kaplan
Taking time off from her hectic schedule of filming the latest Halloween installment, Scream Queen Jamie Lee Curtis shared a selfie with NSFW by Isabel Kaplan. An unnamed protagonist has landed an entry-level position at a popular TV network and is about to get the shock of a lifetime. As she climbs the corporate ladder, she faces workplace issues a lot of women deal with today, including rumors of sexual misconduct and having her ideas only get attention when they are spoken about by male colleagues. As her personal life clashes with her career she’s worked so hard for, she must choose between her career or the woman she’s fought to become.
Amerie’s BookClub / Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin
While she’s most known for her music, Amerie has a bookclub that you can follow and join in on via Instagram that features a lot of popular titles you may see on social media. For July, Amerie has chosen Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin. This New York Times bestseller is about Sam Masur, who sees his childhood friend, Sadie Green, on a subway platform before the the two are catapulted into stardom as they create their first blockbuster, Ichigo. The story spans thirty years from Cambridge, MA to Venice Beach, CA in a love story like you’ve never read before.
Sarah Michelle Gellar / Girl, Forgotten by Karin Slaughter
If you follow SMG on Instagram, you’ll see how much the beloved Buffy actress shares her love of thrillers in her IG stories. Gellar is always into the latest and greatest thrillers from Riley Sager to the queen of crime fiction herself, Karin Slaughter. Recently, Gellar shared Slaughter’s upcoming release, Girl, Forgotten. Forty years ago, Emily Vaughn was just a girl getting ready for her high school prom, yet harboring a secret that would lead to her murder. Emily’s case has gone unsolved for four decades, but now US Marshal Andrea Oliver is in Emily’s hometown to protect a judge who is receiving death threats. But what no one knows is the real reason Andrea is here is to solve Emily’s murder and find the killer once and for all.