What Hollywood’s reading this summer

One thing for sure this summer: celebrities were spending a lot of time reading! As we approach the final weeks of summer, celebrities continue to share their favorite accessory (books) as they travel and relax in the hot summer sun. Books are hotter than ever with these bookworm celebs.

Brad Goreski read Do You Mind If I Cancel? by Gary Janetti

Brad shared his husband’s upcoming compilation of laugh-out-loud essays on his Instagram stories this summer. Gary Janetti’s book details moments from his childhood to young adulthood. Do You Mind If I Cancel? is one of the most honest reads out there, and young people trying to get by in the world will totally relate!


Eva Longoria read #IMomSoHard by Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley

All of Hollywood, including Eva Longoria, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jennifer Garner and Freddie Prinze seemed to be reading the hysterical book #IMomSoHard this summer. Popular vloggers and Instagram sensations Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley discuss motherhood in a stripped, real and down-to-earth way, all the while making you cry laughing because they know it’s happened to mothers everywhere.


January Jones is reading Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami

January Jones and Barack Obama are both huge fans of Haruki Murakami’s Men Without Women. This short story collection tells the tale of seven men who have all found themselves alone and without women.


Khloe Kardashian read Next Level Basic: The Definitive Basic Bitch Handbook by Stassi Schroeder

Part self-help, lifestyle and memoir by the popular Vanderpump Rules star is a must for any Bravo fan! It’s relatable, funny and reminds us all to be our authentic selves while having fun and having a cocktail.


Shannen Doherty read Life Will Be the Death of Me:…and you too! by Chelsea Handler

The 90210 actress and friend of Chelsea Handler read her latest book about the Trump presidential election and the year of self-reflection that followed. Handler took the time and wrote about what really matters in life in this new book. Discussing the death of her brother, how to use your voice to make lasting and impactful change and other tribulations she’s come up against in life, this book is an inspiring pick for any season.


Kelly Ripa read Three Women by Lisa Taddeo

A decade of reporting turned into a summer blockbuster that is now gracing the shelves of readers worldwide. Taddeo followed three women from different parts of the country to get the lowdown on their relationships and sex lives. What is discovered is that no woman is alone in their story and we are all connected in more ways than we think.


Reese Witherspoon read More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say) by Elaine Welteroth

One of my favorite summer reads, More Than Enough is Elaine Welteroth’s memoir/self-empowerment/self-help guide to bringing out your inner rockstar. The youngest woman to be editor-in-chief and only the second African American in Condé Nast history, this book will give you a ton of inspiration!


KJ Apa read Grateful American: A Journey from Self to Service by Gary Sinise

The Riverdale actor is a fan of Gary Sinise’s book and shared this story on Instagram. From his role in Forrest Gump, which inspired him to travel around the world, performing with his Lt. Dan Band to creating a foundation that raises money to protect our public defenders, responders and their families, this book gives an inside look into the life of a true hero.  


Lana Condor read The Banker’s Wife by Cristina Alger

The To All the Boys I Loved Before star was caught reading the latest book from Cristina Alger which has been optioned for the big screen. A plane goes missing, a man dies and his wife is widowed, left with questions that need to be answered. This is a thriller with high stakes, offshore accounts and a wife searching for the truth. By the end, she’ll figure out that the people she loves aren’t always who they appear to be.


Lucy Hale read The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

Two co-workers who think they hate each other are put to the test when they compete for a big promotion. But what the two don’t see coming is that they could end up as lovers instead. Lucy Hale, who’s starring in the upcoming movie adaptation, shared on Instagram her copy of this enemies-to-friends romance.

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