Are you ready to read with some of your favourite celebrities? As the temperatures are rising, one of our favourite things to do is grab a good book and read and lots of celebs agree, too. Celebrity book clubs have been around for a while, but they’re experiencing new popularity due to the lockdown rules set by the COVID-19 crisis. If you’re looking for new books to read, why not take inspiration from a few of your fave stars — you can even take part in discussions with them, too!
Here are our picks for 9 of the best celebrity book clubs to join this summer!
Model Kaia Gerber only started her book club during quarantine, but it has taken off with flying colours. Kaia’s book club includes classic books like Spring Awakening and Normal People, as well as newer releases like Where The Crawdads Sing. Fans have a chance to discuss the book club pick of the month with Kaia herself over Instagram Live. On her live discussions, you can also catch glimpses of stars like Charlotte Lawrence, or her mother, Cindy Crawford, as they join her to discuss the latest books too.
Sydney Sweeney is known for her role in the hit TV show Euphoria. While filming for the second season has been put on pause, Sydney has made great use of her time at home by starting a book club. The new club #SydneySweetReads is in collaboration with online publication Bustle. This book club has lighthearted reads that are just as sweet as the book club’s title would suggest. You can also hop on Instagram Live to discuss the books with Sydney herself!
Francesca Mariano is one half of the popular pop-culture podcast, Chicks in the Office. Fran has rediscovered her love for reading and wants to celebrate and share it with her fellow listeners. While she frequently recommends and reviews books to listeners on the podcast, you can also check out her Instagram highlight called “Book Club” to see what books have captured her heart.
Reese’s Book Club is a staple in the celebrity book club world. With its own Instagram page, as well as badges added to the books that she picks, it’s impossible to miss Reese’s top reads. Every month, Reese picks a book with a woman in the centre of the story. Be sure to check out the complete list so you can read all of the past picks as well.
Probably the most famous of them all, the picks in Oprah’s Book Club seem to just get better and better. Getting Oprah’s seal of approval is one of the most coveted accomplishments in literature. When you’re shopping in-store or online, keep an eye out for the Oprah badge that’ll be on the cover if it’s made her list. Want to catch up on some past book club faves? Check out the complete list on Oprah’s website.
TODAY show host and former first daughter Jenna Bush Hager has a book club of her own as well. Jenna’s book club, Read With Jenna, is the TODAY show’s official book club, with the host picking the books of the month, as well as similar reads to the pick of the month that you will also enjoy. With Jenna’s picks and all the fun extras, this book club will keep you busy all summer long.
Taking a page out of Carrie Bradshaw’s book, Sarah Jessica Parker is diving into the literature world with her own book club. While she may not be a writer like her character on Sex And The City, she is definitely a lover of books. Along with picking books for her fans to read, SJP has joined publisher Hogarth to release a range of fiction books by established authors and new-and-upcoming ones alike.
Singer Florence Welch, of Florence + The Machine, has had her book club, Between Two Books since 2012 and its where the musician and some of her famous friends pick books for fans to read. The group also participates in discussions online, and even in person when they travel to different cities. There is a complete list of all of its past picks so you can get reading.
Actress Emma Roberts and her friend Karah Preiss have had their book club Belletrist for a while. Between great book picks, as well as IGTV videos, this celebrity book club has content to entertain you for days. With book tours, author takeovers, and conversations with celebrity friends, you will get to learn more about the background behind each of the books that Emma and Karah have hand-picked.
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