9 Of The Best Celebrity Book Clubs To Join This Summer

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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! 

Kaia Gerber

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. 

My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth

My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth

Kaia’s May pick is a new book that is quickly growing a large following. You can get My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russel now on Amazon. 

$12.99 at Amazon

Sydney Sweeney

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! 

Again, But Better by Christine Riccio

Again, But Better by Christine Riccio

The latest pick in Sydney’s book club is Again, But Better by Christine Riccio. You can get the book now at Indigo. 

$21.38 at Indigo

Francesca Mariano 

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. 

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Fran’s latest pick is the book quickly taking over the literary world, Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. You can get the book now on Amazon. 

$9 at Amazon

Reese Witherspoon

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. 

I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown

I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown

For the month of June, Reese has picked two books. Lucy Foley’s The Guest List was chosen for the month originally. Reese was also chosen to add Austin Channing Brown’s I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness, in order to shed light on the current situation that is happening in the world. 

$34 at Indigo

Oprah Winfrey

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

Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker

Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker

Oprah’s pick for the month of June is the new release that has quickly risen to popularity, Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker

$19.99 at Amazon

Jenna Bush Hager

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.

A Burning by Megha Majumdar

A Burning by Megha Majumdar

Jenna just announced her book club pick for June and it’s A Burning by Megha Majumdar which is available now on Amazon. 

$20.25 at Amazon

Sarah Jessica Parker

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. 

Dawn by Selahattin Demirtaş

Dawn by Selahattin Demirtaş

One of Sarah’s more recent picks is from her collection with SJP for Hogarth. You can get Dawn by Selahattin Demirtaş now on Amazon.

$23.49 at Amazon

Florence Welch

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.

Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino

Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino

The book club has picked a variety of books to keep readers entertained while social-distancing. One of the books on the list is Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino, which you can buy now.

$33 at Indigo

Emma Roberts

Emma-Roberts-Book-Club
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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. 

The Book of V by Anna Solomon

The Book of V by Anna Solomon

Belletrist’s May pick was The Book of V by Anna Solomon. You can get this book now at Amazon.

$23.75 at Amazon

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