10 Book Recommendations From Your Favorite Celebrities (Video)
If you've been looking for ways to entertain yourself at home lately, there's a good chance you've glanced at your bookshelf and wondered what you should read next. So if you're open to recommendations for you next read, why not join your favorite celebrities in a virtual book club? We've rounded up some of the hottest new releases and forthcoming books that celebrities, from Sarah Jessica Parker to Jonathan Van Ness, have been reading lately. And you'll want to add each of them to your summer reading list.
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Keep reading for 1o book recommendations from your favorite celebrities.
1. "The Vanishing Sky" by L. Annette Binder
Sarah Jessica Parker recently shared her excitement for "The Vanishing Sky" by L. Annette Binder on her Instagram. This new summer release is a WWII novel seen through a German lens. It’s 1945 in Germany and while the war seems to be coming to an end, Etta Huber still has plenty of things to worry about. Her oldest son Max has just returned home from fighting on the frontlines and she can tell something is severely wrong with him. At the same time, her youngest, Georg, decides to leave his school for Hitler Youth, beginning a dangerous trip back home.
To pre-order: target.com, $27
2. "Writers & Lovers" by Lily King
Emma Roberts has done nothing but rave about "Writers & Lovers" by Lily King since announcing it as the April pick for her book club, Belletrist. Casey Peabody is at her wits' end when she arrives in Massachusetts in the summer of 1997. Reeling after her mother’s death and a relationship gone wrong, all she wants is to live a creative life. Working as a waitress and trying to finish a novel that’s been in the works for six years, she finds herself finally making strides towards her goal… until she falls for two men at the same time and everything is thrown into chaos once again.
To buy: target.com, $17
3. "A Hundred Suns" by Karin Tanabe
From the author of "The Gilded Years" — soon to be a movie produced by Reese Witherspoon and Zendaya —comes a thrilling new historical fiction novel. Jessie Lang has just traveled from Paris to Vietnam with her husband in 1933 to start a new chapter in their lives. An heir to the Michelin rubber fortune, Jessie’s husband has a reputation to protect and when Jessie gets involved with a local woman, their friendship threatens to upend everything she and her husband have worked for.
To buy: target.com, $19
4. "The Untethered Soul: The Journal Beyond Yourself" by Michael A. Singer
Chelsea Handler shared a few books she’s currently reading on her Instagram, including the #1 New York Times bestseller, "The Untethered Soul." In this nonfiction read, author and spiritual teacher Michael A. Singer helps readers find peace in the everyday. With guidance on meditation and mindfulness, this book breaks down the importance of looking inward and letting go of the insecurities and memories that often stifle success and happiness. If you’re in the mood for some self-reflection, you’ll find this book extremely insightful.
To buy: target.com, $16
5. "He Came in With It: A Portrait of Motherhood and Madness" by Miriam Feldman
Praised by both Samuel L. Jackson and actor Nat Wolff, "He Came in With It" is a heartbreaking, hilarious and enlightening true story about family and mental illness. Miriam and her family’s lives are turned upside down when her teenage son, Nick, is diagnosed with schizophrenia. After the diagnosis, the family is hit with a plethora of tragedies and it’ll be up to Miriam to keep the family together while trying to unfold the complexities of her son’s mental disorder.
To buy: barnesandnoble.com, $30
6. "All Adults Here" by Emma Straub
Beloved by Jenna Bush Hager, "All Adults Here" is one of the year’s most anticipated novels. Astrid Strick’s adult children are all struggling in their own ways. With a son making parenting mistake after parenting mistake, a daughter who’s unwilling to give up her lifestyle despite being pregnant and her eldest living life on his own terms, she fears she is the reason for their current situations. It’s through the insightful words of her 13-year-old granddaughter that she regains faith in herself and the future of her family.
To pre-order: target.com, $17
7. "A Star Is Bored" by Byron Lane
According to Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness, Byron Lane’s debut novel is, “...fierce and funny and will warm your heart in these often frigid times.” Charlie Besson has always admired Hollywood icon, Kathi Kannon. But everything he thought he knew about the actress changes when he becomes her personal assistant. Forming a fast friendship, Charlie suddenly finds himself diving headfirst into a glamorous new life. As he gets closer to Kathi, Charlie struggles to separate his emotions from his own ambitions, as he contemplates leaving his assistant role to pursue his dreams of becoming a star in his own right.
To pre-order: target.com, $27
8. "Hidden Valley Road" by Robert Kolker
Oprah delighted readers everywhere when she announced her latest book club pick: "Hidden Valley Road." After World War II, Don and Mimi Galvin moved to Colorado and began their own family — one that would eventually include 12 children. Raising their young family seemed easy enough for years, but all of that changed when sudden outbursts of violence and psychological abuse began in the '70s and six of their sons were diagnosed with schizophrenia. This new nonfiction book follows both the Galvin family’s story and the way their diagnosis became an instrumental tool in understanding the illness.
To buy: target.com, $18
9. "The Overstory" by Richard Powers
A favorite read of Halle Berry, she proudly posted a photo of herself reading this enlightening book on her Instagram. Split into two parts, "The Overstory" tells the tale of nine different people and the interactions they have with trees in the world around them. As the characters find themselves bonding with nature, they are all brought together by forces they cannot control, creating a bond rooted in their shared love and appreciation for the natural world.
To buy: target.com, $12
10. "Untamed" by Glennon Doyle
Sophia Bush is a huge fan of Glennon Doyle and recently took to her Instagram to share some kind words about the author and her new book "Untamed." Doyle’s latest bestselling nonfiction read features a collection of anecdotes from the author’s life that break down the ways in which women have been conditioned throughout their lives. With vast wisdom and advice derived from her own experiences, Doyle aims to help women live their best and most untamed life.
To buy: target.com, $17
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