6 Celebs You Should Follow To Get Book Recommendations

6 Celebs You Should Follow To Get Book Recommendations

By: Meagan Cahuasqui -

It seems that every which way you turn, you run into a new book club led by a celebrity. Though entertainers hosting reading sessions is nothing new, social media and the internet make them even easier to participate in.


Here are some of the most well-known celebrity book clubs to follow along with.

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Emma Watson - Our Shared Shelf

Of course the actress who brought Hermione Granger to life would host an online book club. It’s not just any book club, though. Our Shared Shelf, which can be found on Goodreads, is a feminist reading club that focuses on uplifting the voices of women and femme writers from intersecting backgrounds. Their current reads include Butterfly: From Refugee to Olympian - My Story of Rescue, Hope, and Triumph by Yusra Mardini and Solito, Solita: Crossing Borders with Youth Refugees from Central America edited by Steven Mayers and Jonathan Freedman.

Reese Witherspoon - Hello Sunshine

What started as the actress sharing what she was reading on her Instagram page turned into a full-blown community of online book nerds. Witherspoon’s picks often take a feminist slant as well. What else would you expect from the actress who brought us Elle Woods? The latest pick is Whisper Network by Chandler Baker, a story that deals with the #MeToo era through an office murder mystery. Follow along on Instagram and Facebook through @reesesbookclubxhellosunshine or join the Goodreads chat.

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Florence Welch - Between Two Books

The front woman of Florence and the Machine has an avid fanbase in her music, but she’s also a voracious reader and member of the Between Two Books book club. This book club often chooses indie-published authors and lesser-known reads. From contemporary memoirs to poetry, this eclectic mix is sure to hit all the right notes. Follow along on Instagram and Twitter @betweentwobooks.

Shonda Rhimes - Shondaland

While not an official book club, the famous writer who brought you your favorite Thursday night television lineup offers great bookish insight to her followers. Her Shondaland website has expanded its book blogging content to give you more reads to add to your pile. Follow her on Instagram to see what she’s reading now!

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Mindy Kaling

Another unofficial book club, the comedic actress is always down to give reading recommendations on her Instagram. With such a diverse and successful career in entertainment, and with two published memoirs under her belt, it’s easy to see why you’d want Kaling to tell you what to read next.

Barack Obama

The former POTUS does not have an organized book club, but it’s safe to assume with all the book lists he’s released year after year that his followers out in the real world have gathered to share in his recommendations. You can follow him on Facebook and Twitter to see his annual book picks for your next book club meeting.

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