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Rashida Jones: School of Awake: A Girl's Guide to the Universe
"My sister @KidadaJonesOG wrote @SchoolOfAwake, a beautiful book which gives girls tools and exercises and games to nurture their inner lives, celebrate their spirits and to make space for their complex emotions," Rashida Jones said on Instagram of her read, out Oct. 3. "If only I had this gem when I was little. Every girl should have this!!"
Buy It! School of Awake, $18.95; amazon.com
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Reese Witherspoon: The Lying Game
"Can you imagine something you did as a teenager coming back to haunt you 17 years later?" the actress said of Ruth Ware's thriller. "That's the journey #TheLyingGame takes you on. Four friends from high school bound together by a dark secret get pulled back together with one cryptic text. Will someone find out the truth? Will one of the women break the pact? So many questions... Until the very last page!"
Buy It! The Lying Game, $26.99; amazon.com
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Lena Dunham: Sour Heart
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Emma Watson: The Vagina Monologues
Watson chose Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues for the January/February selection of her book club, Our Shared Shelf, which she started in collaboration with goodreads.com. It's a landmark play that reverberated in American culture with cries for women's empowerment and love for the female body.
Buy It! The Vagina Monologues, $16; amazon.com
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Olivia Wilde: Radical Hope
Wilde referenced Mona Eltahaway when she posted a picture of Radical Hope on Instagram. "Those of us alive and able to resist and fight mustn't capitulate to misery. What we fight for must be better," she quoted, adding, "This book is like a cool drink of water. (Thank you, @merforlenza)."
Buy It! Radical Hope, $15.95; amazon.com
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Mark Ruffalo: The Price
The actor starred in Arthur Miller's Tony-awarding-winning play The Price, in which brothers Victor and Walter Franz are reunited by their father's death years after anger severed their familial bond. Now they have to deal with old hostilities as they sort through their father's belongings. "...thank you Universe for the gift of Arthur Miller!" wrote Ruffalo.
Buy It! The Price, $9; amazon.com
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Busy Philipps: When You Find Out the World Is Against You: And Other Funny Memories About Awful Moments
This deeply funny collection of essays by screenwriter Kelly Oxford, whom Rolling Stone named one of the Funniest People on Twitter, is best paired with a cocktail, according to Philipps. "Nursing my cold with a bloody maria and @kellyoxford's new book poolside," she wrote. "They say laughter is the best medicine, right???"
Buy It! When You Find Out the World Is Against You, $26.99; amazon.com
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Kerry Washington: Surpassing Certainty: What My Twenties Taught Me
Washington is just one of transgender advocate Janet Mock's legion of fans. In her new memoir, Mock delves into her love life, time as stripper, decision to get a Master's in journalism, and other defining moments during her twenties. "I hope that readers — particularly young readers and anyone who feels marginalized — will feel empowered because there is a roadmap now to follow," the 34-year-old said in an exclusive interview with PEOPLE. "Hopefully they’ll feel inspired to go out and try to live their greatest, grandest dream."
Buy It! Surpassing Certainty, $24.99; amazon.com
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Mindy Kaling: Wine. All the Time: The Casual Guide to Confident Drinking
From Bon Appétit columnist Marissa A. Ross comes an unpretentious and fun guide to buying and drinking wine. "Can I just be Marissa, please?" Kaling said, per the book's press release. "I want to be hilarious and sexy and smart and insanely knowledgeable about wine."
Buy It! Wine. All the Time., $20; amazon.com
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Jessica Simpson: Life
Earlier this summer, Simpson went to the pool to maintain her glorious tan... and read Keith Richards' autobiography. Published in 2011, Life looks back at his career with the Rolling Stones, his rocky romances, drug use, tax exile and reconnection with Mick Jagger.
Buy It! Life, $18; amazon.com
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Jessica Biel: And After the Fire
"I’m celebrating #WorldBookDay by ignoring my to-do list and getting completely lost in Lauren Belfer’s And After the Fire," wrote Biel. The novel is based on the real story of two women in different eras whose lives are forever changed upon the discovery of a music manuscript by Johann Sebastian Bach.
Buy It! And After The Fire, $15.99; amazon.com
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Sarah Jessica Parker: No One Is Coming to Save Us
SJP selected Stephanie Powell Watts' novel as the first title of the ALA Book Club Central. "Jay comes home to a declining southern town to build a mansion and reconnect with Ava, the girl of his dreams," reads the PEOPLE review. "Watts winks at Gatsby while shining her literary light on black women—infertile Ava and her mother, Sylvia. The American dream served with sweet tea, sympathy and deep insights."
Buy It! No One Is Coming to Save Us, $26.99; amazon.com
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Brie Larson: The Argonauts
In her memoir, Maggie Nelson deconstructs gender, traditional relationships and what it means to love. She traces her romance with Harry Dodge, who is fluidly gendered, and her journey through pregnancy. "Thank you @rowanblanchard for lending me a book that draws me towards the people inside it and the person inside me," said Larson.
Buy It! The Argonauts, $15; amazon.com
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Drew Barrymore: You'll Grow Out of It
This comical collection of essays from the head writer of Inside Amy Schumer is the hit read of the summer. Barrymore thinks so, too. Jessi Klein uses straightforward honesty and a hysterical perspective to outline her "transformation from Pippi Longstocking-esque tomboy to are-you-a-lesbian-or-what tom man."
Buy It! You'll Grow Out of It, $15.99; amazon.com
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