By ROBIN MICHELI and Howard Breuer
Updated December 24, 2012 12:00 PM
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>ETHAN HAWKE

Last Train to Memphis by Peter Guralnick “It’s a biography of Elvis that succeeds in making him human. It shows how quickly and powerfully fame can destroy people.”

CHRISTA B. ALLEN

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

“I think it’s a brilliant story. It’s sick, but the way it’s told with such authenticity…. I’m really into it.”

JENNIE GARTH

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz “It’s exposing me to the Dominican Republic lifestyle, which I wasn’t really aware of. The characters are captivating.”