Celeb Book Club! What the Stars Are Reading Now
Ready for a new book? Here's what A-listers are reading — and recommending
Alicia Keys: The Office of Historical Corrections
Natalie Portman: Breasts and Eggs
"Breasts and Eggs by Mieko Kawakami is as confronting and modern as its title suggests. I love Kawakami's depiction of what it is to be female today in Japan," the actress wrote on Instagram. In the comments, Amy Schumer echoed her endorsement, writing "I loved this book!"
Buy It! Breasts and Eggs, $24.50; amazon.com
Regina King: Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents
In her interview as one of PEOPLE's People of the Year, King said she was loving Caste by Isabel Wilkerson. It was recommended by two people I admire, Ryan Coogler and Kerry Washington." (It's also been recommended by Oprah, so it may be time to add to your "must read" list.)
Buy It! Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, $26.99; barnesandnoble.com
Selena Gomez: The Undocumented Americans
Another one of PEOPLE's People of the Year recommended Karla Cornejo Villavincencio's The Undocumented Americans, saying it was "moving and powerful."
Buy It! The Undocumented Americans, $23.40; amazon.com
George Clooney: Room on the Broom
Meanwhile, in his interview as one of PEOPLE's People of the Year, the actor had a recommendation that will be familiar to anyone with small kids (like Clooney's three-year-old twins).
Buy It! Room on the Broom, $10.99; target.com
Jane Lynch: Aldous Huxley: A Biography
"I prefer nonfiction; I do not like fiction. I'm not drawn to it. I like the real stories — biographical, historical."
Buy it! Aldous Huxley: A Biography by Dana Sawyer, $10.49; amazon.com
Tamron Hall: Please, Baby, Please
"I'm surrounded by kids' books! I think this is my favorite to read to [my son]. It's a sweet book, and it was a gift from Harry Belafonte."
Buy it! Please, Baby, Please by Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee, $7.99; barnesandnoble.com
Alex Winter: Devastation Class
"This looks to be a new classic YA series, gripping and action-packed. The cliff-hangers matter in this one, so looking forward to the next!"
Buy it! Devastation Class by Glen Zipper and Elaine Mongeon, $18.99; barnesandnoble.com
Reese Witherspoon: A Cuban Girl's Guide to Tea and Tomorrow
Witherspoon's latest book club pick — about a Cuban-American girl on an unexpected sojourn to Winchester, England — "will warm your heart and leave you hungry for authentic Cuban cuisine and an adventure," according to the actress's Instagram post.
Buy it! A Cuban Girl's Guide to Tea and Tomorrow by Laura Taylor Namey, $14.21 (orig. $18.99); amazon.com
Natalie Portman: One Life
"Was so moved by @mrapinoe's new memoir One Life — an incredible self-portrait of a new way to be public and female: to be able to enjoy and celebrate how extraordinary one is while also being attuned to the needs of others," Portman said of the soccer star's memoir on Instagram. "It's a manifesto of how to have a beating heart while also being a beast on the field."
Buy it! One Life by Megan Rapinoe, $22.89; target.com
Yara Shahidi: When They Call You a Terrorist
"IMPORTANT READ ALERT," the actress and activist wrote on to her Instagram followers when Patrisse Cullors-Brignac's memoir became available in a young adult edition. "If you follow me, then you already know that this is a book I consistently turn to."
Buy it! When They Call You a Terrorist (Young Adult Edition) by Patrisse Cullors-Brignac, $18.99; barnesandnoble.com
Drew Barrymore: The Best of Me
John Mulaney: This Is Not a Memoir
"So a big inspiration of mine is @theandregregory and he has a new memoir called This is Not My Memoir and I think you should read it," Mulaney said on Instagram of his subway reading material, adding, "I can't overstate how much his creative passion for creative passion has inspired me. The book is just really good too."
Buy it! This Is Not a Memoir by André Gregory and Todd London, $26.49; amazon.com
Jenny Slate: You Were Born for This
"Did you know that dear @chaninicholas book is so much fun and that you will learn a lot and that it is out there for you to have right now!? It is!" Slate raved of the famed astrologer's book on Instagram. "I've loved her horoscopes for years, and this is such an exciting addition to her beautiful work. A book that is gorgeous in its writing, hopeful and powerful in its message."
Buy it! You Were Born for This by Chani Nicholas, $16; amazon.com
"Do you like to have fun reading in the garden? I do," Handler wrote in this eye-popping Instagram post, alongside her picks: Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents (also Oprah's August book club selection), Girl, Woman, Other and To Be a Man.
Buy it! Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo, $22.76; amazon.com
Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson, $14.92 (orig. $32); amazon.com
To Be a Man by Nicole Krauss, $24.29 (orig. $26.99); amazon.com
Uzo Uduba: Homegoing
"It's the first time I've read a book spanning generations that's tailored to the African female experience. An amazing, beautifully written book."
Buy it! Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi, $10.38 (orig. $16.95); amazon.com
Diane Lane: The Holotropic Mind
"He was the great mapper of the mind. I'm a nerd. Friends are like, 'Read this sweet little piece of fiction.' Honey, I'm in the fiction business!"
Buy it! The Holotropic Mind by Stanislav Grof, M.D., $10.99 (orig. $16.99); amazon.com
Jerry O'Connell: Twilight Series
"I was Team Edward, my daughter was Team Jacob. We didn't talk for a couple of weeks."
Buy it! Twilight by Stephenie Meyer, $9.50 (orig. $16.99); amazon.com
Tracee Ellis Ross: Me Talk Pretty One Day
"Lately I am being read to. I am revisiting all of David Sedaris's books on audio. Him reading his own work is exceptional."
Buy it! Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris, $28; barnesandnoble.com
Chris Hemsworth: The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
"It's about a boy kind of finding his way in the world. It really spoke to the little boy in me. I'm 36 now, but I still feel like I'm 10, 11 most days."
Buy it! The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy, $24.99; barnesandnoble.com
Elle Fanning: The Nightingale
"It's a movie I'm doing with my sister. The book has lots of fans, so you want to make sure you make it your own but capture what everyone loves about the characters."
Buy it! The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, $8.29 (orig. $17.99); amazon.com
Katie Couric: Together
"He declared loneliness an epidemic long before this pandemic. I think now, more than ever, people realize the power of being connected."
Buy it! Together by Vivek H. Murthy, $26.99 (orig. $29.99); barnesandnoble.com
Nikki Reed: Make a Living Living
"We're all craving a reset. This book is super inspiring if you're looking to reassess your work-life relationship."
Buy it! Make a Living Living by Nina Karnikowski, $19.99; target.com
Oprah Winfrey: Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents
The August Oprah's Book Club pick "should be required reading for humanity," says Winfrey. "It eloquently examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America. In writing this book, Isabel responds to a calling from the ancestors—and the ancestors are pleased."
Buy it! Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson, $14.92 (orig. $32); amazon.com
Reese Witherspoon: You Should See Me in a Crown
The first young adult pick for Reese's Book Club, Leah Johnson's novel is a "super funny, joyful story that'll have you reliving your high school prom days!"
Buy it! You Should See Me in a Crown by Leah Johnson, $14.39 (orig. $17.99); amazon.com