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Celebrity-Recommended Books You’ll Totally Want to Add to Your Summer Reading List


If you still haven’t started your summer reading list, you’re in luck. Now that digital book clubs are all the rage, celebrities are more outspoken than ever about recommending their favorite summer books — often times coupled with a cute photo that makes fans want to read the paperback even more.

From Reese Witherspoon to Sofia Vergara, here are all the best books that your favorite stars are raging about.

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You’ll Grow Out of It, by Jessi Klein

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Recommended by: Drew Barrymore

What’s it about? A hilarious memoir about everyday foibles. Drew posted on Instagram that it’s a “great book in bed.”


_No One Is Coming to Save Us _, by Stephanie Powell Watts

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Recommended by: Sarah Jessica Parker

What’s it about? A debut novel about a guy who returns to his childhood hometown only to find that everything has changed. She officially picked this book for Book Club Central.


The Alice Network, by Kate Quinn

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Recommended by: Reese Witherspoon

What’s it about? “I think you’ll really enjoy this exciting and fast-paced story about a pregnant American socialite who teams up with a female ex-spy and a hot-tempered young soldier in the aftermath of WWII,” Reese wrote on Instagram. “A story of courage and redemption. Happy reading!”


Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death, and Redemption in an American Prison, by Shaka Senghor

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Recommended by: Oprah Winfrey

What’s it about? A powerful memoir about a man’s journey from incarceration to bettering himself. “If you’re only gonna read one book this month, read this one.” Oprah wrote on Instagram.


All About Love, by Bell Hooks

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Recommended by: Kate Hudson

What’s it about? The renowned scholar and cultural critic takes a poignant look at the question, “What is love?” “First summer read!” Kate wrote on Instagram.


Gravity and Grace, by Simone Weil

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Recommended by: Madonna

What’s it about? This classic book is a collection of notes and essays from the famed scholar and activist. Madonna urged her fans to “read Simon Weil” on her Instagram.


Me: Stories of My Life, by Katharine Hepburn

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Recommended by: Mariah Carey

What’s it about? The New York Times bestseller is a memoir from the late Academy Award winning actress. “Great read. Fascinating woman,” Mariah said.


Redshirts, by John Scalzi

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Recommended by: Tom Hanks

What’s it about? A sci-fi novel about a captain whose mission goes seriously awry. “My summer reading,” Tom wrote on his Instagram. “Then anything else by John Scalzi!”


The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie

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Recommended by: Hugh Jackman

What’s it about? This YA novel is an autobiographical tale about a Native-American teenager who leaves his hometown to attend an all-white high school. Hugh shared a picture of himself reading the book, and in 2016 he announced he was producing the film adaptation, too.


The Social Animal, by David Brooks

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Recommended by: Renée Zellweger

What’s it about? An intellectual look at a couple from infancy to old age, eloquently explaining how human personalities are developed over time. Renée has been spotted reading the book.


The First Horseman, by John Case

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Recommended by: Sofia Vergara

What’s it about? An apocalyptic book about a team of scientists who find themselves stranded in the Arctic as weird secrets are unveiled. Sofia gave this sci-fi book a thumbs up.


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