Celebrity book clubs have been around for years. Oprah Winfrey, for one, has lent her imprimatur to all kinds of literature over the years, often helping bring under-looked works to a wider audience. Oprah’s Book Club is still around, and Emma Watson’s feminist book club Our Shared Shelf is also off and running (current read: How To Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran). But in the social media era, it’s even easier to learn and share what celebrities are reading. Sometimes Instagram and Twitter can seem like their own virtual celebrity book club. Here’s the best picks and recommendations from celebrities this week.
Lena Dunham: Innocents and Others by Dana Spiotta
Brie Larson: We Believe You by Annie E. Clark and Andrea L. Pinto
My #wcw is dedicated to Annie E. Clark and Andrea L. Pinto. Two inspiring women who didn't suffer in silence after surviving sexual abuse. After first sharing their vulnerability to each other they realized the strength they felt from uniting with their pain should be nurtured in others. Together they have created a safe space to share, speak out and take action against the institutions that did not take proper care of their safety. Their new book #WeBelieveYou features not just them but 36 other brave men and women survivors of campus sexual assault. I stand with them, and every other voice who has been hurt by abuse. I believe you.
Emma Roberts: After This by Claire Bidwell Smith
Gwyneth Paltrow: Longevity by Cameron Diaz
Today #longevitybook hits shelves, a comprehensive look at how to get better as time goes on. @camerondiaz and @sandrabark do a deep dive into the science behind it all, it's exhaustively researched and fascinating. Of all of the incredible women in my life, @camerondiaz holds a special place for being as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside, for her deep generosity of heart, her grace and strength, and her genuine curiosity about life, the fruits of which she shares with all of us in her books. Pick up a copy ASAP!
Drew Barrymore: Longevity by Cameron Diaz