Celebrities, they're just like you. While, sure, their job is likely quite different than yours and results in their lifestyle also often looking very different from your own, from parenting toddlers to that skincare product they love and even the books the read, they're not as different from you as you might think. If you're looking for new books to read, look no further than these
celebrities' all-time favorite books you've got to read. After all, you sometimes look to them for the inside scoop on other products. Why should books be any different?
Oprah's Book Club might be the most well-known celebrity bookclub, but nowadays, other celebrities ranging from Emma Watson to Reese Witherspoon are also getting in on that bookclub game. Not only that, but in the age of Instagram, you can get book recommendations from nearly anyone just by scrolling through the app. Social media and magazine interviews also make celebrities more accessible and relatable — they can give you an up-close-and-personal look into some (if not all) aspects of their lives — so much so that you might start to trust them like you would a friend. If Reese recommends a book, you'll check it out. Still, you want to know what their very favorites are, not just that they enjoyed the book they read most recently. Get ready to add a whole lot of timeless and well-loved books to your reading list.
1 Replay Glamour reported that this book is Olivia Munn's favorite. It's about a man named Jeff who keeps "replaying" his past life events and decisions over and over again, allowing him to right wrongs, fix mistakes, and more. It'll make you think about what you'd do if you also could change your past. Click here to buy. 3 Tender Is The Night
While perhaps less read and less well-known than Fitzgerald's
The Great Gatsby, Tender Is the Night is a book that you should definitely read if you haven't already. It's about romance, sure, but it's also about tragedy and the downfall of a doctor, Dick Diver. In a different article, Glamour reported that this book is one of actress Jessica Biel's favorites. Click here to buy. 4 Interpreter Of Maladies
In a 2013 interview, Mindy Kaling told
TIME that , so it's safe to say that it's one of the actress's favorites. She also revealed that her character on Interpreter of Maladies was a life-changing read The Mindy Project, Mindy Lahiri, was named after author Jhumpa Lahiri. The book is a collection of stories about what it's like to be forced to navigate and incorporate the Indian traditions with which they were raised and the strange, foreign new culture in which they're now living. Click here to buy. 5 One Hundred Years Of Solitude
In an interview with
Shape, actress Sophia Vergara said, "Reading is my passion. I swear I don't even know how to turn on my TV," as she revealed that her favorite novel is . The novel is about the fictional town of Macondo and the Buendía family. As the family endures ups and downs, so too does the town, and the book has enchanted readers since it was first published in the 20th century. One Hundred Years of Solitude Click here to buy. 6 Their Eyes Were Watching God
Refinery29 reported that Yara Shahidi shared on Instagram that
Their Eyes Were Watching God, which the young actress was, at the time, reading for her A.P. Literature class, is one of her favorite novels ever. The Zora Neale Hurston classic is a story of love (and the ups, downs, complications, and devastation that can go with it) in the South and is a book that everyone should read. Click here to buy. 7 A Wrinkle In Time
Tech exec Sheryl Sandberg told
The New York Times in 2013 that her favorite book as a kid was a classic: . The book is about a fearless young girl, Meg Murry, who, with the help of her brother and their friend Calvin, has to find a way to save her father who's been captured by the Dark Thing. The film adaptation of the book, directed by Ava DuVernay, hits theaters in March 2018. A Wrinkle in Time Click here to buy. 8 The Orphan Master's Son
This book tells the story of North Korean Pak Jun Do, a boy whose mother is out of the picture and whose father runs a work camp for orphans. He becomes professional kidnapper, desperate to survive, and, when he falls in love with actress Sun Moon, he finds himself at odds with the North Korean leader.
Glamour reported that . The Orphan Master's Son is among Jamie Chung's favorite books Click here to buy. 9 Song Of Solomon
This classic Toni Morrison work tells the story of Milkman Dead, born shortly after a neighbor dies trying to fly and forever in search of the ability to fly himself. Former First Lady Michelle Obama told a group of kids gathered at the White House in 2011 for Take Your Child To Work Day that
the first book she ever loved was . Song of Solomon Click here to buy. 11 The Master And Margarita
This book is about corruption, love, and good and evil. It'll keep you reading from start to finish. In the previously-mentioned piece, the Oprah website reported that this book is one of actor Daniel Radcliffe's favorites.
Click here to buy. 13 Arcadia
Jumping between events taking place 180 years apart, Tom Stoppard's play about secrets, truth, and time, among other things, is a good play to read if you don't read them often. Also,
Glamour reported that it is one of Jon Hamm's favorites, so if you ever meet the actor, there's your conversation starter. Click here to buy. 14 The Seat Of The Soul
In a commencement speech at Skidmore College, Oprah Winfrey disclosed that
, CNBC reported. The book changes the way you approach interacting with others, facing obstacles, and accomplishing hopes and dreams, and teaches you more about why you act the way you do and what it is that motivates you so that you can take charge of your own life. The Seat of the Soul was the book that changed her life Click here to buy. 16 Crime And Punishment
In 2013, writer Joyce Carol Oates told the
Boston Globe that because it had such a big impact on her. This book is about Raskolnikov, a poor student who thinks that he is above the rules of society because he is so brilliant. To test that, he decides to murder a St. Petersburg pawnbroker. Very quickly, however, he learns that things are not going to go according to plan. Crime and Punishment is her all-time favorite book Click here to buy. 17 Emma
In a piece she penned for the Oprah website, author
J.K. Rowling revealed that her favorite book is by Jane Austen. If you've seen Emma Clueless, you already know the story, sort of, but it's about a young woman named Emma who believes that she will never fall in love and is trying to arrange an advantageous marriage for her friend Harriet. She's in love with Mr. Knightley, however, but won't admit it. Like Cher in Clueless, Emma isn't as much in control of the situation as she might like. If you've never read this book, you should — it's a delight. Click here to buy. 19 Pride And Prejudice
This book tells the story of independent and headstrong Elizabeth Bennet, the second of five daughters, her sisters, her overbearing mother, and her dry-witted and snarky father. Mrs. Bennet is working hard to ensure that each of her daughters marries "well" (meaning a wealthy husband) and couldn't be more pleased when wealthy Mr. Bingley comes to town. It's a classic and beloved favorite for a reason. Plus,
Stylist noted that Keira Knightley, who played Elizabeth Bennet in the film adaptation, has long loved it. Click here to buy. 20 The Things They Carried
Actor Jake Johnson told BuzzFeed that
he loves the book and continued to think of it often after reading it. The book is about a group of men who fought in the Vietnam war, including character Tim O'Brien who, after surviving the war and making his way home, became a father and a professional writer. It's a story about war, survival, and the importance of storytelling. The Things They Carried Click here to buy. 21 When You Are Engulfed In Flames 22 The Prophet
In a 2015 interview with
Harper's Bazaar, actress Salma Hayek said that The Prophet is the one film that she watches over and over again, just as she reads the book over and over again. The book is about a prophet who, when he gets ready to leave the town in which he's lived, has to answer questions from his fellow town residents about all kinds of topics so that he can impart his wisdom before he goes. Click here to buy. 23 Year Of Yes
If you've ever wanted to be best friends with show-runner, producer, and writer Shonda Rhimes, reading this book will make you feel like you're close. The book is about her life before she found success in Hollywood as well as the year she spent saying "yes" to everything that came her way, no matter how scary it seemed. She'll inspire you to be brave too. Plus,
Scandal actress Kerry Washington told E! News that it's one of her all-time favorite books. Click here to buy. 25 The Dream Of A Common Language 26 The Secret Garden
This classic novel is about initially obnoxious and curious orphan Mary Lennox moving in with relatives after her parents die of cholera and, along with her cousin Colin and another child, Dickon, discovering a secret garden that's been abandoned since Colin's mother died years ago.
Stylist reported that this is one of Anne Hathaway's favorite books. Click here to buy. 27 Same Kind Of Different As Me 30 Madeline
Beloved YA icon Judy Blume told the Strand, a bookstore in New York City, that
Madeline, by Ludwig Bemelmans, was the " first book [she] fell in love with." If you've somehow avoided reading this classic, now is the perfect time to get to know spunky Madeline. Click here to buy. Check out Romper's new video series, Romper's Doula Diaries : Watch full episodes of Romper's Doula Diaries on Facebook Watch. What Parents Are Talking About — Delivered Straight To Your Inbox