The Celebrity Book Club Deep Dive Episode You Need (Podcast)

The Celebrity Book Club Deep Dive Episode You Need (Podcast)

Take a deep dive into the world of celebrity book clubs! Explore how Hollywood and literature collide with Oprah, Reese, and Jenna impacting publishing.

Do your favorite books come from a favorite celebrity? Josh (@tellthebeees on TikTok) brings his expertise on books and culture news to discuss how celebrity selection has impacted our reading experience. 

This discussion starts with the announcement, from Oprah Winfrey’s first selection to Reese Witherspoon’s Hollywood- adaptation strategy (Hello Sunshine) and Jenna Bush Hager’s surprising influence on our lives. 

A surprising number of celebrities also joined the literary scene, including Florence Welch, Emma Watson, Emma Roberts, and even a collab with Kim Kardashian and Chrissy Teigen (that quickly fizzled). 

One name you might not be familiar with is our discovery of the Noname Book Club, which already had me joining their paid community to help. You’ll want to join in when you see the book picks. 

Whether you are old enough to remember the earliest days of Oprah’s Book Club, a millennial joining in the reading fun with Reese’s Book Club,  a Read with Jenna connoisseur, or happen to align with a micro-influencer taste, we want to facilitate that conversation with you today. 

Josh and I share similar taste in books and offer our shared shelf experience with the best book club picks we’ve experienced from these three influencers. 

That’s not all, though, we also want to talk to YOU about your favorite book club books. Don’t miss this month’s Town Hall, where we share who has had the biggest influence on YOUR reading life. 

My Celebrity Book Club Picks (How to Join)

Don’t miss today’s bonus article with my top five celebrity book club recommendations from these three amazing clubs we have featured today in today’s bonus book list! 

The Celebrity Book Club Deep Dive Episode You Need

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MomAdvice Book Club

A Quiet Life by Ethan Joella

Fables Books

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara


A Little Life Tee


Roxane Gay’s Book Club

Malala’s Book Club

Oprah’s Book Club

Deep End of the Ocean by Jacquelyn Mitchard

Reese Witherspoon and the Boom in Celebrity Book Clubs on The Guardian 

The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen

Reese’s Book Club Hello Sunshine

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl


Big Little Lies

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

The Island of the Missing Trees by Elif Shafak

Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller

Seven Days in June by Tia Williams

This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel

Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

The Guest List by Lucy Foley

Amy’s Interview with Celeste Ng

Amy’s Interview with Jessica Knoll

Counterfeit by Kirstin Chen

L.A. Weather by Maria Amparo Escandon

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Where the Crawdads Sing

Carolina by Taylor Swift

Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay

Reese Witherspoon: Women Want Quality Content, Not ‘Mommy Blogs And 14 Ways To Cook A Turkey’ on Huffpost

No Name Book Club

Noname: Tiny Desk Concert

Noname’s Interview on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

How Noname is Reimagining Fame (and Everything Else) on Rolling Stone

Noname Book Club Patreon Account

Black bookstore list from Noname

Read with Jenna Book Club

Late Migrations by Margaret Renkl

Jenna Bush Hager, Progeny of Presidents, Is Now a Publishing Kingmaker on The New York Times

The Feather Thief by Kirk W. Johnson

Jenna Bush Hager Adds Page to Book Club with Universal Studio Production Deal on Variety

A Little Hope by Ethan Joella

Lessons for Writing Your First Book with Ethan Joella (Book Gang Podcast)

Remarkable Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt

The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Dare

Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano

Dear Edward

Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson

The Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall

The Family by Naomi Krupitsky

Black Buck by Mateo Askaripour

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Published March 03, 2023 by:

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