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.
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
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
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
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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