Celebrity book clubs seem to be popping up everywhere! From literary fiction, to narrative non-fiction, to titles from new and coming authors, there is sure to be a choice/club to please every reader. Listed below are a few celebrity book clubs as well as some of their current and past selections.
Oprah’s book club has been around seen 1996. The first selection was the Deep End of the Ocean by Jacquelyn Mitchard and her most recent selection is The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row by Anthony Ray Hinton.
Emma Watson created a feminist bookclub ‘Our Shared Shelf’ on Goodreads to share novels on equality and feminism and to explore what she was learning with fellow readers. Current sections include The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas and The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore. Past choices include Hunger: A Memoir of My Body by Roxane Gay, and The Power by Naomi Alderman.
Emma Roberts and Karah Preiss created Bellatrist which profiles an independent bookstore and book monthly. Previous selections include The Rules Do Not Apply by Ariel Levy and Marlena by Julie Bunton. The current adult selection is Visible Empire by Hannah Pittard and the featured bookstore is A Cappella Books in Atlanta.
Sarah Jessica Parker has a book club SJP Picks (through ALA Book Club Central) and a book imprint (in partnership with Molly Stern)– SJP for Hogarth. Her book club’s latest selection is Anatomy of a Miracle by Jonathan Miles. Previous selections include Exit West by Mohsin Hamid, and Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo. The debut novel for her imprint is A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza.
Have you read any of these titles or belong to any celebrity book clubs?