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Celebrity Book Clubs - December Selections



Every month I'll be sharing a heads up with book club selections from some of the celebrity book clubs - let me know if you're aware of one for me to include. The full list of all selections for these celebrities is in the Reading List tab at the top of the page.


Reese Witherspoon Hello Sunshine Book Club


The Marriage Proposal by Maggie O'Farrell


There's an interview and short video by Maggic O'Farrell on the Hello Sunshine website talking about her inspiration for this book. It's already been on my TBR because I loved Hamnet!


Here's the interview.










Oprah's Book Club

No new choice this month; last month was Demon Copperhead.



Good Morning America Book Club



The Light Pirate by Lily Brooks-Dalton

From Goodreads blurb:

Florida is slipping away. As devastating weather patterns and rising sea levels gradually wreak havoc on the state’s infrastructure, a powerful hurricane approaches a small town on the southeastern coast. Kirby Lowe, an electrical line worker; his pregnant wife, Frida; and their two sons, Flip and Lucas, prepare for the worst. When the boys go missing just before the hurricane hits, Kirby heads out into the high winds to search for them. Left alone, Frida goes into premature labor and gives birth to an unusual child, Wanda, whom she names after the catastrophic storm that ushers her into a society closer to collapse than ever before.





Read With Jenna Bush Book Club


The Secret History by Donna Tartt

From the Today website:

Jenna Bush Hager picked an old favorite for her next Read With Jenna pick. “‘The Secret History,’ to me, is almost as close to perfect as a book gets." First published in 1992, “The Secret History” by Donna Tartt is now considered a modern classic to many people — Jenna included. “It is a pillar of the last 30 years in literature,” she says.


Jenna says she’s been recommending the book for the past three decades and now invites more people to join her in reading a book she says should be “celebrated constantly.”







Emma Roberts Book Club - Belletrist


They're Going to Love You by Meg Howrey

From Goodreads blurb:

A magnetic tale of betrayal, art, and ambition, set in the world of professional ballet, New York City during the AIDS crisis, and present-day Los Angeles.


From Belletrist Instagram:

Throughout her childhood, Carlisle Martin got to see her father, Robert, for only a few precious weeks a year when she visited the brownstone apartment in Greenwich Village he shared with his partner, James. Brilliant but troubled, James gave Carlisle an education in all that he held dear in life—literature, music, and, most of all, dance. Now, with her father dying, the choreographer must face the betrayal that caused their estrangement nearly two decades earlier.




I couldn't find a new selection for Sarah Jessica Parker or Steph Curry. Some celebrities don't choose something every month and some have their selections on join-and-pay sites like Literati. So until they show up somewhere on the internet for free, I won't be able to share them.


Do you follow any particular celebrity and their reading suggestions? Are you more or less likely to add a book to your TBR if a celebrity recommends it? Is there a celebrity book club I'm missing in this list?



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