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Celebrity Book Recommendations

Are you a reader that also follows favorite celebrities? Then you might also be interested in what they're reading. Ever since Oprah started her successful book club (was their a celebrity before her that recommended books?), various celebrity book clubs have come and gone. It's hard work to read enough books to be able to pick one a month as a recommendation for 'the world' to read. As I'm looking to expand my Celebrity Reading Lists (see the Reading List tab at the top of the page), here are a few celebrity reading lists I've come across.

Click the book cover to go to the Goodreads listing.

Sarah Jessica Parker Recommends

Aftershocks - a memoir

The Cherry Robbers - general fiction; guns, artist, creating a new life

Hurricane Girl - general fiction; home destroyed by a hurricane and woman tries to rebuild her life

Emma Roberts Recommends

Orwell's Roses - a unique biography of George Orwell, his passion for gardening, and more

The Lightness - adolescent desire, female friendship, a summer of exploration

Your Voice in my Head - a memoir; a 22 year old English journalist living in the US explores depression and mania, love and loss

Natalie Portman Recommends

A Sister's Story - general fiction; translated, secrets and the bond between sisters

Poet Warrior - memoir; by first Native American poet laureate

Cassandra at the Wedding - general fiction; tragicomic novella

Stephen Curry Recommends (NBA star)

The Other West Moore - a memoir

A Team of Their Own - nonfiction; women from different countries combine to form the first Korean women's ice hockey team

Haben - a memoir; the deafblind woman who conquered Harvard Law

LeVar Burton Recommends

What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky - short story collection

Parable of the Sower - science fiction; dystopian look at Los Angeles in 2025

Go Tell it on the Mountain - general fiction; COA story of black boy, son of Pentecostal minister in Harlem

Complete, updated book club lists for Reese Witherspoon, Oprah, and GMA (Good Morning America), are located at the Reading List tab at the top of the page. There's also a BJ Reading List which is all the themed reading lists I've compiled. I'll work on getting pages for the above celebrity full reading lists as well.

There are SO many books and authors here that I've never heard of which once again shows the absolutely huge volume of books available to read! Have you read any of these books? What did you think?

Welcome to Bookshelf Journeys.

It's my goal to provide real reviews of the books I read without totally rehashing every plot. I'll never spoil a story by giving away a plot twist! Hopefully you'll find one or two of interest and will discover a new book or author to add to YOUR TBR list.  Take a moment to explore, read a couple reviews, and let me know what you think.


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The review ratings are based on a 5 star  (1/2 stars sometimes) system with a 3 being an average read for me. I hope you find that helpful. Knowing, of course, that all opinions are just that - my opinion!  Let me know if you agree or disagree - I'd love to hear from you.

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