What Reese Witherspoon, Brie Larson and Other Celebrities Are Reading

We’re always looking for that next great read, and some of the best recommendations actually come from Instagram, where celebrities are using social media to share their favorite books with millions of followers. Here are some recommendations from just a few of our faves.

Reese Witherspoon

The Wall Street Journal recently called Witherspoon “one of Hollywood’s most influential literary tastemakers in the book-to-screen business” and she even uses #RWBookClub so you can easily find her recommendations. One of her most recent picks was “All Is Not Forgotten” by Wendy Walker, a thriller she writes “had me guessing until the very end.”

Emma Watson

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Of course the actress who played Hermione is recommending books! The “Harry Potter” star actually has her own feminist book club, Our Shared Shelf, on Goodreads. Follow on Instagram at @oursharedshelf for picks like “Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl” by Carrie Brownstein and “Persepolis” by Marjane Satrapi.

Brie Larson

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Oscar winner Larson read “Fates and Furies” by Lauren Groff after “internet stalking” (her words) Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine. President Obama also called this his book of the year for 2015.

Mindy Kaling

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“The Mindy Project” star recently shared a shot of her summer weekend kit, which included “The Girls” by Emma Cline and “Ragtime” by E.L. Doctorow.

Uzo Aduba

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Aduba’s “Orange Is the New Black” co-star Diane Guerrero shares her story of growing up in the U.S. after her parents were deported in her memoir titled “In the Country We Love.” Aduba writes that it “makes me proud to call her friend and colleague.” Guerrero’s “Jane the Virgin” co-star Gina Rodriguez is also a fan.

Sophia Bush

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If you’re in need of a good laugh, Bush recommends “Live Fast Die Hot” by Jenny Mollen. The “Chicago P.D.” star writes, “Have you ever laughed so hard that your eyes puked tears? Whelp. Go get this book.”


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