Summer Books to Read if You’re Obsessed with Celebrity Book Club Picks
Have you been devouring celebrity book club recommendations so quickly you're already out of new ones? Here are some great picks to tide you over!
With the official start of summer just around the corner, we’ve all got more time to dive into our favorite celebrity’s book club picks. From Jenna Bush Hager, to Reese’s Book Club to Oprah, there are so many great choices for a sunny beach read, especially when recommended by some of our favorite stars. Here is a selection of fantastic reads written by former book club selections to pick up this summer—after you’re done with Reese’s latest pick, of course!
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The Husbands by Chandler Baker
Nora Spangler does a lot, both as an attorney and as a housewife. Between packing lunches and scheduling appointments, she wonders why her husband doesn’t do more to help around the house. When the Spanglers visit an exclusive suburban neighborhood—where the men support their high-powered wives—Nora begins to realize there might be more to having the ideal husband that meets the eye.
Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead
Rescued from a sinking ship as a child, Marian Graves goes on to develop a whirlwind, devastating love for flight and embarks on a journey to fly over the North and South Poles. A century later, Hadley Baxter is cast as Marian in a career-defining role in a film about Marian’s life and her disappearance in Antarctica. The two women embark on their quests for self-determination in lush, adventurous stories that parallel across time.
The Guilt Trip by Sandie Jones
Three couples travel to Portugal for their destination vacation. The newest member—charismatic Ali—is set to marry Will, much to the chagrin of the rest of the group. But when one learns a world-shattering secret about Ali, the weekend unravels into a test of marriages and friendships.
Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Nina, Jay, Hud, and Kit, are all children of the legendary singer Mick Riva, and their lives are just as dazzling. In August 1983, during Nina’s annual end-of-summer party, everyone is vying to be near this famous family. Except—Nina’s husband just left her, and Jay can’t stop waiting for the girl he likes to show up, and it looks like the party is starting to get out of control…
The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba by Chanel Cleeton
Trapped in a Havana prison, eighteen-year-old Evangelina Cisneros dreams of Cuba free from the clutches of Spanish Imperialism. With the help of American journalist Grace Harrington and covert revolutionary Marina Perez, Evangelina is freed from her unjust sentence. But as Cuban civilians are forced into concentration camps, the three women must fight in their united effort for Cuban independence.
While We Were Dating by Jasmine Guillory
Ben Stephens is not a serious dater—it’s his advertising career that keeps his attention, not relationships or women. Likewise, Anna Gardiner is on a mission to make herself a household name in Hollywood, no matter how cute the guy leading her new ad campaign is. When Ben and Anna’s flirting is interrupted by a family emergency, the two start to consider that maybe they’ve got something worth fighting for.
Such a Quiet Place by Megan Miranda
The idyllic town of Hollow’s Edge is shaken by the murder of two beloved residents. A year and a half later, the Hollow’s Edge is miserable, and the suspected killer—Ruby Fletcher—has her conviction overturned. When Ruby returns home, suspicion begins to brew about the night of the murder, and it becomes increasingly clear that not everyone in town is telling the truth.
The Secret Keeper by Alka Joshi
In the spring of 1969, henna artist Lakshmi directs the Healing Garden in Shimla. Her protégé Malik has recently finished his education and is excited to work at the Facilities Office of the Jaipur Royal Palace. But when the new cinema’s balcony falls on the cinema’s opening night, Malik suspects something sinister is afoot in the lush, lavish world of the wealthy class.
Blackout by Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, and Nicola Yoon
A summer heatwave takes out the power in New York City, plunging its residents in darkness. But multiple stories are unfolding: from long-time friends to bitter exes, the city brews with life, even without light. Relationships change, end, and begin in this anthology of stories by some of our most celebrated YA authors.
How Beautiful We Were by Imbolo Mbue
In the African village of Kosawa, an American oil company has set the community aflame. Children are getting sick from the water, pipeline spills poison the land, and Kosawa’s authoritarian government cares for nothing except their own interests. Told through a generation of children living in the community over the course of a few decades, the people of Kosawa decide no one will give them freedom—they have to be the ones to fight back.
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