We're Actually Surprised by How Good These Celebrity Book Clubs Are

Updated 04/23/18

At the start of every new year, one resolution that is always on my list is to read more—knowledge equals power, right? But busy schedules and a huge amount of new book releases can make it hard to keep up with all the books I want to get to. So how do I chose what I should read next? Enter the currently trending habit of #bookstagrammers, and the devout readers who want to make sure their worthy reads are being shared with the rest of us.

While we've talked before about the best book clubs on Instagram, there are also a few of our favourite celebrities who have founded their own internet book clubs, and they are certainly worth a look. We've whittled it down to our top four, who all discuss a wide range of books, so there's something for every type of reader. Keep scrolling below for the celebrity book clubs that will ensure you always have a book in your bag at all times. 

Our Shared Shelf

To accompany her work with UN Women (also, how cool?) Emma Watson launched this feminist book club, Our Shared Shelf on Goodreads in 2016, and it unsurprisingly blew up. If you love books that are thought-provoking and burst with female empowerment, a quick follow on the Instagram page will ensure a never-ending flow of inspiration.

Oprah’s Book Club

If there’s one person we universally admire in our office it’s Oprah. She’s long been an authority on book recommendations, but since her website's rebrand, her offering goes far beyond recommendations and she also gives in-depth reviews, interviews and themed round-ups of the books she reads.

Reese’s Book Club

It's easy to see from Reese Witherspoon’s Instagram feed that she loves a good book—after reading Cheryl Strayed’s Wild memoir, Witherspoon's production company turned it into a movie. Curated by Witherspoon herself, her book club’s Instagram regularly provides self-help tomes that will keep you inspired all year long.


Founded by Emma Roberts and her friend Karah Preiss, each month Belletrist features a different book and an independent bookstore to visit. More than just book recommendations, their blog also features interviews with many of the authors they feature, and even Emma Roberts herself.

Books we can't wait to read:

Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown $15
Abandon Me by Melissa Febos $18
The Wisdom of Sundays by Oprah Winfrey $28
Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge $26

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