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

Updated 08/20/19

So many of us want to make reading new books more of a priority. 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 titles you'd really like to sink your teeth into. Choosing what book to read—and when to read it—can quickly turn into hours of internet research. Enter the celebrity book club: It's a place where devout (albeit famous) readers make it their business to share tomes they love with the rest of us.

We've rounded up four of our favorite celebs who founded their own internet book clubs—and they're certainly worth a look. Each of these stars discusses a wide range of books, so there's something for every type of reader. Keep scrolling for a list of celebrity book clubs that will ensure you always have a good book in your bag. 

Our Shared Shelf

To accompany her work as a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, Emma Watson launched the feminist book club, Our Shared Shelf, via Goodreads and it unsurprisingly blew up. If you love books that are thought-provoking and rife with female empowerment, a quick follow on Instagram will ensure a neverending flow of inspiration.

Oprah’s Book Club

If there’s one person we universally admire, it’s Oprah. She’s long been an authority on book recommendations and her club's offerings go far beyond suggestions. She also provides in-depth reviews, author interviews, and juicy book roundups.

Reese’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine

It's easy to see from Reese Witherspoon’s personal Instagram feed that she loves a good book—and after reading Cheryl Strayed’s Wild memoir, Witherspoon had her production company turn it into a movie. Curated by the Oscar-winning actress herself, Reese's Book Club provides books that span all genres, as well as self-help tomes that keep you inspired all year long.


Emma Roberts and her friend Karah Preiss, founded Belletrist, an Instagram-based book club that features a different book (and an independent bookstore endorsement) each month. More than just book recommendations, their blog also showcases interviews with influential women in the arts scene, featured authors, and commentary by Roberts and Preiss.

Good Reads

A blue book cover featuring Central American refugees, entitled Solito, Solita.
Solito, Solita by Steven Mayers $13
A book cover featuring a photo of Michelle Obama on a blue background, entitled Becoming.
Becoming by Michelle Obama $18
A book cover featuring model homes, entitled Little Fires Everywhere.
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng $15
A green book cover, entitled Marilou is Everywhere, by Sarah Elaine Smith.
Marilou Is Everywhere by Sarah Elaine Smith $18

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