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Book Recommendations from Your Favorite Celebrities

Celebrity book recs
You can find out a lot about a person just by looking at the books they like to read. The same applies to celebrities, of course, and if you’re ever wondering what’s going on in their heads, maybe try reading their favorite books.

Recommendations from your favorite celebrities

Here is a list of book recommendations from some celebrities!Oprah Winfrey described Maya Angelou’s book, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” as “life-changing,” and says she felt an instant connection with the author and her story. The novel follows a young American woman’s life in the South from childhood to her teenage years, and the struggles she faces—particularly involving racism and self-affirmation. Phoebe Bridgers described “Her Body and Other Parties” by Carmen Maria Machado as one of her favorite books of all time and as “horny, spooky, sad, smart, queer, funny.” It’s a short story collection that cleverly breaks barriers between science fiction, horror, comedy, psychological realism, and fantasy. Phoebe Waller-Bridge loves “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley. The classic gothic novel follows a scientist tormented by his own monstrous creation and examines the consequences brought on by the ruthless pursuit of knowledge.Beyoncé loves to recommend “What Will It Take to Make a Woman President?” by Marianne Schnall to her younger fans. The book consists of interviews and essays by influential women, including Maya Angelou, Melissa Etheridge, and Gloria Steinem, among many others.Olivia Rodrigo recently enjoyed and recommended “Hood Feminism” by Mikki Kendall to her fans on a livestream. Written by a fresh new voice in Black feminism, this book offers a critique of today’s feminist movement and how it has failed many women.
Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall digital book - Fable

Hood Feminism

By Mikki Kendall

A potent and electrifying critique of today’s feminist movement announcing a fresh new voice in black feminism.

Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado digital book - Fable

Her Body and Other Parties

By Carmen Maria Machado

Earthy and otherworldly, antic and sexy, queer and caustic, comic and deadly serious, Her Body and Other Parties swings from horrific violence to the most exquisite sentiment.

What Will It Take to Make a Woman President? by Marianne Schnall digital book - Fable

What Will It Take to Make a Woman President?

By Marianne Schnall

Prompted by a question from her daughter during the 2008 election, "Why haven't we ever had a woman president?", Schnall set out on a journey to find the answer. Schnall examined the issues, gathering viewpoints from influential people from all sectors.

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou digital book - Fable

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

By Maya Angelou

Poetic and powerful, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings will touch hearts and change minds for as long as people read.

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley digital book - Fable


By Mary Shelley

Victor Frankenstein, a strange but brilliant scientist, discovers a method of imparting life to inanimate matter. The Monster is thus born: a hideous, 8-foot-tall creature of muscle, speed, and intellect. Frankenstein’s rejection...

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