Reese Witherspoon was so excited about "The Sprinkles Baking Book" by Candace Nelson that she attended its pre-release party in Beverly Hills in October 2016. She also shares her book recommendations on Instagram and has a #RWBookClub. She recently read Amy Schumer's "The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo" and "Truly, Madly, Guilty" by Liane Moriarty. In fact, her love of a good read often is how she finds new acting roles — most notably with "Big Little Lies" (which won her an Emmy!). Now keep reading to find out who else is a Hollywood bookworm…
Emma Watson has always been a big reader! These days, she curates a feminist book club on Instagram, Our Shared Shelf, which promotes titles like "Hunger," "Women Who Run With Wolves" and many more. Another reason to love Emma? She frequently leaves free copies of the books her virtual book club is reading — she drops them along subway stops or on stairs of public buildings. She's a bona fide book fairy!
Emma Roberts has started book-reading trends. In November 2016, she posted a photo of "I'll Tell You in Person" by Chloe Caldwell, which she was devouring at the time. Not only does she recommend books on her Instagram page, but the paparazzi snap her when she leaves book stores. In this shot from January 2017, she was toting her latest read — Adam Braver's "Nov. 23, 1969." She also started a social media book club called Belletrist in 2016 and curates all sorts of bookish content for her fans who are readers.
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Sarah Jessica Parker is an avid reader who actually recently read a book titled
"Avid Reader: The Life" by Robert Gottlieb. So it comes as no surprise that she also strolls through New York City with a book in her hand like it's one of her fashion statements — or that in October 2016, she announced a new book-focused gig. The actress and designer is now editorial director for SJP at Hogarth Publishing, a job that will see her discovering and nurturing upcoming writers. She plans to "find, edit, and publish three to four new novels a year."
Jennifer Garner likes to shop at bookstores. As seen in this photo, she was spotted leaving one in Los Angeles' Brentwood neighborhood in July 2016 carrying "Dream Jumper" by Greg Grunberg.
James Franco likes to read in his free time. As seen in this photo, when he filmed "Eat, Pray, Love" in 2009, he was spotted reading in between takes. James has also penned nine books. His most recent work, "Flip-Side: Real and Imaginary Conversations with Lana Del Rey," was co-written with David Shields. And if you're wondering about his favorite books, The New York Times Style Magazine has his top 10. "Blood Meridian" by Cormac McCarthy tops the list.
Jeff Bridges made a fashion statement for bookworms while walking around New York City's East Village in October 2016: He had the book "Teaching of the Great Mountain" by Taizan Maezumi in his pocket.
After Kelly Ripa was "blindsided" by the exit of her "Live! With Kelly and Michael" co-host Michael Strahan, she carried around the book "David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants" by Malcolm Gladwell. The publisher's description of the book says that it "uncovers the hidden rules that shape the balance between the weak and the mighty, the powerful and the dispossessed." Was Kelly sending a message to Michael and ABC executives or was she just showing off that she's a bookworm? The verdict's still out! Regardless, as seen on Instagram, Kelly enjoys reading. Her most recent book post was a photo of "The Rainbow Comes and Goes" by her friend Anderson Cooper and his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt.
While on the set of "Younger" in New York City in October 2015, Hilary Duff kept her latest book — "The Girl on the Train" — on hand for instant entertainment.
Emma Stone was a major Hillary Clinton promoter during the 2016 election, so it's not surprising that the "Battle of the Sexes" actress picked up Hillary's newest book. In September 2017, both ladies appeared on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert." Lucky for Emma, she was able to talk to the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate and hopefully she got her book signed.
Julianne Moore has always been a big reader. In 2015, she was spotted walking around New York City toting "Enchanted August." A few years ago, the talented actress opened up about one of her favorite pastimes: "When I was growing up, the place I felt least alone was when I was reading."