If you still haven’t started your summer reading list, you’re in luck. Now that digital book clubs are all the rage, celebrities are more outspoken than ever about recommending their favorite summer books — often times coupled with a cute photo that makes fans want to read the paperback even more.
Recommended by: Drew Barrymore
What’s it about? A hilarious memoir about everyday foibles. Drew posted on Instagram that it’s a “great book in bed.”
Recommended by: Sarah Jessica Parker
What’s it about? A debut novel about a guy who returns to his childhood hometown only to find that everything has changed. She officially picked this book for Book Club Central.
Recommended by: Reese Witherspoon
What’s it about? “I think you’ll really enjoy this exciting and fast-paced story about a pregnant American socialite who teams up with a female ex-spy and a hot-tempered young soldier in the aftermath of WWII,” Reese wrote on Instagram. “A story of courage and redemption. Happy reading!”
Recommended by: Oprah Winfrey
What’s it about? A powerful memoir about a man’s journey from incarceration to bettering himself. “If you’re only gonna read one book this month, read this one.” Oprah wrote on Instagram.
Recommended by: Kate Hudson
What’s it about? The renowned scholar and cultural critic takes a poignant look at the question, “What is love?” “First summer read!” Kate wrote on Instagram.
Recommended by: Madonna
What’s it about? This classic book is a collection of notes and essays from the famed scholar and activist. Madonna urged her fans to “read Simon Weil” on her Instagram.
Recommended by: Mariah Carey
What’s it about? The New York Times bestseller is a memoir from the late Academy Award winning actress. “Great read. Fascinating woman,” Mariah said.
Recommended by: Tom Hanks
What’s it about? A sci-fi novel about a captain whose mission goes seriously awry. “My summer reading,” Tom wrote on his Instagram. “Then anything else by John Scalzi!”
Recommended by: Hugh Jackman
What’s it about? This YA novel is an autobiographical tale about a Native-American teenager who leaves his hometown to attend an all-white high school. Hugh shared a picture of himself reading the book, and in 2016 he announced he was producing the film adaptation, too.
Recommended by: Renée Zellweger
What’s it about? An intellectual look at a couple from infancy to old age, eloquently explaining how human personalities are developed over time. Renée has been spotted reading the book.
Recommended by: Sofia Vergara
What’s it about? An apocalyptic book about a team of scientists who find themselves stranded in the Arctic as weird secrets are unveiled. Sofia gave this sci-fi book a thumbs up.