Reading with the stars: Here are the best celebrity book clubs
By Elysee Johnson
Mark Twain once said, “Good friends, good books, and a sleeping conscience – that’s the ideal life.”
Life can get hectic at times, and few things can provide that much-needed change of mood as effectively as a good book.
But who has time to spend hours browsing the shelves of their local bookstore or searching Kindle apps for the right novel to tickle their craving?
Luckily, there’s a simple solution that can also connect you to other bookworms: join a book club!
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And since it matters who makes the recommendations, TAG24 selected the best celebrity book clubs from among the most literature-inclined A-listers.
Here are the best celebrity book clubs everyone should be following right now!
Belletrist by Emma Roberts
In 2017, American Horror Story star Emma Roberts teamed up with her best friend, producer Karah Preiss, to create Belletrist.
According to its official website, the club “celebrates great books and the people who read them”.
Roberts is an avid reader herself, so there’s no doubting her expertise when it comes to choosing a good book.
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But what makes the Scream Queens star club even more unique is its selection of female authors and its consistent support of independent bookstores located in the United States.
Noname Book Club by Noname
Hip-hop star Noname isn’t just a prolific rapper, she’s also one hell of a poet.
In 2019, the 30-year-old artist expanded her love for the spoken word with her own book club, Noname Book Club.
Each month, the Chicago-based musician, along with two special guests, chooses two books written by authors of color for members to discuss.
The club also meets regularly via Zoom and currently has 10 local chapters across the country, so you’ll have access to a vibrant community, as well as great titles!
Our shelf shared by Emma Watson
A book club run by Hermione Granger – what more could a true book lover ask for?
In 2016, the Harry Potter alum launched Our Shared Shelf.
And just like the UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, the group takes a keen interest in real-life social and political issues, choosing books that often deal with women’s equality and rights.
The club chooses a new book every two months and members can discuss topics on its Goodreads page.
So grab your book buddies and join these awesome book clubs today!
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