Want to join the best celebrity book clubs? Here are the most popular August 2023 celebrity book club picks. I’ll find all the most exciting book club selections for you each month. Let’s read together like a celeb!
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Extraordinary August 2023 Celebrity Book Club Picks
Hello, August! Are you ready to read along with your favourite celebs this month? I am!
Do you want to know all the latest celebrity book club picks of the month? I’m sharing them with you in this post today. If you don’t want any spoilers, this is your heads up that all the most popular August 2023 celebrity book club picks are about to be revealed in detail below! As always, these latest picks are all exciting new books that I just can’t wait to read. What about you?
If you’re new to Love Beauty Thrive, here’s the deal on celebrity book clubs! Each month, I’ll share with you the most popular celebrity book club selections and some thoughts on each. You’ll find all the hottest celebrity book club books listed here – all together in one post – so you don’t have to search around to discover what you’d like to read next. Want to read like a celeb? You’ll find out exactly how to do that here!
As monthly selections are announced, I’ll list all the most popular celebrity book club picks that the reading community can’t stop talking about. Are there any books (or book clubs) that I forgot to include? Be sure to let me know in the comments below! I’d really love to include them in the discussion.
As with all my book lists, my celebrity book club list might look a little different than others – our reading interests are all different! But I always try my best to include a variety of titles, perspectives and suggestions for both an interesting and diverse selection of amazing new books. Which celebrity book club books will you be reading?
Are you ready for some of the BEST suggestions on what to read this month? Let’s get to it!
WHICH CELEBRITY BOOK CLUBS DO YOU FOLLOW?
Here are the celebrity book clubs followed monthly at Love Beauty Thrive.
- Reese’s Book Club
- Oprah’s Book Club
- Read with Jenna Book Club
- Good Morning America Book Club
- Belletrist Book Club (Emma Roberts)
- The Happy Place Reads (JoAnna Garcia Swisher)
Love Beauty Thrive also looks forward to seeing Sarah Jessica Parker’s frequent book recommendations on Instagram, but doesn’t officially follow her suggestions as a monthly celebrity book club.
And with that, let’s get to the August 2023 celebrity book club picks.
OUTSTANDING AUGUST 2023 CELEBRITY BOOK CLUB PICKS
Are you ready to read like a celebrity? Here are the hottest August 2023 celebrity book club picks to get your hands on. We really can’t wait!
Of course, we’ll start with one of our top favourite celebrity book clubs, Reese’s Book Club.
REESE’S BOOK CLUB
Reese’s Book Club is Reese Witherspoon’s monthly book club with her production company, Hello Sunshine. Reese’s Book Club reads books of every genre with women at the center of the story.
We are Reese’s Book Club. The seekers of joy, the lovers of story, the keepers of fictive kin; and through The Readership we dive deeper, go further, and give more to co-author louder, greater, prouder, a truer, newer narrative for women.Reese’s Book Club (2023)
If you’d like to learn more about how Reese’s Book Club elevates female voices and stories (and all about why it’s a must read book club for women), be sure to check out our recent post, Reese Witherspoon Book Club: Women’s Literary Empowerment.
Visit Reese’s Book Club here to read with Reese.
REESE’S BOOK CLUB PICK (AUGUST 2023)
Reese’s Book Club August 2023 pick is Tom Lake by Ann Patchett.
A Reese’s Book Club pick and Amazon’s #1 best seller in historical literary fiction, this novel is authored by “one of America’s finest writers”. Here is the publisher’s book description of Tom Lake.
In the spring of 2020, Lara’s three daughters return to the family’s orchard in Northern Michigan. While picking cherries, they beg their mother to tell them the story of Peter Duke, a famous actor with whom she shared both a stage and a romance years before at a theater company called Tom Lake. As Lara recalls the past, her daughters examine their own lives and relationship with their mother, and are forced to reconsider the world and everything they thought they knew.
Tom Lake is a meditation on youthful love, married love, and the lives parents have led before their children were born. Both hopeful and elegiac, it explores what it means to be happy even when the world is falling apart. As in all of her novels, Ann Patchett combines compelling narrative artistry with piercing insights into family dynamics. The result is a rich and luminous story, told with profound intelligence and emotional subtlety, that demonstrates once again why she is one of the most revered and acclaimed literary talents working today.Tom Lake (2023)
Do you love audiobooks? If so, you’re in for a very special treat – the Tom Lake audiobook is narrated by legendary film icon (and Academy Award-winning actress) Meryl Streep.
Read more about Tom Lake on Goodreads.
OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB
Oprah’s Book Club is Oprah Winfrey’s book club. Since the 1990’s, it’s been one of the most famous book clubs in the world. It makes frequent selections (but not on a regular monthly schedule). Oprah’s Book Club reads books that often focus on Black voices.
Visit Oprah’s Book Club here to read with Oprah.
OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK (CURRENT)
The current pick for Oprah’s Book Club is The Covenant of Water by Abraham Verghese (selected in May 2023).
An Oprah’s Book Club pick and instant New York Times bestseller, here is the publisher’s book description of The Covenant of Water.
Spanning the years 1900 to 1977, The Covenant of Water is set in Kerala, on South India’s Malabar Coast, and follows three generations of a family that suffers a peculiar affliction: in every generation, at least one person dies by drowning—and in Kerala, water is everywhere. At the turn of the century, a twelve-year-old girl from Kerala’s long-existing Christian community, grieving the death of her father, is sent by boat to her wedding, where she will meet her forty-year-old husband for the first time. From this unforgettable new beginning, the young girl—and future matriarch, known as Big Ammachi—will witness unthinkable changes over the span of her extraordinary life, full of joy and triumph as well as hardship and loss, her faith and love the only constants.
A shimmering evocation of a bygone India and of the passage of time itself, The Covenant of Water is a hymn to progress in medicine and to human understanding, and a humbling testament to the difficulties undergone by past generations for the sake of those alive today. It is one of the most masterful literary novels published in recent years.The Covenant of Water (2023)
Read more about The Covenant of Water on Goodreads.
READ WITH JENNA BOOK CLUB
Read with Jenna is the TODAY show’s book club with Jenna Bush Hagar. It typically reads books from Book of the Month selections that often emphasize diversity. Read with Jenna invites viewers to read and discuss monthly picks together.
Visit the Read with Jenna book club here to read with Jenna Bush Hagar.
READ WITH JENNA BOOK CLUB PICK (AUGUST 2023)
The Read with Jenna book club August 2023 pick is Summer Sisters by Judy Blume.
A TODAY Show “Read With Jenna” book club pick, #1 New York Times bestseller and Amazon’s #1 best seller in women’s domestic life fiction (not to mention, a novel you’ll want to read again and again), here is the publisher’s book description of Summer Sisters.
In the summer of 1977, Victoria Leonard’s world changes forever when Caitlin Somers chooses her as a friend. Dazzling, reckless Caitlin welcomes Vix into the heart of her sprawling, eccentric family, opening doors to a world of unimaginable privilege, sweeping her away to vacations on Martha’s Vineyard, an enchanting place where the two friends become “summer sisters.”Summer Sisters (2003)
Now, years later, Vix is working in New York City. Caitlin is getting married on the Vineyard. And the early magic of their long, complicated friendship has faded. But Caitlin begs Vix to come to her wedding, to be her maid of honor. And Vix knows that she will go—because she wants to understand what happened during that last shattering summer. And, after all these years, she needs to know why her best friend—her summer sister—still has the power to break her heart.
Read more about Summer Sisters on Goodreads.
GMA BOOK CLUB
The GMA Book Club is the Good Morning America book club. It “showcases book picks from a wide range of compelling authors.” The GMA Book Club reads discussion worthy books from a variety of different perspectives.
Visit the GMA Book Club here to read with Good Morning America.
GMA BOOK CLUB PICK (AUGUST 2023)
The GMA Book Club August 2023 pick is Family Lore by Elizabeth Acevedo.
A GMA Book Club pick, Family Lore is written by National Book Award-winning author Elizabeth Acevedo. It has been longlisted for The Center for Fiction 2023 First Novel Prize and named a most anticipated book of the year by numerous reputable sources (New York Times, Time, Washington Post, Harper’s Bazaar and more). Here is the publisher’s book description of Family Lore.
Flor has a gift: she can predict, to the day, when someone will die. So when she decides she wants a living wake—a party to bring her family and community together to celebrate the long life she’s led—her sisters are surprised. Has Flor foreseen her own death, or someone else’s? Does she have other motives? She refuses to tell her sisters, Matilde, Pastora, and Camila.
But Flor isn’t the only person with secrets: her sisters are hiding things, too. And the next generation, cousins Ona and Yadi, face tumult of their own.
Spanning the three days prior to the wake, Family Lore traces the lives of each of the Marte women, weaving together past and present, Santo Domingo and New York City. Told with Elizabeth Acevedo’s inimitable and incandescent voice, this is an indelible portrait of sisters and cousins, aunts and nieces—one family’s journey through their history, helping them better navigate all that is to come.Family Lore (2023)
Read more about Family Lore on Goodreads.
BELLETRIST BOOK CLUB
Belletrist is the book club of Emma Roberts and Karah Preiss. “Belletrist celebrates great books and the people who read them.” Belletrist reads a new book every month, diving deep into the story, characters, writing process and how the book came to life with the author.
You don’t have to be the best reader or read the most—you just need that sense of curiosity and to want to be introduced to new stories that you might not have read otherwise.Emma Roberts
Visit the Belletrist website here to read with Emma and Karah.
BELLETRIST BOOK CLUB PICK (AUGUST 2023)
The Belletrist Book Club August 2023 pick is My Husband by Maud Ventura (translated by Emma Ramadan).
A Belletrist Book Club pick and winner of France’s First Novel Prize, here is the publisher’s book description of My Husband.
At forty years old, she has an enviable life: a successful career, stunning looks, a beautiful house in the suburbs, two healthy children, and most importantly, an ideal husband, whose wealthy background allows her to transcend her own social class. After fifteen years together, she is still besotted with him. But she’s never quite sure that her passion is reciprocated.
Determined to keep their relationship perfect, she meticulously prepares for every encounter they have, always taking care to make her actions seem effortless. She watches him attentively, testing him to make sure that he still loves her just as much as he did when they first met.
Until one day she realizes she may have gone too far . . .My Husband (2023)
Read more about My Husband on Goodreads.
THE HAPPY PLACE READS BOOK CLUB
The Happy Place Reads (THP Reads) is JoAnna Garcia Swisher’s book club with her lifestyle blog, The Happy Place. JoAnna is an actress known for her role of Maddie Townsend on the hit Netflix series Sweet Magnolias. THP Reads selects monthly entertaining and moving books that teach readers how to look at themselves and the world in new ways.
Visit The Happy Place website here to read with JoAnna.
THP READS BOOK CLUB PICK (AUGUST 2023)
The Happy Place Reads August 2023 book pick is The Summer of Songbirds by Kristy Woodson Harvey.
A THP Reads book club pick and instant New York Times bestseller, here is the publisher’s book description of The Summer of Songbirds.
Nearly thirty years ago, in the wake of a personal tragedy, June Moore bought Camp Holly Springs and turned it into a thriving summer haven for girls. But now, June is in danger of losing the place she has sacrificed everything for, and begins to realize how much she has used the camp to avoid facing difficulties in her life.
June’s niece, Daphne, met her two best friends, Lanier and Mary Stuart, during a fateful summer at camp. They’ve all helped each other through hard things, from heartbreak and loss to substance abuse and unplanned pregnancy, and the three are inseparable even in their thirties. But when attorney Daphne is confronted with a relationship from her past—and a confidential issue at work becomes personal—she is faced with an impossible choice.
Lanier, meanwhile, is struggling with tough decisions of her own. After a run-in with an old flame, she is torn between the commitment she made to her fiancé and the one she made to her first love. And when a big secret comes to light, she finds herself at odds with her best friend…and risks losing the person she loves most.
But in spite of their personal problems, nothing is more important to these songbirds than Camp Holly Springs. When the women learn their childhood oasis is in danger of closing, they band together to save it, sending them on a journey that promises to open the next chapters in their lives.
From an author whose “writing coats your soul with heart” (E! Online), The Summer of Songbirds is a lyrical and unforgettable celebration of female friendship, summertime freedom, and enduring sisterhood—and a love letter to the places and people that make us who we are.The Summer of Songbirds (2023)
Read more about The Summer of Songbirds on Goodreads.
AUGUST 2023 CELEBRITY BOOK CLUB PICKS, WHAT WILL YOU READ?
What celebrity book club picks will you be reading this month? I hope this post helps you find some exciting new books to read! All the incredible August 2023 celebrity book club books look so great, I can’t decide which to read first. Are there any other celebrity book clubs I need to follow? Let me know in the comments below, I always love to discover new book clubs and fantastic books to read!
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