Want to join the best celebrity book clubs? Here are the most popular July 2023 celebrity book club picks. I’ll find all the most exciting book club selections for you each month. Let’s read like a celeb!
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Must Read July 2023 Celebrity Book Club Picks
Hello, July! 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 July 2023 celebrity book club picks are about to be revealed 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 July 2023 celebrity book club picks.
INCREDIBLE JULY 2023 CELEBRITY BOOK CLUB PICKS
Are you ready to read like a celebrity? Here are the hottest July 2023 celebrity book club picks to get your hands on.
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
Visit Reese’s Book Club here to read with Reese.
REESE’S BOOK CLUB PICK (JULY 2023)
Reese’s Book Club July 2023 pick is Yellowface by R. F. Kuang.
A Reese’s Book Club pick, Amazon’s #1 best seller in Asian American literature and an instant New York Times bestseller, here is the publisher’s book description of Yellowface.
Authors June Hayward and Athena Liu were supposed to be twin rising stars. But Athena’s a literary darling. June Hayward is literally nobody. Who wants stories about basic white girls, June thinks.Yellowface (2023)
So when June witnesses Athena’s death in a freak accident, she acts on impulse: she steals Athena’s just-finished masterpiece, an experimental novel about the unsung contributions of Chinese laborers during World War I.
So what if June edits Athena’s novel and sends it to her agent as her own work? So what if she lets her new publisher rebrand her as Juniper Song—complete with an ambiguously ethnic author photo? Doesn’t this piece of history deserve to be told, whoever the teller? That’s what June claims, and the New York Times bestseller list seems to agree.
But June can’t get away from Athena’s shadow, and emerging evidence threatens to bring June’s (stolen) success down around her. As June races to protect her secret, she discovers exactly how far she will go to keep what she thinks she deserves.
With its totally immersive first-person voice, Yellowface grapples with questions of diversity, racism, and cultural appropriation, as well as the terrifying alienation of social media. R.F. Kuang’s novel is timely, razor-sharp, and eminently readable.
Read more about Yellowface 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 (JULY 2023)
The Read with Jenna book club July 2023 pick is Banyan Moon by Thao Thai.
A TODAY Show ‘Read With Jenna’ book club pick and a “sweeping, evocative debut novel following three generations of Vietnamese American women”, here is the publisher’s book description of Banyan Moon.
When Ann Tran gets the call that her fiercely beloved grandmother, Minh, has passed away, her life is already at a crossroads. In the years since she’s last seen Minh, Ann has built a seemingly perfect life—a beautiful lake house, a charming professor boyfriend, and invites to elegant parties that bubble over with champagne and good taste—but it all crumbles with one positive pregnancy test. With both her relationship and carefully planned future now in question, Ann returns home to Florida to face her estranged mother, Huơng.
Back in Florida, Huơng is simultaneously mourning her mother and resenting her for having the relationship with Ann that she never did. Then Ann and Huơng learn that Minh has left them both the Banyan House, the crumbling old manor that was Ann’s childhood home, in all its strange, Gothic glory. Under the same roof for the first time in years, mother and daughter must face the simmering questions of their past and their uncertain futures, while trying to rebuild their relationship without the one person who’s always held them together.
Running parallel to this is Minh’s story, as she goes from a lovestruck teenager living in the shadow of the Vietnam War to a determined young mother immigrating to America in search of a better life for her children. And when Ann makes a shocking discovery in the Banyan House’s attic, long-buried secrets come to light as it becomes clear how decisions Minh made in her youth affected the rest of her life—and beyond.
Spanning decades and continents, from 1960s Vietnam to the wild swamplands of the Florida coast, Banyan Moon is a stunning and deeply moving story of mothers and daughters, the things we inherit, and the lives we choose to make out of that inheritance.Banyan Moon (2023)
Read more about Banyan Moon 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 (JULY 2023)
The GMA Book Club July 2023 pick is Save What’s Left by Elizabeth Castellano.
A GMA Book Club pick and one of People Magazine’s best books of summer, here is the publisher’s book description of Save What’s Left.
When Kathleen Deane’s husband, Tom, tells her he’s no longer happy with his life and their marriage, Kathleen is confused. They live in Kansas. They’ve been married thirty years. Who said anything about being happy? But with Tom off finding himself, Kathleen starts to think about what she wants. And her thoughts lead her to a small beach community on the east coast, a town called Whitbey that has always looked lovely in the Christmas letters her childhood friend Josie sends every year.Save What’s Left (2023)
It turns out, though, that life in Whitbey is nothing like Josie’s letters. Kathleen’s new neighbor, Rosemary, is cantankerous, and the town’s supervisor won’t return Kathleen’s emails, but worst of all is the Sugar Cube, the monstrosity masquerading as a holiday home that Kathleen’s absentee neighbors are building next door to her quaint (read: tiny) cottage. As Kathleen gets more and more involved in the fight against the Sugar Cube and town politics overall, she realizes that Whitbey may not be a fairytale, but it just might be exactly what she needed.
Save What’s Left can best be described as the “un-beach read.” It pulls back the curtain on life in a beach town, revealing the true cost of a pretty view. Told from the candid and irreverent perspective of a newcomer turned local, this is a story of forgiveness, fortitude, and second chances.
Read more about Save What’s Left 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 (JULY 2023)
The Belletrist Book Club July 2023 pick is The Guest by Emma Cline.
A Belletrist Book Club pick, national bestseller and Amazon’s editors’ pick for best literature and fiction, here is the publisher’s book description of The Guest.
“Alex drained her wineglass, then her water glass. The ocean looked calm, a black darker than the sky. A ripple of anxiety made her palms go damp. It seemed suddenly very tenuous to believe that anything would stay hidden, that she could successfully pass from one world to another.”The Guest (2023)
Summer is coming to a close on the East End of Long Island, and Alex is no longer welcome.
A misstep at a dinner party, and the older man she’s been staying with dismisses her with a ride to the train station and a ticket back to the city.
With few resources and a waterlogged phone, but gifted with an ability to navigate the desires of others, Alex stays on Long Island and drifts like a ghost through the hedged lanes, gated driveways, and sun-blasted dunes of a rarefied world that is, at first, closed to her. Propelled by desperation and a mutable sense of morality, she spends the week leading up to Labor Day moving from one place to the next, a cipher leaving destruction in her wake.
Taut, propulsive, and impossible to look away from, Emma Cline’s The Guest is a spellbinding literary achievement.
Read more about The Guest 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 (JULY 2023)
The Happy Place Reads July 2023 book pick is Same Time Next Summer by Annabel Monaghan.
A THP Reads book club pick, Amazon’s editors’ pick for best romance and named a best book of summer by numerous reputable sources (Real Simple, Reader’s Digest, Country Living, Goodreads and more), here is the publisher’s book description of Same Time Next Summer.
Beach Rules:Same Time Next Summer (2023)
Do take long walks on the sand.
Do put an umbrella in every cocktail.
Do NOT run into your first love.
Sam’s life is on track. She has the perfect doctor fiancé, Jack (his strict routines are a good thing, really), a great job in Manhattan (unless they fire her), and is about to tour a wedding venue near her family’s Long Island beach house. Everything should go to plan, yet the minute she arrives, Sam senses something is off. Wyatt is here. Her Wyatt. But there’s no reason for a thirty-year-old engaged woman to feel panicked around the guy who broke her heart when she was seventeen. Right?
Yet being back at this beach, hearing notes from Wyatt’s guitar float across the night air from next door as if no time has passed—Sam’s memories come flooding back: the feel of Wyatt’s skin on hers, their nights in the treehouse, and the truth behind their split. Sam remembers who she used to be, and as Wyatt reenters her life their connection is as undeniable as it always was. She will have to make a choice.
Read more about Same Time Next Summer on Goodreads.
JULY 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 amazing new books to read! All the exciting July 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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