Want to join the best celebrity book clubs? Here are the most popular October 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 October 2023 Celebrity Book Club Picks
Hello, October! 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 October 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)
- Good Housekeeping Book Club (GH Book Club)
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 October 2023 celebrity book club picks.
OUTSTANDING OCTOBER 2023 CELEBRITY BOOK CLUB PICKS
Are you ready to read like a celebrity? Here are the hottest October 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 (OCTOBER 2023)
Reese’s Book Club October 2023 pick is Starling House by Alix E. Harrow.
A Reese’s Book Club pick, Book of the Month pick and Amazon editors’ pick for best science fiction and fantasy, this novel by New York Times bestselling author Alix E. Harrow is described as “a gorgeously modern gothic fantasy”. Here is the publisher’s book description of Starling House.
I dream sometimes about a house I’ve never seen….
Opal is a lot of things—orphan, high school dropout, full-time cynic and part-time cashier—but above all, she’s determined to find a better life for her younger brother Jasper. One that gets them out of Eden, Kentucky, a town remarkable for only two things: bad luck and E. Starling, the reclusive nineteenth century author of The Underland, who disappeared over a hundred years ago.
All she left behind were dark rumors—and her home. Everyone agrees that it’s best to ignore the uncanny mansion and its misanthropic heir, Arthur. Almost everyone, anyway.
I should be scared, but in the dream I don’t hesitate.
Opal has been obsessed with The Underland since she was a child. When she gets the chance to step inside Starling House—and make some extra cash for her brother’s escape fund—she can’t resist.
But sinister forces are digging deeper into the buried secrets of Starling House, and Arthur’s own nightmares have become far too real. As Eden itself seems to be drowning in its own ghosts, Opal realizes that she might finally have found a reason to stick around.
In my dream, I’m home.
And now she’ll have to fight.
Welcome to Starling House: enter, if you dare.Starling House (2023)
Read more about Starling House 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 Wellness by Nathan Hill (selected in mid-September 2023).
An Oprah’s Book Club pick, New York Times bestseller and Amazon editors’ pick (quickly climbing the Amazon charts), here is the publisher’s book description of Wellness.
When Jack and Elizabeth meet as college students in the ’90s, the two quickly join forces and hold on tight, each eager to claim a place in Chicago’s thriving underground art scene with an appreciative kindred spirit. Fast-forward twenty years to married life, and alongside the challenges of parenting, they encounter cults disguised as mindfulness support groups, polyamorous would-be suitors, Facebook wars, and something called Love Potion Number Nine.
For the first time, Jack and Elizabeth struggle to recognize each other, and the no-longer-youthful dreamers are forced to face their demons, from unfulfilled career ambitions to painful childhood memories of their own dysfunctional families. In the process, Jack and Elizabeth must undertake separate, personal excavations, or risk losing the best thing in their lives: each other.Wellness (2023)
Read more about Wellness 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 (OCTOBER 2023)
The Read with Jenna book club October 2023 pick is How to Say Babylon: A Memoir by Safiya Sinclair.
A TODAY Show “Read with Jenna” book club pick, Amazon editors’ pick for best biographies and memoirs, and #1 Amazon best seller in emigrants and immigrants biographies, here is the publisher’s book description of How to Say Babylon: A Memoir.
Throughout her childhood, Safiya Sinclair’s father, a volatile reggae musician and militant adherent to a strict sect of Rastafari, became obsessed with her purity, in particular, with the threat of what Rastas call Babylon, the immoral and corrupting influences of the Western world outside their home. He worried that womanhood would make Safiya and her sisters morally weak and impure, and believed a woman’s highest virtue was her obedience.
In an effort to keep Babylon outside the gate, he forbade almost everything. In place of pants, the women in her family were made to wear long skirts and dresses to cover their arms and legs, head wraps to cover their hair, no make-up, no jewelry, no opinions, no friends. Safiya’s mother, while loyal to her father, nonetheless gave Safiya and her siblings the gift of books, including poetry, to which Safiya latched on for dear life. And as Safiya watched her mother struggle voicelessly for years under housework and the rigidity of her father’s beliefs, she increasingly used her education as a sharp tool with which to find her voice and break free. Inevitably, with her rebellion comes clashes with her father, whose rage and paranoia explodes in increasing violence. As Safiya’s voice grows, lyrically and poetically, a collision course is set between them.
How to Say Babylon is Sinclair’s reckoning with the culture that initially nourished but ultimately sought to silence her; it is her reckoning with patriarchy and tradition, and the legacy of colonialism in Jamaica. Rich in lyricism and language only a poet could evoke, How to Say Babylon is both a universal story of a woman finding her own power and a unique glimpse into a rarefied world we may know how to name, Rastafari, but one we know little about.How to Say Babylon: A Memoir (2023)
Read more about How to Say Babylon: A Memoir on Goodreads.
If you love extraordinary memoirs like Educated, you’ll want to get your hands on this incredible read.
Want more from the Read with Jenna TODAY Show Book Club? Check out the brand new Read with Jenna Podcast. You can find out everything you need to know about the Read with Jenna Podcast and how to listen, right here.
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 (OCTOBER 2023)
The GMA Book Club October 2023 pick is The List by Yomi Adegoke.
A GMA Book Club pick, The List is a “sensational page-turning debut novel” recommended by the New York Times, People, Vogue and many more. It is an Amazon #1 new release in psychological literary fiction. Here is the publisher’s book description of The List.
Ola Olajide, a celebrated journalist at Womxxxn magazine, is set to marry the love of her life in one month’s time. Young, beautiful, and successful—she and her fiancé Michael are considered the “couple goals” of their social network and seem to have it all. That is, until one morning when they both wake up to the same message: “Oh my god, have you seen The List?”
It began as a crowdsourced collection of names and somehow morphed into an anonymous account posting allegations on social media. Ola would usually be the first to support such a list—she’d retweet it, call for the men to be fired, write article after article. Except this time, Michael’s name is on it.
Compulsively readable, wildly entertaining, and filled with sharp social insight, The List is a piercing and dazzlingly clear-sighted debut about secrets, lies, and the internet. Perfect for fans of Such a Fun Age, Luster, and My Dark Vanessa, this is a searing portrait of these modern times and our morally complicated online culture.The List (2023)
Read more about The List 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 (OCTOBER 2023)
The Belletrist Book Club October 2023 pick is Death Valley by Melissa Broder.
A Belletrist Book Club pick and Amazon editors’ pick in best literature and fiction (described as “a darkly funny novel about grief that becomes a desert survival story”), here is the publisher’s book description of Death Valley.
In Melissa Broder’s astounding new novel, a woman arrives alone at a Best Western seeking respite from an emptiness that plagues her. She has fled to the California high desert to escape a cloud of sorrow—for both her father in the ICU and a husband whose illness is worsening. What the motel provides, however, is not peace but a path, thanks to a receptionist who recommends a nearby hike.
Out on the sun-scorched trail, the woman encounters a towering cactus whose size and shape mean it should not exist in California. Yet the cactus is there, with a gash through its side that beckons like a familiar door. So she enters it. What awaits her inside this mystical succulent sets her on a journey at once desolate and rich, hilarious and poignant.
This is Melissa Broder at her most imaginative, most universal, and finest. This is Death Valley.Death Valley (2023)
Read more about Death Valley 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 (OCTOBER 2023)
The Happy Place Reads October 2023 book pick is Maybe Once, Maybe Twice by Alison Greenberg.
A THP Reads book club pick, Maybe Once, Maybe Twice is a “knockout page-turner” that “serves up some irresistible romantic angst . . .” (Publishers Weekly). Here is the publisher’s book description of Maybe Once, Maybe Twice.
Filled with the romance and angst that defines the years you come to know yourself, with a shifting timeline covering two decades and ratcheting up the tension, Maybe Once, Maybe Twice is a novel of second chances and finding your own way.
You know that old saying, “if we are still single when we’re 35, we should get married?” Well, Maggie Vine made that vow with two different people, at two very different stages of her life.
And they both showed up.
Maggie Vine’s life is going extra-medium. At 35 she’s pursuing her dreams of being a singer and being a mother—though neither is successfully panning out. So when Garrett Scholl—stifled hedge fund manager by day but electrifying aspiring rock singer by night—comes to her 35th birthday party with the intention to kiss Maggie senseless, it feels like one piece might click into place. Except he’s engaged to someone else, and Maggie knows she won’t fit into the cookie-cutter life he’s building for himself.
Enter Asher Reyes. Her first boyfriend from summer camp, turned into heartthrob actor, he’s lived a successful yet private life ever since he got famous. When a career-changing opportunity is presented to Maggie after her reconnection with Asher, it feels like everything—music, love, family—will fall into place. But her past won’t let her move on without a fight.Maybe Once, Maybe Twice (2023)
Read more about Maybe Once, Maybe Twice on Goodreads.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING BOOK CLUB
The GH Book Club is the Good Housekeeping book club. It “focuses solely on reads that will make you feel great, delivering a jolt of positivity each month with an uplifting, engrossing page-turner that will engage your mind and make you smile.” The GH Book Club is every reader’s “feel-good” destination for both fiction and nonfiction.
Visit the GH Book Club here to read with Good Housekeeping.
GH BOOK CLUB PICK (OCTOBER 2023)
The GH Book Club October 2023 pick is Land of Milk and Honey by C Pam Zhang.
A GH Book Club pick, Land of Milk and Honey is written by bestselling and award-winning author C Pam Zhang. It is named a most anticipated book of the year by the New York Times, Los Angeles Times and more. Here is the publisher’s book description of Land of Milk and Honey.
A smog has spread. Food crops are rapidly disappearing. A chef escapes her dying career in a dreary city to take a job at a decadent mountaintop colony seemingly free of the world’s troubles.Land of Milk and Honey (2023)
There, the sky is clear again. Rare ingredients abound. Her enigmatic employer and his visionary daughter have built a lush new life for the global elite, one that reawakens the chef to the pleasures of taste, touch, and her own body.
In this atmosphere of hidden wonders and cool, seductive violence, the chef’s boundaries undergo a thrilling erosion. Soon she is pushed to the center of a startling attempt to reshape the world far beyond the plate.
Sensuous and surprising, joyous and bitingly sharp, told in language as alluring as it is original, Land of Milk and Honey lays provocatively bare the ethics of seeking pleasure in a dying world. It is a daringly imaginative exploration of desire and deception, privilege and faith, and the roles we play to survive. Most of all, it is a love letter to food, to wild delight, and to the transformative power of a woman embracing her own appetite.
Read more about Land of Milk and Honey on Goodreads.
OCTOBER 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 October 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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