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Let’s face it: Many of us look to some of our favorite celebrities and public figures for recommendations on what to watch, wear and even read.
Particularly, some prefer buying a book that a beloved celeb says they have a connection to, as opposed to one that a celebrity merely slaps their name on, which is why this list focuses on the former.
Before getting into the titles that Reese Witherspoon, Yara Shahidi, Seth Meyers, Jameela Jamil and more have said have changed their outlooks on life, let’s check out one of the most affordable ways for you to snag these books.
With Kindle Unlimited, users gain access to millions of titles that are drastically cheaper than the print editions. One of the most common ways to use this service is via an Amazon Kindle device or another E-reader.
What’s even better is that with the purchase of any Kindle device, shoppers have the option to get three months of free Kindle Unlimited — that’s automatic access to millions of titles at no additional cost for three whole months.
Those who prefer to explore the service without purchasing a new device can do so by independently subscribing to Kindle Unlimited. Through this method, new subscribers will get 30 days of free access. But just be aware that the service will automatically renew after the trial ends for $9.99 per month. However, the subscription can be canceled at any time with no risk of being charged.
In the spirit of reading, take a look at this list of five books that a few A-list celebrities continue to rave about. With Kindle, you can read these titles for as low as $9.
1. “The Fire Next Time” By James Baldwin, $11.99 (Print List Price, $13.95)
“Baldwin, for me, is not only a reminder for the progress that’s been made prior to me being on this planet, he’s also a reminder whenever I read him of the importance to committing to making progress,” “Grown-ish” star Yara Shahidi told Book Shook about how the Civil Rights classic impacted her life.
2. “Hunger: A Memoir Of (My) Body” By Roxane Gay, $8.99 (Print List Price, $16.99)
“I think the reason this book is so important is because nobody writes like this,” “The Good Place” and “Legendary” star Jameela Jamil told Book Shook about this memoir. “What she’s writing about is so sensitive, reading it hurt. But it also helped heal me because it was the first time I’ve ever felt less alone in my experience.”
3. “The Measure Of Our Success: A Letter To My Children And Yours” By Marian Wright Edelman, $9.99 (Print List Price, $14.99)
Reese Witherspoon, who revealed that she read this book on her way to college, told Book Shook, “One of the lessons I really learned from her book is that she talks a lot about her mothering and that being a mother doesn’t mean just taking care of your own children, it means taking care of the community’s children.”
4. “All The Light We Cannot See: A Novel” By Anthony Doerr, $13.99 (Print List Price, $18)
On Instagram, late-night talk show host Seth Meyers opened up about being a huge fan of this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about World War II.
“If you’ve never read this book now is a great time,” he said. “Not just because it’s wonderful but because there are a lot of short chapters. So if you’re a parent thinking, ‘How the hell am I supposed to read a book with everything else going on,’ just know if you can find ten minutes you’re banging out a chapter, maybe two, depending on how fast a reader you are.”
5. “More Than Enough” By Elaine Welteroth, $11.99 (Print List Price, $17)
“Supermodel” and “Project Runway” host Karlie Kloss declared that this title is a “must-read for women of all ages.”
“Elaine Welteroth has written the ultimate guide for how to come into your own, on your own terms,” she said of the book in its Amazon Editorial Reviews roundup. “Packed with honesty and warmth, ‘More Than Enough’ is a must-read for women of all ages and walks of life.”
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