Summer books picked by celebrity book clubs

Here Are All the Summer Picks from Celebrity Book Clubs

By Hannah Reynolds•August 20, 2021

Whether you have your own book club or just like to know what’s getting all the buzz, you’ll want to see these titles recommended by some of our favorite book club hosts! There’s Reese’s Book Club with Reese Witherspoon,  Read With Jenna with Jenna Bush Hager, and, of course, Oprah runs her own book club. This summer, they’ve recommended novels we’re very excited about – and we’re sure you will be, too, when you check them out.

Book cover for The Sweetness of Water by Nathan Harris

The Sweetness of WaterNathan Harris

An Oprah Book Club Pick:

This sweeping novel set during the Reconstruction Era examines racial tensions and different kinds of love. To fund their journeys north, Prentiss and Landry — two freed brothers — take jobs at the Georgia homestead of George and Isabelle Walker. Georgie, a former northerner, has just received word of the death of his son. But his son is still alive, and is taking part …Show More ›Save to WishlistBuy From…

Book cover for Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Malibu RisingTaylor Jenkins Reid

Read With Jenna June Pick

Everyone knows about the four Riva siblings, children of the famed singer Mick Riva, and that their annual end-of-summer party is the place to be. But this year, the party is going to be different. As the four secrets and desires of the siblings bubble to life, everything will change over the course of one day – relationships, romances, life-long dreams. And by the …Show More ›Save to WishlistBuy From…

Book cover for Hell of a Book by Jason Mott

Hell of a BookJason Mott

Read With Jenna July Pick

This profound novel is both laugh-out-loud entertaining and a poignant meditation on being Black in America. Our unnamed narrator is an author on a book tour across the country. He’s accompanied by the Kid, who may or may not be a figment of his imagination (our narrator has trouble with reality, and knows better than to talk to the Kid in public). A …Show More ›Save to WishlistBuy From…

Book cover for The Turnout by Megan Abbott

The TurnoutMegan Abbott

Read With Jenna August Pick

This captivating psychological thriller is filled with family secrets and suspense. Together, sisters Dara and Marie run the family business, Durant School of Dance. They’re helped by Dara’s husband, Charlie, who’s also their mother’s former star pupil. But as the trio prepares for their annual production of The Nutcracker, a suspicious fire damages the ballet …Show More ›Save to WishlistBuy From…

Book cover for Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean

Tokyo Ever AfterEmiko Jean

Reese’s Book Club Summer YA Pick

When Japanese American Izumi learns that her father is the crown prince of Japan, she’s shocked – her mother never spoke about him. But when Izumi reaches out, she learns her father doesn’t know about her, either, and she’s swept off to Japan to learn how to be a princess, meet family she’s never heard of, face the media circus, and maybe even fall in love. Save to WishlistBuy From…

Book cover for Seven Days in June by Tia Williams

Seven Days in JuneTia Williams

Reese’s Book Club June Pick

Jodi Picoult says she “absolutely loved” this instant New York Times bestseller about two writers whose paths cross – twice.  Eva is a single mother of a twelve-year-old daughter, and the bestselling author of spicy romance; Shane is a reclusive, award-winning novelist. When they meet at a literary event in New York, memories of their short, intense relationship 15 …Show More ›Save to WishlistBuy From…

Book cover for The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller

The Paper PalaceMiranda Cowley Heller

Reese’s Book Club July Pick

This story of secrets, family, and love immediately hit #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. Elle is a mother of three, happily married, and a regular on Cape Cod each summer. But this summer day is different from the rest: she just slept with her oldest friend and childhood crush, Jonas, the night before. Now, over the course of 24 hours, Elle must decide …Show More ›Save to WishlistBuy From…

Book cover for We Were Never Here by Andrea Bartz

We Were Never HereAndrea Bartz

Reese’s Book Club August Pick

Every year, Emily goes traveling with her best friend, Kristen, and this year’s trip through the Chilean mountains is going great — until Emily returns to the hotel, and Kristen tells her she was attacked by a man and had to kill him in self-defense. Which… also happened last year. As Emily is forced to confront what’s really going on with her supposedly best …Show More ›Save to WishlistBuy From…

Book cover for The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee

The Downstairs GirlStacey Lee

Reese’s Book Club Late Summer YA Pick

1890, Atlanta: Seventeen-year-old Jo Kuan is a lady’s maid — but she also secretly writes a popular advice column for Southern ladies known as “Dear Miss Sweetie.” But when she starts addressing ideas about race and gender, everyone wants to know Miss Sweetie’s identity. Including, in fact, Jo, who begins looking for the parents who abandoned her as a …Show More ›Save to WishlistBuy From…

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