Today’s post is about celebrity’s favourite books. I literally just made that sentence up so not sure where this is going… I found this really cool article on TeenVogue about what celebs fave books are and I thought it was pretty cool so here’s part of the article:
Shailene Woodley: Henry and June by Anaïs Nin
When Shailene isn’t busy foraging in the woods for food, she can be found buried in a book. This A-lister’s favorite is Henry and June by Anaïs Nin, a memoir about the author’s passionate love for Henry Miller and his wife, June. “Anaïs is like the ultimate goddess,” Shailene says. “I feel really connected to her femininity.”
Emma Stone: Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger
Emma’s on the record saying that Franny and Zooey is her favourite book, and it’s just like: Join the club. Sure, Salinger is best known for The Catcher in the Rye, but this one’s an enchanting tale about a disillusioned girl who suffers a breakdown at college. Emma describes the book as “funny, moving, and almost spiritual,” making it the perfect read if you’re feeling emo and Adele’s 21 just isn’t cutting it.
Josh Hutcherson: The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Josh is also a fan of Salinger’s and counts The Catcher in the Rye among his favorite books of all time. “I kind of, unfortunately, stuck to what the school made me read,” Josh says. “I didn’t get to step out of that zone. I had the opportunity but I just didn’t take advantage of it. But my favourite book growing up was probably Catcher in the Rye. I loved that. It’s a great book.”
Taylor Swift: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
Harper Lee’s classic coming of age novel has been inspiring fans for decades, including T.Swift. “You know, you hear storytelling like in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird and it just…it makes your mind wander,” Taylor says. “It makes you feel like it makes your world more vast. And you think about more things and greater concepts after you read something like that.”
Lucy Hale: The Lovely Bones, Alice Sebold
When Lucy Hale isn’t busy sleuthing around the streets of Rosewood in Pretty Little Liars, she can be found perfecting her eyebrow game, hosting the red carpet at the VMAs, and—you guessed it—reading. Lucy’s a huge fan of The Lovely Bones, a haunting novel about a murdered teen who watches her family cope with her death as they try to find her killer. Kind of dark, we know, but hey—this is the girl who stars in PLL. What did you expect?
Daniel Radcliffe: The Master and Margarita, Mikhail Bulgakov
Turns out Daniel is super smart, which makes sense considering he’s a Gryffindor. The actor revealed that his favorite read is none other than The Master and Margarita by famed author Mikhail Bulgakov, which is considered a masterpiece by bibliophiles the world over. “It’s just the greatest explosion of imagination, craziness, satire, humor, and heart,” Daniel says. In fact, this star loves the book so much he even visited the author’s home in Moscow.
Chloë Grace Moretz: The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath
Soooo…this book doesn’t exactly make for light reading, but we aren’t surprised that Chloë lists both it and Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights as her favorite books. Chloë even wants to turn The Bell Jar into a movie, but making sure to say it would have to be “done the right way.” In case you aren’t in the know, it’s a somewhat depressing story about mental illness, while Chloë’s other fave, Wuthering Heights, is a tragic love saga. We’re sensing a theme here…
I hope that inspired you, it definitely inspired me! See you soon!