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What Are Celeb Book Clubs Reading in December?

by | December 31

If you get excited seeing celebs reading your favorite books, you will love to know about their book clubs as well. We enjoy getting recommendations from our favorite celeb bookworms. Many of the TV shows and movies that are being created today are being adapted from books, so I always wonder if it’s because someone famous fell in love with the story and just HAD to see it on the big screen too.

If you’re searching for something more to read this holiday season, check out these celeb book club selections!

One Day in December

One Day in December

by Josie Silver

Reese Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick:

One Day in December by Josie Silver

Fans of the movie Serendipity will fall in love with this story.

Laurie doesn’t believe in love at first sight, but one snowy December day, through the misty window of a bus, she sees a man who she knows instinctively is “The One.” Their eyes meet, there’s a moment of pure magic—and then her bus drives away.

Over the next year she keeps wondering if fate will bring them together a second time....

My Sister, the Serial Killer

My Sister, the Serial Killer

by Oyinkan Braithwaite

Emma Roberts's Belletrist Pick:

My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

If you’re sick of hearing about all the people getting engaged around the holidays, you may enjoy this book.

A darkly funny read about a Nigerian woman, Korede, whose sister has a habit of killing her boyfriends. People often joke about who they would call if they would need to bury a body, but if your sister called to say she killed her boyfriend and needed to get rid of him, would you show up?

Dumplin'

Dumplin'

by Julie Murphy

Emma Roberts's Belletrist YA Pick:

Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

Willowdean Dickson (dubbed “Dumplin’” by her mom) has always been a bit on the larger side, but she never let that get her down. Her former pageant queen mom has always been at home in her own skin.

When the annual pageant season comes around again, Willowdean decides to enter it to show her mom what being a beauty queen really means.

This feel-good YA story is now also a movie on Netflix, but before you grab your remote, check out the book!

Self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson (dubbed “Dumplin’” by her former beauty queen mom) has always been at home in her own skin

The above blurb on Amazon has Willowdean being at home in her own skin. The write-up in the post says her mother has always been comfortable in her own skin. Reword the post copy to refer to Will and not her mother?

Heartland

Heartland

by Sarah Smarsh

Sarah Jessica Parker's Pick:

Heartland by Sarah Smarsh

Heartland is a must-read memoir for these divisive times. It is an eye-opening narrative that explores working-class poverty in America and how class shapes our country.

Sarah Smarsh was born to a family of wheat farmers on her paternal side and is the product of generations of teen moms on her maternal side. Growing up on the farm she observed the painful challenges of unsafe work environments, untreated medical conditions for lack of insurance, and limited resources that hindered achieving the American Dream.

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Saimah works on the Corporate Digital Marketing team at Simon & Schuster. She is a die-hard Harry Potter fan and loves dystopian fiction! She also enjoys reading celeb memoirs, modern romances and murder mysteries. When she's not reading, she is binge-watching her favorite shows, finding the best roof deck bars in the city and watching sporting events (while defending her Cleveland sports teams!).