It's true that some of our favourite celebrities happen to be dedicated bibliophiles, and we're always interested to see what tops the likes of Beyoncé and Karlie Kloss' reading list.

Ever since Emma Watson announced via Twitter earlier in the year that she wanted to start a feminist book club, it's become very fashionable to admit that you are in fact a closet book fanatic. And, with celebrities such as Lena Dunham and Jessica Alba taking to Instagram to show the world what reads tickle their literary fancy, it appears that us nerdy bookworm girls aren't alone.

So what books inspire our A-listers? Let's take a look...

Emma Watson

Em has toting around Marjane Satrapi's autobiographical graphic novel Persepolis for some time now, and has named it one of her @oursharedself book club read for June. Get involved!


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In a recent interview with Garage Magazine Queen B urged all of her younger fans to read Marianna Schnall's What Will It Take To Make A Woman President? The book explores the role of women in their communities, and features discussions with various writers, artists, politicians and activists.

'It's a collection of interviews and essays by great women, including Maya Angelou, Gloria Steinem, and Melissa Etheridge,' the singer revealed. 'They will inspire you to become a better leader.' 

Go Bey.


Jessica Alba

Even though the lovely Jessica appears to always be relentlessly running about LA being a fabulous yummy mummy and all-round superwoman, she still finds the downtime to indulge in a good read. She took to Instagram to share this fashion lit fix earlier in the year.


Fearne Cotton

Fearne makes no bones about the fact that she's a die-hard book lover, and often pops her latest literary find onto Insta for us all to share. Recently she's been delving into tomes of enlightenment and self-healing by authors such as Gerad Kite and Brené Brown. 



Karlie Kloss

Karlie Kloss, apart from being a top model and super smart computer coder, also happens to be a bit of a bookworm. Keen to get involved with Emma Watson's #OurSharedShelf feminist book club, Karlie posted an Insta earlier in the year with her nose buried deep inside Gloria Steinem's much anticipated memoir, My Life on the Road with the caption 'Hey, @emmawatson, about that book club... Count me in!'


Gwyneth Paltrow

So aside from giving us all the food/good living inspo, life guru Gwyneth also likes to indulge in a bit of biography. Acclaimed actress and activist Maria Bello's inspirational memoir Whatever...Love Is Love: Questioning the Labels We Give Ourselves is a personal journey of discovery, and discusses ideas about love, parenting and family.


Sarah Jessica Parker

SJP took to Insta to share a bit of her workload a few weeks ago, letting us know that despite running through scripts for new show Divorce, she still finds the time to read for pleasure. Hannah Tennant-Moore's debut novel Wreck and Order deals with one woman's quest for happiness in a crazy world.


Lena Dunham

Lena is no stranger to books being that she writes pretty amazing ones herself, and of course she is always quick to let us in on her latest literary find. Most recently Lena posted a snap entitled 'light and flirty beach reading' picturing a book that deals with endometriosis - a condition that she suffers from. We think Lena would make a fantastic addition to any book club.

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