More recently, Emma Watson invited her fans to pick up a copy of “Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race” by Renie Eddo-Lodge as this year’s Jan/Feb book choice for Our Shared Shelf. (Photo: Instagram)
Rashida Jonas gave her sister’s book “School of Awake” a shout out on Instagram and called it “a beautiful book which gives girls tools and exercises and games to nurture their inner lives, celebrate their spirits, and make space for their complex emotions.” (Photo: Instagram)
Dunham posed with author Jenny Zhang to celebrate the author’s debut work, a collection of stories that follows the experiences of different Chinese American girls who live in New York City. Wrote Dunham: “We out here so excited about this book of the century!” (Photo: Instagram)
“Thank you, Universe for the gift of Arthur Miller,” Mark Ruffalo captioned this picture of him posing with Miller’s book “The Prince”, an Tony-awarding-winning play which, by the way, Ruffally starred in. (Photo: Instagram)
“When You Find Out the World Is Against You,” by screenwriter Kelly Oxford, named one of the Funniest People on Twitter by Rolling Stone, is best paired with a cocktail by the poolside, according to Busy Phillips. (Photo: Instagram)
From columnist Marissa A. Ross comes an unpretentious and fun guide to buying and drinking wine. “Can I just be Marissa, please?” Kaling said, per the book’s press release. “I want to be hilarious and sexy and smart and insanely knowledgeable about wine.” (Photo: Instagram)
“I’m celebrating #WorldBookDay by ignoring my to-do list and getting completely lost in Lauren Belfer’s And After the Fire,” wrote Jessica Biel last year on Instagram. (Photo: Instagram)
Sofia Vergara’s summer reading was Tyler Gage’s “Fully Alive.” “Amazing new book by @tylergage about creating businesses for local communities in the amazon,” Vergara wrote on her Instagram post. (Photo: Instagram)
“Thank you @rowanblanchard for lending me a book that draws me towards the people inside it and the person inside me,” Oscar-winner Brie Larson said of Maggie Nelson’s memoir, “The Argonauts.” (Photo: Instagram)
“You’ll Grow Out Of It,” a comical collection of essays from Jessi Klein, was the hit read of summer 2017. And Drew Barrymore thought so, too, judging by the cute picture she shared on Instagram. (Photo: Instagram)
“Hilarious, confronting and damn refreshing” Chris Hemsworth said of Mark Manson’s brutally honest “The Sublte Art of Not Giving a F*ck”. “ Amuch needed reality check about our personal problems, fears and expectations,” the actor added. (Photo: Instagram)
Reese Witherspoon picked “Happiness” by Heather Harpham as April’s book for her reading club celebrating women’s stories. “There’s heartbreak, joy, and lots of love—I won’t give it away, but trust me: Have your tissues ready.” (Photo: Instagram)
Books are educational, fun, and addictive. And, when in the right hands, they can be also become one’s favorite leisure time for pleasure activity, even to those who wouldn’t necessarily call themselves bookworms.
A picture of a celebrity holding a book is always striking. What story could be so damn entertaining that they would take time off from their hectic schedules to sit down, forget about the world, and dive into the pages of a book?
Many celebs use books to wind off after a busy day on set, the recording studio, or a glamorous red carpet. Luckily for us, star not only take the time to read, but also to share their recommendations and pass on their passion for reading with their million followers on social media.
Celebrating World Book Day, here are 12 celebrities sharing their favorite books on Instagram!