August Celebrity Book Club Round-up

August Celebrity Book Club Round-up

In this new type of post, we take a look at the books chosen by celebrity book clubs for the current month. Each month some of your favorite public figures choose their favorite book being released that month. Every month we will be the first to let you know what they have picked so you can get your holds in right away! Keep reading to find out which books were picked by Reese Witherspoon, Jenna Bush-Hager, Good Morning America, and Oprah this month.

Reese’s Book Club

August Celebrity Book Club Round-upWe Were Never Here by Andrea Bartz

An annual backpacking trip has deadly consequences in a chilling new novel from the bestselling author of The Lost Night and The Herd.

As Emily feels the walls closing in on their coverups, she must reckon with the truth about her closest friend. Can she outrun the secrets she shares with Kristen, or will they destroy her relationship, her freedom–even her life? (from Goodreads)

Want to catch up on Reese’s picks from previous months? Click here to discover prior months’ selections.

Want to stay up-to-date with the latest news from Reese’s book club? Click here to visit the Reese’s Book Club website.

Read With Jenna

The Turnout by Megan Abbott

Bestselling and award-winning author Megan Abbott’s revelatory, mesmerizing, and game-changing new novel set against the hothouse of a family-run ballet studio, and an interloper who arrives to bring down the carefully crafted Eden-like facade.

Taut and unnerving, The Turnout is Megan Abbott at the height of her game. With uncanny insight and hypnotic writing, it is a sharp and strange dissection of family ties and sexuality, femininity and power, and a tale that is both alarming and irresistible. (from Goodreads)

Ready to read Jenna’s past picks? Click here to view the list. For more information on her book club, click here to visit the Read With Jenna site.

Good Morning America Book Club

The Husbands by Chandler Baker

Chandler Baker, the New York Times bestselling author of Whisper Network, is back with The Husbands, a novel that asks: to what lengths will a woman go for a little more help from her husband?

Calling to mind a Stepford Wives gender-swap, The Husbands imagines a world where the burden of the “second shift” is equally shared–and what it may take to get there. (from Goodreads)

Looking for more Good Morning America picks? Visit their website here for more picks and news, as well as interviews with authors and more.

Oprah’s Book Club

The Sweetness of Water by Nathan Harris

In the spirit of The Known World and The Underground Railroad, a profound debut about the unlikely bond between two freedmen who are brothers and the Georgia farmer whose alliance will alter their lives, and his, forever.

With candor and sympathy, debut novelist Nathan Harris creates an unforgettable cast of characters, depicting Georgia in the violent crucible of Reconstruction. Equal parts beauty and terror, as gripping as it is moving, The Sweetness of Water is an epic whose grandeur locates humanity and love amid the most harrowing circumstances. (from Goodreads)

Need more of Oprah’s recommendations? Click here to visit her website.

Check back near the beginning of next month to discover September’s celeb book club picks!