Literary Tastes: Dive into the Favorite Books of 10 Famous Personalities

Do you ever wonder what your favorite celebrities curl up in their free time? There is a list of famous names who are the most significant book nerds. You must look for the excellent book your favorite celebrity loves the most. Dive into the top 10 most recommended books from famous readers. From the big screen legends to the social media stars, find out which books they love to read. Let's explore the bookshelf of the famous people. 

1. Barack Obama 

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The first and foremost personality in US history, Barack Obama, is a former president and a voracious reader. Dr.Suess and Spiderman by Ralph Ellison always had a special place in his book corner and also the most recommended one. Before becoming the President, he was a writer and penned down famous stuff like A Promised Land, The Audacity of Hope, and Dreams from My Father.

2. Bill Gates

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Who knows? Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft and a philanthropist, has a deep passion for literature, especially socioeconomics. He also authorizes the famous book “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster.” Moreover, he recommended some outstanding readings, such as Strange in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein, based on science fiction. Other books he prefers are Team of Rivals, The Inner Game of Tennis, and Surrender by Bono.

3. Lebron James

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Lebron James is a renowned Los Angeles Laker basketball player and a keen reader. He has won 3 NBA championships and 4 MVP awards and competed in myriad Olympic basketball tournaments. Few sports stars are interested in reading, and James is one of them. He says that Reading is a great thing, which helps to unwind the games. He enjoys reading fiction and recommends “The Hunger Games” by Suzzane Collins. 

4. Oprah Winfrey

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You will find Oprah talking about book quotes and life lessons that are thought-provoking and meaningful. The famous talk show personality, billionaire, and media mogul who loves to read and recommend many books to her audience. However, she is a publisher of her books titled “What I Know For Sure,” “What Happened to You,” and “Wisdom on Sundays.” The recommended books are East of Eden, the Bluest Eye, and A Fine Balance. 

5. Steve Harvey

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Regarding the celebrity books club, who can forget the name of Steve Harvey? American comedian, author, host, and radio personality who became famous for his great humor. Later, he became famous for his thoughts, providing self-help advice, especially about relationships. He is a publisher of a renowned book, “Act Like a Lady and Thinks Like a Man.” His recommended books for personal growth are “The Power of Now,” “Think and Grow Rich” and “The Alchemist.” 

6. Jeff Bezos

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The world's second richest person in America with a net worth of $170 billion, Jeff Bezos is also a founder of Amazon and a bibliophile. Besides his side business, he enjoys books for his business and mental satisfaction. Like many other famous readers, Jeff is the author of a book titled “Invent and Wander: The Collected Writing of Jeff Bezos” and also recommends it to those interested in enlarging their business. 

7. Elon Musk 

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Another great name you must know, Elon Musk, is the founder of Tesla Electric cars and now the owner of Twitter, also known as “X.” He reveals that he read hundreds of books for knowledge to apply in his business. His passion for reading and learning never stops despite his busy routine and overloaded work schedule. In a recent interview with the New Yorker, he said that he reads science and fiction-based books, and the books he recommends are “The Lord of the Rings and the Foundation series. 

8. Jane Austen 

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The famous English novelist in the 18th century is no less than a celebrity for the 21st-century generation. She was recognized for her outstanding work, including Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Lady Susan, and others. Many of Her works praised by famous writers include Sense and Sensibility and Pride & Prejudice. Also, she recommends her favorite novel, Pride and Prejudice, to learn about 18th-century people's culture and traditions. 

9. Emma Watson

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The famous Harry Potter girl, outspoken feminist, and renowned actress Emma has a special love for books. Besides her acting career, she gave her extra time to read resourceful books targeting equality rights. Her long reading list mainly covers women's fight for equality. One of her favorite books is My Life on the Road, which was the best-selling book author by Gloria Steinem. Also, she recommends this book, especially to women in developing countries. 

10. Reese Witherspoon

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The last famous reader, Resse, is a well-known Hollywood gem and an avid reader who started her own book club in 2017. She is a fast reader and completes one book in two days. Starting a book club was to keep yourself engaged with books, especially in Lockdown. Her top recommendation book is “Dad is Fat” by Jim Gaffigan. The book is hilarious and points out the horrors of parenthood.

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