Celebrity Book Clubs - October 2020
Reese Witherspoon's Book Club
- ADULT PICK: His Only Wife by Peace Adzo Medie
- YA PICK: Furia by Yamile Saied Mendez
Read with Jenna - The Today Show
- Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam
GMA Book Club
- The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
Well-Read Black Girl Book Club
- ADULT PICK: Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi
- YA PICK: Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson
Belletrist Book Club (Emma Robert's Book Club)
- We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry
Andrew Luck Book Club
- ROOKIE PICK: Firebird by Misty Copeland & Christopher Myers
- VETERAN PICK: Beloved by Toni Morrison
BuzzFeed Book Club
- The Index of Self-Destructive Acts by Christopher Beha
Vox Book Club
- Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Teen Vogue Book Club
- Sanctuary by Paola Mendoza & Abby Sher
Project Lit Community Book Club
- Dear Justyce by Nic Stone
Oprah's Book Club
- Caste by Isabel Wilkerson
A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR
A Time Magazine Must-Read Book of 2020
One of BuzzFeed's "29 Books We Couldn’t Put Down This Year"
A Must-Read Novel: The New York Times Book Review * BuzzFeed * Marie Claire * Parade * Travel + Leisure * Ms.
A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB YA PICK
Recipient of the 2021 Pura Belpré Young Adult Author Medal
One of BuzzFeed's Must-Read YA Books of 2020
A Best Book of the Year: Cosmopolitan * Kirkus Reviews * SheReads * New York Public Library
“An engrossing #OwnVoices novel.&rd
A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick!
Finalist for the 2020 National Book Award (Fiction)
"A feel-good book guaranteed to lift your spirits."—The Washington Post
A New York Times bestseller | Winner of the Goodreads Choice Award for Fiction | A Good Morning America Book Club Pick!
A TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK!
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER
Yaa Gyasi's stunning follow-up to her acclaimed national best seller Homegoing is a powerful, raw, intimate, deeply layered novel about a Ghanaian family in Alabama.
An instant New York Times bestseller! “Grown exposes the underbelly of a tough conversation, providing a searing examination of misogynoir, rape culture, and the vulnerability of young black girls.
"We Ride Upon Sticks . . . is for the kind of adults who watch Stranger Things and still have, somewhere, an athletic award inscribed on a paper plate." —NPR
**NPR “Best Books of 2020**
**TIME “Must Read Books of 2020”**
**Book Riot "Best Books of 2020**
In her debut picture book, Misty Copeland tells the story of a young girl--an every girl--whose confidence is fragile and who is questioning her own ability to reach the heights that Misty has reached. Misty encourages this young girl's faith in herself and shows her exactly how, through hard work and dedication, she too can become Firebird.
Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding New York Times bestseller transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby.
“Beha tackles finance, faith, war, entitlement, and no end of self-destructive acts. I greatly admired both the writing and the ambition.” —Ann Patchett
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “It’s Lovecraft meets the Brontës in Latin America, and after a slow-burn start Mexican Gothic gets seriously weird.”—The Guardian
Co-founder of the Women's March makes her YA debut in a near future dystopian where a young girl and her brother must escape a xenophobic government to find sanctuary.
The stunning sequel to the #1 New York Times bestseller Dear Martin. Incarcerated teen Quan writes letters to Justyce about his experiences in the American juvenile justice system. Perfect for fans of Jason Reynolds and Angie Thomas.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD LONGLIST • “An instant American classic and almost certainly the keynote nonfiction book of the American century thus far.”—Dwight Garner, The New York Times