If we could, we would spend the majority of our time here on earth skimming through our favorite bookshops and running through libraries. But even if we could, there sadly wouldn’t be enough time to read every book in existence—that’s why we rely on recommendations from friends, family, and our favorite authors. Every week, we’ll be sharing some of our favorite reads because literature is, well, lit.
There’s nothing quite as satisfying as letting an exceptional book soak up your lazy, hazy summer days. And somewhere amid the pile of juicy beach reads, you might be lucky enough to find a book that moves you on a deeper level. We asked eight of our favorite celebrities about that very experience—because no one is beyond the reaches of a literary miracle. Ahead, celebs tell us about the books that changed their lives.