Celebrity book club: What the stars are reading

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Celebrity book club: What the stars are reading

TIM MCGRAW

A Gentleman in Moscow

Tim McGraw is keeping busy on tour reading "A Gentleman in Moscow" and he just finished "El Paso." He captioned this snap, "Next book started...Enjoyed "El Paso"

BRITNEY SPEARS

"The One & Only" by Emily Giffin

"The best author in the world! I'm sooo shocked!" the singer teased about the modern-day love story written by bestselling author Emily Giffin. 

BRITNEY SPEARS

"Plastic Tulips" by Denice I. Vickers

Who knew Britney was such a bookworm?

The singer recommended this "really great book" set in the 1950s Deep South. 

JESSICA ALBA

"The Looks of Love: 50 Moments in Fashion That Inspired Romance" by Hal Rubenstein

Alba said she was "excited to crack open" her friend Hal Rubenstein's new book -- and for good reason! There's nothing quite like a gorgeous new coffee table book.

GWYNETH PALTROW

"Bon Appetit: The Food Lover's Cleanse" by Sara Dickerman

It's no surprise that the Goop guru and champion of healthy-eating could "not wait to get into this."

KATE HUDSON

"Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman

On #NationalPoetryDay, Hudson shared this iconic piece of American literature -- and secondary school staple. 

"This poem embodies every aspect of how I see, feel and experience living," she wrote. "Taking it all in. All sensations heightened. Celebrating the beauty of being alive in all its beauty."

TAYLOR SWIFT

"Becoming Cindy Crawford" by Cindy Crawford

T.Swift inducted Crawford into her "Bad Blood" squad, so it's no surprise that she'd be a fan of the supermodel's new book, "Becoming Cindy Crawford," too. 

NICOLE RICHIE

"A Tale of Two Besties" by Sophia Rossi

Richie's "bestie" wrote this novel about teen BFFs in high school. Plus, a celeb-y bonus -- Zooey Deschanel wrote the foreword! 

KOURTNEY KARDASHIAN

"How The Grinch Stole Christmas" by Dr. Seuss

Who doesn't love Dr. Seuss? Clearly, little Mason and Penelope are fans, too. Their famous mom posted a snap of a good bedtime story with a classic Christmas tale. 

OLIVIA WILDE

"Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates

"The world will be a more evolved place once we all read this book. Take my word for it, and go pick it up today. Absolutely brilliant," Wilde said about this exploration of race relations in the U.S. ... Talk about a stamp of approval!

MINDY KALING

"Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game," "The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine," "Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt," "Liar's Poker" and "The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game" by Michael Lewis

Everyone should do as Kaling did and "brush up on" Michael Lewis. The bestselling writer is behind several books that later became award-winning films. 

LENA DUNHAM

"Endometriosis: A Key to Healing Through Nutrition" by Dian Shepperson Mills and Michael Vernon

Do you, too, suffer from endometriosis? If so, this "light n' flirty beach reading" is for you!

LENA DUNHAM

"Life At The Dakota: New York's Most Unusual Address" by Stephen Birmingham

If "light" endometriosis reading isn't your speed, this "prized possession" of Dunham's might be. Birmingham describes the lives of the wealthy folks who have lived at the Dakota, an 1884 NYC apartment building on "the wrong side of town."

MIRANDA KERR

"The Souls" by Damien Hirst

Artist Damien Hirst's beautiful butterflies are displayed in this book in a stunning collection of prints. 

KARLIE KLOSS

"The Woman I Wanted To Be" by Diane Von Furstenberg

As one of fashion's finest, it's no surprise that Karlie Kloss looks up to Diane von Furstenberg. "I have always been inspired by Diane (I have been lucky enough to work with her since I was 16)," she wrote. "But reading about her extraordinary life journey has given me a whole new appreciation for the resilient, passionate and loving woman she is."

SOFIA VERGARA

"All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr

Beauty and brains! Sofia Vergara caught up on some reading during the prime hours of sunbathing thanks to multiple award-winning author Anthony Doerr's WWII love story. 

ELLIE GOULDING

"H Is For Hawk" by Helen Macdonald and "The Iraqi Christ" by Hassan Blasim

The "On My Mind" singer treated her mind to two books while traveling: A memoir of a falconer who lost her dad and a collection of dark short stories, respectively.

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We take inspiration from celebs for nearly everything -- beauty, fashion, fitness, healthy eating and more ... Why not flip through stars' bookshelves, too?

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From dark short stories to flirty beach reads, memoirs and mysteries, stars are seizing their alone time to escape in great books. Click through the slideshow above to see what the stars like Britney Spears, Lena Dunham, Ellie Goulding and more are reading.

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