Celebrities reveal their favourite books for perfect isolation reading - EpicNews

March 19, 2020 – 15:09 GMT Abigail Malbon

At this time of self-isolation, you is perhaps pondering of stocking up on some books to maintain you entertained – and in the event you want some suggestions, loads of celebrities have shared their favourite books to get you began. Better get inserting these orders asap!

Meghan Markle

Before Meghan Markle’s weblog The Tig disappeared from the web when she met Princr Harry, Meghan spoke about lots of her nice loves – and reading is actually one! In one specific put up she mentioned she was “obsessed” with Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s existentialist traditional The Little Prince

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Holly Willoughby

This Morning presenter Holly has different style in books, and has gushed about a number of titles. In 2014, she admitted she’s an enormous fan of E.L.James’ Fifty Shades of Grey: “I finished the first book and thought, ‘This is the best thing I’ve ever read.’ I was completely obsessed. Literally couldn’t put it down. I mean, bloody hell, you learn a lot – I think every woman should read them!” she said.

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But she says her childhood favourite was Enid Blyton’s The Wishing Chair. “It captured our imagination completely – the thought of sitting together in an old chair and it sprouting wings and taking us off on adventures.  What could be more wonderful.”

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Michelle Obama

Michelle is a bestselling author in her own right thanks to her book Becoming, but she’s happy to shout out other authors, too. “One of the books that I liked – one of many first books that I liked and browse cowl to cowl in at some point – not as a result of anyone made me learn it however as a result of the e-book was good – it was a e-book referred to as Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison,” she mentioned.

Today I stopped by @politicsprose, a local bookstore here in DC, to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Becoming. It’s hard to believe that it’s already been a year since I shared my story with the world. Since the #IAmBecoming tour came to a close, I found myself reflecting on many of the conversations I had with so many of you—from the book clubs and community groups I visited to all the thoughtful comments and conversations we had online. I noticed so many of us face a common challenge—that no matter who we are or where we come from, too often, we convince ourselves that our stories don’t matter.  So, as we approach a New Year, I wanted to find a way to help us all embrace our own stories. That’s what the Becoming Journal is all about—reflecting on our lives, especially the tiniest details. That’s how we can keep becoming—by seeing our stories for the powerful truths that they are, and then, by reaching out to each other and embracing all the vulnerability, the wisdom, and the twists and turns that both make our journeys so unique—and bind us together so tightly. I’m so excited to share the journal with you. Starting tomorrow, you can get your own copy at becomingmichelleobama.com.

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“And that book helped me love reading, because before then reading was kind of like something you did when you had to do it. But that book, it like grabbed me and pulled me and I just kept reading and kept reading.”

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Lorraine Kelly

TV presenter Lorraine loved to settle down with a novel, in particular Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky “Possibly the greatest book ever written and one I read as a 13-year-old studying Russian at secondary school,” she mentioned. “It’s a brilliant psychological thriller as well as a detective story and the tortured Raskolnikov will haunt you forever.”

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Victoria Beckham

After their fourth youngster Harper Seven was born, Victoria’s husband David posted on Facebook: “Victoria’s favourite e-book is To Kill A Mockingbird, it is a very robust, passionate e-book and the writer was Harper Lee, and that’s the place Harper got here from.”

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Reese Witherspoon

Reese’s Hello Sunshine Book Club has inspired millions of people to enjoy reading, so it’s almost impossible for her to pick a favourite book. But she did tell Harper’s Bazaar: “I feel the e-book that had the largest impression on my life was Wild by Cheryl Strayed,” she says. “It’s the primary e-book that I optioned to show right into a film that I used to be producing and starring in.

“I was really nervous and I asked Cheryl if it would be okay to option her book, but I didn’t really have a track record as a producer, but she took that leap of faith with me and I’ll be forever grateful.”

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