Book Club: Celeb-recommended reads this World Book Day

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It’s never too late to start your own book club of one. 

In case you’ve been itching to start your bookworm journey and actually cuddle up with a book (and not your phone) this weekend, check out these celeb-recommended reads. Don’t worry, reading doesn’t have a deadline.

The Purpose Driven Life – Sofia Andres

According to the young mom, this popular self-help novel “totally changed my outlook on life.” Though she recommended this back in 2017, it’s still a relevant read when it comes to re-discovering one’s spirituality.

Author: Rick Warren

Synopsis: “The book offers readers a 40-day personal spiritual journey and presents what Warren says are God’s five purposes for human life on Earth.”

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari – Matteo Guidecelli

Known as one of the best books to read when it comes to shedding one’s ego and worldly riches, the actor recommends this read as it inspired him to “surround myself with positive-minded people—that, I think, is how you move forward.”

Author: Robin Sharma

Synopsis:The book is a business fable derived from Sharma’s personal experiences after leaving his career as a litigation lawyer at the age of 25.”

Live Love Lead: Your Best Is Yet to Come! – Toni Gonzaga

Another entry to the self-help bookshelf is this Toni G-recommended read that focuses on one’s roadmap, and what it takes to drive your life to its designated purpose. 

Author: Brian Houston

Synopsis: “In this straightforward book, Brian Houston shows readers the way to live fully, love completely, and lead boldly — the hallmarks of Jesus’ time on earth.”

Chuck Palahniuk books – Bela Padilla

In a recent Instagram post, the indie darling shared that her “love affair with dark books” began with this author. Though every Palahniuk novel is different, it typically holds dark themes and introspective analysis of the human condition.

Best Chuck Palahniuk books to get started: Fight Club, Snuff, Invisible Monsters, and Rant.

Tuesdays With Morrie – Toni Sia

This Gen-Z vlogger highly recommends this 24-year-old classic! Though it’s a short read, she stated that each page felt like a revelation.

Author: Mitch Albom

Synopsis: “Tuesdays with Morrie is a magical chronicle of their time together, through which Mitch shares Morrie’s lasting gift with the world.”