More celebrities are sharing their love of reading through online book clubs. Each new pick offers chances to connect with readers across the globe

a cozy living room with an armchair and bookshelf filled with books
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Among stay at home orders, society has more time to read. How do you stay connected to the outside world? How do we have discussions?

One way is through celebrity’s online book clubs. Online book clubs provide conversations through social media.

Here are 4 celebrities’ online book clubs and newest choices.

1. Andrew Luck Book Club

Fans of the NFL can even find a book club from an esteemed celebrity. Colts star, Andrew Luck, started his club to share his love of reading with a larger audience.

He has two online book clubs. Rookies is geared towards younger readers, while Veterans is focused on older readers.

Luck also has a podcast with author interviews and special guests. These guests include NFL athletes during football season.

May’s picks are Buford the Little Bighorn for rookies and The Last Palace for his veteran team.

Take part in discussions using #ALBookClub on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

2. Our Shared Shelf Book Club

Emma Watson is known for roles in Harry Potter and Beauty and the Beast. She also has a book club called Our Shared Shelf. The goal is to share feminist works to an audience.

Previous discussions were completed on Goodreads. But, in early 2020, Watson took a step back. Future picks will be revealed through the #OurSharedShelf handle.

3. Hello Sunshine Book Club

The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi cover. Hello Sunshine online Book Club May pick
The Henna artist: Hello Sunshine book club’s May pick

Reese Witherspoon is best known for her role in Sweet Home Alabama. Her book club Hello Sunshine began in 2017. Hello Sunshine reads female centered novels. Choices include settings in the United States and beyond.

You can take part across social media at @ReesesBookClub.

The May pick is The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi. This novel follows a journey of discovery between set traditions and a modern world.

4. Oprah Winfrey’s Book Club

The most recent pick of Oprah's Book Club 
Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker
The latest pick of Oprah’s book club

Oprah has the ‘original’ celebrity book club. Since 1996, Oprah has shared dozens of titles. Her lists have shown me a few of my favorites!

In the past, she has chosen new releases and classics. A few unknown books have even been pushed to bestsellers.

Spring’s pick is Hidden Valley Road by Andrew Kolker. This Saga spans 50 years. In this family, 6 sons were diagnosed with Schizophrenia. This novel reveals mental illness’s impact on society.