What are celebrities reading this summer?

Lauren Weisberger was one of many who shared their summer reads with us.
Lauren Weisberger was one of many who shared their summer reads with us.

Still need a book recommendation this summer? We asked celebrities what they were reading throughout our interviews this summer. Below, their picks:

Lauren Weisberger
“The Interestings” by Meg Wolitzer. I’m really loving it.

Jason Statham
I’m reading a book called “Viva La Madness,” by J.J. Connolly. He wrote “Layer Cake,” which was made into a movie with Danny Craig. It’s a great book, I think he’s a brilliant crime writer. It’s very good, it’s very funny. It’s a very witty book, brilliant. 

Wayne Knight
Currently I’m reading “Going Clear,” a book [by Lawrence Wright] on L. Ron Hubbard, while belatedly reading the Steve Jobs book. I’m just kind of into people who are powerful people that not everybdoy likes. [Laughs] I’m trying to form a cult of personality — I want a reality-distortion field that works for me.

Debra Messing
Right now I’m reading “Ancient Light” by John Banville and “A Visit from the Goon Squad” by Jennifer Egan. Also, my nanny is currently writing a book about parenting so I’m also reading that.

Curtis Sittenfeld
I loved Susanna Daniel’s “Sea Creatures,” about a young mother who accepts an unusual job for an eccentric artist.

Ana Ortiz
I’m currently reading a book called “Beautiful Ruins,” someone gave it to me on the airplane, believe it or not, and I really like it. … But the book that I’m going absolutely positively to read next is Junot Diaz’s new book, it’s a book of short stories.

Ashanti
A script! Actually I just got finished filming a Christmas movie so that’s what I read. I’m reading a lot of the lyrics in my new album coming out, “BraveHeart.”

Sienna Miller
I’m reading a monster of a book, which is really a struggle because my time to read is when I get into bed, and in the evening when I put my daughter to bed and have dinner, at which point I’m shattered. It’s “2666” by Roberto Bolano.

Philippa Gregory
At the moment I’m reading Peter Ackroyd’s “The Life of Thomas More.” If it’s well-written history, that seems to be much more pleasurable than you normally think.

Pat Monahan
I’m reading “1Q84.” It’s a book by Murakami, do you know him? I’ve read about 10 of his books already — he’s my favorite author. And the fact that he’s alive, there’s a still chance for me to meet him, and I’d love to do a podcast with him. … All of his books are fiction but they’re always like two different worlds are happening and then they meet. If you want to start small and see if you even like his writing, you can read a book called “Norwegian Wood,” and if you like it then you’ll read anything else. This is a long one — this is like a three-book commitment. I’m really into this guy; I think he’s the best around.

Andrew Savage of the band Parquet Courts
I read a lot of Philip K. Dick. Last week I finished “The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch,” and I passed that on to Sean [Yeaton, bassist]. And so now I’m reading “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” And in March I read through Donald Barthelme’s “Forty Stories” and now I’ve got “Sixty Stories” that I pull out every once in awhile. But also me and Sean both read [the Austin, Texas psychedelic band from the 1960s] 13th Floor Elevators biography.

Geezer Butler of classic hard rock band Black Sabbath
At the moment I’m reading the new Ian Rankin book, “Standing in Another Man’s Grave.” I love it! I love Ian Rankin! It’s set in Scotland and it’s very down-to-earth and typical Scottish humor. It’s all about crime fiction, and he actually goes around with police and writes about stuff that happens. Apparently the Scottish police read it themselves and they say it’s the truest depiction of what it’s like to be a real copper in Scotland.


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