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Early Bird Books: 13 Books Our Favorite Celebrities Love

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Stars—they read like us! We’ll be the first to admit that we love a bit of celebrity gossip—especially when it involves what’s on people’s shelves. Lately, stars like Reese Witherspoon and Emma Watson have been hopping on the book club train, selecting titles each month and leading thoughtful reading discussions with their fans. It’s been a great way to highlight the latest debut authors, or bring old, forgotten gems back into the limelight. We’re all about using fame to the benefit of a good book. Below, you’ll find recommendations that come straight from the mouths of our favorite celebrities. From childhood classics to later-in-life discoveries, these are the reads that have made lasting impressions on Academy Award winners, singers, and more. Tom Hanks Blood on…

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Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell and Kirsten Dunst Bring ‘The Beguiled’ to Life Again

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It’s a game of trust and deception in Thomas P. Cullinan’s novel, The Beguiled, which is being adapted for the screen…again. Originally published in 1966 under the title A Painted Veil, the Civil War thriller blends history, suspense and even a little romance. It’s a dark, engrossing tale that caught the eye of Sofia Coppola, who’s adapted it for the screen with an all-star cast that includes Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell and Kirsten Dunst. The novel, which was re-released on June 13 as a movie tie-in, tells the story of a wounded Yankee soldier who turns up in the woods near Miss Martha Farnsworth Seminary for Young Ladies in rural Virginia during the Civil War. The women take him in, though…

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HBO’s Big Little Lies is the New Desperate Housewives Thanks to Liane Moriarty

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When we heard that Liane Moriarty’s bestselling novel, Big Little Lies was being adapted as a limited series on HBO, we were instantly intrigued. And then we found out about the star-studded cast, including Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, and Shailene Woodley, with Jean-Marc Vallée directing (of Dallas Buyers Club and Wild fame). With all those A-list names, how could Big Little Lies go wrong? Luckily, we can assure you that it’s awesome. Soapy and sexy and shot like a cinematic movie, this is HBO – and Moriarty – at their best. The reviews have come pouring in since the show premiered on February 19, and there’s a common tagline that keeps popping up again and again: Big Little Lies is Desperate Housewives…

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