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Celebrity Book Club Picks for April 2024: Complete List

celebrity book club picks april 2024

I absolutely love books, and I’m always curious about the latest celebrity book club picks and most popular books they are being read right now. The book choices of these clubs really inspire me and help me decide what to read next.

My list contains picks from some of the most popular book clubs, such as Read With Jenna, Oprah, and Reese Witherspoon book clubs! To check out book club picks for the previous month, click here!

Do you have or follow a book club? Let me know and I’ll add it into this post, which gets updated every month with new book club picks for that month.

Here’s a complete list of celebrity book club picks for April 2024.

Read with Jenna

Read with Jenna Book Club pick for April 2024 is The Husbands by Holly Gramazio.

The Husbands by Holly Gramazio

Release date: April 2, 2024
Genre: Women’s Friendship Fiction

The Husbands is a novel about Lauren, who comes home one night to find a man at her door claiming to be her husband, even though she’s never met him before. Confused, she discovers that her life seems to have changed drastically, with evidence suggesting they’ve been together for years.

But when this man disappears and is replaced by another, Lauren realizes her attic is somehow creating an endless supply of husbands, each altering her life slightly. As she navigates this strange phenomenon, she grapples with questions about choice, identity, and what it means to truly live.

Reese’s Book Club

Reese’s Book Club pick for April 2024 is yet to be announced, but their last pick is Anita de Monte Laughs Last by Xochitl Gonzalez.

Anita de Monte Laughs Last by Xochitl Gonzalez

Release date: March 5, 2024
Genre: Hispanic American Literature & Fiction

Anita de Monte Laughs Last is set in 1985 New York City and follows the mysterious death of rising art star Anita de Monte. Fast forward to 1998, where Raquel, a third-year art history student, discovers Anita’s forgotten story while navigating the elitist world of Ivy League academia.

Raquel, feeling like an outsider as a student of color, finds herself entangled in a romance with a well-connected art student. As she delves into Anita’s past, parallels emerge between their lives, prompting Raquel to question her own relationships and societal dynamics.

Told from the perspectives of both women and weaving between past and present, this novel challenges notions of remembrance and the marginalized in elite circles, and is a compelling read for anyone intrigued by history, art, and the complexities of human connection.

For my book club questions for this book, click here!

GMA Book Club

GMA Book Club Pick for April 2024 is Just for the Summer by Abby Jimenez.

Just for the Summer by Abby Jimenez

Release date: April 2, 2024
Genre: Contemporary Women Fiction

Just for the Summer is a heartwarming romance about Justin, who believes he’s cursed because every woman he dates finds their soulmate right after they break up. When he meets Emma, who has a similar curse, they come up with a plan to break each other’s curses by dating and breaking up.

They spend the summer together in Minnesota, but things get complicated when unexpected challenges arise, including Emma’s difficult family and Justin becoming the guardian of his siblings. As they navigate these obstacles, they realize their feelings for each other might be more than just a fling.

Oprah’s Book Club

Oprah’s book club pick for April 2024 is The Many Lives of Mama Love by Lara Love Hardin.

The Many Lives of Mama Love by Lara Love Hardin

Release date: August 1, 2023
Genre: Memoirs

The Many Lives of Mama Love is a memoir which tells the story of Lara’s (the author) dramatic fall from a typical suburban soccer mom into addiction and crime, leading to her incarceration.

In prison, Lara discovers a unique social structure and finds herself offering love and healing to her fellow inmates, earning the nickname “Mama Love.” After her release, she rebuilds her life as a ghostwriter, meeting famous figures like Oprah and the Dalai Lama. But despite her success, Lara struggles with shame and redemption, facing the challenges of life as a felon.

The book is a touching journey of forgiveness and self-discovery, showing that it’s possible to overcome even the darkest of pasts.

For my book club discussion questions for this book, click here!

Read with Marie Claire

Read with Marie Claire book club pick for April 2024 remains the same as last month’s pick: Everyone Who Can Forgive Me Is Dead by Jenny Hollander. To be honest, I am not sure if this book club is still active as there are no official updates about their latest pick since February.

Everyone Who Can Forgive Me Is Dead by Jenny Hollander

Release date: February 6, 2024
Genre: Psychological Thriller

Everyone Who Can Forgive Me Is Dead follows the story of Charlie Colbert, who fled the public eye nine years ago, after being labeled a “witness” to the nightmarish events at her elite graduate school on Christmas Eve, known to the world as “Scarlet Christmas.” Despite the past, Charlie has rebuilt her life as the editor-in-chief of a major magazine and is engaged to a prominent figure in the publishing industry.

However, when a film made by one of her former classmates threatens to reveal the events of Scarlet Christmas, Charlie’s carefully constructed life is at risk. As Charlie faces the potential unraveling of her world, she is determined to protect what she has worked so hard to achieve, even if it means confronting the people and events she thought she left behind.

The novel explores themes of secrecy, resilience, and the consequences of the past coming back to haunt you. It is a suspenseful and intriguing tale of a woman trying to maintain control of her life in the face of a threatening revelation.

Mocha Girls Read

Mocha Girls Read’s book club pick for April 2024 is Turtles All the Way Down by John Green.

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Release date: October 10, 2017
Genre: Teen & Young Adult Friendship Fiction

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green is a touching novel about Aza Holmes, a young girl dealing with anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Aza finds herself unexpectedly drawn into the mystery of a missing billionaire, Russell Pickett, alongside her adventurous friend Daisy.

As they investigate, Aza struggles with her own mental health challenges, trying to balance being a good friend, daughter, student, and navigating her own thoughts and fears. The story beautifully explores themes of love, resilience, friendship, and the complexities of mental illness.

Belletrist Book Club

The Belletrist Book Club pick for April 2024 is Memory Piece by Lisa Ko.

Memory Piece by Lisa Ko

Release date: March 19, 2024
Genre: Asian American Literature & Fiction

Memory Piece by Lisa Ko is a novel about three teenagers, Giselle Chin, Jackie Ong, and Ellen Ng, who bond over their shared feelings of being outsiders in the early 1980s. They dream of a future filled with art, freedom, and creativity. However, as they grow older, their dreams become more complex.

Giselle navigates the world of elite social circles as a performance artist, Jackie grapples with the changing landscape of the internet as a coder, and Ellen confronts gentrification and policing in her New York City neighborhood as a community activist.

As their friendship evolves over time, they face challenges and redefine their ideas of success. The story spans from the 1980s to a vividly imagined future in the 2040s, exploring themes of friendship, ambition, and the changing world around them.

Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble book club pick for April 2024 is I Cheerfully Refuse by Leif Enger.


Release date: April 2, 2024
Genre: Action & Adventure Literary Fiction

I Cheerfully Refuse by Leif Enger is a novel set in a not-too-distant America. It follows Rainy, a grieving musician who sets sail on Lake Superior in search of his beloved wife who ran a bookstore. As Rainy navigates the unpredictable waters, he encounters storms, rising corpses, and a society in chaos. Along the way, he finds unexpected allies and a young girl who joins him on his journey.

Through humor, beauty, and resilience, Rainy’s quest evolves into a larger mission, challenging the oppressive forces in society. The novel is a powerful tale of love, adventure, and hope, showcasing Enger’s masterful storytelling and imagination.

Noname Book Club

Finally, last on our list is the Noname Book Club, which has selected Barracoon by Zora Neale Hurston as their April 2024 pick.

Barracoon by Zora Neale Hurston

Release date: May 8, 2018
Genre: Black & African American Biographies

“Barracoon: The Story of the Last ‘Black Cargo’ is a profound and significant book that tells the true story of one of the last-known survivors of the Atlantic slave trade.

Zora Neale Hurston, a renowned author, interviewed Cudjo Lewis, an eighty-six-year-old man who was abducted from Africa and brought to America as a slave. Through Cudjo’s firsthand account, Hurston vividly captures the horrors and injustices of slavery, from his capture in Africa to his journey on the Clotilda ship and his years in bondage until the end of the Civil War.

The book offers deep insight into the tragedy of slavery and its enduring legacy, told with compassion and in Hurston’s distinctive style. It is a vital contribution to understanding our shared history and culture.

Happy reading! ❤️