Books: Recommended Reads for a Long Weekend

The Labor Day Weekend is upon us, which just might offer you the opportunity to sit back and enjoy that book you’ve been meaning to start. If you haven’t already found that perfect book, take a look at the following celebrity recommended reads.


Warlight book coverWarlight by Michael Ondaatje
Recommended by Barack Obama
In 1945, just after World War II, siblings stay in London when their parents move to Singapore, leaving them in the care of a mysterious figure named The Moth.
In Other Words book coverIn Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri
Recommended by Mindy Kaling
Lahiri’s meditation on the process of learning to express herself in the Italian language.
Grist Mill Road book coverGrist Mill Road by Christopher J. Yates
Recommended by Selma Blair

The year is 1982; the setting, ninety miles north of New York City. There, three friends―Patrick, Matthew, and Hannah―are bound together by a terrible crime.
Of Human Bondage book coverOf Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham
Recommended by John McCain
After studying in Heidelberg, and a brief spell in Paris, Philip settles in London to train as a doctor where he meets Mildred, the waitress with whom he plunges into a tortured affair.
Heart Berries book coverThe Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot
Recommended by Emma Watson
A powerful, poetic memoir of a woman’s coming of age on the Seabird Island Band in the Pacific Northwest.
The Mother of Black Hollywood by Jenifer Lewis
Recommended by Questlove
This gripping memoir is filled with insights gained through a unique life that offers a universal message: “Love yourself so that love will not be a stranger when it comes.”