It's finally starting to feel like summer, which means the time is ripe to get outside and bask in the sun with a scintillating book. With that in mind, we turned to some well-read celebrities for their choice recommendations—just in time for World Book Day (today!). From gripping memoirs to heartwarming historical fiction, here are the titles they can't seem to put down.
1. H IS FOR HAWK BY HELEN MACDONALD
Who loves it: Kate Bosworth
What it's about: A falconer who trains a deadly bird of prey—the goshawk—after losing her father. "She feels the urge to become wild with something, because her own spirit was so broken," Bosworth recently told us. "It's a really amazing story about the animal-human relationship and overcoming grief."
Available at Amazon | $17
3. BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME BY TA-NEHISI COATES
Who loves it: Olivia Wilde
What it's about: A thoughtful exploration of America's racial history, written as a series of letters from the author to his teenage son. "The world will be a more evolved place once we all read this book," Wilde wrote in an Instagram post. "Take my word for it, and go pick it up today. Absolutely brilliant."
Available at Amazon | $13