Celebrity Beach Reads: Laura Prepon, Victor Garber Share Book Picks

Celebrity News May. 27, 2014 AT 10:15AM
Laura Prepon and Victor Garber Credit: Gregg DeGuire/WireImage; Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Hitting the beach soon? Don't forget to pack a good book along with your shades and sunblock. From buzzworthy tell-alls to of-the-moment novels, Us Weekly editors—and celebs like Laura Prepon and Victor Garber—suggest new warm-weather reading material perfect for kicking back this summer.

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Goldfinch by Donna Tartt: "I'm reading Goldfinch, which is fantastic," Garber tells Us of Tartt's buzzy Pulitzer Prize winner about a teenage boy who survives an accident that kills his mother. "It's long, but it's so worth it!"

The One and Only by Emily Giffin: The author of cult-favorite hits like Something Borrowed and Baby Proof comes out with a new hit just in time for summer that is a mix of Friday Night Lights and When Harry Met Sally. Celeb fans of the author include Kristin Cavallari, Emmy Rossum and Britney Spears. And fans, don't worry: Sources tell Us Something Blue has just been greenlit for the big screen early next year!

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green: Catch up on the teen novel soon to hit the big screen and sob your way through Green's tome as cancer patient Hazel Grace Lancaster (played in the film by Shailene Woodley) is wooed to the extreme by hunk Augustus Waters (newcomer Ansel Elgort in the June 8 film).

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I Don't Know What You Know Me From by Judy Greer: Greer—the queen of quirky BFFs (see: 13 Going on 30)—steps into the spotlight to share tales of peeing next to Jennifer Lopez and her 2012 Oscar dress fiasco.

The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida: Diane Keaton tells Us this is one of her e-reader's most recent additions. "This is by a 13-year-old boy with autism," Keaton explains of the New York Times bestseller Jon Stewart calls "eye-opening [and] incredibly vivid." Says Keaton: "I was hooked after a paragraph."

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Love Life by Rob Lowe: Madonna rejected him. Warren Beatty stole his girlfriend. And a 1988 threesome sex tape almost sank his career. Lowe's eloquent second book further delves into his party-boy years before he got sober.

Evolution by Joe Manganiello: Orange Is the New Black's Prepon is fascinated by fitness and recently started reading the True Blood hunk's take. "I love reading books about fitness and health so I always have some kind of health book in my bag. I was visiting a friend on True Blood who told me about Joe Manginello's book," the actress tells Us. "It's definitely geared towards men and putting on muscle, but I'm reading it anyway."

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Jason Priestley by Jason Priestley: The Beverly Hills, 90210 star opens up about Shannen Doherty's exit, dating Blake Lively's sister and his near-fatal car crash. Plus: details on living with a young actor named . . . Brad Pitt.

Tell Us: What's on your summer must-read list?

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