#5OnMyTBR – Celebrity/Famous

#5OnMyTBR is a bookish meme hosted by E. @ Local Bee Hunter’s Nook where you chose five books from your to-be-read pile that fit that week’s theme. If you’d like more info, head over to the announcement post!

Hello, reader!

It’s time for another 5 On My TBR and the theme for this week certainly made me think. The theme is celebrity/famous and it took me a minute to figure out how I wanted to interpret this. Did I want to choose books written about celebrities or famous people? Did I want to choose fiction where the main character is a celebrity or famous? What I ended up choosing are books written by a celebrity!

It was literally the only way I could get to five books 😂

I’m not one who follows celebrities and their lives and I’m not a huge fan of memoirs. So there was a moment where I didn’t think I would have enough books to do this week’s post! But I found five books on my TBR that fit the bill. Let’s get to the list so I can share them with you.

#1. Yes Please by Amy Poehler

Amy Poehler is probably one of my favorite comediennes on the planet. I loved her in Parks & Rec and I feel like this book would be a lot of fun. I also wouldn’t mind learning more about her as a person. She just seems like she would be cool to hang out with, ya know? Anyways, that’s why this memoir (not my favorite genre, as we’ve established) has stuck around on my TBR.

#2. America (The Book) by Jon Stewart

I was a big Daily Show fan back when Jon Stewart was the host. Not saying Trevor Noah is bad, just that I no longer have cable. That’s probably why this book ended up on my TBR. I like his humor and learning more about politics and civics, so this seemed like a perfect fit for me! We’ll see if I ever actually read it, though, because I always forget it’s a thing 😅

#3. I Am America (And So Can You) by Stephen Colbert

This book is on my TBR for the exact same reason as the last book 😂 Stephen Colbert is hilarious, so I figured this book would be quite humorous, as well. And it’s probably gonna stay on my TBR for awhile for the same reasons as the last one, too. I’m terrible… But I do hope to read this someday and I’m sure it’ll be a great time.

#4. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling

I think there’s a very obvious theme here, lol. What can I say? I like funny people! I’ve always enjoyed Mindy Kaling as an actress and a person, so I think a book filled with her essays would be a delight to read. Perhaps when I get into a non-fiction mood, I’ll try and knock some of these books out. I think I would have a really good time with this one!

#5. Supermarket by Bobby Hall

This is the only true fiction novel on this entire list. But, fun fact, it’s still written by a celebrity! Bobby Hall is also known as Logic, who is a famous recording artist. This is billed as a “darkly funny psychological thriller”, which immediately captured my attention. It sounds like something that could be right up my alley and, I’m not gonna lie, I’m extra interested because it’s written by a musician. Hopefully I end up loving it.

What are some books written by a celebrity or famous person that are on your TBR? Have you read any of the books on mine? Let me know in the comments!

And, as always, happy reading!


5 thoughts on “#5OnMyTBR – Celebrity/Famous

  1. I always wonder how much of those celebrity books are really written by celebrities, given that ghostwriters exist and have been known to contribute to a lot of celebrity books. Out of this list, I’d guess that Stephen Colbert would be the most likely to write his own – maybe Jon Stewart and Logic too?

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  2. Mindy Kaling’s books are on my TBR and I’m looking forward to trying them. I haven’t actually watched her in anything (lol I watch so little TV) but I’ve seen some of her posts and interviews and she seems really fun 🙂

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