If you’re tired of Netflix’s judgemental “are you still watching?” question, why not try reading before bed instead of hitting “next episode.”
If you’re looking for a good title that will leave you staying up much later than you intended, a few of your favorite celebrities have written books that should do the trick.
Here are a few to start with:
Amy Schumer’s The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo
Schumer’s material always delivers laughs, so it’s no surprise that her book is equally as giggle-inducing. It features a collection of sharp-tongued, autobiographical, highly relatable essays. Read in public if you dare. You’ll probably catch a few stares as you snicker to yourself.
Lena Dunham’s Not That Kind of Girl
Women in their 20s and 30s will devour this book, which features sage advice and plenty of “aha!” moments from the Girls creator. While there are certainly plenty of light parts, Dunham also gets deep in a way that readers will appreciate.
Tina Fey’s Bossypants
If you’ve ever dreamt of having a career like Tina Fey’s, this book is a must-read. Fey details how she built an enviable career and crafted iconic comedic moments. We all know the Tina Fey that has shaped pop culture today, but seeing where she began helps us to appreciate her even more.
Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes
The powerhouse behind shows like Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal offers insight on how saying “yes” to invitations, even if they scared her, shaped her life. If you’re looking to kickstart some major changes, this book is the perfect place to start.
Mindy Kaling’s Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?
Mindy Kaling brings the hilarity in this book of essays. Her sharp wit shines throughout. You’ll enjoy the reflections on her childhood, plus her observational essays about adult life.
Chelsea Handler’s Are You There Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea.
The comedian and former late night host has written a number of books, but if you’re going to dive in, start with this one. She talks about her off-the-wall experiences growing up and trying to break into Hollywood. It’s raunchy, poignant, and laugh-out-loud funny.
Leah Remini’s Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology
When you’re looking for a book that will blow your mind, Remini’s memoir about her 2013 split from the Church of Scientology, which she belonged to since she was a child, is it. The book caused a major stir, and led her to create an A&E docuseries about Scientology and others who have left.
Now that the weather is getting cooler, grab a few books, curl up under a blanket, and get reading. These celebrities will make you laugh, inspire you, and make you wish you could hear these stories told to you in person over a few cocktails.
Lauren Levine is a freelance writer who has contributed to publications and websites including The Charlotte Observer, U.S. News & World Report, American Way magazine, The Huffington Post, Hello Giggles, Bustle, Thrillist, Thought Catalog, and others.