Lifestyle: Happy Book Lover’s Day: Celebrate With These Wantable Staff Favorites

What do Oprah, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Emma Watson all have in common? Yes, they’re all famous, but they’re also famously known for being avid book lovers. Whether they’re starting their own book clubs or constantly posting their current reads to Instagram, these ladies are never shy about sharing their love for literature with the world.

And neither are we! That’s why we’re sharing a roundup of the Wantable staff’s favorite reads. From self-help titles and juicy dramas to laugh-out-loud comedies and page-turning thrillers, read along to see 10 books the women of Wantable are loving—now and forever.

Sasha, Assistant Fitness Buyer

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

“It’s suspenseful, but takes time to build. I loved how the point of view changes each chapter so you really get into the head of each character. It’s a fast read, and I’m a sucker for a female protagonist. If you loved Gone Girl, I would give this one a try.”

Terressa, Senior e-Commerce Marketer

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

“You’d think it’d be really creepy and eery from the title and pictures, but it’s actually a sweet love story of finding yourself by experiencing the loss of a loved one. I found it to be so comforting and charming as adults and children interact in a fantasy world and discover what’s most important to them in life.”

Katherine, Stylist

The Babe Walker books by Babe Walker

“No one makes me laugh harder than the fictional character Babe Walker. Her overprivileged wit always keeps me on the edge of my seat, even though I have read the books multiple times. The third book just came out in June and could quite possibly be my favorite yet, but it’s really hard to tell!”

Lindsey, Social Media Manager

The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM) by Hal Elrod

“This book has been a game-changer. You’ll learn how waking up early and diving into a detailed morning routine can help increase your energy, motivation, and focus to grow and maximize your potential. I’ve started putting these principles into practice and have already noticed a positive change. I welcome you to read this book and start positively transforming your life, one morning at a time.”

Kati, Customer Service Advocate

Lauren Conrad Celebrate by Lauren Conrad

“It’s the greatest guide to planning either a brunch with your girls or an elaborate engagement party for your best friends. It’s all mapped out, from etiquette to where you can buy the perfect decorations.”

Eleanor, Stylist

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

“I’ve always had a pension for classic literature with a compelling heroine. Along with some of my other favorites like Jane Eyre and Pride And Prejudice, Madame Bovary gives an honest glimpse into the life of a woman and her societal challenges in the late 1800s. This renowned English translation from the original French is thoughtfully done, with its language beautifully conveyed for those ready for a good read.”

Kayla, Operations Manager

Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

“I can say without a doubt that Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by blogger-turned-author Jenny Lawson is the most emotional book I’ve ever read. Jenny’s life has been a weird collection of happiness, depression, and the most bizarre situations imaginable. It would be easy to hide from each sad, silly, or strange moment, but Jenny is able to find the beauty and humor in everything. I sobbed, laughed so hard I thought I might pee my pants, and walked away feeling incredibly inspired.”

Magnolia, Stylist

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

“‘In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.’ After I read the first line of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, I was sold! Douglas Adams’s comedy is dry and witty, which makes a unique sci-fi novel. If you are interested in Vogons, Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters, and sitting down for a nice dinner and watching the universe end, this book is for you.”

Anna, Style Buyer

It’s Not Okay: Turning Heartbreak Into Happily Never After by Andi Dorfman

“If you are a fan of The Bachelor/Bachelorette, you will love this book. The former contestant and Bachelorette dishes about her experience on the show and her breakup that followed. While parts can be cynical yet still humorous, it is also empowering in that it shows you can’t experience love without taking risk. And you can’t come out on the other side stronger without experiencing a little bit of pain. A funny and entertaining quick read!”

Sarah, Senior Buyer

This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper

“Super witty with laugh-out-loud funny and bring-you-to-tears moments. This book encompasses moments that most of us have lived through with our family, partner, friends, or loved ones.”

What’s your favorite book of all time, and what are you reading right now? Share with us in the comments section below.