Though we first met her onscreen as our favorite writer, Carrie Bradshaw, actress Sarah Jessica Parker has quickly become one of our favorite off-screen readers as well. Whether she’s balancing grocery bags with a new haul of books from Three Lives in Greenwich Village or reading behind Tom Hanks at a sporting event in this iconic photo, SJP has become a passionate advocate for books—sharing bestselling novels like THE NIX and A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW alongside history books like SECONDHAND TIME and THE GILDED RAGE on Instagram. She also acts as the Honorary Co-Chair of the American Library Associations’s Book Club Central program and is heading up a new imprint of her own, SJP for Hogarth. Here is a list of some of her shared favorites for you to add to your shelf!
Read with a Glass of Rosé
If you want to experience a wild life vicariously, just sit down with a nice glass of chilled rosé and enjoy SWEETBITTER. Stephanie Danler’s debut gives a peek into the world of a twentysomething who’s just landed a job at a downtown New York City restaurant with a pricey wine menu. It’s there that she learns important lessons about wine, about love, and about the world.
Chinua Achebe’s legendary novel encompasses the life of nature, human history, and the mysterious compulsions of the soul. It is an illuminating monument to modern Africa as seen from within.