Looking for the May 2023 Celebrity Book Club Spoilers? You’ve come to the right place!
We’ve rounded up the books that will be chosen by Reese Witherspoon, Read with Jenna, and the GMA Book Club for May 2023. These have NOT yet been officially released (as of now, they are all being announced on May 2) but we are fairly confident in our intel.
Still, we reserve the right to be wrong! Check back on May 2, 2023 to see if we got it correct!
In the meantime, we suggest using the May 2023 celebrity book club spoilers to put in your library holds early and get to the front of the list.
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May 2023 Celebrity Book Club Spoilers
Reese Witherspoon’s Book Club – May 2023 Celebrity Book Club Spoiler
Reese Witherspoon’s Book Club, Hello Sunshine, was really the first of the modern celebrity book clubs to catch on in recent years. Started in 2017, her list features thrillers, romances, historical fiction, YA, non-fiction, and modern fiction.
May 2023 Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick
Upon her death, White silver screen star, Kitty Karr, leaves her entire estate to three young Black women. It results in a lot of questions, which Elise St. John, one of the recipients intends to find the answers to.
As Elise digs into Kitty’s past, she uncovers truths that could unravel Kitty’s legacy, Elise’s career, and the entire Sr. John family.
I loved this story about Kitty’s past. It starts with how she had to leave her family behind to pass as white, covers her career, and explores the choices she made to keep her secret. It was both thought-provoking and entertaining, making it a perfect pick for ultimate beach reads and also for book clubs.
You can see the whole book list, ranked, here.
Read With Jenna Book Club – May 2023 Celebrity Book Club Spoiler
Jenna Bush Hager started her book club on the Today Show back in the spring of 2019. They are often more literary than Reese’s picks and cover a variety of thought-provoking topics.
May 2023 Read with Jenna Book Club Pick
This book was a doozy in the most thought-provoking way. The story is about the stars of Chain-Gang All-Stars, the reality tv show that pits prisoners against each other in gladiator-type fights to the death.
Thurwar and Staxxx are stars of the show, brutally killing anyone they come up against, but as Thurwar gets ready to win her freedom after 3 years on TV, the creatures of the show throw many hurdles in her path.
This searing look at racism and classism feels highly relevant to today’s world when a show like this could easily exist in some states. The reality tv book was so unique. Even days later I can’t stop thinking about the all-stars, the protesters fighting for their rights, and the stunning conclusion to this book. I’ve been thinking about it all year, so it’s clearly a best books of 2023 pick!
You can see all of Jenna’s Book Club picks here, where we ranked them.
The Good Morning America Book Club – May 2023 Celebrity Book Club Spoiler
GMA’s answer to Read with Jenna was to host their own celebrity book club. This one launched in the Fall of 2019 and it’s probably the best one of the bunch.
May 2023 Good Morning America Book Club Pick
Nicole Oruwari has the perfect life: a handsome husband; a palatial house in the heart of glittering Lagos, Nigeria; and a glamorous group of friends. She left gloomy London and a troubled family past behind for sunny, moneyed Lagos, becoming part of the Nigerwives—a community of foreign women married to Nigerian men.
But when Nicole disappears without a trace after a boat trip, the cracks in her so-called perfect life start to show. As the investigation turns up nothing but dead ends, her auntie Claudine decides to take matters into her own hands.
Armed with only a cell phone and a plane ticket to Nigeria, she digs into her niece’s life and uncovers a hidden side filled with dark secrets, isolation, and even violence. But the more she discovers about Nicole, the more Claudine’s own buried history threatens to come to light…. MORE
For the whole list of GMA books, ranked, check out this post.
Oprah’s Book Club – May 2023 Celebrity Book Club Spoiler
Oprah doesn’t release her book club picks in the same way as the rest of the celebrity book clubs. The May 2023 Oprah book club pick is below.
May 2023 Oprah Book Club Pick
The Covenant of Water is the long-awaited new novel by Abraham Verghese, the author of the major word-of-mouth bestseller Cutting for Stone, which has sold over 1.5 million copies in the United States alone and remained on the New York Times bestseller list for over two years.
Spanning the years 1900 to 1977, The Covenant of Water is set in Kerala, on South India’s Malabar Coast, and follows three generations of a family that suffers a peculiar affliction: in every generation, at least one person dies by drowning—and in Kerala, water is everywhere. At the turn of the century, a twelve-year-old girl from Kerala’s long-existing Christian community, grieving the death of her father, is sent by boat to her wedding, where she will meet her forty-year-old husband for the first time.
From this unforgettable new beginning, the young girl–and future matriarch, known as Big Ammachi–will witness unthinkable changes over the span of her extraordinary life, full of joy and triumph as well as hardship and loss, her faith and love the only constants….. MORE
With over 88 book picks under her belt, we have her full-ranked list in this post.