Maybe you’ve heard that reading books has a lot of brain benefits, right? Only a quick look back in history is enough to convince us that reading really is the key to success. No matter how busy, modern successful people, opinion leaders, billionaires, and businessmen are, they have something in common – they always find time for their favorite book, no matter how tense and dynamic their everyday life is. And if they do it, why don’t you?
We present to you some of the favorite books of the world’s most famous celebrities:
Barack Obama is certainly starting his day with major national daily newspapers, but when it comes to books, his favorite one is – Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison.
Stephen King certainly has a lot of personal peculiarities, having in mind his work. One of the explanations is the fact that his favorite book is Lord of the Flies by William Golding. Cruel and direct.
Kate Winslet, like any gentle lady, sticks herself to the classic. Her favorite book is Therese Raquin by Emile Zola.
George Clooney is known with his kindness, sexy look and being a gentleman. Only his wife is obviously aware of his heavy book dependencies. His favorite book is War & Peace by Leo Tolstoy. Classic Macho.
Martin Sheen is also influenced by the Russian classic. His favorite piece is The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
Emma Thompson is beautiful. No argue on that. And although she has no Greek roots, the actress claims her favorite book is Odyssey by Homer.
Alec Baldwin has enough free time lately. His limited presence on the big screen gives him a wonderful opportunity to reread his favorite book, To Kill A Mocking Bird by Harper Lee.
Will Smith successfully competes with his beautiful and talented colleagues in Hollywood. A wonderful actor, with enviable physics and sense of humor, he also gains credits against models models with his favorite book – The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo.
Stephen Spielberg is a serious person who obviously relies on classics. Perhaps they give him the power to unleash his imagination for every new movie he makes. His favorite book is The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper.
Drew Barrymore can be successful without serious reading in advance. She, however, relies on philosophical literature and reflection on the meaning of life. Her favorite book is Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E Frankl.
Jim Kerry is another proof that the sense of humor sometimes is shown only on set. A proof of that is the actor’s favorite book – Crime & Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky.
Sir Alex Ferguson is a real Mohican in the world of football. While retiring from his position as a coach, Sir Alex is hardly able to spend his entire day reading. But when he does, he remembers his favorite Treasure Island book by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Jose Mourinho proves that players are reading. He says that his favorite book is the Bible. That explains the religious tattoos of most players. And the quotes of his teammates’ certainly help him memorize selected passages from the Book of books.
And which is the favorite book you will read today?