Books are fast becoming the new it accessory. No, really.
Apart from those book-shaped Olympia Le Tan clutches you keep seeing on many a red-carpet starlet, our local celebs like to take a breather from the spotlight, too, by indulging in a real paperback.
Ever wondered who takes time off their busy schedules to read a tome or two? Below, meet the celebrity bookworms we’ve uncovered on Instagram. (And while you’re at it, feel free to check out what they’ve been flipping through, too!)
This #BestiesBookClub member manages to squeeze in reading a book or two between her tapings, photoshoots and hosting stints. She brings a paperback along with her whenever she travels, and she even uses a hashtag on Instagram to track her most recent reads: #AnnesLibrary.
Spotted reading: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell, The First Phone Call From Heaven by Mitch Albom, The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough
Being part of our list of celebrities with beauty and brains, it’s no news that Nikki Gil is also a bookworm. She would even regularly post on Instagram what she’s currently reading along with her favorite quote from the book and the hashtag, #nikkireads.
Spotted reading: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman, Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
A perfect day at the beach for this stylish blogger would most likely include a surfing session with her hubby Jericho Rosales, some editorial-worthy #OOTDs, and a feel good book to keep her company.
Spotted reading: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
It’s no secret that Kris Aquino is a certified bookworm, as well. Considering her hectic schedule, this mom of two never fails to make time for reading. According to the Queen of All Media, books help clear her mind and escape from the pressure of work.
Spotted reading: The Fault In Our Stars by John Green, Sons Of Fortune by Jeffrey Archer, If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Kim Chiu was addicted to Kiera Cass’ The Selection series so much that she even suggested it to her fellow celebrity bookworm, Kris Aquino. Not that we’re surprised, though. This chinita princess has always been a fan of fairytales.
Spotted reading: The Elite and The One, both by Kiera Cass
Exactly how much of a bookworm is Saab Magalona? Well, this beauty gal creates makeup looks based on book covers. And as if that isn’t proof enough, you can also find a special “Book Club” section on her blog where she posts her reviews, invites readers to book discussions, and even hosts giveaways.
Spotted reading: Game Of Thrones by George R.R. Martin, The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins, Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
This celebrity stylist ditched #LaBoracay for a staycation with lots of reading! But then again, who needs the beach and all those parties when you can travel to places simply by flipping the pages of a book?
Spotted reading: The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin, How To Be Interesting by Jessica Hagy
Even our May cover girl Janine Gutierrez loves a good read! Here, she shared a photo of her favorite books. Looks like she's a fan of the classics.
Spotted reading: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, Besties by Solenn Heussaff and Georgina Wilson