BY Kate Hudson

It’s no secret that I love to read, and now is the perfect opportunity to pick up a new book or revisit an old favourite. 

Here’s what’s on my bookshelf:

Books for kids

My oldest son, Ryder, is engrossed in The Hunger Games series right now.  He’s currently reading the last book in the series, Mockingjay. 

My younger son, Bing, is obsessed with the David books by David Shannon. No, David! is a favourite… especially the nose-picking passage.

One of my favourite children’s authors is Shel Silverstein, and both Ryder and I are huge fans of The Giving Tree, which is truly timeless.

My current reads

Stoner by John Williams is a story that was recommended to me by chance in a book store. Published decades ago, the book was lost, then found in 2004 and re-introduced. I loved it so much that I’m now producing the film – it’s hands-down a must-read.

I have yet to read Beautiful Ruins but have heard so many wonderful things about it that it’s the next book on my reading list.

On the heels of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s death, 100 Years of Solitude feels like the perfect book to re-read. It’s perhaps the best book I’ve ever read, and he is one of my favourite writers.

For a quick read you won’t be able to put down, try The Light Between Oceans before the movie comes out.

Survival of the Prettiest: The Science of Beauty is an insightful look into the concept of beauty and what it all means.

About Kate Hudson
Kate Hudson first captured the hearts of filmgoers with her Academy Award-nominated performance in Almost Famous and is known around the world for such films as How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Fool’s Gold, Nine and Bride Wars, which she also produced. She was seen most recently in The Reluctant Fundamentalist and guest-starring on Glee and stars in the upcoming feature films Good People and Wish I Was Here. As Co-Founder of Fabletics, Kate works closely with the design team to create lifestyle athletic wear for every woman and every body type.

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