Everyone Reads: Shakira
Shakira is the award winning, international singing and songwriting sensation who has sold over 140 million records worldwide. She has long supported education and literacy around the world through the opening of several schools in her home country of Columbia and her work with numerous foundations and charitable organizations. Shakira shares how reading is vital for children and how they have access to digital books now more than ever!
Everyone Reads: Geetha Murali
Dr. Geetha Murali is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Room to Read, an organization that believes World Change Starts with Educated Children.® Room to Read envisions a world in which all children can pursue a quality education that enables them to reach their full potential and contribute to their communities and the world. In this video, Geetha shares why she thinks of books as mirrors reflecting our own lives and windows into new ones.
Everyone Reads: Francesca Serritella
Francesca Serritella has co-authored several bestselling collections of essays and stories with her mother Lisa Scottoline. They write a weekly humor column in the Philadelphia Inquirer called Chick Wit. Her debut novel is titled Ghosts of Harvard.
Everyone Reads: Charles Duhigg
Charles Duhigg is a Pulitzer-prize winning reporter and the author of Smarter Faster Better, about the science of productivity and The Power of Habit, about the science of habit formation in our lives, companies, and societies.
Everyone Reads: David Nicholls
David Nicholls is a British bestselling author, screenwriter, and actor best known for his novels Us, and One Day. His latest novel is titled Sweet Sorrow.
Emilly St. John Mandel
Everyone Reads: Emilly St. John Mandel
Emily St. John Mandel’s fifth novel, The Glass Hotel, is forthcoming in spring 2020. Her previous novels include Station Eleven, which was a finalist for a National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award, and won the 2015 Arthur C. Clarke Award among other honors, and has been translated into 33 languages.
Everyone Reads: Jason Reynolds
Jason Reynolds is an American author of novels and poetry for young adult and middle-grade audiences, including Ghost, a National Book Award Finalist. He was recently named the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. His latest book is Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You.
Everyone Reads: Elvis Duran
Elvis Duran is the host of the Elvis Duran and The Morning Show. His radio show is listened to millions of people daily and his memoir Where Do I Begin? is on the New York Times bestsellers list. Elvis shares the book he reads every five years and what reading means to him.
Everyone Reads: Layla Saad
Layla Saad is a bestselling author, speaker & teacher on the topics of race, identity, leadership, personal transformation & social change. Her debut book Me & White Supremacy is out now.
Everyone Reads: Mark Duplass
Mark Duplass is one of the most successful independent filmmakers working today. With his brother, Jay Duplass, he has created countless films and television shows as well as their memoir on creativity, Like Brothers. Here, Mark shares why he loves reading and libraries.
Everyone Reads: Marie Lu
Marie Lu is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Legend Trilogy and The Young Elites Trilogy. Marie is a full-time writer who got her career started in the video game industry, so naturally she enjoys reading as she believes a book can transport you into another portal or dimension.
Everyone Reads: Alice Hoffman
Alice Hoffman is the author of more than thirty works of fiction, including The World That We Knew, The Rules of Magic, The Marriage of Opposites, Practical Magic, The Red Garden, the Oprah’s Book Club selection Here on Earth, The Museum of Extraordinary Things, and The Dovekeepers. Her most recent novel is The World That We Knew.
Everyone Reads: Scott Westerfeld
Scott Westerfeld is the award-winning author of both the Uglies and Leviathan series, as well as Spill Zone. Scott shares how reading books, comics, and graphic novels help him see the book he reads in a different light.
Everyone Reads: Philippa Gregory
Philippa Gregory is the internationally bestselling author well known for books on the Tudor and Plantagenet families including The Other Boleyn Girl, The White Queen, and the Last Tudor. Philippa shares why she reads as often as possible, regardless of what mood she is in.
Everyone Reads: Christine Riccio
Christine Riccio is the bestselling author of Again, But Better. She is the creator of the wildly popular PolandBananasBOOKS YouTube page with over 400,000 followers. Christine shares how reading has made her the person she is today.
Everyone Reads: R.L. Stine
R.L. Stine is the creator of the iconic Goosebumps books series. His books have sold more than 400 million copies worldwide, helping millions of young children fall in love with reading. R.L. shares why he loves reading and why he only reads fiction.
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Everyone Reads: Eoin Colfer
Eoin Colfer is the international bestselling author of the Artemis Fowl series of books and graphic novels, which has sold over 20 million copies worldwide. Eoin tells us some reasoning behind becoming an author.
Everyone Reads: Christopher Paolini
Christopher Paolini is the international bestselling author of The Inheritance Cycle, beginning with Eragon, and The Fork, The Witch, and the Worm. He holds the Guinness Book of World Records honor of being the youngest ever author of a bestselling series. Christopher tells us about multitasking while listening to audiobooks and some of his favorites.
Min Jin Lee
Everyone Reads: Min Jin Lee
Min Jin Lee is an internationally bestselling author known for her sweeping novel Pachinko, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and has been translated into 27 languages. She is a recipient of fellowships in Fiction from the Guggenheim Foundation (2018) and the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study at Harvard. Min shows us great examples of why she reads.
Laurie Halse Anderson
Everyone Reads: Laurie Halse Anderson
LAURIE HALSE ANDERSON is the New York Times-bestselling author who writes for kids of all ages. She has been nominated three times for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. Two of her books, Speak and Chains, were National Book Award finalists, and Chains was also short-listed for the Carnegie medal. Laurie, a long-time audiobook listener, explains how listening to an audiobook helps her read more!
Everyone Reads: Debbie Macomber
Debbie Macomber is a #1 New York Times bestselling author with more than 200 million copies of her books in print worldwide. She serves on the Guideposts National Advisory Cabinet, is a YFC National Ambassador, and is World Vision’s international spokesperson for their Knit for Kids charity initiative. Debbie explains why she has loved listening to audiobooks for over 20 years.
Everyone Reads: Ruth Reichl
Ruth Reichl is a bestselling author and winner of 6 James Beard Awards for her writing. Her books include Tender at the Bone, For You Mom, Finally, and Save Me the Plums. Ruth shares her reasons for listening to audiobooks.
Everyone Reads: Helen Ellis
Helen Ellis is the bestselling author of Southern Lady Code, American Housewife, and Eating the Cheshire Cat. She hosts the wildly popular Southern Lady Code podcast. Helen hilariously explains what she does while listening to good audiobooks.
Everyone Reads: Scott Brick
Scott Brick is an actor, screenwriter and narrator who has worked on more than 600 audiobooks. His works include In Cold Blood, Fahrenheit 451, and Helter Skelter. Scott not only narrates audiobooks but is an avid book reader and listener himself.
Everyone Reads: Susanna Kearsley
Susanna Kearsley is the bestselling author of more than a dozen historical fiction, mystery and thriller novels. She is a Romance Writers of America’s RITA Award for best Paranormal Romance for The Firebird. Susanna tells us what reading books mean to her.