In search of your next literary obsession? Look no further! These nerdy Latinas have you covered. From Sofia Vergara to Bella Thorne, we rounded up 11 book recommendations, straight from your favorite celebs, that you'll want to dig into this summer.
1. Demi Lovato
There’s no denying the former Disney Channel star is a warrior. The “Confident” singer, who has struggled with eating disorders and addictions in the past, credits author Cupcake Brown for inspiring her not to let obstacles bring her down. “I read a really inspiring book recently called Piece of Cake, by Cupcake Brown. Her story challenged me to look at my own life with new perspective, and made me reflect on how much I have to be thankful for,” the 24-year-old told Seventeen. “This book reminds me that life isn't about the obstacles that stand in your way. It's about what you do to overcome those obstacles, and how you pick yourself up afterward. That's what really matters.”
A Piece of Cake: A Memoire by Cupcake Brown, $10, barnsandnoble.com
2. Eiza Gonzalez
Eiza Gonzalez love books and she’s not afraid to share it! Back in September, the 27-year-old actress, who stars in the upcoming film Baby Driver, took to Instagram to post a picture of herself holding a book to her 2.6 million followers. “Highly recommended,” the Mexican-born beauty captioned post, along with a heart emoji. The book, which is written by neuroscientist, A. David Redish, brings together scientific evidence to offer a look into human decision making.
The Mind within the Brain: How We Make Decisions and How those Decisions Go Wrong by A. David Redish, $23, amazon.com
3. Sofia Vergara
The 44-year-old actress not only has the looks, but she also has the brains. During an interview with Shape, the Modern Family star admitted she is a total bookworm. “Reading is my passion. I swear I don't even know how to turn on my TV," Vergara told the magazine. The Colombian beauty revealed that her favorite book is One Hundred Years of Solitude, written by magical realism icon, Gabriel Garcia Marquez. The novel follows the story about a secluded town and the Buendías family, who face their demise when connected with the outside world.
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, $9, amazon.com
4. Eva Mendes
During an interview with Stylist, the mother-of-two talked about her most treasured book, The Fountainhead. "It’s about an architect who won’t conform to society and what people deem is right. He blows up this old building because he doesn’t want to succumb to the bullshit of it all. It’s amazing and it’s my favourite," Mendes said.
The Fountain Head by Ayn Rand, $8, amazon.com
5. Ronda Rousey
While Rousey is an all-around badass, she also has nerdy side. In an interview with The Kansas City Star, the mixed martial arts fighter talked about the books she enjoys reading. “Right now I’m reading the “Game of Thrones” series,” the 30-year-old said. “I dip in and out of different books and theories. I go on recommendations. It’s not like I keep my fingers crossed for certain authors — except for Orson Scott Card. “Ender’s Game” is my favorite book of all time.”
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, $15, amazon.com
6. Salma Hayak
While dishing about a film the actress never gets tired of watching, the Bandidas star couldn't help but geek out about her favorite book. “I’m not one of those people who watch the same films over and over, but one I’ve seen countless times is Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet,” the 50-year-old told Harpers Bazaar. “Each time I see it, I’m moved by something different, much like every time I reread Kahlil Gibran’s book." The book, which inspired the film, is a collection of poetical literature that discuss important themes of life such as love, work, hate, and punishment.
The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran, $10, amazon.com
7. Victoria Justice
We all need a little inspiration every once in a while. The former Nickelodeon star admits she gets her own share of motivation from a special book that teaches people not to let the little things take over their lives. “There’s a book that I love and I keep out on a table so I can always keep reading it. It’s great because when other people come over to visit me, they pick it up and start reading it. Everyone loves it; it’s titled, Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff… and It’s All Small Stuff by Richard Carlson, Ph.D,” Justice told Tiger Beat.
Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff… and It’s All Small Stuff by Richard Carlson, Ph.D. , $6, barnsandnoble.com
8. Bella Thorne
Despite her dyslexia, Thorne is an avid reader. At just 13-years-old, the actress binge-read the entire Ghostgirl book. “I was happy because it’s, like, 420 pages and I read it in two days! It was an accomplishment,” the Famous in Love star told US Magazine. The young adult novel, which is part of a three-book series, tells the story of Charlotte Usher, a high school senior whose desperation to be popular lives on even after passing away.
Ghostgirl by Tonya Hurley, $6, amazon.com
9. Adrienne Bailon
In an exclusive interview with Latina, The Real host admitted she “absolutely loves reading.” Among the 33-year-old’s favorite is Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall. The book is a true story which follows the journey of a former cotton-picker and an upscale art dealer and how their crossing paths help one another.
Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron hall, $11, amazon.com
10. Jessica Alba
When she is not running a billion dollar business, the founder of The Honest Company is digging her nose into the pages of her favorite books. Alba revealed that one of her favorite read is Cameron Diaz’s The Longetivity Book. The Bad Teacher star's fountain of youth is no longer a secret, as she shares her tips to staying young and aging gracefully.
The Longevity Book: The Science of Aging, the Biology of Strength, and the Privilege of Time by Cameron Diaz, $19, barnsandnoble.com
11. Sonia Sotamayor
It’s no mystery why this classroom classic has been such an inspiration for Sotomayor. The Supreme Court Justice credits William Golding’s Lord of The Flies, for helping her understand the essence of human nature. “[It was] the first book I read that didn’t talk about human nature but portrayed it, and portrayed it in a way that captivated my understanding that although you could aspire to believing in the good of people, it is something you have to nurture,” the 62-year-old said. “That book showed that left to their own devices, kids who had been taught how to order themselves, how to treat each other well, fell apart.”
Lord of the Flies by William Golding, $7, amazon.com