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Five Books Dua Lipa Recommends 📚

Updated: Sep 29, 2022

Dua Lipa’s Instagram feed is full of pictures of her travels and concerts but hidden inside her photo dumps is a library full of books. The singer is an avid reader and her taste ranges from essays to romances. Read more to see what Dua recommends! 🦋

1. Queenie by Candace Carty-Williams

The first story we have here is “a brilliant coming of age book” as described by Dua herself. She said that “it is so honest and raw” and she loves it. The author tells the story of a woman named Queenie navigating life as a black woman and her own unique experience. It discusses self-worth, relationships, and tough decision-making that are all a part of adult life. An early release of the book was even sent to Dua because the characters mention one of her songs. Pick it up to find out which song! 🧐

2. Luster by Raven Leilani

Warning: this book is for mature audiences only! The scandalous story in this book is written in such a lovely way that it draws in the reader so easily. The author writes about a young woman in her early twenties who is having a secret affair with a middle-aged married man. It talks a lot about how people often say one thing when they really want another and describes how that impacts us as humans. With rich characters and beautiful words, it's easy to see why Dua likes this book so much. 🤩

3. Trick Mirror by Jia Torentino

This noteworthy book is actually a collection of essays about a variety of topics. The topics range from analyses of internet culture to discussions of performative activism. The book contains a lot of topics that are relevant to us all as people living in the twenty-first century but that we often ignore for the sake of simplicity. This book also happens to be one that Lorde recommends! 🪞