There are a million reasons to look up to Jennifer Lawrence. Not only is she beautiful, fierce, and funny, but she also visits children's hospitals on Christmas Eve, promotes body positivity, and is one of the most charitable actresses in the business. J. Law is the kind of girl who doesn't let herself get too embarrassed about a little trip, nor is she afraid to express her love of her for junk food. Jennifer Lawrence would basically make the perfect best friend.
And now you have one more reason to love her: she's a book nerd.
That's right, Ms. Lawrence loves reading just as much as you do. She's been spotted reading in public (OK, it was technically for work, but still), and it's become well known that she likes to read on set, even when there's a chance the book will get spoiled. In several interviews, like this one with a writer from the Daily Beast, Jennifer Lawrence has gushed about her love for books and reading both when she was young and now that she's an adult. The A-lister has also starred in several book-to-film adaptations including the upcoming film The Rosie Project, so it seems like when she isn't reading scripts, Lawrence is reading books.
Because her book taste is as impeccable as her red carpet style and you need to know what she's reading, here are 7 books J. Law loves that you probably will, too (spoiler: they're not all in the Hunger Games series):
The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
Jennifer Lawrence has expressed her love for not only reading but also for history when she said that Philippa Gregory is one of her favorite authors. The actress thinks The Other Boleyn Girl is an exciting historical page-turner, and I doubt you would disagree.
The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
At the London premiere of Catching Fire, all the stars opened up about their favorite YA books. Jennifer Lawrence admitted that, much like you, she loves the Harry Potter series and has even read them more than once.
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
When she was filming Silver Linings Playbook, J. Law carried Tolstory's classic around set with her, according to an interview with her director, David O. Russell. Russell revealed that Lawrence was completely engrossed in the book, and was devastated when he ruined the book for her.
Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters by J. D. Salinger
As a book-lover, you know that your favorites are the ones you can most relate to, the ones that have helped you through the tough times and the constant changes. For Jennifer Lawrence, that book was Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters, whose characters had a special place in her heart when she moved to NYC.
The Rum Diary by Hunter S. Thompson
Jennifer Lawrence loves The Rum Diary for the same reason so many people do — Hunter S. Thompson's signature voice and unmatched humor. Like his other works, this fictionalized memoir is a surreal and wild ride from begin to end.
We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
Even Hollywood starlets can't resist a chilling read. Jennifer Lawrence includes We Need to Talk About Kevin, Shriver's drama about the aftermath of one family's violent tragedy, among her favorite books. The book has also been adapted for the big screen, and we all know how much J. Law loves book-to-film adaptations.
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
If Jennifer Lawrence had it her way, she'd turn Jeannette Walls' stunning memoir into a movie. Lawrence loves The Glass Castle, and said it moved her. She isn't wrong, either. The story of Jeannette Walls' family struggles with addiction, poverty, dysfunction, and abandonment is surprisingly uplifting.