You can’t buy happiness, but you can definitely buy books, and, well, it’s kind of the same thing. Books give you the best escape from reality and every book is a lesson. Every now and then, it’s good to sit back and enjoy a book you like. For the mind, books are what exercise is for the body. What’s great is that reading books is known to make you more intelligent and intellectual. If you’re wondering what celebrities and socialites do during their free time, it’s reading in many cases. Indonesia Tatler has compiled for you 10 must-follow book enthusiasts and you never know, you might just find a book you like.
Authors are definitely the ones who do a lot of reading before writing. The perfect example is actress— and one of our Generation T honourees—Maudy Ayunda. Maudy, who is often seen reading different books that she then recommends on her Instagram feed, recently launched a book of her own called Dear Tomorrow. Some of the books Maudy loves are Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People by Reni Eddo-Lodge and Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker.
Putri Marino, an intellectual herself, is often seen drafting and publishing poems. You can spot many of her beautiful poems with the hashtag #poempm. Putri herself does a lot of reading.
Vanessa Budihardja definitely knows how a great escape from reality works. When she wants to shut out the world, Vanessa puts on her earphones and curls up with a good book. Not only is she an awesome sports enthusiast, but a book one, too. Some books we can spot on her shelf are Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur and Lean In by Alfred A. Knopf.
Eugenie Patricia has achieved a lot at such a young age, being the founder of Puyo, and when she’s not working, you can definitely catch her reading. Two books that top off Eugenie’s list are Winging It by Emma Isaacs and The Culture Code by Daniel Coyle.
The Indonesian actress loves a good book. If you’ve been #InstaStalking Velove Vexia you’ll have see a feed full of inspiring and moving quotes and paragraphs taken from different books and poems. Velove loves spending her Saturdays with a book. A few that make it to her list are Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck, The Power of Kindness by Piero Ferrucci, and The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.
Jessie Setiono knows a good book when she sees one. The University of Western Australia graduate says that the book Essays in Love by Alain de Botton is what turned her into a bookworm. Another one of her favourites is The Art of Travel, also by Alain de Botton!
Other than busy being a mother, a yogini, and an actress, Sophia Latjuba is also a voracious reader. Sophia likes to grab a good book and read away whenever she can. Sophia personally loves Origin Story by David Christian and Animal Liberation by Peter Singer, among others.
Maria and Elizabeth Rahajeng
Being avid readers since a young age, the Rahajeng sisters, who are known for their sensible style and hosting skills, also love to read. The dynamic twins recently launched a book of their own entitled Becoming Unstoppable. For everyone out there looking to chase your dreams, this one’s for you!
The full-time entrepreneur is also a part-time book reader! Emily Jaury often gets inspired from the many books she reads. One that makes it to her list is What I Know For Sure by Oprah Winfrey.
The co-founder of Burgreens (and another one on our Generation T list) does some reading herself. Helga Angelina spends her days reading when she’s not busy being a social entrepreneur. The health enthusiast loves the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling and Aroma Karsa by Dewi Lestari.
Banner: Photo Courtesy of Velove Vexia