Catherine Zeta-Jones reveals her favourites reads to pass the time

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Catherine Zeta Jones reveals her best reads to pass the time. (Getty Images)
Catherine Zeta Jones reveals her best reads to pass the time. (Getty Images)

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Catherine Zeta-Jones is the latest in a string of celebrities to reveal their favourite ways to pass the time.

Though the actor is best known for her film roles, it turns out that when she’s home alone she actually has a long list of books that she likes to escape with, rather than a blockbuster.

Taking to Instagram the star, who is married to Michael Douglas, shared a list of 13 of her favourite books alongside the caption: “‘I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library.’ – Jorge Luis Borges. I put together a list of some of my favorite (sic) books to help occupy time ❤️ What’s another you would add?”

Some of her go-to reads included To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee and The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, both of which are celebrated the world over.

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With a mix of classics and perhaps lesser-known titles, Catherine’s reading list is certainly a good starting point for anyone looking for new reads.

And her fans waded into the book suggestions swap with recommendations of their own.

On The Road - Jack Kerouac,” one follower commented below the A-lister’s Instagram post, while another added a few more contemporary reads: “An Education by Tara Westover and Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine.”

If you’re currently looking to refresh your bookshelves and add some new titles to your repertoire, then you can shop all the books Catherine mentioned below.

Thanks, CZJ.

Catherine Zeta-Jones’ Favourite Books

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee | £7.99 from Waterstones

The Pumpkin Eater by Penelope Mortimer | £6.99 from Blackwell’s

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald | £3.49 from WHSmith

The Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas | £16.99 from Blackwell’s

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen | £2.49 from WHSmith

Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff | £12.99 from Blackwell’s

Damn Good Advice (For People with Talent!) by George Lois | £5.90 from WHSmith

Dream of the Red Chamber by Gao E | £19.99 from Waterstones

The News Sorority by Sheila Weller | £2.44 from Goodreads

Silk Road by Colin Falconer | £13.58 from eBay

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr | £7.49 from Waterstones

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