Standup comic and actress Ali Wong filmed her star-making 2016 Netflix special Baby Cobra at eight months pregnant. Profane, insightful, and fiercely unapologetic, Wong also brought her signature razor-sharp wit to last year’s letter collection Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets & Advice for Living Your Best LifeIn it, she offers her daughters life advice on growing up, dating, and striking success in a male-dominated profession.

Sharing a few of her favorite reads with Amazon Book Review, Wong included two children’s books along with bestsellers by Celeste Ng and Min Jin Lee. Find her reading list below, and check out the recommendations of other iconic comedians right here.

La Catrina: Emotions – Emociones (English and Spanish Edition) by Patty Rodriquez and Ariana Stein

“I read this book to my kids constantly. It’s a really fun way for them to learn Spanish.” -AW

The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds

“I can relate to this book so much and it teaches a great lesson, about how to overcome fear of a blank page. I love that the character’s name is Vashti, but it’s not all about how her name is Vashti.” -AW

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng (also rec’d by Reese Witherspoon)

“I read this in three days. I fell in love with the characters and was so sad to say goodbye to them when the book ended.” -AW

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee (also rec’d by Jia Tolentino & Roxane Gay)

“I have gifted Pachinko to so many people, because I know that anyone with remotely good taste will love it as much as I do.” -AW

(via Amazon Book Review)

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