Since her 1999 debut album, Baby One More Time, Britney Spears has been an American pop sensation, reviving the genre with her unique blend of bubblegum sounds, breathy vocals, and provocative visual performances. Over a three-decade career in show business, she’s sold more than 150 million records worldwide and received an impressive array of accolades, including a Grammy Award, 15 Guinness World Records, six MTV Video Music Awards, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Born in Mississippi in 1981, Spears was cast in The Mickey Mouse Club at the age of 11, and signed with a record label by 15. She released a series of chart-topping albums and memorable music videos in the late ’90s and early 2000s, becoming a cultural icon of the era. After a foray into acting with the 2002 cult classic Crossroads, she continued to evolve musically in massively influential albums like Blackout, Circus and Femme Fatale. Spears’ long-standing, involuntary conservatorship captivated the nation in recent years, culminating in the #FreeBritney movement and its 2021 termination.
Spears tells a chilling, cautionary tale of the perils of fame and personal struggles in the public eye in her 2023 autobiography, The Woman in Me, which became the best-selling celebrity memoir ever on its very first day out. In honor of its release, the Princess of Pop revealed some of her all-time favorite reads to Amazon Book Review. From the timeless wisdom of Eckhart Tolle to Reese Witherspoon’s celebration of Southern women, explore her recommendations below.
Britney Spears’ Reading List
“This is a book I return to again and again. It’s been helpful to me in difficult moments.” -BS
“Reese is such an inspiration to me. I adored her Southern lifestyle book.” -BS
Meant to Be by Emily Giffin
“Emily Giffin is one of my favorite authors. This is her latest book.” -BS
Happiness by Danielle Steele
“Danielle Steel is also one of my all-time favorites.” -BS
Right as Rain by Bev Marshall
“I read Right as Rain earlier this year. Bev Marshall is from McComb, Mississippi, where I went to school as a girl.” -BS
(via Amazon Book Review)
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