Oprah’s Book Club has book recommendations from more than 60 celebrities, who also share what reading means to them. I’ve only skimmed a few but they are very thoughtful and diverse entries. Here’s a classical suggestion from Jodie Foster’s bookshelf:
When I was about 13, I became very interested in classic Greek tragedies, and I think these represent the best of them. They combine what we’d identify as modern psychology with the concept of destiny. It’s impossible to forget these characters—Medea, for instance, who kills her own beloved children when faced with her husband’s betrayal. These are stories of such passion.