What Are Meghan Markle’s Favorite Books? Add Her Book Recommendations to Your To-Read Pile Now

Meghan Markle has impeccable taste, and book lovers will be pleased to know that it extends to her reading list. Over the years, she’s dropped hints about what authors and books she admires in interviews and on her defunct blog, The Tig. We combed through those mentions to put together this list of what might be Meghan Markle’s favorite books.

If you want to live a bit more like a royal, add these Duchess-approved titles to your to-read pile.

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

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Toni Morrison | Patrick Kovarik/AFP/GettyImages

Nobel-Prize-winner Toni Morrison is one of the most celebrated American authors in recent memory. Meghan studied her books in college, and they made a big impact.

“In college I took a class on the works of Toni Morrison,” she told Glamour. “The first time I read The Bluest Eye, I thought, Wow! She creates this world for you that you get to feel a part of.”

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

Meghan has also praised The Giving Tree, the classic children’s book by Shel Silverstein. The 1964 book tells the story of a boy and his life-long friendship with a tree. In a 2016 interview, Meghan said it was the book she couldn’t wait to share with her kids.

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Chances are you’ve read this classic story by the French writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. On the surface, the story of a little boy from another world who encounters a stranded airplane pilot in the Sahara desert looks like a children’s book. But The Little Prince is surprisingly deep, says Meghan, who recommended it to readers of The Tig in 2016.

“I have long been obsessed with this book, and specifically with The Little Fox,” she wrote. “Even if I don’t revisit the entire existential text (masked as a children’s book), the chapter of The Little Fox unearths a truth in me that is always worth the check-in.”

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

Meghan also included The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz on her 2016 list of “badass” books.

“My mom gave me a copy of this book when I was 13 years old, and to this day, I constantly circle back to the Don Miguel Ruiz classic for the simplest ways to simplify your life. Don’t Make Assumptions gets me every time,” she wrote.

The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan

This essay collection by Marina Keegan was published after the author died in a car crash just days after her graduation from Yale. Meghan included it on her summer reading list, saying “I am undone by this book … Her stories are raw and real, funny and relatable. And she writes with a fluid conversational tone that makes you feel like you know her. I truly wish I had been able to.”

What Pretty Girls Are Made Of by Lindsay Jill Roth

This one isn’t an official Meghan Markle recommendation, but we’re willing to bet that she has a copy of What Pretty Girls Are Made Of on her bookshelf. The author, Lindsay Roth, attended Northwestern University with Meghan, and also attended her wedding. Some people even think the novel’s main character – a struggling actress who gets a job with a world-famous makeup artist, might be inspired by Meghan.

Together: Our Community Cookbook by the Hubb Community Kitchen

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Meghan Markle helps prepare food at the launch of Together: Our Community Cookbook in London. | Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

While she hasn’t written an entire book (yet!), Meghan has dipped her toe into the publishing waters. She wrote the foreword for Together: Our Community Cookbook, a collection of more than 50 recipes from those affected by the Grenfell Fire in London. A portion of proceeds from the book’s sale go to support the Hubb Community Kitchen.

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