If your New Year’s resolution is to read more, you’re in luck. According to reports, the year 2015 will be chock-full of delicious, celebrity-written books. Check out the eight memoirs and novels written by your favorite stars that will be making their debut in the New Year. Happy reading!
1. Burt Reynolds
The 78-year-old actor with the iconic mustache and legendary sex life is ready to tell all in his memoir, “But Enough About Me,” which is set for release in the fall of 2015.
"Setting the record straight is something that I have wanted to do for a while now, and with this book I will. This will be a project that will go into many areas I have never discussed," he said in a statement. The Hollywood Reporter revealed the memoir will touch upon topics like Reynolds’ films and his relationships with Hollywood A-listers.
2. Laverne Cox
“The Orange is the New Black” star will be sharing her own story in 2015 with the release of her tell-all memoir.
“As a trans woman of color from a working-class background, I have often felt shame about the truth of my personal story for much of my life,” the actress said of her coming book. “By sharing my full, unvarnished story, including details of my life and family history I have never before revealed, I hope to provide a voice and safe place for those who have suffered because of their race, class, gender, abuse, violence and trauma. I’m thrilled that Harlequin will be publishing this book.”
3. Kim Kardashian
Kim’s ready for her close up! The “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star will be putting her best cheek forward in 2015 with a sultry, selfie-ridden book, titled “Kim Kardashian Selfish.” The idea for the book, set to be released in April, came to her while making a sexy gift for her husband, Kanye West.
"I couldn't think of what to get Kanye [for Valentine's Day] and so I was like, 'All guys love it when a girl sends them sexy pics,’” Kardashian explained in an episode of her reality series. "So I had Stephanie [her assistant] get a Polaroid and we were taking photos around the entire house … making this cool book and it ended up turning out so cool we came up with this idea to do a selfie book, so I'm going to make some super racy."
4. J. Ivy
The HBO Def Poet and Grammy-award winning rapper will be releasing his memoir, “Dear Father: Breaking the Cycle of Pain,” on Jan. 27. Mashable reports that the book will discuss Ivy’s struggles, from the hardships he faced growing up in Chicago, to being abandoned by his father. The story, narrated by J. Ivy, will also reveal how the artist took that pain and transformed it into a healing form of art.
5. Mary-Louise Parker
The “Weeds” actress will be releasing her autobiography, “Dear Mr. You,” in fall 2015. The memoir will discuss her experiences, letter by letter, as Parker writes notes to the significant men in her life. “I am so honored and thrilled to be working with Scribner and in the company of such wonderful writers,” Parker divulged in a statement.
Nan Graham, senior vice president and publisher of Scribner, compared the actress to Frank McCourt and Anjelica Huston. “Scribner loves a great memoirist, and Mary-Louise Parker is one,” Graham said. “Her writing is magnificent; the conceit — a memoir in letters to men — is wholly original and brilliantly executed.”
6. Nick Cannon
If you love poetry and Nick Cannon, this is the book for you! According to reports, the artist will be releasing a book of poems for children, "Neon Aliens," which will be published by Scholastic in March 2015.
“The first important writer in my life was Shel Silverstein — he made me fall in love with writing and seeing his whimsical sketches got me interested in art,” Cannon spoke of “The Giving Tree” writer in a statement. “When I was eight years old, I got a spiral notebook and wrote my first poem/rap. I filled that notebook with poems, rhymes, jokes, and witty stories. I still keep one to this day. I hope that poems in 'Neon Aliens' will help inspire kids to want to get out a pen and paper to write or draw their own thoughts, rhymes, and stories.”
7. Aziz Ansari
The “Parks and Recreation” star and comedian will be bringing the laughs in 2015 with his book.
“The untitled book will provide an investigation into what Ansari argues is an entirely new era for singles, in which the basic issues facing a single person — whom we meet, how we meet them, and what happens next — have been radically altered by new technologies,” Penguin Press said in a statement. “Ansari will be allying with noted academics for interviews and to conduct original research to help him bring the new reality into focus.”
8. Jon Cryer
The actor, best known for his role on the long-running CBS sitcom “Two and a Half Men,” will be releasing a memoir in spring 2015 through publishing company New American Library. Cryer told the Hollywood Reporter what fans can anticipate from his book.
“In these times of truly global crisis when fear is outracing hope, I think we can all be grateful that the guy who played Duckie in 'Pretty in Pink' is writing a book. It’ll be filled with just what you’d expect from me; juicy tidbits on international monetary policy, catty comments regarding agriculture in Central Asia and, of course, forbidden anecdotes about stamp collecting. And maybe I’ll talk about Charlie Sheen,” Cryer teased during the interview.
What celebrity book are you most looking forward to in 2015? Sound off in the comments section below with your book of choice!