Can’t Decide on Your Next Read? Here are Top 10 Books Recommended by Meghan Markle herself That You Should Not Miss

Published 02/09/2023, 11:30 AM EST

Stealing her moments from her controversial life so far, Meghan Markle has always taken out time for her hobbies. Back in the day, the former Suits Actress had her whole life to herself without any Royal restrictions. Thus, Markle invested her time in numerous activities that interested her. Although we thought that she was mostly attached to the screen, it turns out there was something that fascinated her even more. 


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Books! Like any other literature nerd, the now Duchess of Sussex was a voracious reader. In fact, she has got a legit list awaiting her fans to get their hands on them ASAP! As reported by Book Riots, Meghan Markle has all her recommendations jotted down for publication. The list ranges from light-hearted children’s reads to various self-help books up to fiction and nonfiction as well. So what kind of books does the Duchess read? 

A curated list of the top 10 books suggested by Meghan Markle 

When we are talking of Meghan Markle, we got to have some bold choices in our collection. Thus some of what she addresses as “badass” books that top her list are:

A self-help book penned beautifully in a poetic is manner is all you need to calm your nerves. Meghan Markle does just that. Undoubtedly this is one of her top choices.

This book correctly matches the Duchess’ personality as it is all about breaking the traditional rules to make your own. The book takes the example of an ancient community to show how we have been domesticated by rules since childhood. However, someone needs to go off the books.

Following them, we have a long curated list of her recommendations for the season year long. Thus, Meghan Markle’s seasonal must-haves are:  

As the name suggests, the autobiography is about the West Side star Rita Mareno and her journey in life. She compiles all of her struggles to her biggest achievements with the tough paths in between that the Duchess found inspiring.

The first of Markle’s horror choices is reportedly a sequel to another gothic fiction, The Shining, by the American writer. The book, now a major motion film is one of the most liked books on the internet and Markel is no exception.

Coming second to Markle’s collection of Horror reads, this New York best-seller provides the perfect balance of suspense and thriller to the readers.

Penned after Harper Lee bagged numerous awards for his best work, To Kill A Mockingbird, this fresh read is just as good as its former publication. The read is a beautiful amalgamation of historical, domestic, and political fiction for readers who are passionate about reality.

The actress and writer, Mindy Kaling has listed in this book some of her life’s most humorous and enthralling experiences for her fans. Rated 4.5 out of 5, this book is surely the one you need for a mind refreshment.


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This novel is a newer version of The Bard’s famous play, The Winter’s Tale. It is from the fresh perspectives of the award-winning author, Jeanette Winterson to help it reach classic lovers worldwide. 

This new genre in Markle’s list is set during the onset of World War II. The war story is a truly magnificent choice for those who are obsessed with history and its ways.

The above-mentioned were some most beloved book suggestions from the Duchess’ list. However, her original catalog for you does not end here. BookRiots has got the entire 75+ books that Meghan Markle would suggest anyone to read at least once in their lives. The suggestions were originally sourced from her personal website The Tig, which no longer exists. Also to note, the former actress made extra cash early in her acting career by teaching bookbinding and working as a freelance calligrapher.


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Which books did you like the most? Does something match with the ones on your wishlist too? Which one are you going to pick from the Duchess’ collection? Let us know your taste in the comments below. 




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Shraddha is an entertainment content writer at Netflixjunkie. Not only does she find immense pleasure in reading literature classics and writing book reviews about the same, but she's also much into movies and documentaries of world-renowned personalities as well. She's also been the Editor in chief of two yearly magazines of an international institute as a high schooler.