'Today' Fans Are Losing It Over Jenna Bush Hager's Huge Career Announcement
Congratulations to Jenna Bush Hager, as she has just celebrated four incredible years of her Read With Jenna book club! And naturally such a milestone deserved a celebratory event, which is exactly what happened on March 9th at the McNally Jackson bookstore at New York City’s Rockefeller Center!
Among the people on Jenna’s guest list to celebrate Read With Jenna’s fourth birthday were a number of authors who she previously selected for her book club since it began in March 2019, some of her Today co-workers including Savannah Guthrie, Dylan Dreyer, and Sheinelle Jones, her twin sister Barbara Bush, with whom she will be releasing a third children’s book entitled Love Comes First, and husband Henry Hager, as well as other NBC employees and publishing industry professionals.
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Jenna Bush Hager Celebrated Four Years Of Read With Jenna Book Club
Jenna, 41, took to Instagram on March 10th to share footage from the celebratory event and captioned it: "Cheese to four years! What a magical night celebrating @readwithjenna with authors, book lovers and a team I adore! What a dream it has been! Thanks to @mcnallyjackson at Rockefeller Center and @twomeycellars @silveroakcellars." She finished off with two purple heart emojis, and we are getting serious fomo!
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Fans Congratulate Jenna On Her Huge Achievement
Jenna received huge praise from fans in the comments section, with one fan saying, "I’ve read almost all of your recommendations. I have a few favorites. Thank you for what you’re doing. Books are the best companions," and another adding: "Congratulations—and here’s to the next four years!" followed by a red wine glass emoji. "Congratulations," said another, followed by three hand clapping emojis.
"Congratulations and thank you for getting me to read different genres!" exclaimed another fan. "Absolutely noteworthy! Awesome reason to celebrate... and keep inspiring those young readers," said another fan. "Something to be proud of your whole life!" raved another, while another said, "Congratulations! Your book recs are the best!"
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Jenna Bush Hager Tells 'Today' What She Loves Most About Read With Jenna
Four years after launching Read With Jenna, Jenna told Today what she loves most about the book club, saying: "It's the community of readers who are so engaged, and the community of authors who I have gotten to know." She went on to say that her relationship with reading has changed since launching the book club, saying: "Now that I'm reading for work, I have to still find that joy (of reading) – because it definitely is on my to-do list as opposed to my escape. I try to remember how lucky I am."
"Four years ago when we started Read With Jenna, we hoped to build a community of people who wanted to read here and there. I don’t think we ever could have imagined that we’d have all of these New York Times bestsellers and a community that’s so engaged and compassionate," she added.
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Jenna Bush Hager's Read With Jenna March Recommendation
FYI, Black Candle Women by Diane Marie Brown, who was also at the event, is Jenna's March 2023 book club pick, and it's described as a family drama about three generations of Montrose women and a magical curse.
According to the official Read With Jenna Instagram account: "Their quiet lives are thrown into turmoil when seventeen-year-old granddaughter, Nickie, brings a boy home, forcing them to face a decades-old family curse: anyone who they fall in love with will die. This magical story is full of voodoo and hoodoo, love and loss, and the importance of family through thick and thin." We're hooked already!