11/07/2013 18:56 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

What's Britney Spears Reading?

Pictured on her way back from a recent family holiday in Hawaii, Britney Spears is clutching some reading material for the journey and guess what? She's one of the only people on the planet NOT lugging a copy of 50 Shades Of Grey about.

britney spears reading voltaire

Britney is actually reading (and by reading we mean carrying but presumably with intent to read) Voltaire's satirical novella, Candide.

Is that what you were expecting? We confess we weren't.

Also in the reading pile, I Choose You (recommended for ages 7-10) and a big #1 bestselling third book we can't ID - can you?

UPDATE: Reader Becki Page did some excellent detective work and found that it's most likely Wally Lamb's I Know This Much Is True, which has been described by the New York Times as a novel which "never grapples with anything less than life's biggest questions."

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