Emma Watson got her start playing a famous literary character on the set of Harry Potter, so it’s no surprise she’s a bookworm. But her literary legacy doesn’t stop there. She’s also played Sam in The Perks of Being a Wallflower, one of six teenage robbers in The Bling Ring, and will play the lead in the upcoming film adaptation of Dave Eggers’ The Circle. Off screen, she started an online feminist book club called “Our Shared Shelf.” Enjoy some of the star’s personal favorites and start participating in her book club with these reads.
How To Be a Woman
This humorous memoir about the struggles of modern womanhood from journalist and broadcaster Caitlin Moran is Watson’s latest pick for her book club.
(Also available in audio.)
In only a few week’s time, Watson tore through three of Cheryl Strayed’s books. Strayed’s wildly popular memoir was the basis for the critically acclaimed film adaptation starring Reese Witherspoon. (Sorry, no cameos from Watson!)
After reading the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer’s memoir, Watson told Vogue, “I want to live like Patti. I want to write like Patti. The book was so honest and brave. I loved the way she sees the world. I really felt that life was more beautiful after I read it, and I felt more hopeful.”
The Queen of the Tearling
Fantasy meets a dystopic future in this new YA series that hooked Watson so much, she’s set to both star and produce a film adaptation for it.
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