Written by Katrina Garofalo
There are few people I hold in higher regard than Emma Watson. She is all of my childhood dreams and adult aspirations come to life in one incredibly intelligent person. She is many things to many people, in a seemingly effortless fashion. Emma is an actress, a leader, role model, Hermione Granger, public speaker, Belle, an ambassador, feminist, and so much more.
Emma is also a book lover — another quality that stirs admiration. While I could easily wax poetic all day on how much Emma means to me, that’s a story for another day. Having created her own self-described feminist book club, Our Shared Shelf, in 2016 while she amped up her efforts as a UN ambassador, Emma doles out recommendations on essays, novels, memoirs and more to over 100,000 readers.
In the spirit of the release of The Circle, Emma’s new movie, we’ve put together an unofficial Emma Watson Book Club, which consists of the following titles:
Bleaker House by Nell Stevens
The Circle by Dave Eggers
Lolly Willowes by Sylvia Townsend Warner
The Break by Katherena Vermette
The Haidmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Each based on perspective, world views, and shining a light on strong women, these books fall in line with everything that Emma Watson stands for. To keep up with all the reading from Emma Watson’s actual book club, be sure to check out Our Shared Shelf on Instagram as well.