A-list reads

What the A-List reads

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    The hottest new form of clubbing? That would be book clubbing.

    Book clubs are having a mega moment.

    Emma Watson is the latest celebrity to hatch a club dedicated to literature. Her feminist book club, Our Shared Shelf (she crowdsourced the name on social media) was set up in order to spark discussion. She released this statement of intent via Goodreads:

    ‘As part of my work with UN Women, I have started reading as many books and essays about equality as I can get my hands on. There is so much amazing stuff out there! Funny, inspiring, sad, thought-provoking, empowering! I’ve been discovering so much that, at times, I’ve felt like my head was about to explode. I decided to start a Feminist book club, as I want to share what I?m learning and hear your thoughts too.’

    Then there’s Between Two Books, a book club set up by fans of Florence Welch, which has been steadily gaining traction for years. The premise is simple: read books on Florence’s recommendation. It  has grown to become a community with over 26,000 followers on Instagram, now endorsed wholeheartedly by Florence herself. The Shake It Out singer frequently collaborates with the group’s founders, including setting up a coveted interview with Donna Tartt to discuss the author’s most recent novel, The Goldfinch.

    Across the pond, Reese Witherspoon has been sharing her appetite for all things book with her fans for some time – she regularly posts the books she has her head via Instagram. Top tip: they’re all collated under the hashtag #RWbookclub.

    Lastly, Lena Dunham’s Lenny Letter has also coined ‘Lit Thursday’. Each week new reads are uploaded to its site. Expect everything from rare children’s books to biographies of badass women.

    Now we just need to find the time to read all these awesome books.

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