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12 Books That Have The Emma Watson Seal Of Approval

Your weekend reading list, sorted.

Ever stood in a bookshop, hovering aimlessly in front of a seemingly endless stretch of shelves, unsure what book to purchase?

We feel you, and we have the solution. Pick a book that has the genuine, bonafide, certified endorsement of Emma Watson, the internet’s BFF. Not only is she a kickass role model for young women, a style icon and a fantastic actress, she’s also the founder of the feminist book club of our dreams, Our Shared Shelf.

It’s like any other book club – Emma picks a title every month with a feminist slant, readers take notes, and then the group gathers virtually to discuss via book forum Goodreads and social media – but maybe with less wine.

What this means for us, is that we need never worry about what to read again. We now have a complete list of books that come with the Emma Watson seal of approval. Excuse us while we add all of these to our book depository cart, stat.

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi – a graphic novel about one woman’s childhood in Iran 

My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem – the memoir of an iconic feminist

The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson – a genre-bending cult favourite memoir

Moranifesto by Caitlin Moran – a hilarious collection of columns and writing by marie claire‘s favourite journalist

Rookie yearbook – the scrapbook style collection of the best content from the year on Tavi Gevinson’s amazing teen website Rookie

The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan – a heartbreaking collection of essays penned by a 22-year-old writer just before she tragically died in a car accident

Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou – The last book by the much-loved American poet

Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira – A debut YA novel in the vein of The Fault in our Stars

The Diving Bell and the Buttterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby – The bestelling memoir about life after a debilitating stroke

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky – And not just because Emma starred in it… She has called this much-loved YA novel one of her favourites.

The collected works of Cheryl Strayed – After seeing Wild in the cinemas, Emma went back and read Cheryl Strayed’s – the author of the memoir on which the Reese Witherspoon film was based – entire back catalogue.

The Fault in our Stars by John Green – Everyone’s favourite weepy teen cancer romance is also, ahem, Emma’s favourite weepy teen cancer romance.

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