If you’re in need of a new book to bring along with you on that upcoming summer vacay, we suggest you turn to Emma Watson’s book club Our Shared Shelf. Watson, the UN Women Goodwill Ambassador and spokesperson for #HeForShe, first created a feminist book club back in January of 2016. She and the rest of her club (which is anyone who joins the group on Goodreads) have since read books like Gloria Steinem’s memoir, The Color Purple and The Argonauts.
For the June selection, Emma recently took to Twitter to share her pick: Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis. In the announcement post, she writes, “Our next book will be Persepolis, a graphic novel that serves as the memoir of the author, Marjane Satrapi. It’s about a bold and brave young woman and her experiences in 1980s Iran.” She goes on to say, “As Iran enters another important period of change, with relations re-opening with much of the world, I think this is a particularly good time to pick up Persepolis. Satrapi’s deceptively simple, almost whimsical drawings belie the seriousness and rich complexity of her story — but it’s also very funny too.”
Emma and her book club helpers have already hosted a Q&A with the author and will likely post multiple discussions surrounding the book as the month progresses. If you’re already embarking on a book for June but want to join next month, Emma is letting the group pick the selection for July and August. Head to the book club’s group page to vote on what to read next.
What books are on your summer reading list? Share with us on Twitter @BritandCo.