‘Tis the season of beach vacays, long flights and some serious poolside chillin’ (well, as serious as poolside chillin’ can be). And what pairs perfectly with all these activities? Well, a cocktail for one. But also a good beach read. If you’re lost on what to read next, Emma Watson has a solid suggestion. Emma started her book club Our Shared Shelf back in January and has since read girl power novels like The Argonauts and Persepolis with the group’s members. The newest addition to the club: Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein.
Emma posted on her book club’s page a few days ago to announced the book club pick. She also added, “Thank you for voting and I’m really looking forward to reading this one with you all.” Up until this month, Emma had done the book selecting, but for the month of July and August she gave the club’s members the option to choose from a select few.
You may recognize the author Carrie Brownstein as one-half of the hilarious comedic duo behind Portlandia. Before her time on TV, Carrie was a member of the feminist punk band Sleater-Kinney. The memoir is described as a “deeply personal and revealing narrative of Brownstein’s life in music, from ardent fan to pioneering female guitarist to comedic performer and luminary in the independent rock world.”
If you’re stressing about finishing in time, it might be useful to note that Our Shared Shelf is now a bimonthly club. So you have until August 31 to finish this 244-pager. Happy reading, friends!
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