What Emma Watson Reads

Dec 29, 2015

Posted by: Katie Eller

Books, Fun, Misc, News, Watson

It’s no surprise to anyone that the highly educated Emma Watson loves a good book.   She has touted several favorites in interviews and on social media pages in the last few years.

This month, Harper’s Bazaar published a list of Emma Watson’s recommendations.  It was originally compiled by Hello Giggles, with Harper’s Bazaar adding a few more titles from other sources.

The list is mostly novels but also includes singer-songwriter Patti Smith’s memoir, Just Kids.  Two authors are listed for multiple books, Cheryl Strayed and Stephenie Meyer.  Watson read three of Strayed’s books in three weeks, and she admitted that Meyer’s Twilight series was a guilty pleasure.

Other titles on the list include John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, which Watson stayed up until the wee hours of the morning reading, and A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled Hosseini, which is also one of Malala Yousafzai’s favorite books.

Erika Johansen’s The Queen of the Tearling made the Emma Watson book list.  This novel’s film rights are now owned by Warner Bros., and Watson has been slated to both produce and star in the production.

Harper’s Bazaar includes Emma Watson’s mention of Roald Dahl’s The BFG in a Time magazine interview, but, surprisingly, Le Petit Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, is not listed.  Watson tells Time it is her favorite book, because, like The BFG, it takes her back to her childhood.  “I like books that aren’t just lovely but that have memories in themselves. Just like playing a song, picking up a book again that has memories can take you back to another place or another time.”

Who understands this better than a Harry Potter fan?

For all 16 titles on the Emma Watson list from Harper’s Bazaar, see here.

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