Emma Watson's favorite books

  • Mom & Me & Mom

    Mom & Me & Mom

    Mom & Me & Mom

    Maya Angelou
    Biography & Autobiography
    4.21 (19,163)

    The celebrated author shares the intimate story of her relationship with her mother, relating the events that prompted her mother to send young Angela to Arkansas to live with her grandmother and the complicated fallout that shaped their family life.

    Emma Watson

    This book is one I have read before and is one of my favourites

    Oct 1, 2016 — Source

  • How to Be a Woman

    How to Be a Woman

    How to Be a Woman

    Caitlin Moran
    Biography & Autobiography
    3.72 (105,980)

    “Caitlin Moran is the profane, witty and wonky best friend I wish I had. She’s the feminist rock star we need right now.” —Ayelet Waldman, author of Bad Mother “Caitlin Moran is so fabulous, so funny, so freshly feminist. I don’t want to be like her—I want to be her.” —Peggy Orenstein, author of Cinderella Ate My Daughter Caitlin Moran puts a new face on feminism, cutting to the heart of women’s issues today with her irreverent, transcendent, and hilarious How to Be a Woman. “Half memoir, half polemic, and entirely necessary,” (Elle UK), Moran’s debut was an instant runaway bestseller in England as well as an Amazon UK Top Ten book of the year; still riding high on bestseller lists months after publication, it is a bona fide cultural phenomenon. Now poised to take American womanhood by storm, here is a book that Vanity Fair calls “the U.K. version of Tina Fey’s Bossypants….You will laugh out loud, wince, and—in my case—feel proud to be the same gender as the author.”

    Emma Watson

    It is so brilliant...It deserves to be read more than once.

    Jan 1, 2014 — Source

  • The Remains of the Day

    The Remains of the Day

    The Remains of the Day

    Kazuo Ishiguro
    Fiction

    From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, here is the universally acclaimed novel—winner of the Booker Prize and the basis for an award-winning film. This is Kazuo Ishiguro's profoundly compelling portrait of Stevens, the perfect butler, and of his fading, insular world in post-World War II England. Stevens, at the end of three decades of service at Darlington Hall, spending a day on a country drive, embarks as well on a journey through the past in an effort to reassure himself that he has served humanity by serving the "great gentleman," Lord Darlington. But lurking in his memory are doubts about the true nature of Lord Darlington's "greatness," and much graver doubts about the nature of his own life.

    Emma Watson

    one of her favourite books

    Mar 8, 2017 — Source

  • Rookie Yearbook Four

    Rookie Yearbook Four

    Rookie Yearbook Four

    Tavi Gevinson
    E-zines

    David Dyer's astonishing novel The Midnight Watchis based on the true story of the SS Californian, the ship that sawtheTitanic'sdistress rockets and yet, unfathomably, did nothing. A psychological thriller. Sometimes the smallest of human failings can lead to the greatest of disasters On a wretchedly cold night in the North Atlantic, a steamer stopped in an icefield sees the glow of another ship on the horizon. Just after midnight the first of eight distress rockets is fired. Why did theCalifornian look on while theTitanicsank? As soon as Boston Americanreporter John Steadman lays eyes on the man who stood the midnight watch on the Californian, he knows there's another story lurking behind the official one. Herbert Stone must have seen something, and yet his ship did nothing while the calamity took place. Now Stone, under his captain's orders, must carry his secret in silence, while Steadman is determined to find it out. So begins a strange dance around the truth by these three men. Haunted by the fifteen hundred who went to their deaths in those icy waters, and by the loss of his own baby son years earlier, Steadman must either find redemption in the Titanic's tragedy or lose himself. Based on true events, The Midnight Watchis at once a heart-stopping mystery and a deeply knowing novel - about the frailty of men, the strength of women, the capriciousness of fate and the price of loyalty.

    Emma Watson

    I. AM. SO EXCITED that this is finally here...ladies buy it now now now

    Nov 18, 2015 — Source

  • The Shadow of the Wind

    The Shadow of the Wind

    The Shadow of the Wind

    Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    Fiction
    4.27 (514,023)

    Representing the letter “Z” in a series of 26 collectible editions, a new design of a classic novel follows the son of an antiquarian book dealer who stumbles upon a dark secret while trying to discover why all copies of a mysterious author's books are being systematically destroyed.

    Emma Watson

    one of her favorite books

     — Source

  • Wild

    Wild

    Wild

    Cheryl Strayed
    Biography & Autobiography
    4.02 (668,782)

    Traces the personal crisis the author endured after the death of her mother and a painful divorce, which prompted her ambition to undertake a dangerous 1,100-mile solo hike that both drove her to rock bottom and helped her to heal.

    Emma Watson

    It's been less than 3 weeks and I have devoured...Wild

    Jan 3, 2015 — Source

  • The Little Prince

    The Little Prince

    The Little Prince

    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
    4.31 (1,545,493)

    An aviator whose plane is forced down in the Sahara Desert encounters a little prince from a small planet who relates his adventures in seeking the secret of what is important in life.

    Emma Watson

    I like books that aren't just lovely but that have memories in themselves

    Nov 29, 2010 — Source

  • The Opposite of Loneliness

    The Opposite of Loneliness

    The Opposite of Loneliness

    Marina Keegan
    Biography & Autobiography
    3.84 (47,380)

    This hope-filled posthumous collection of essays and stories from the talented young Yale graduate who died tragically five days after graduation details the struggle that we all face as we figure out what we want to be and how we can positively impact the world.

    Emma Watson

    I had to tell you about this book. If you've already read it tell me what your favourite bits were.

    Feb 9, 2015 — Source

  • Bad Feminist

    Bad Feminist

    Bad Feminist

    Roxane Gay
    African Americans in mass media
    3.94 (95,631)

    'Pink is my favourite colour. I used to say my favourite colour was black to be cool, but it is pink - all shades of pink. If I have an accessory, it is probably pink. I read Vogue, and I'm not doing it ironically, though it might seem that way. I once live-tweeted the September issue.' In these funny and insightful essays, Roxane Gay takes us through the journey of her evolution as a woman (Sweet Valley High) of colour (The Help) while also taking readers on a ride through culture of the last few years (Girls, Django in Chains) and commenting on the state of feminism today (abortion, Chris Brown). The portrait that emerges is not only one of an incredibly insightful woman continually growing to understand herself and our society, but also one of our culture. Bad Feminist is a sharp, funny and sincere look at the ways in which the culture we consume becomes who we are, and an inspiring call-to-arms of all the ways we still need to do better.

    Emma Watson

    It feels like such a relief to take ownership of words

    Sep 9, 2017 — Source

  • Love Letters to the Dead

    Love Letters to the Dead

    Love Letters to the Dead

    Ava Dellaira
    Juvenile Fiction
    3.79 (73,813)

    When Laurel starts writing letters to dead people for a school assignment, she begins to spill about her sister's mysterious death, her mother's departure from the family, her new friends, and her first love.

    Emma Watson

    I loved your book.

    Mar 18, 2014 — Source

  • Tiny Beautiful Things

    Tiny Beautiful Things

    Tiny Beautiful Things

    Cheryl Strayed

    Rich with humour, insight, compassion - and absolute honesty - Tiny Beautiful Things is a balm for everything life throws our way, administered by the author of the international bestselling memoir, Wild.

    Emma Watson

    It's been less than 3 weeks and I have devoured...Wild

    Jan 3, 2015 — Source

  • Torch

    Torch

    Torch

    Cheryl Strayed
    Fiction
    3.61 (6,801)

    When radio host Teresa Rae Wood receives an unexpected diagnosis of terminal cancer, her family begins to fall apart.

    Emma Watson

    It's been less than 3 weeks and I have devoured...Wild

    Jan 3, 2015 — Source

  • The Fountainhead

    The Fountainhead

    The Fountainhead

    Ayn Rand
    Fiction
    3.87 (305,403)

    The revolutionary literary vision that sowed the seeds of Objectivism, Ayn Rand's groundbreaking philosophy, and brought her immediate worldwide acclaim. This modern classic is the story of intransigent young architect Howard Roark, whose integrity was as unyielding as granite...of Dominique Francon, the exquisitely beautiful woman who loved Roark passionately, but married his worst enemy...and of the fanatic denunciation unleashed by an enraged society against a great creator. As fresh today as it was then, Rand’s provocative novel presents one of the most challenging ideas in all of fiction—that man’s ego is the fountainhead of human progress... “A writer of great power. She has a subtle and ingenious mind and the capacity of writing brilliantly, beautifully, bitterly...This is the only novel of ideas written by an American woman that I can recall.”—The New York Times

    Emma Watson

    I know, it's a cult. I'm not going to take it too far, but I did enjoy it.

     — Source

  • Hunger

    Hunger

    Hunger

    Roxane Gay
    Biography & Autobiography
    4.16 (88,613)

    From the New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist: a searingly honest memoir of food, weight, self-image, and learning how to feed your hunger while taking care of yourself. “I ate and ate and ate in the hopes that if I made myself big, my body would be safe. I buried the girl I was because she ran into all kinds of trouble. I tried to erase every memory of her, but she is still there, somewhere. . . . I was trapped in my body, one that I barely recognized or understood, but at least I was safe.” In her phenomenally popular essays and long-running Tumblr blog, Roxane Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and body, using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health. As a woman who describes her own body as “wildly undisciplined,” Roxane understands the tension between desire and denial, between self-comfort and self-care. In Hunger, she explores her past—including the devastating act of violence that acted as a turning point in her young life—and brings readers along on her journey to understand and ultimately save herself. With the bracing candor, vulnerability, and power that have made her one of the most admired writers of her generation, Roxane explores what it means to learn to take care of yourself: how to feed your hungers for delicious and satisfying food, a smaller and safer body, and a body that can love and be loved—in a time when the bigger you are, the smaller your world becomes.

    Emma Watson

    A small insight or perspective I feel grateful for now having and understanding a little bit better.

    Sep 9, 2017 — Source

  • The Fault in Our Stars

    The Fault in Our Stars

    The Fault in Our Stars

    John Green
    Young Adult Fiction
    4.18 (3,918,087)

    Sixteen-year-old Hazel, a stage IV thyroid cancer patient, has accepted her terminal diagnosis until a chance meeting with a boy at cancer support group forces her to reexamine her perspective on love, loss, and life.

    Emma Watson

    I stayed up til 4 finishing your book last night.

    Oct 1, 0201 — Source

  • The BFG

    The BFG

    The BFG

    Roald Dahl
    Juvenile Fiction
    4.20 (410,727)

    The BFG--Big Friendly Giant--kidnaps Sophie from her bed in the orphanage and takes her back to Giantland where she becomes involved in a scheme to end the loathsome activities of nine evil giants.

    Emma Watson

    I'm really fond of that book

    Nov 29, 2010 — Source

  • The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

    The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

    The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

    Jean-Dominique Bauby
    Biography & Autobiography
    3.96 (66,745)

    A celebration of the liberating power of consciousness—a triumphant book that lets us witness an indomitable spirit and share in the pure joy of its own survival. In 1995, Jean-Dominique Bauby was the editor-in-chief of French Elle, the father of two young childen, a 44-year-old man known and loved for his wit, his style, and his impassioned approach to life. By the end of the year he was also the victim of a rare kind of stroke to the brainstem. After 20 days in a coma, Bauby awoke into a body which had all but stopped working: only his left eye functioned, allowing him to see and, by blinking it, to make clear that his mind was unimpaired. Almost miraculously, he was soon able to express himself in the richest detail: dictating a word at a time, blinking to select each letter as the alphabet was recited to him slowly, over and over again. In the same way, he was able eventually to compose this extraordinary book. By turns wistful, mischievous, angry, and witty, Bauby bears witness to his determination to live as fully in his mind as he had been able to do in his body. He explains the joy, and deep sadness, of seeing his children and of hearing his aged father's voice on the phone. In magical sequences, he imagines traveling to other places and times and of lying next to the woman he loves. Fed only intravenously, he imagines preparing and tasting the full flavor of delectable dishes. Again and again he returns to an "inexhaustible reservoir of sensations," keeping in touch with himself and the life around him. Jean-Dominique Bauby died two days after the French publication of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. This book is a lasting testament to his life.

    Emma Watson

    Recommended on twitter

    Mar 18, 2014 — Source

  • His Dark Materials Trilogy

    His Dark Materials Trilogy

    His Dark Materials Trilogy

    Philip Pullman
    Fiction
    4.26 (152,761)

    Northern Lights introduces Lyra, an orphan, who lives in a parallel universe in which science, theology and magic are entwined. Lyra's search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children and turns into a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust. In The Subtle Knife she is joined on her journey by Will, a boy who possesses a knife that can cut windows between worlds. As Lyra learns the truth about her parents and her prophesied destiny, the two young people are caught up in a war against celestial powers that ranges across many worlds and leads to a thrilling conclusion in The Amber Spyglass. The epic story Pullman tells is not only a spellbinding adventure featuring armoured polar bears, magical devices, witches and daemons, it is also an audacious and profound re-imagining of Milton's Paradise Lost. An utterly entrancing blend of metaphysical speculation and bravura storytelling, HIS DARK MATERIALS is a monumental and enduring achievement.

    Emma Watson

    Recommended on twitter

    Oct 10, 2015 — Source

  • The Constant Princess

    The Constant Princess

    The Constant Princess

    Philippa Gregory
    Fiction
    3.91 (154,259)

    A fictional portrait of Henry VIII's first wife, Katherine of Aragon, follows her through her youthful marriage to Henry's older brother, Arthur, her widowhood, her marriage to Henry, and the divorce that led to Henry's marriage to Anne Boleyn.

    Emma Watson

    I've got to be just like her.

    Mar 8, 2017 — Source