Book lovers of the world, ever thought about what’s on Malala Yousafzai’s reading list? Well, now we can get a glimpse of what’s Malala might be reading by joining her book club!
The education activist has started her own book club. After graduating from Oxford with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics the Nobel laureate had plenty of time in lockdown to get some reading done.
The 22-year-old author is now sharing her reading list with the help of an Austin-based literary startup Literati. The platform is set to launch in October.
Besides hosting Malala Yousafzai’s book club, Literati will be stacked with collections curated by five notable people including Malala, The Orchid Thief author Susan Orlean, late American mythologist/writer Joseph Campbell, National Basketball Association (NBA) MVP Stephen Curry, and Virgin magnate Sir Richard Branson.
Each book club has a theme and it’s own title. Malala Yousafzai’s book club is titled ‘Fearless’. She told Forbes;
“It’s not that you don’t have fear because it’s part of our human life that there are lots of difficulties in our way, there are many obstacles.”
JCF is pleased to introduce Myth and Meaning, a Joseph Campbell Foundation monthly book club arriving this October from Literati!
.@Literati, an Austin-based literary startup, is launching their newest endeavor: book clubs for adult readers, curated by luminaries in their respec pic.twitter.com/D8UAL7NJ1x
— Joseph Campbell (@jcf_org) August 19, 2020
Until now Literati had been a monthly book club for kids aged 0-12. Now it costs members $24.95 per month for each book club. Members receive a copy of the book selected by the head of the book club in the mail.
Like any book club, they read the book and discuss it over the course of a month. Members also get limited release access to Literati’s iOS app, a social platform for book discussions.
The app is currently being beta tested. Bibliophiles far and wide can join the club or any other club of their choice on Literati. Even non-book aficionados just there to learn can join too.