Emma Watson aka The Book Fairy’s Ultimate Book Recommendations

Emma Watson has effortlessly swapped her role as Hermione Granger for the role of pioneer lady and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador who diligently fights for equal rights with her HeForShe campaign.

It should come as no surprise that, just as the characters she’s played in the past, Emma Watson is an avid reader. She launched a campaign called Book Fairies that had her leaving free books all over the London Underground for people to stumble upon and, you know, enjoy. Now it would seem the campaign has spread to 26 other countries, so keep an eye out, you might be the next one to discover one of her hidden books.

Around the time she started Book Fairies, she also initiated her own book club called OurSharedShelf. She also writes for Elle and has had the opportunity to interview the author of one of her recommended books, The Vagina Monologues, Eve Ensler.

@oursharedshelf's Jan & Feb book is #TheVaginaMonologues by Eve Ensler

A post shared by Emma Watson (@emmawatson) on

Anyway, browsing her Instagram/Bookstagram account, I found some great book recommendations which led me to create the ultimate list of books recommended by Emma Watson. Let me know if you’ve read any of these titles.

The Circle by Dave Eggers

(She also starred in the film alongside Tom Hanks)

The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling


The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories by Angela Carter


The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky


The Fault in Our Stars by John Green


The BFG by Roald Dahl


Walden by Henry David Thoreau


1984 by George Orwell


His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman

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Annie John by Jamaica Kincaid


Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou


The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen


Follow her on Instagram @EmmaWatson to see what she’s reading next and connect with other OurSharedShelf members by posting your book selfie on @OurSharedShelf.



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