Emma Watson is an English actress that is best known as Hermione from the Harry Potter movies. She is also an activist and is known for her women’s rights works. When she isn’t working, Watson is reading books and has a lot of books on her read list.
From the Harry Potter series to iconic novels like The Handmaid’s Tale, Watson has read them all. She has an impressive reading list that puts most other lists to shame. We have curated a list of her favorite books down below.
Emma Watson’s Favorite books
- The BFG by Roald Dahl
- The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
- Just Kids by Patti Smith
- Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling
- 1984 by George Orwell
- Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
- Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
- His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
- East of Eden by John Steinbeck
- A Thousand Splendid Suns
- Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
- The Color Purple by Alice Walker
- Walden by Henry David Thoreau
- The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
- The Circle by Dave Eggers
- The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
- Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
- Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari
- The Magus by John Fowles
- The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan
A Lot of Amazing Books
There are a lot of great books on this list and I have to say, Watson is an avid reader. Some people read here and there but Watson reads a lot and that is showcased by the list and her book selection. At some point, you go from reading books you like to reading classics and seeing which ones resonate to you.
It was great to see Harry Potter on this list. After starring in the movies, I wouldn’t have blamed her. There are a lot of amazing books on this list and I love seeing books here that other celebrity lists do not have. Classics such as Walden, East of Eden, and the Handmaid’s Tale are nice editions but the book nerd in me is going to dive into the gems that Watson has included.
First off, Pachinko by Min Jin Lee is an amazing book that tells the story of a Korean family that moves to Japan and face discrimination, stereotyping and other experiences that happened to real people in those situations. Is a very touching novel that I have been unable to review so far because I do not think it will do it justice.
I was also excited to see the book The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan on this list and it is also heartbreaking yet hopeful. Marina Keegan was tragically killed in a car accident and this novel is a collection of her short stories and stuff she had written before her passing.
I can rave on about A Thousand Splendid Suns or The Fault in our Stars but I shall stop here. This a great list and a great guide for anyone that wants to read classics, modern gems, and books that are great but were swept under the rug. There is something here for everyone and it is great to know that Watson is a true bookworn!