Malala Yousafzai’s keeping herself busy ever since she graduated college in the middle of a pandemic.
The Nobel Peace Prize winner is joining forces with a subscription book club, Literati to start her very own book club!
The startup, that had previously only focused on children’s books, has enlisted Stephen Curry, Susan Orlean, Richard Branson, the Joseph Campbell Foundation, and of course Yousafzai to head up their own curated book clubs.
Malala has named hers Fearless and has vowed to choose underrated books by marginalised voices.
“Sign up to join me and together we’ll explore books from new voices and prominent writers — women with bold ideas and storytellers who show the world from their unique perspective,” she wrote on Instagram.
And she’s got great taste; in a recent interview with Glamour, Yousafzai revealed what she was currently reading.
“I started the book Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge, and I finished Winners Take All by Anand Giridharadas,” she had shared.
“Malala has always been a perfect choice for us obviously just because she is so aspirational,” Literati’s CEO and founder Jessica Ewi told Forbes. “
“She’s just admired by so many people. And she’s just a fanatic reader. Fanatic reader, in love with books, she feels at home with education. We just knew this is someone who cares deeply about books and deeply about reading. For our brand she is the perfect mind in the middle between our kids’ brand our luminary brand. So she’s been really wonderful to work with.”
The book club platform, which launches next month, will cost $24.95 per month; members are posted a print copy of whichever book the head of the club has picked. They’ll also get limited release access to Literati’s iOS app, a social platform for members to discuss each book, which is currently in beta.