Actress Emma Watson has been leaving copies of her latest book club selection - Maya Angelou’s Mom & Me & Mom - on the London Underground for commuters to pick up and read.
The celebrity was spotted at St John’s Wood station and at Oxford Circus leaving copies of the title as part of the Books on the Underground campaign to encourage people to share books they have enjoyed with their fellow commuters.
The actress and United Nations Goodwill ambassador tweeted:
Watson chose Mom & Me & Mom, an autobiography about Maya Angelou’s relationship with her mother Vivian Baxter, as her latest selection on her Goodreads "Our Shared Self" feminist book club.
On the book club page, Watson said: “This book is one I have read before and is one of my favourites - I can’t wait to hear your thoughts!”
On its website, Books On The Underground said: “We are so excited to have such an amazing book shared by such an inspiring person as Emma Watson, and look forward to seeing the reaction of people who find them tonight and tomorrow! The Books on the Underground fairies will be hard at work, dropping copies for people to find, and there may even be a way of getting one if you’re not in London… watch this space!”
Launching in 2012, Books On the Underground works with large and small publishers, film promoters and authors to bring a wide variety of new and used books to underground travellers. It aims to make sure that there are books travelling the London Underground, “to be found by lucky travellers who then read them, and return them to the tube”.
Watson launches her feminist book club in January this year. At the time, she said: “As part of my work with UN Women, I have started reading as many books and essays about equality as I can get my hands on. There is so much amazing stuff out there! Funny, inspiring, sad, thought-provoking, empowering! I’ve been discovering so much that, at times, I’ve felt like my head was about to explode… I decided to start a Feminist book club, as I want to share what I’m learning and hear your thoughts too.”
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