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NBA superstar Stephen Curry, Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai, entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson and New York Times bestselling author Susan Orlean are set to have curated collections featured on a new adult book club platform from Literati, it was announced Wednesday.
The stars’ curated collections from the Austin-based literary startup will launch on October 1.
Curry’s club Underrated is one that will explore “what it means to break barriers,” Literati describes. His book club will feature stories from those in sports, social justice and more on achieving success and greatness.
“I’m excited to launch a book club that aims to highlight the journeys and triumphs from storytellers who have too long been overlooked,” said Curry. “I’ve been intentional and really thoughtful about my picks to ensure the club is inclusive of diverse perspectives from women, people of color, and other underrated voices.”
Meanwhile, Yousafzai’s club is called Fearless and will amplify works from “prominent writers and new voices – women with bold ideas, storytellers who show the world from their perspective and characters that capture your heart.”
“I am passionate about books that advance new ideas and ways of thinking about the world, and books that reveal places and people I couldn’t otherwise meet,” she said. “I want to give readers books that will inspire them to find comfort and power in their own stories.”
Orlean’s club, Private Collection, will include books from her own personal library. Branson’s club, Reading with Richard will include stories of adventure and advice that hold personal meaning to him.
The platform will also feature a book club with the late mythologist Joseph Campbell. Campbell’s club, Myth and Meaning, will feature modern curated selections from the Joseph Campbell Foundation, which will also enlist contemporary mythologists to moderate the club. The book club will also feature titles that Campbell himself loved.
As part of the book clubs, members will receive a print copy of their book selection each month. The book clubs are priced at $24.95 a month. The new book clubs mark an expansion for Literati which previously focused on children’s book subscription product, Literati Kids. Members who sign up will be the first to access Literati’s community’s iOS app, in which members and luminaries can connect and exchange ideas about each book. The app will be in limited release when clubs launch in October. Signups are available here.
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