Move over, Oprah. There’s a new book club in town—and its fearless reader-leader is actress, sneaker designer, and library lover Sarah Jessica Parker. So you can add “reading with SJP” to your list of self-care practices, stat. (After you’ve checked out our top picks for 2017, of course.)
“From an early age, books were my constant companions and my local library a place I could find a new friend on every shelf,” Parker said in a release. “I’m thrilled to help champion original voices for dedicated readers as well as for a new generation, supporting libraries in what they do best.”
TBD whether there will be IRL book club meetings over cosmos, a la Carrie Bradshaw.
SJP, in collaboration with the American Library Association, is heading up Book Club Central, an online platform where you can discuss your latest find and get (or give) recommendations. (TBD whether there will be IRL book club meetings over cosmos, a la Carrie Bradshaw.)
Parker’s first executive order as HRIC (that’s head reader in charge, of course) was choosing the club’s inaugural material: Stephanie Powell Watts’ debut novel No One Is Coming to Save Us, which Parker called “deeply compelling and richly satisfying.”
If you haven't heard and you want to be a member! We announced our inaugural @bookclubcentral selection. "No One is Coming to Save Us" by Stephanie Powell Watts. Visit your local library/bookstore to get a copy of your own and join our conversation at bookclubcentral.org. Thanks @goodmorningamerica for helping us spread the word. So pleased to hear from so many who are already enjoying the book, yippee! X, SJ
So, if you have room on your list of beach reads (and if you’re such a Carrie), there’s some SJP-approved inspo for you—for summer and beyond.
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