Literary nerds, I just found your dream book club. Seriously, this group sounds like they would be so much fun when it comes to discussing novels that you'll be begging to join. That's right — Anne Hathaway started a book club and she's trying to recruit Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain to join. Unfortunately, as the Oscar winner told Glamour UK, things haven't really taken off yet.
"I'm trying right now to start a book club with Em and Jessica, because they're working on a movie together," Hathaway said. "I said, 'Let's all read this book!' But I'm not working and they are, so it's not going very well."
According to IMDB, Chastain and Blunt are busy working on a movie called The Huntsman, which is a prequel to 2012's Snow White and the Huntsman. While Charlize Theron is reprising her role as the evil queen Ravenna, Chastain and Blunt will play new characters.
Given the assumed prominence of their roles (and their busy schedules), it's understandable that the two women have a lot on their plates. However, Hathaway, Blunt, and Chastain in a book club is all sorts of literary goals. Discussing literary works with talented, intelligent women? Sign me up! While my invitation seems to have been lost in the mail, here are seven books they have to read.
1. The Girl On The Train By Paula Hawkins
Not only is this one of the biggest books of 2015, the movie adaptation will star Emily Blunt. In other words, it's the perfect choice for this book club.
2. Royal Wedding By Meg Cabot
Anne Hathaway's breakout role was playing Princess Mia in the movie version of The Princess Diaries. Considering Meg Cabot just released another book in the series, it could be a good inclusion to the book list.
3. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) By Mindy Kaling
Mindy Kaling has another book coming out this fall, but it's practically required to read her first memoir.
4. The Handmaid's Tale By Margaret Atwood
This iconic novel is perfect for leading a discussion on feminism and other gender issues.
5. Bossypants By Tina Fey
Like Kaling, anything Fey writes turns to gold. This memoir is no exception.
6. The Martian By Andy Weir
Chastain will appear in the upcoming movie adaptation of this novel, so it's a truly great addition to the book club.
7. The Art of Racing In The Rain By Garth Stein
This is a book club classic, so it wouldn't be surprising if the trio add this to their reading list.
No matter what they read, I'm sure a book club with these incredible actresses would make for an amazing discussion.
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