Dua Lipa Launches Her Book Club

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A soundtrack and a role in Barbie, a new Versace collection, a third album in the pipeline, and now a book club. Just when will Dua Lipa stop?

Dua Lipa is a true Renaissance Woman. Alongside her musical career, and her fledgling acting career with her role in Greta Gerwig‘s Barbie, the singer has created Service95, her personalized newsletter in which she gives lifestyle advice, shares her cultural tastes and recommendations, and debates current social issues with her guests. Recently, Dua Lipa revealed that Service95 would be expanded to include a book club, with the aim of encouraging her fans to exchange ideas about books, in contact with seasoned readers or the simply curious, all united by a passion for reading. A wonderful way of demonstrating the infinitely unifying power of books and the place they occupy in our lives today.

An emotional book club

Every month, Dua Lipa will use her Service95 platform to highlight a novel, share author interviews, suggest books to her fans and receive their suggestions in return. It’s a project that’s close to the singer’s heart, and she’s particularly keen to highlight the emotions involved in reading. This bookclub is the result of the many requests Dua Lipa received on Instagram from her followers, who were curious to know what she was reading at the moment, or what books had made her laugh or cry.

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Refusing to reduce her exchanges to the superficial sphere of social networks, Dua Lipa even went out to meet inmates and members of a book club at Sutton women’s prison on the outskirts of London, with whom she spoke at length about her reading and inspirations. It was an experience to be followed by others, and its success bodes well for Service95Dua Lipa unveiled the first book she will be presenting as part of the launch of her project: it is the Booker Prize-winning debut novel by Douglas Stuart entitled Shuggie Bain, which tells the story of a young boy protecting his alcoholic mother in the poverty-stricken Glasgow of the 80’s under Margaret Thatcher.

Translated by Jack Pownall.

This article was originally published on Vogue France.

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