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Richard Branson's Book Club

He hand-picks rambunctious tales of global escapades and business acumen to read with you. Welcome to Reading with Richard.

He hand-picks rambunctious tales of global escapades and business acumen to read with you. Welcome to Reading with Richard.

About the Club

Reading with Richard leads readers through powerful tales of adventure and advice that shaped Richard’s life.

Sir Richard Branson is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, investor, and the founder of The Virgin Group. And if you thought that list of titles was inspiring, just wait until you see the list of authors who inspired the man who become the magnate.

How It Works

Literati membership includes a book curated by Richard Branson and access to thoughtful conversations about the stories you read.

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New Book Each Month

A new hardcover or paperback book to devour

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Sent with Exclusive Notes

A note for you from your club's Luminary, Richard Branson

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To Spark Conversations

Connect with Richard Branson & readers in the Literati Book Clubs app

Plus Live Video Events!

A Reading with Richard book club subscription also comes with a front row seat at live Ask The Author events. Watch one of our favorite moments from the November event. Join Literati for exclusive access to the next one, hosted by Richard Branson.

Literati membership is $25 a month. Annual members save 20%.

What kind of books does Richard Branson pick for his book club?

Mandela's Way by Richard Stengel

We long for heroes and have too few. Nelson Mandela liberated a country from a system of violent prejudice to unite the oppressor and the oppressed in a way that had never been done. Distilled into 15 essential life lessons, this is his story.

Originals by Adam Grant

They boldly challenge the status quo. They persist against rejection. They disrupt the world with their revolutionary ideas. Non-conformists have important lessons to teach us, and Adam Grant shares those here through riveting true stories.

Tales of the Unexpected by Roald Dahl

Beloved children’s book author Roald Dahl takes adult readers on slightly darker, more mischievous adventures in this collection of stories. He tantalizes, amuses, and sometimes terrifies readers into a sense of what lurks beneath the ordinary.

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Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

Justice and Mercy. They’re two pillars of the American legal system that support some—and fall on others. This is the unforgettable true story of lawyer Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, and all the marginalized people he has defended in his career. Does compassion have a place in the courtroom? Of that, you’ll be the judge.

Literati membership is $25 a month. Annual members save 20%!

Discover New Books with Richard Branson

Each month, he’ll choose a new book to read together that will transport and transform you.

Read Richard’s Insights

Receive a signed note from your Book Club Luminary, and a bookmark to save your place.

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February 2021 discussions

The brave may not live forever, but the cautious do not live at all.

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