Everyone has found a new hobby, or at least pretended to, while in quarantine during this ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Among those activities are reading more books (which we all should do) and joining book clubs.
Warriors superstar Steph Curry has dipped his toes into the world of book clubs, starting his very own called "Underrated." The two-time NBA MVP even plans to write his own book about himself one day, he told the Washington Post's Nora Krug.
"I’ve seen all the books that were written about me, which is kind of surreal," Curry said. "The only one that I’ve read (most of) is Golden' by Marcus Thompson, a beat writer who is pretty close to my career. It’s a pretty weird experience reading about yourself from somebody that did their homework.
"Eventually, I’ll write one about myself and talk about all the craziness of the on- and off-court successes, failures, all the above, but not anytime soon."
Curry is working with an online platform called Literati for his book club. It costs $20 a month to receive an exclusive edition of a hardcover book and access to online discussion groups moderated by Curry or other celebrities. He said he's looking to showcase underrated authors and stories, and that he has held an underrated mindset close to his heart ever since high school.
The first book Curry chose was “The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates.” He went with “A Most Beautiful Thing: The True Story of America’s First All-Black High School Rowing Team" as his November book.
To no surprise, Curry also said that his favorite basketball book he has read is "The Sixth Man" by his friend and former Warriors teammate, Andre Iguodala.