Steph Curry has already cemented his place as one of the greatest players in NBA history, as well as the face of a dynastic era of Golden State Warriors basketball.
He’ll likely tell you he has much more to accomplish on the basketball court, too. After all, he’s still only 32 years old, and he’s got his sights set on pulling the Warriors up after a disappointing season, and getting back into title contention.
But even with those basketball aspirations, Curry is starting to branch out off the court, more and more (among other things, since the Warriors season ended we’ve seen Curry have an interview with Dr. Fauci, and put out a voter registration PSA with Joe Biden and Chris Paul). And his latest venture is a literary one: a book club.
Curry’s book club is a partnership with Literati, and it costs $20 a month. For that price you get a copy of that month’s book (hardcover), and access to an online discussion that Curry moderates.
October was the first month of the book club, and Curry chose the book The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates, by Wes Moore. November’s selection will be A Most Beautiful Thing: The True Story of America’s First All-Black High School Rowing Team, by Arshay Cooper.
On Monday, The Washington Post published a great interview with Curry about the book club, in which he talked a lot about what he hoped to achieve. He also revealed what the most influential books in his life are:
I’ll start with the Bible, that is an obvious one for me. I was a huge Dan Brown fan. I’ve read literally every single one of his books, “The Da Vinci Code,” “Deception Point,” “Digital Fortress,” “Angels and Demons.” Brown was a huge influence. And now, anything from Malcolm Gladwell. Between Dan Brown and Malcolm Gladwell, those are probably the two authors that have meant the most to me so far.
Curry later added that The Sixth Man, by former teammate Andre Iguodala, is his favorite basketball book. Of course it is.
Anyway, be like Steph and read more. Unless you don’t want to, of course.