Emma Watson's Feminist Book Club | Our Shared Shelf



I'm not saying that Emma Watson stole my idea; but I did say to my sister only last week that I should start a feminist book club. I guess it's probably for the best, she is ever so slightly more popular than me and I suppose I can forgive her seen as though she's a superwomen bad ass witch.

Emma announced the idea on Twitter last week and shortly after Our Shared Shelf was born. A group has been created on Goodreads under the same name and all you need to do is download the app or visit the website, create an account and join the group. There are a number of discussions boards within the group with various topics for everybody to get involved with. 

The plan is that Emma will select a book to read every month and then discuss the work during the last week of that month, giving everyone time to read it. Emma will also be posting questions and quotes to get the discussions started - here is what she had to say on the background of the group:-
"As part of my work with UN Women, I have started reading as many books and essays about equality as I can get my hands on. There is so much amazing stuff out there! Funny, inspiring, sad, thought-provoking, empowering! I’ve been discovering so much that, at times, I’ve felt like my head was about to explode… I decided to start a Feminist book club, as I want to share what I’m learning and hear your thoughts too."
As a feminist (and a lover of Emma Watson) I am stoked that we all have a place to collectively share, learn and discuss these truly important topics. The group has a real sense of community and honesty which is so refreshing in times like these where anti-feminism is on the rise. January's book is 'My Life on the Road' by Gloria Steinem - an extremely influential feminist and activist who was a leader of the movement in the late 1960s and early 70s. 

I have ordered my copy of the book and will be joining in with the discussions in the group during the month. I believe that members can also find information under the tag #OurSharedShelf over on Twitter. 

Will you be joining the book club? What do you think of Our Shared Shelf? 



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