A book club with Hermione Granger? I’m in!
Emma Watson announced on Twitter yesterday her feminist book club is open to everyone and included a link to her GoodReads bookshelf, where she’ll conduct the meetings.
It's official – 'Our Shared Shelf' is up and running. First book – My life on the road. https://t.co/nVWNPy21za
— Emma Watson (@EmmaWatson) January 7, 2016
On her GoodReads post, Emma posted the club’s rules and origins:
“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.
The plan is to select and read a book every month, then discuss the work during the month’s last week (to give everyone time to read it!). I will post some questions/quotes to get things started, but I would love for this to grow into an open discussion with and between you all. Whenever possible I hope to have the author, or another prominent voice on the subject, join the conversation.
If you fancy it, please join up and participate. Everyone is welcome. I would be honored!”
Emma’s first pick for the club is My Life On The Road by Gloria Steinmen. Gloria has also taken to Twitter to express her excitement over the book’s pick.
— Gloria Steinem (@GloriaSteinem) January 7, 2016