Looking for your next read? Want to join a community where you can share ideas and thoughts about what you’ve already read? We’ve got just the recommendation for you: Emma Watson’s Goodreads book club, Our Shared Shelf.
The Harry Potter actress and United Nations Women Goodwill Ambassador opened a feminist book club a couple of years ago with the goal to share feminist ideas and encourage discussion on the topic.
“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,” explained Watson. “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.”
One book is selected every two months and is then discussed on the Goodreads discussion board. To become a member, register for an account and join on the group’s page. “Everyone is welcome. I would be honored!” exclaimed Watson.
You can also dip your toes in by following the book club’s dedicated Instagram page.