7:45 pm EST, January 7, 2016

Emma Watson launches feminist book club with first selection, ‘My Life on the Road’

Actress and feminist activist Emma Watson has officially launched her new book club which she’s dubbing “Our Shared Shelf.”

Watson polled her Twitter followers to figure out a name for the book club on Wednesday, then quickly launched the group via GoodReads on Thursday.

Her feminist book club’s first selection is “My Life on the Road,” a New York Times bestselling memoir by Gloria Steinem which was released last October. (Click here to grab it on Amazon)

Emma says that the book club will read one book a month, then discuss each selection at the end of that month. “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,” she writes on GoodReads. “Whenever possible I hope to have the author, or another prominent voice on the subject, join the conversation.”

On “Our Shared Shelf’s” purpose, she writes, “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.”

Emma is a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador. We look forward to seeing what lies ahead for the book club!

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