Emma Watson is all over the place in the book-world. She’s been Hermione, who knows that when all else fails, head to the library. And Belle, the woman with the library we envy.
But aside from the characters she plays, she has also teamed up with I Believe in Book Fairies, a wonderful organization that hides books around the world for others to find. A lot of the books that are being hidden, are straight from Emma’s personal book club ‘Our Shared Shelf’.
What is Our Shared Shelf? Well, who better to explain than Emma herself.
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 honoured!
To join Emma’s book club, follow this link to Goodreads: Our Shared Shelf