Our Shared Shelf – Emma Watson’s Book Club

Our Shared Shelf is Emma Watson’s feminist book club. Once you’ve finished shrieking and wondering how in the name of little green apples you didn’t know about this, read on.

I have known about this for a few months now, but I’ve been so snowed under with studying, work, and the reading challenges that I am already doing this year that I couldn’t even conceive of adding more to the list. So, what I want to do is start at the beginning of the list of books that the book club has already worked though and try to catch them up. Failing that….try to read literally any one of them and just try to (one day) tick them all off!

On the one hand, should I be adding to my workload? No, probably not. Do I care? Yes, I actually do. Will that prevent me from undertaking this? Not even a little. So when I complain next year about the grey in my hair and my lack of sleep….feel free to say I told you so. Hopefully I will actually be getting something done, though!

Listed below are the books Our Shared Shelf has already read so far. I will try to update it as new books are added, and I’ll also indicate which books I have read once I get to start reading them. With any luck, I’ll also get around to reviewing them (hah!) and I’ll link the review as well.

If you have read and/or reviewed any of these books, please let me know what your thoughts were, I’d love to hear!


January 2016 – My Life on the Road, Gloria Steinem

February 2016 – The Color Purple, Alice Walker

March 2016 – All About Love: New Visions, bell hooks

April 2016 – How To Be A Woman, Caitlin Moran

May 2016 – The Argonauts, Maggie Nelson

June 2016 – The Complete Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi

July & August 2016 – Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl, Carrie Brownstein

September & October 2016 – Half The Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, Nicholas D. Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn

November & December 2016 – Mom & Me & Mom, Maya Angelou

January & February 2017 – The Vagina Monologues, Eve Ensler

March & April 2017 – Women Who Run With The Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype, Clarissa Pinkola Estés

May & June 2017 – The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood

July & August 2017 – The Beauty Myth, Naomi Wolf

September & October 2017 – Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, Roxane Gay

November & December 2017 – The Power, Naomi Alderman

January & February 2018 – Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race, Reni Eddo-Lodge

March & April 2018 – Heart Berries: A Memoir, Terese Marie Mailhot

May & June 2018 – The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas AND The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women, Kate Moore

July & August 2018 – Milk and Honey, Rupi Kaur


Photo Credits:

The Featured Image is a banner I found on the Our Shared Shelf goodreads page, and It was submitted by Andrew Malichenko.

The picture inset in the post is the Our Shared Shelf Logo, which I found on the goodreads page and is currently (Nov. 2016) being used as the profile picture. I was unable to ascertain who uploaded it :/


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