Our fave ex-wizard, Emma Watson is
a pretty big THE ultimate book worm. You only have to check out her amazing bookclub, ‘Our Shared Shelf’ to see that.
The club’s been running for waaaaaay over a year now, but incase you haven’t heard of it (WHERE ON EARTH HAVE YOU BEEN?!) we thought it was about time to give you the lowdown.
So, put your specs on and get ready to take notes, Hermione Granger style.
‘Our Shared Shelf’ was created as part of Emma’s work with UN Women. She began to read heaps and heaps of books and essays about equality and wanted a space to share them all.
OH EMMA, JUST WHEN WE THOUGHT WE COULDN’T LOVE YOU ANYMORE.
When she first launched the club, Emma wrote a letter on GoodReads. It reads:
“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.”
She also mention how she wants to encourage discussion surrounding the books.
“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.”
Of course, you probs already know this. Duh, who isn’t a die-hard Emma Watson fan?! That’s why we’ve put together a fun little quiz for us all to play.
All you need to do is guess the title of the ‘Our Shelved Shelf’ book from a snippet of it’s cover. ALL the options we’ve included, feature in the book club. So make sure you add ’em to your GoodReads shelves now.
They’re worth a read. Promise!
How did you do? Let us know in the comments below.