With those 2016 goals still fresh on the brain, we’ve got one more for you to add to your list: read more. And no, we don’t just mean about recent celebrity engagements and secret Netflix hacks, although we highly recommend those two articles ;) We’re talking about books. Remember those? If the thought of walking into a bookstore without a specific book in mind is already giving you anxiety, we suggest joining a book club. Or better yet, why not try Emma Watson’s book club?
Emma first broke the news of her latest venture earlier this week when she asked her Twitter followers to help her name the club. She writes, “Hi Team, I want to start a feminist book club but so far have only brainstormed ‘Feminist Book Club’ and ‘Emma Watson Book Club.'” In a follow-up tweet she adds, “I am almost certain there is a more inspiring name out there…. Does anyone have any thoughts?!” Not surprisingly, a lot of people had a lot of thoughts — celebrities included. Sophia Bush threw out the name “fEMMAnismReads” but ultimately Emma went with another fan’s suggestion: Our Shared Shelf.
After the name was decided on, Emma quickly introduced the first book club selection: Gloria Steinem’s recently released memoir My Life on the Road. Released back in fall of 2015, this critically acclaimed memoir serves as a candid account of how Steinem’s early years led her to live “an on-the-road kind of life, traveling, listening to people, learning and creating change.” Throughout the book she discusses her personal growth in connection to the ongoing movement for equality. If you’re ready to get 2016 started with an epic girl-power boost, we recommend you grab a copy ASAP.
What feminist books are on your 2016 reading list? Share with us on Twitter @britandco.
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