Feminist Book Group

Our Shared Shelf is a global, feminist book group, founded by Emma Watson, actress (Hermione in Harry Potter) and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador.

This group meets on the last Saturday of the month at 3:30.

Books for the group are 10% off the month prior to the discussion.


Shrill Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316348461
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Hachette Books - February 28th, 2017

Discussion on Saturday, July 29 at 3:30pm.

With inimitable good humor, vulnerability, and boundless charm, Lindy West boldly shares how to survive in a world where not all stories are created equal and not all bodies are treated with equal respect, and how to weather hatred, loneliness, harassment, and loss, and walk away laughing. Shrill provocatively dissects what it means to become self-aware the hard way, to go from wanting to be silent and invisible to earning a living defending the silenced in all caps.

Women, Race, & Class Cover Image
ISBN: 9780394713519
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage Books USA - February 12th, 1983

Discussion on Saturday, August 26 at 3:30pm.

Legendary political activist and scholar Angela Davis has written a powerful study of women's liberation in the U.S., from abolitionist days to the present, that demonstrates how the movement has always been hampered by the racist and classist biases of its leaders.

The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060512187
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper Perennial - September 24th, 2002

Discussion on Saturday, Septermber 30 at 3:30pm.

Despite evident progress of the women's movement, writer and journalist Naomi Wolf is troubled by a different kind of social control, which, she argues, may prove just as restrictive as the traditional image of homemaker and wife. It's the beauty myth, an obsession with physical perfection that traps the modern woman in an endless spiral of hope, self-consciousness, and self-hatred as she tries to fulfill society's impossible definition of "the flawless beauty.

Originally published in 1991, this classic of feminist literature continues to be relevant and vital to today's discussions of gender equality and oppression.