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.


Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062362599
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper - June 13th, 2017

Discussion on Saturday, November 25 at 3:30pm.

Novelist and cultural critic Roxane Gay writes of being morbidly obese in this absorbing and authentic memoir. Born in Omaha, Nebraska to Haitian immigrant parents, Gay lived a comfortable life in a loving family. After a group of boys raped her when she was 12 years old, Gay's world began to unravel, and she turned to overeating as a way of making her violated body into a fortress.

In this memoir, Gay shares how weight and size shade many topics, including relationships, fashion, food, family, the medical profession, and travel. She boldly confronts society's cruelty toward and denigration of larger individuals (particularly women), its fear of unruly bodies, and the myth that equates happiness with thinness.

The Power Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316547611
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little Brown and Company - October 10th, 2017

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

In Naomi Alderman's The Power, teenage girls gain an immense physical power -- the ability to cause agonizing pain and even death by emitting electrical charges from their fingertips. And, with this small twist of nature, the world drastically resets.