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 3:30pm.

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


The Hate U Give Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062498533
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Balzer + Bray - February 28th, 2017

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

In her #1 New York Times bestselling debut, Angie Thomas provides a fictional account of an all too common story: that of an unarmed black man fatally shot by police. Following sixteen-year-old Starr Carter into the aftermath of her friend Khalil’s tragic death, we see Starr grappling with the world that surrounds her, from the heartless public portrayal of Khalil as a drug-dealing “thug” to the emotional burden of knowing that she was the only one to witness the final moments—and the only living person who knows the truth.

Antigone Staff Pick · The Hate U Give begins with an act of violence—an act that forces teenager Starr to confront terrible truths about the police, the law, the media, and her own classmates. Starr struggles to cope with racism both systemic and interpersonal—and though this book is for young readers, Angie Thomas does not provide easy conclusions. Starr is a witty, wise, introspective, and heroic narrator. She gracefully navigates situations no human—let alone teenager—should ever have to.”—Morgan

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches Cover Image
By Audre Lorde, Cheryl Clarke (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781580911863
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Published: Crossing Press - August 1st, 2007

Discussion on Saturday, July 28 at 3:30pm.

In fifteen essays and speeches on sexism, racism, ageism, homophobia, Audre Lorde propounds social difference as a vehicle for action and change. With unflinching, lyrical prose, Lorde examines personal experiences and intersectionality while ultimately offering messages of hope.

We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.: Essays Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101912195
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Published: Vintage - May 30th, 2017

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

This New York Times bestselling essay collection explores difficult childhood experiences, awkward dating stories, estrangement from family, applications for The Bachelorette gone awry, and so much more. Blogger and comedian Samantha Irby is as deft at poking fun at the ghosts of her past-self as she is at capturing powerful emotional truths.