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    Now you can be a part of Emma Watson's feminist book club.



    Hollywood star Emma Watson who has for the longest time been the face of UN Women, has now taken things a notch higher and started a feminist book club of her own.

    The actress whose existence is almost synonymous to the role of the know-it-all Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter franchise, had recently taken to her official Twitter account and asked her fans to come up with name suggestions for the club-- which obviously had the Twitter world all excited.

    With the promise of asking author JK Rowling and pop star Taylor Swift to be a part of the club, Emma tweeted that she had  "so far have only brainstormed 'Feminist Book Club' and 'Emma Watson Book Club'."


    Emma Watson’s feminist book club now open to anyone who wants to join. The UN Women Goodwill ambassador announced the club will be called “Our Shared Shelf” and meetings will be conducted through a group on Goodreads.

    Post receiving suggestions ranging from  'Wats Up Fems' and 'Watson Your Shelf' the Perks of Being a Wallflower actress finally revealed to the world that she "absolutely loved" Twitter user, @emilyfabb's suggestion of naming the club Our Shared Shelf. After the declaration came a long post about the idea behind starting the book club, that the world can have access to on Goodreads.


    To become a member, all you need to do is register for an account and join on the group’s page. More than 37,000 people have already signed up at this time, with well-known names such as Abby Wambach, Sophia Bush and Kate Voegele tweeting about their interest in the project.

    The 25-year-old actress explained her inspiration for the club in an introductory message on the group page. “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,” she wrote. “There is so much amazing stuff out there! Funny, inspiring, sad, thought-provoking, empowering!”

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