Looking For A Feminist Book Club? Look No Further

February 28, 2016


Earlier this year, bibliophiles around the world delighted when Emma Watson announced she would be starting/hosting a feminist book club on Goodreads, Our Shared Shelf. Being the avid Watson fan that I am, I signed up straight away! I’m a regular user of GoodReads and I also host my own book club (Lillytaes Bookish Club) through the website, but because Emma Watson’s book club was (unsurprisingly) so popular around the world, I found it hard to keep up with the online discussions and I wanted something a little more intimate from a feminist book club.

It fills my heart with joy that Emma Watson’s feminist book club is so popular, the combination of feminist ideals and an online community of readers is definitely my jam, but because of the size of the group it isn’t something I’ll regularly keep up to date with.

A few weeks later and I was watching one of my favourite booktubers, Jean at BookishThoughts, as she announced she’d be curating The Feminist Orchestra Bookclub on GoodReads – fabulous! Not only has she announced the book club & started a group on GoodReads but she’s given anyone who would like to participate a six month reading list so we can prepare for the upcoming months. I already had the first installment, I Call Myself A FeministThe view from twenty-five women under thirty, on my bookshelf so I’ve plonked it on my bedside table reading to start reading on the 1st of March.

Check out Jean’s video below for all the details about the fantastic #feministorchestra book club:

I’m really looking forward to participating in this book club this year. If you’ll also be joining us, let me know in the comments below or I’ll see you in the group’s GoodReads page! Happy reading. x

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  • Reply Priscilla February 28, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    Loved I Call Myself A Feminist. It’s easily one of my highlights of 2015. I hope you’ll enjoy it, Kate!

    • Reply lillytales February 28, 2016 at 10:46 pm

      That’s so good to hear! I’m really looking forward to getting stuck into it. Will you be joining the discussion on the Feminist Orchestra GoodReads page?

  • Reply Sophie February 29, 2016 at 11:27 am

    I was going to be good and wait to start this tomorrow but I couldn’t help myself. I’m about 60-70 pages in so far and love it! I love Jean’s book club too just because it’s that little bit less crowded. I like how we can see the book list for the next six months too-it gives us an excuse to get organised+buy/borrow the books.

    • Reply lillytales February 29, 2016 at 11:39 am

      I completely agree! Jean has been so organised and planned for this book club really well. Glad to hear you’re enjoying the read so far. I plan to start it tonight so I’ll let you know how I go with it 🙂 x

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