Emma Watson announces new feminist book club

By Tharadjyne Orisma  |  Jan. 8, 2016 at 11:48 AM
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LOS ANGELES, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Actress and human rights activist Emma Watson has a new book club. A feminist one.

Watson took to Twitter Wednesday to not only announce that she wanted to start a feminist reading group but that she needed help finding a name for it.

The 25-year-old former Harry Potter star expressed that she was going through some writer's block for the name of her group, concluding that the titles she conjured up were less than stellar. She reached out to Twitter fans for assistance.

"I want to start a feminist book club but so far have only brainstormed 'Feminist Book Club' and 'Emma Watson Book Club,'" she tweeted. "I am almost certain there is a more inspiring name out there.... Does anyone have any thoughts?!"

After sifting through names like "Iron Rose Book Club," "You Read Like a Girl," "The E-Dub Club" and "Emma Watson's Ultimate X Super Storm Explosion of Doom Book Club," Watson finally settled on "Our Shared Shelf," provided by one of her followers named Emily.

"Thank you to everyone who came up with ideas and suggestions," Watson wrote soon after. "That was VERY cool of you all. More info coming soon..."

Team U.S.A women's soccer player Abby Wambach was eager to join, already tweeting Watson to see what book was first on the list.

Watson decided on the October 2015 release of "My Life on the Road" by Gloria Steinem. Steinem is well known for her work a leader and spokeswomen for the feminist movement during the '60s and '70s.

According to the L.A. Times other members of Watson's new club include actress Sophia Bush and singer Kate Voegele, fans suggested Watson invite Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. Watson agreed while hinting that Taylor Swift may be a possible member.

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