With 121,000 members at the end of its first quarter, Our Shared Shelf has been a resounding success. On Monday, Emma Watson's book club announced its April title early to give members the chance to buy their books before the new month rolls around. Caitlin Moran's How to Be a Woman is Our Shared Shelf's April read, so grab your copies now.
Moran broke onto the literary scene with The Chronicles of Narmo in 1992, when she was just 16 years old. She launched a journalism career, then published 2011's How to Be a Woman, an irreverently funny, feminist memoir, in which observations on the contradictions of modern womanhood mingle with snippets of her life story. Her latest book, Moranifesto, hit store shelves earlier this month.
How to Be a Woman is the second memoir Our Shared Shelf has read. In January, Emma Watson's book club kicked things off with Gloria Steinem's My Life on the Road. For the remainder of March, Our Shared Shelf members have time to finish up bell hooks' All About Love.
If you aren't already in the loop, visit Our Shared Shelf on Goodreads to join for free. The group's message board stays blown up, so you'll always have someone to talk to about intersectionality, gender studies, and world events.
Our Shared Shelf begins reading How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran on April 1.