You may have heard that Mark Zuckerberg recently launched a book club, but what you may not know is that legendary feminist, journalist, and social and political activist Gloria Steinem has also launched a book club of sorts called, Reading Our Way to the Revolution.

In partnership with Open Road Media, each month, Gloria will discuss a timeless and timely book of which she says, “once we read them, we are not quite the same people as we were before.”

“There is nothing more powerful than a trusted messenger – in person and on the page.”

“In this blog, I want to recommend books that have been life-giving to me and to people I meet as I travel around the country. Some never had the readership they deserved, others have been shown to be prescient by time, and still others are now getting lost in the cacophony of new and legacy media.”

The first four books on Gloria’s list include:

The Color Purple by Alice Walker – “When I read this in manuscript, I knew it was life-changing—but I didn’t understand its depth and universality until I listened to readers on other continents.”

The Demon Lover: On the Sexuality of Terrorism by Robin Morgan – “Published 25 years ago, updated several times, and now with a new introduction, it keeps growing deeper and more relevant every year.”

Sex & World Peace by Valerie M. Hudson – “Published two years ago and under-read, this is a book that could and should transform everything from our families to our foreign policy.”

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood – “Three decades ago, I read this as science fiction. Now, it has become a crystal ball.”

In addition to Gloria’s essays on these books, you can also find musings, observances and posts from authors and other contributors throughout the blog. Follow Gloria on Facebook and Twitter to be notified when she has a new blog post or hosts a Q+A session, but remember: “You, too, can keep alive the books you love. Pass them on.”