Branch Book Groups

The Branch has four book groups:  AM Lit, PM Lit, AM Non-Fiction and PM Non-Fiction.  Scheduled dates and books for all three books are listed below.

The AM Lit Interest Group generally meets the 1st Friday of each month at 9:30 AM.  Locations are announced in Twigs.   If you have questions, email LaVonne.

The PM Lit Interest Group meetings are generally scheduled for the 3rd Monday evening of each month at 7:00 PM.   Locations are announced in Twigs.   If you have questions, email Phyllis.

The AM Non-Fiction Interest Group generally meets every other month, on the 4th Wednesday at 10:30 AM.  Additional information will be announced monthly in Twigs.  If you have questions, email Sue.

The PM Non-Fiction Interest Group generally meets every other month, on the 4th Wednesday evening at 7:00 PM.  Additional information will be announced monthly in Twigs.  If you have questions, email Ewa.

For those of you who try to keep up with more than one group, following is an integrated list of books selected for 2017-2018. Check Twigs each month for meeting locations. 

 The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict (and Pot Luck Luncheon)

Book Group    Meeting Date* Book for Discussion
AM Lit September 8, 2017**  Book Selection Meeting
PM Lit September 18, 2017 A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
PM Non-Fiction September 27, 2017 Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice by Bill Browder
AM Lit October 6, 2017 Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
PM Lit October 16, 2017 The Leavers by LIsa  Ko
AM Non-Fiction October 25, 2017 The Invention of Nature: Alexander Von Humboldt’s New World by Andrea Wulf
AM Lit November 3, 2017 News of the World by Paulette Jiles
PM Lit November 20, 2017 Life Before by Michele Bacon
PM Non-Fiction November 29, 2017** Devil’s Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the Presidency by Joshua Green
AM Lit December 1, 2017 The Leavers by Lisa Ko
AM Non-Fiction December 20, 2017** The Vindication of the Rights of Woman: With Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects by Mary Wollstonecraft
AM Lit January 5, 2018 The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion by Fannie Flag
PM Lit January 15, 2018 The SIgnature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
PM Non-Fiction January 24, 2018 Saving Lives in Auschwitz: The Prisoners’ Hospital in Buna-Monowitz by Ewa Bacon
AM Lit February 2, 2018 The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
PM Lit February 19, 2018
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
AM Non-Fiction February 28,  2018 The Devil’s Highway by Luis Alberto Urrea
AM Lit March 2,  2018 So Much Pretty by Cara Hoffman 
PM Lit March 19, 2018 Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance
PM Non-Fiction March 28, 2018 American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America by Colin Woodard (with reference to Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance)
AM Lit April 6, 2018 A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
PM Lit April 16, 2018
Moonglow by Michael Chabon
AM Non-Fiction
April 25, 2018
Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America by Gilbert King
AM Lit May 4, 2018 Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
PM Lit

PM Non-Fiction

May 21, 2018

May 23, 2018

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

The Pun Also Rises: How the Humble Pun Revolutionized Language, Changed History, and Made Wordplay More Than Some Antics by John Pollock

AM Lit 

PM Lit

June 1, 2018

June 18, 2017

Book Selection Meeting and Pot Luck Luncheon

Book Selection Meeting and Pot Luck Dinner (6:00 PM)

AM Non-Fiction June 27, 2017 Can’t Just Stop: An Investigation of Compulsions by Sharon Begley
AM Lit

PM Non-Fiction

AM Lit

AM Non-Fiction

July 6, 2018

July 25, 2017

August 3, 2018

August 22, 2018

The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict

I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life by Ed Yong

Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Book Selection Meeting and Luncheon

AM Lit September 7, 2018 The Stars on Fire by Anita Shreve
PM Non-Fiction September 26, 2018 The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds by Michael Lewis
AM Lit October 5, 2018 An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine
AM Non-Fiction October 24, 2018 Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson

*          Check Twigs each month to confirm meeting date and  book.
**        Special date due to holiday.

Availability of Books
The Glen Ellyn Public Library will have the following month’s books available. Books are due the day following the meeting. When you check out one of our books at the second floor information desk, please be sure to let the librarian know which book group the book is being held for (AAUW AM, PM or Non-Fiction).

The Wheaton Public Library will arrange for an inter-library loan for any book, upon your request but will not keep track of our book lists.To buy a book for an upcoming book group meeting, consider patronizing The Book Store, 475 N. Main St., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137. They offer a 10% discount for book group purchases. You can call them to check on availability (630/469-2891) or contact them through the Book Store’s web page is

If you purchase books on Amazon, please designate AAUW Wheaton-Glen Ellyn Branch, NFP for an Amazon Smiles donation. Just login to Amazon Smiles, select our branch as your charity, then proceed with your purchase.