Branch Book Groups

The Branch has four book groups:  AM Lit, PM Lit, Non-Fiction AM and Non-Fiction PM.  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 Jean.

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

The Non-Fiction AM Interest Group (NF-AM) 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 Non-Fiction PM Interest Group (NF-PM) 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 2018-2019. Check Twigs each month for meeting locations. 

Book Group

NF AM

AM Lit

PM Lit

NF PM

AM Lit

NF AM

AM Lit

PM Lit

NF PM

AM Lit

PM Lit

NF AM

AM Lit

PM Lit

NF PM

AM Lit

PM Lit

NF AM

AM Lit

PM Lit

NF PM

AM Lit

PM Lit

NF AM

AM Lit

NF PM

NF AM

NF PM

NF PM

NF AM

 

 

 

 

Meeting Date*

Oct. 24, 2018

Nov. 2, 2018

Nov. 19, 2018

Nov. 28, 2018

Dec. 7, 2018

Dec. 19, 2018**

Jan. 4, 2019

Jan. 21, 2019

Jan. 23, 2019

Feb. 1, 2019

Feb. 18, 2019

Feb. 27, 2019

Mar. 1, 2019

Mar. 18, 2019

Mar. 27, 2019

Apr. 5, 2019

Apr. 15, 2019

Apr. 24, 2019

May 3, 2019

May 13, 2019***

May 22, 2019

June 7, 2019

June 17, 2019

June 26, 2019

July 12, 2019**

July 24, 2019

Aug. 21, 2019

Aug. 28, 2019

Sept. 25, 2019

Oct. 23, 2019

Book for Discussion

Weapons of Math Destruction by C.  O’Neil

The Tsar of Love and Techno by A.  Marra

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

Evicted by Matthew Desmond

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Hip Hop Genius by Sam Seidel

Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

Barracoon by Zora Neale Hurston

Pachinko by Min Lin Lee

Women in Sunlight by Frances Mayes

The Road to Character by David Brooks

The House of Broken Angels by Luis Urrea

Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

Natural Causes by Barbara Ehrenreich 

The Redbreast by Jo Nesbo

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

Frankenstein by Mary Godwin Shelley

Moses, Man of the Mountain by Z. Hurston

The Hidden Life of Trees by P. Wohlleben  

Book Selection Meeting & Pot Luck

Book Selection Meeting & Pot Luck

The Dictator’s Handbook by de Mesquita

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot

Book Selection and Luncheon

Book Selection Meeting

The Soul of America by Jon Meacham

Final Exit by Derek Humphry 

*          Check Twigs each month to confirm meeting date and  book.
**        Special date due to holiday.
***      Special date due to conflict with Spring Banquet.

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 www.justthebookstore.com.

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.