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 Meeting Date* Book for discussion
NF AM Oct. 24, 2018 Weapons of Math Destruction by C.  O’Neil
AM Lit Nov. 2, 2018 The Tsar of Love and Techno by A.  Marra
PM Lit Nov. 19, 2018 Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
NF PM Nov. 28, 2018 Evicted by Matthew Desmond
AM Lit Dec. 7, 2018 Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
NF AM Dec. 19, 2018** Hip Hop Genius by Sam Seidel
AM Lit Jan. 4, 2019 Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
PM Lit Jan. 21, 2019 Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
NF PM Jan. 23, 2019 Barracoon by Zora Neale Hurston
AM Lit Feb. 1, 2019 Pachinko by Min Lin Lee
PM Lit Feb. 18, 2019 Women in Sunlight by Frances Mayes
NF AM Feb. 27, 2019 The Road to Character by David Brooks
AM Lit Mar. 1, 2019 The House of Broken Angels by Luis Urrea
PM Lit Mar. 18, 2019 Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
NF PM Mar. 27, 2019 Natural Causes by Barbara Ehrenreich 
AM Lit Apr. 5, 2019 The Redbreast by Jo Nesbo
PM Lit Apr. 22, 2019*** The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
NF AM Apr. 24, 2019 Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
AM Lit May 10, 2019*** Frankenstein by Mary Godwin Shelley
PM Lit May 13, 2019*** Moses, Man of the Mountain by Z. Hurston
NF PM May 22, 2019 The Hidden Life of Trees by P. Wohlleben  
AM Lit June 7, 2019 Book Selection Meeting & Pot Luck
PM Lit June 17, 2019 Book Selection Meeting & Pot Luck
NF AM June 26, 2019 The Dictator’s Handbook by de Mesquita
AM Lit July 12, 2019** Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
PM Lit July 15, 2019** The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
NF PM July 24, 2019 Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot
PM Lit Aug. 19, 2019 The Library Book by Susan Orlean
NF AM Aug. 21, 2019 Book Selection and Luncheon
NF PM Aug. 28, 2019 Book Selection Meeting
NF PM Sept. 25, 2019 The Soul of America by Jon Meacham
NF AM Oct. 23, 2019 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 other Branch activities.

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.