Book Group

Our lively and well-attended Book Group meets monthly with one meeting being held on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 2:15 p.m. at the Herndon Senior Center and another on the fourth Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m.  Evening meetings are in member homes except for winter months when they are held in a public location. There is usually one combined meeting a year that is held at a local area restaurant.

The same book is discussed at both the Wednesday and Thursday discussions. Members vote on what to read from a large selection list suggested by group coordinators.  The final list includes a selection from the AAUW Adelante Books of the Month list.

January                  The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu by Joshua Hammer

February                The Invisible Man (classic) by Ralph Ellison

March                    Sisters In Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsberg

                               Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World by Linda Hishman

                               Selected for Women’s History Month from the Adelente Selections

April                       Nora Webster by Colm Toibin

May                       A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

June                      The News Sorority by Sheila Weller

July                       TransAtlantic by Colum McCann

August                  The Lynching: The Epic Courtroom Battle That Brought

                              Down the Klan by Laurence Leamer

September          Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

October                The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore

November            No Meeting

December           Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi


Shirley Finkelstein

Ellen Rugel