The AAUW Reston-Herndon Branch Book Groups are open to all members.
These lively and well-attended groups meet in afternoon and evening sessions each month. The afternoon meeting is held at 2:15 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of the month at the Herndon Senior Center. The evening group meets at 7:00 pm. on the fourth Thursday of the month at Scrawl Books on Freedom Drive in Reston Town Center. The same book is discussed at both the Wednesday afternoon and Thursday evening groups.
Members have input into what will be read for the year from a large selection list suggested by group members and the group coordinators. The final list each year always includes one selection from the AAUW Adelante Books of the Month list.
Book Selections for 2017- 2018:
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
January Hillbilly Elegy by JD Vance
February A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
March Senator Hattie Caraway: An Arkansas Legacy by Nancy Hendricks
April Manhattan Beach: A Novel by Jennifer Egan.
May Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout
June In the Language of Miracles by Rajia Hassib
July The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
August Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill
September The Girls by Emma Cline
October The Outskirts of Hope by Jo Ivester
November* – No Meeting –
December* A Column of Fire by Ken Follett