This group has been in existence for over 25 years. Members cover different age ranges, making for very lively discussions. Some books have been selected from the AAUW Adelante! list; others were suggested by members of the group. Popular selections over the past few years include The Kite Runner, Three Cups of Tea, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, The Secret Life of Bees, Remarkable Creatures, People of the Book, and These is My Words.
2016-2017 Book Group Selections:
September: My Beloved World by Sonia Sottomayor
October: Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan
November: The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
January: The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman
February.: The Round House by Louise Erdrich
March: Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon
to Mars by Nathalia Holt
April: Knowing Your Value: Women, Money, and Getting What You’re Worth
by Mika Brzezinski
May: Eligible: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice by Curtis Sittenfeld
New Members are Always Welcome!
The purpose of this group is to support films made by female screen-
writers and/or directors, since women are statistically under-represented in creative positions in Hollywood. Monmouth Area AAUW members are proud to be supporters of WITASWAN, “an informal alliance of women who use their power as consumers to increase opportunities for women artists.” Films are watched in a member’s home the last Monday of the month from September through May. The film for each month is announced 2-3 weeks in advance of the viewing.