We choose books by women authors, alternating each month between fiction and non-fiction. So each month we will read either two fiction books or two non-fiction books. We try to pick only books that are already out in paperback, and we typically choose six months’ of books at a time.
There are also a couple of months where we only meet once and we DON’T discuss books. In December, we have a party, with a potluck and wrapped book exchange (male authors ok). In July, we share recommendations of books we have read outside of books discussed in the book group, and we may bring books to loan to others (or donate to the Friends of the MH Library). In July and December, we also select the books for the upcoming months.
Do you have a book recommendation? Send it at any time to Elizabeth Mandel (Evening Books Interest Group coordinator) and we’ll add it to our list for consideration when we select our next batch of books.
Members typically use e-readers, listen using Overdrive, borrow books from the library, or purchase books. BookSmart (in Morgan Hill) stocks our upcoming selections (they keep a stack of upcoming AAUW titles on a shelf near the best sellers to the left as you enter the book store. If you mention that you are buying a book for an AAUW book club discussion, they will give you 10% off.