AAUW-NC has two book groups. The original group reads and discusses mostly fiction, and their spin-off reads non-fiction.
In June of each year, the Mostly Fiction Group meets to select the books for the following year, based on suggestions from the members. They also volunteer to host a month, beginning in September, and/or facilitate the discussion of one of the books. Here is the Mostly Fiction book list for 2014-15:
Sept. 11 The All Girls Filling Station by Fannie Flagg
October 9 The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
November 13 My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayo
December Holiday Book Exchange (with stealing allowed)
January 8 Eighty Days-Nellie Bly& Matthew Goodman by Elisabeth Bisland
February 12 The Hundred Foot Journey by Robert Morais
March 12 The Secret River by Kate Grenville
April 16 The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin
May 14 Wolf Totem by Jiang Rong
June 11 Book Selection for next year’s reading.
The group meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month (except July and August) at 1pm. For more information on this group, contact Susan Frater.
This group meets at 1 PM on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, year around. Contact Karen Tajbl for more information. The books selected through December are:
September 16: The Cooked Seed: A memoir.
October 21: The Unwinding by George Packard
November 18: A Wall of White: The True Story of Heroism and Survival in the Face of a Deadly Avalanche (near Lake Tahoe) by Jennifer Woodlief
December 16: Searching for Jane and finding myself-an Adoption Memoir by local author, Jan Fishler. Hostess: Janine Martin (we are inviting the author to our meeting and party)