Non-Fiction Book Club

If you are curious and enjoy reading, the Non-Fiction Book Club may be a fit for you. We explore all topics from birds to Bora Bora, inspiring biographies to historical scandals, the natural world to outer space. Approximately 6-12 members participate each month. Feel free to come regularly or drop-in if the topic interests you.

The Non-Fiction Book Club meets every 3rd Tuesday, 1:00 pm-2:30 pm. Consider joining us as we read:

  • September 19, 2023:  The Body: A Guide for Occupants, by Bill Bryson (2021)
  • October 17, 2023:  The Secret Life of Groceries: The Dark Miracle of the American Supermarket, by Benjamin Lorr (2020)
  • November 21, 2023 Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity, by Peter Attia & Bill Gifford (2023)
  • December 19, 2023: Taste: My Life Through Food, by Stanley Tucci (2021) 
    Book exchange/book donations (TBD)
  • January 16, 2024:  Why Fish Don’t Exist: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life, by Lulu Miller (2020)
  • February, 20, 2024: A Crack at the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906 by Simon Winchester (2020)
  • March 19, 2024, Horse by Geraldine Brooks
  • April  6, 2024: The Revolutionary Sam Adams, by Stacy Schiff (2022)
  • May 21, 2024: Daughters of the Flower Fragrant Garden by Zhunqung Li (2022)
  • June 18, 2024: How the Word is Passed by Clint Smith (2021)

Recommendations for next year due 6/18/2024 
Vote on next year’s reading schedule.

Where do we meet?
At present, we meet in members’ homes but also will meet in local restaurants.
How do in-person meetings protect participants’ health? The Non-Fiction Book Club follows the health and safety guidelines issued by AAUW-Nevada County Branch and informed by the Nevada County Public Health Department. We can/will meet on Zoom if members agree and/or to protect members’ health due to the pandemic.

How do I learn more and/or plan to attend?
Please contact the Non-Fiction Book Club Coordinator, Diane Kellegrew at (805) 469-3883 or Diane will put you on the email list for the group.

If you plan to attend for the first time, please contact Diane ahead of time if possible. Sometimes the meeting location changes or there is specific parking information that will be useful.