Afternoon Book Group 2019-2020

Here’s the plan for the coming year.
See the Branch Calendar for more details and contact info.

October 1       Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz
November 5   Hedy’s Folly: The Life and Breakthrough Invention of Hedy Lamar by Richard
December 3   The Last Palace by Norman Eisen
January 7        Love and Ruin by Paula McLain
February 4     The Spy and The Traitor – The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War
by Ben Macintyre
March 3           News of the World by Paulette Jones
April 7              The Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse
May 5               Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Luis Zafor

Nonfiction Book Group Schedule for 2019-20

See the Branch Calendar for more details and contact info.
9/5/19      Giant by Ron Chernow
10/3/19    Zucked by Roger McNamee
11/7/19   The Underground Girls of Kabul by Jenny Nordberg
1/2/20     Becoming by Michelle Obama
2/6/20     Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe
3/5/20     The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben
4/2/20     The Spy and the Traitor by Ben Macintyre
5/7/20     The Great Fire by Lou Ureneck

Morning Paperback Book Group 2019-20

Here’s what we’ll be reading and when in the coming year.
See the Branch Calendar for more details and contact info.
Sept.19    Warlight by Michael Ondaatje
Oct. 17     The Overstory by Richard Powers
Nov. 21    The Summer Guest by Alyson Anderson
Jan. 16     The Three Daughters of Eve byElif Shafak
Feb. 20     Stoner by John Williams
Mar. 19     Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
April 16     Villette by Charlotte Bronte
May 21     Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Summer is here!

Good morning. The summer has finally arrived. I am pleased that the three book group schedules and books were posted, especially the non-fiction group. I will be reading at least 5 of them!

Good news mystery lovers. Louise Penny’s new book “Kingdom of the Blind- An Inspector Armand Gamache Novel” will be available end of November. I will pre-order OR buy it the first day on the floor at B&N.

Don’t forget our local bookstores. The Whistlestop in Carlisle, the The Bookworm Bookstore  at the West Shore Farmer’s Market and of course, the Midtown Scholar in Harrisburg. They’re all in good locations for lunch also.

Upcoming books to movies posted in the Patriot News: BlacKkKlansman, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Crazy Rich Asians, Juliet Naked, The Little Stranger, Boy Erased, The Old Man and the Gun, The Hate U Give, The girl in the Spider’s Web, Widows and Bel canto. Hope to see a few.

Enjoy your summer.
The Bookhound
“Outdoor activities?” “Do you mean reading outside?”

2018-19 Nonfiction Book Group

Here’s what AAUW Harrisburg’s Nonfiction Book Group will be reading and discussing in the coming year. See the Branch Calendar for details.

September 6:  Killers of the Moon Flowers by David Grann
October 4: Leonardo Da Vinci by Walter Isaacson
November 1: Red Notice by Bill Browder
January 3: Gertrude Bell:Queen of the Desert by Georgina Howell
February 7: Sisters in Law by Linda Hirshman
March 7: Educated by Tara Westover
April 4: The Woman’s Hour by Elaine Weiss
May 2: Never Stop Walking by Christina Rickardsson

These books were nominated for review, but were not selected:
Dead Wake by Eric Larson
Galina: A Russian Story by Galina Vishnevskaya
Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor by Yossi Klein Halezi
Tuxedo Park by Jennet Conant
A River in Darkness by Masahide Ishikawa
The Johnstown Flood by David McCullough
Natural Causes by Parul Schgal
When Air Becomes Breath by Paul Kalanithi

2018-19 Morning Paperback Book Group

Here’s what AAUW Harrisburg’s Morning Paperback Book Group will be reading and discussing in the coming year. See the Branch Calendar for details.

Sept. 11               American Pastoral by Philip Roth
Oct. 18                Companions  by Christina Hesselholdt
Nov.15                 Evidence of Things Unseen by Marianne Wiggins
Jan.17                 House of Names by Colm Toibin
Feb.21                 The Gardens of Kyoto : A Novel  by Kate Walbert
Mar. 21                American by Day by Derek Miller
April 18               The Leavers  by Lisa Ko
May 16                Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh

Books not chosen:
Autumn, Ali Smith
Fahrenheit 451, Bradbury
Their Eyes Were Watching God, Hurston
The Dark Blood Rises, Drabble
Swing Time, Zadie Smith
The Weight of Ink, Rachel Kaddish
Circe, Miller
The Odyssey, Homer
Home, Marilyn Robinson
Norwegian by Night, Miller
Love and Other Considerations, Ford
Perfect Happiness, Lively
The Razor’s Edge, Maugham
Mr Bridge, Connell
The Ninth Hour, McDermott

2018-19 Afternoon Book Group

Here’s what AAUW Harrisburg’s Afternoon Book Group will be reading and discussing in the coming year. See the Branch Calendar for details.
October: Pachinko by Mia Jin Lee
November: Rules of Civility by Amor Towels
December: The Roundhouse by Louise Erdrich
January: Varina by Charles Fraser
February: Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck
March: City of Light by Lauren Belfer
April: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
May: Samuel Johnson’s Eternal Return by Martin Riker

Members also liked these books very much:
Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by See
Code Girls by Mundy
Ordinary Grace by Krueger
Bear Town by Backman
Commonwealth by Packett
Exit West by Hamid
My Name is Lucy Barton by Strout
The Golden House by Rushdie
A City of Spies by Kahn
The Ninth Hour by McDermitt
#1 Ladies Detective Agency by Smith

2017-18 Afternoon Book Group

Here’s our list for the coming year. Check the Branch Calendar for details.

Oct 3  Mary Coin By Marissa Silver

Nov 7  Primates of 5th Avenue By Wednesday Martin

Dec 5  The Orchardist By Amanda Coplin

Jan 2  America’s First Daughter By Stephanie Drays and Laura Kamoie

Feb 6  The Mandibles: A Family 2029-2047 By Lionel Shriver

Mar 6  The Last Days of Night By Graham Moore

Apr 3  Catch 22 By Joseph Heller

May 1  Winter’s Journey By Diane Armstrong

2017-18 Morning Paperback Book Group

Here’s our reading list for the coming year.

Sept. 21           Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Oct. 19             The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry

Nov. 16            The Sea by John Banville

Jan. 18             Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Feb. 15            A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Mar. 15            The Road by Cormac McCarthy

April 19            The Noise of Time by Julian Barnes

May 17            How it all Began by Penelope Lively

See the Branch Calendar to find out how to join us!



NEW in 2017-18 Our Nonfiction Book Group

Here’s our plan for the year:

9/7/17 Silent Spring by Rachel Carson

10/5/17 Glass Universe by Dava Sobel

11/2/17 Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

1/4/18 Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow

2/1/18 Black Earth by Timothy Snyder

3/1/18 Earning the Rockies by Robert Kaplan

4/5/18 Born A Crime by Trevor Noah

5/3/18 The Lost City of Z by David Grann

See the Branch Calendar for more details.