Evening Book Group

Every genre of literature is of interest to the members of this book club as you can see from the list of recent selections below.  This group reads a monthly book selection and then discusses it at a member’s home on the third Thursday of each month from 7:00 – 8:30 PM. Light refreshments, and of course, wine are served to round out the evening.  It’s a fun group with broad and continually developing interests.  

This year the group is planning to expand their activities to include taking in book signings and  talks when an author of interest come to our area. 

For information contact Bev Schrenk, 303-772-7987, beverly.schrenk@comcast.net.


“If you put us in a room together, we just start talking about books”.

And that is how the AAUW Book Club was born.  We have been meeting since August 2003.  At most discussions you will hear “I don’t think I would have ever read this book, but I’m really glad I did”.

The first book we read was Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks.  One of our more recent book selections was Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann.  We read current releases as well as old favorites; we have read books that make us laugh and books that make us cry; and we have read deeply thought-provoking books as well as just plain fun books.  You can see all of our recent selections below.

Our members have very diverse backgrounds of education, careers, and life experiences which enhance our selections and create lively discussions.   A public health nurse recommended the book about the last leper colony in the US.  Members also bring pictures from their travels of places discussed in our selections, including Cuba, South Africa and Australia.

Upcoming book selections are printed in the newsletter, and all branch members are invited to join us for one or all meetings.  You can drop in for books of interest or as your schedule allows.  Twenty-six members are on our mailing list and 8 to 10 members attend each discussion.

Bev Schrenk, Chair


2019 Selections

  • The Paris Architect – Charles Belfoure

2018 Selections

  • Small Great Things – Jodi Picoult
  • Handmaids Tale – Margaret Atwood
  • Killer of the Flower Moon:  The Osage Murders & the Birth of the FBI – David Grann
  • The Whole Town’s Talking – Fannie Flagg
  • Mystic River – Dennis Lehane
  • The Ninth Hour – Alice McDermott
  • Tortilla Curtain – T.C. Boyle
  • The Radium Girls – Kate Moore
  • The Art of Hearing Heartbeats – Jan-Phillipp Sendker
  • The Alice Network – Kate Quinn
  • Every Note Played – Lisa Genova

2017 Selections                                                                                                                   

  • The Age of Daredevils – Michael Clarkson
  • Big Little Lies – Liane Moriarty
  • The Underground Railroad – Colson Whitehead
  • Truvine – Beth Macy
  • The Invention of Wings – Sue Monk Kidd
  • One Summer, America 1927 – Bill Bryson
  • A Gentleman of Moscow – Amor Towles
  • The Golden Son – Shilpi Somaya Gowda
  • Small Great Things – Jodi Picoult
  • Born a Crime – Trevor Noah
  • Hillbilly Elegy – J.D. Vance                                                                                              

2016 Selections

  • Being Mortal – Atul Gawande
  • Andrew Wyeth, a Secret Life – Richard Merryman
  • The Boys in the Boat – Daniel James Brown
  • A Lady’s Life in the Rocky Mountains – Isabella Bird
  • The Girl on the Train – Paula Hawkins
  • Hare with the Amber Eyes  – Edmund De Waal
  • My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry – Fredrik Backman
  • Citizens of London: the Americans Who Stood With Britain… – Lynne Olson
  • The Baker’s Daughter – Sarah McCoy
  • Half-Broke Horses – Jeannette Walls
  • The Perfect Horse – Elizabeth Letts
  • Redbird Christmas – Fannie Flagg
  • The Age of Daredevils – M. Clarkson