Books by Night

2018-2019 Books by Night

The Books by Night Study Group includes great food, drink, and conversation. Typically the group meets at 5 pm the fourth Wednesday of each month. The books selected include topics relevant to AAUW’s mission and help our members understand our current world.

Watch for updated information, published in the“Highlights” newsletter and posted on Facebook at AAUW Aurora – IL Area BranchFor more information, contact Andi at (630) 892-6366 or

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 5 pm, Fireside Grill, 49 Sugar Lane, Sugar Grove

The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border by Francisco Cantu

(For Hispanic Heritage Month)

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 5 pm, Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 N. Broadway, Aurora

Andy Warhol was a Hoarder: Inside the Minds of History’s Great Personalities by Claudia Kalb

(For Diability Awareness Month)

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 5 pm,  The Spartan House, 1032 Prairie St., Aurora

Inside This Place, Not of It: Narratives from Women’s Prisons by Robin Levi, Ayelet Waldman

No meeting in December 

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 5 pm, Raimondo’s Pizza & Pub, 1033 Kilbery Lane, North Aurora

        The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America’s Enemies by Jason Fagone

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 5 pm, The Turf Room, 1033 Kilbery Lane, North Aurora

Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo” by Zora Neale Hurston

(For Black History Month)

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 5 pm, Ballydoyle Irish Pub, 28 W. New York St., Aurora

First Women: The Grace and Power of America’s Modern First Ladies by Kate Andersen Brower

(For Women’s History Month)

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 5 pm, Panera Bread, 154 Wilson St., Batavia

I Still Believe Anita Hill by Amy Richards

(For Sexual Assault Awareness Month)

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 5 pm, at member Arline Hoban’s home

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 5 p.m. at member Arline Hoban’s home

Flapper: A Madcap Story of Sex, Style, Celebrity, and the Women Who Made America Modern by Joshua Zeitz

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 5 pm, The Holmstad Town Center, 700 W. Fabyan Pkwy., Batavia

Planning Meeting for 2019-2020 Books by Night selections

Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019 5 pm, The Spartan House, 1032 Prairie St. in Aurora

Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover