Books by Night

2017-2018 Books by Night

The Books by Night Study Group includes great food, drink and conversation. Typically the group meets at 5 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month. The books selected include topics relevant to the 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, Sept. 27, 2017 5 p.m. Crusade Burger Bar, 209 S. Bridge St. in Yorkville

The Invention of Russia: The Rise of Putin and the Age of Fake News by Arkady Ostrovsky

Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 5:30 p.m. Millhurst Ale House, 2075 Marketview Drive in Yorkville

(branch program for October)

America Through My Eyes: Experiences of an Egyptian Muslim Woman by Rania Zelthar

Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 5 p.m.  South Moon Barbeque, 211 N. River St. in Montgomery

(fifth Wednesday due to the Thanksgiving holiday)

Killer of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann

No meeting in December 

Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 5 p.m. Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 N. Broadway in Aurora

        Blood Rites: Origins and History of the Passions of War by Barbara Ehrenreich

Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 5 p.m. Riverview Diner, 1420 SE River Road in Montgomery

The Firebrand and the First Lady: Portrait of a Friendship: Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt and the Struggle for Social Justice by Patricia Bell-Scott

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 5 p.m. Raimondo’s Pizza and Pub, 1033 Kilbery Lane in North Aurora

Senator Hattie Caraway: An Arkansas Legacy by Nancy Hendricks

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 5 p.m. Ballydoyle Irish Pub, 28 W. New York St. in Aurora

Some of My Best Friends Are Black by Tanner Colby

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 5 p.m. at member Arline Hoban’s home

Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging by Barbara Demick

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 5 p.m. at member Arline Hoban’s home

White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America by Nancy Isenberg

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 5 p.m. Big Rock Library

Planning Meeting/Potluck for 2018-2019 Books by Night selections

Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018 5 p.m. The Spartan House, 1032 Prairie St. in Aurora

The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore