Book Groups

Books by Women | CLL Monthly Book Club

Books by Women

Second Tuesdays from 6:00 to 7:15 p.m.
September through June
Bumpus Activity Room in the Gratz Center

Books by Women has met faithfully for twenty years to discuss classic and contemporary works by women authors. All women are invited to join in the conversations whenever their schedules allow.


Books by Women Reading List

A reading list of books read by Books by Women from December 1991 through the present is available here.


2016 Book Discussion Schedule


Tuesday, June 14, 2016
The Girl on the Train
   by Paula Hawkins

Protagonist Rachel becomes obsessed with a “perfect” couple that she sees through the windows of a train, one she takes each morning and evening on her commute to and from London. When the woman goes missing, Rachel finds herself in the middle of the investigation into her disappearance, all while trying to deal with her own growing addiction to alcohol and lapses in memory.

Hardcover; 336 pages


For more information about Books by Women, contact Anne Ellis (312.573.3369).

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CLL Monthly Book Club (New!)

   Tuesdays, June 21
   11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
   Free and open to all 60 and older; no RSVP necessary

Members asked for it, and now we’ve got it . . . a CLL Book Group! We're trying different genres and meeting styles so that the group can shape how the experience evolves. Grab a great read, and come check us out as we engage in member-facilitated discussions about a variety of books.

Tuesday, June 21
Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County:
A Family, A Town, A Civil Rights Battle
by Kristen Green

Combining hard-hitting investigative journalism and a sweeping family narrative, this provocative true story reveals a little-known chapter of American history: the period after the  Brown v. Board of Education decision when one Virginia school system refused to integrate. At once gripping, enlightening, and deeply moving, Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County is a dramatic chronicle that explores our troubled racial past and its reverberations today and a timeless story about compassion, forgiveness, and the meaning of home.

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