Book Groups for October

Book Groups Update By Sharon Anderson

Reminder there is a “books” page under “Activities” on our branch website (  If you wish to see what others are reading, or get ideas for your book group or yourself, please find the books page and take a look.

Each book group has its own tab, by book group number.  (These book group numbers correlate with page 6 of the branch Membership Directory.)  On each list, the meeting days, times and coordinator are listed.  Feel free to call me if you have trouble locating it.

October Book Groups

Book Group 1:
TBA, on Oct. 12; coordinator is Joy Clous

Book Group 2:
Fellowship Point, by Alice Elliot Dark, on Oct. 3;  coordinator is Carol Hayes

Book Group 3: 
TBA, on Oct. 25; coordinator is Carolyn Meeker

Book Group 4: 
The Bookwoman of Troublesome Creek, by Kim Richardson, on Oct. 11; coordinator is Pat Morehead

Book Group 6: 
Klara and the Sun, by Kazuo Ishiguro, on Oct. 16; coordinator is Kim Rutledge

Book Group 8: 
The Milky Way, by Moiya McTier, on Oct. 23; coordinator is Diana Squire

Book Group 10: 
Lessons in Chemistry, by Bonnie Garmus, on Oct. 19; coordinator is Sandi Schoenman

Book Group 12: 
The 40 Rules of Love, by Elif Shafak, on Oct. 5; coordinator is Linda Cook

Living Our Mission of Equity By Charmen Goehring

We hope you will join us in a monthly equity conversation looking at our own biases and what actions we can take to attract diversity to our branch and become better people in the process. Each month, we read a section of our selected book then meet to discuss what we have learned, along with exploring other issues related to race and equity. We generally meet the first Wednesday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m. on Zoom. This book group is a joint AAUW Sacramento and CHAR event and open to all.

The Zoom meeting code is 737 420 3780 or you can join using this link:

We will be discussing “How the Word is Passed” by Clint Smith (pages 85-206) at 7 p.m. Oct. 4. If you have questions and to RSVP, please email Charmen at

Here are the books that are planned September through June:

How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning With the History of Slavery Across America – by Clint Smith-Sept/Oct/Nov
The Talk – by Darrin Bell (graphic novel)-December

Just Action: How to Challenge Segregation Enacted Under The Color Of Law – by Richard and Leah Rothstein-Jan/Feb/March

The Four Pivots: Reimaging Justice, Reimaging Ourselves, by Shawn Ginwright, PhD-April/May/June