League of Women Voters of Ames and Story County Book Club

In 2003-2004, co-presidents Mary Jo Brearley and Ruth Jones gathered together members who were interested in beginning a League reading group. The group has grown as more and more persons have become interested.

Books are selected by the membership for the following year during the May meeting. The group is non-partisan; the selections are mostly (but not always) non-fiction, and are primarily related to political, social, economic, environmental and local issues, but have also been historical or biographical in nature. The group is open to all League members. Come join us!

League of Women Voters of Ames and Story County Book Club Schedule for 2018-2019

Book Club meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month.  This year we will meet at 1:15 PM.

Date Book
August 22  Who thought this was a good idea?
Allyssa Mastromonaco with Lauren Oyler 2017
September 26 Sharp: The women who made an art of having an Opinion by Michelle Dean. (2018)   (Dorothy Parker,  Rebecca West, Hannah Arendt, Mary McCarthy, Susan Sontag, Pauline Kael,  Joan Didion,  Renata Adler, Janet Malcolm, and Nora Ephron.)
October 24 Dear Madam President, An Open Letter to the Women who Will Run the Word by Jennifer Palmieri (2018)
and The Solitude of Self, Thinking About Elizabeth Cady Stanton,  Vivian Gornick  (2005)
November 28 Our towns: a 100,000 mile journey into the heart of America by James and Deborah Fallows.  (2018)
January 23 Ramp Hallow:  The Ordeal of Appalachia by Steven Stoll. (2017)
February 27 Fascism: A Warning  by Madeline Albright (2018
March 27 Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah  (2016)
April 24 Barracoon: the story of the last “black cargo, written by Zora Neal Hurston Intro by Alice Walker
May 22 The Butterfly Mosque: A young woman’s journey to Love and Islam, by G. Willow Wilson  (2010)