Book Groups

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Afternoon Contemporary Literature Group
1:30 pm, 1st Wednesday of each month

Daphne Scharar, Coordinator, 713-412-2140
Linda Morgan, Communications, 281-293-0976
ZOOM Coordinator: Linda Fosseen 713-252-6235

  • 09/02/2020 The Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner
    Discussion Leader: Sharon Jorgeson
  • 10/07/2020 The Best People: A Tale of Trial and Errors by Marc Grossberg
    Discussion Leader: Pat Thomsen
    NOTE: Author will be present for the discussion
  • 11/04/2020 American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins
    Discussion Leader: Karla Dunn
  • 12/02/2020 The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
    Discussion Leader: Margaret Wittenmyer
  • 01/06/2021 The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
    Discussion Leader: Dana Cutts
  • 02/03/2021 Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
    Discussion Leader: P.K. Loeffler
  • 03/03/2021 The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker
    Discussion Leader: Pam Doan
  • 04/07/2021 The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson
    Discussion Leader: Mary Dodson
  • 05/05/2021 WickWythe Hall (or Chanel Sisters) by Judithe Little
    Discussion Leader: Cynthia Hickok
  • 06/02/2021 Book Selection Meeting for 2021-2022 year
    Discussion Leader: Daphne Scharar
  • 07/07/2021 Save Me the Plums by Ruth Reichl
    Discussion Leaders: Fran Podell and Linda Fosseen
  • 08/04/2021 Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
    Discussion Leader: Mimi Miller

Contemporary Readers Group
1:00 p.m., 1st Wednesday of the month

Coordinators: Margaret Gruss, 281.589.0411
Sharon Pope, 713.376.0940

  • 07/01/2020 There, There by Tommy George
    Leader: Jan Kerekgyarto
  • 08/05/2020 The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa
    Leader: Sharon Pope
  • 09/02/2020 Have You Seen Luis Velez? By Catherine Ryan Hyde
    Leader: Margaret Gruss
  • 10/07/2020 Searching For Pilar by Patricia Hunt Holmer
    Leader: Sue Phipps
  • 11/04/2020 Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke
    Leader: Judy Starr
  • 12/02/2020 The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
    Leader: Shari Mauthner
  • 01/06/2021 The Huntress by Kate Quinn
    Leader: Cathy Urquhart
  • 02/03/2021 The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
    Leader: Margaret Carlson
  • 03/03/2021 Valentine by Elizabeth Wetmore
    Leader: Patty Cordrey
  • 04/03/2021 Simon the Fiddler by Paulette Jiles
    Leader: Judy Hamelers
  • 05/05/2021 This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger
    Leader: Julie Eisenhauer
  • 06/01/2021 Book Selection Meeting: TBA

Enjoying History Book Group
1:30 p.m., 2nd Monday of the month

Co-coordinators: Nancy Gusler, 713.464.5932;
Nancy Guilloud, 713.785.6336

  • 09/14/2020 The Spy and the Traitor by Ben Macintyre
    Leader: Pat Dach
    Hostess: Pat Dach (via Zoom)
  • 10/12/2020 Leonardo Da Vinci by Walter Isaacson
    Leader: Nancy Guilloud
    Hostess: Nancy Guilloud (or Zoom)
  • 11/09/2020 Justinian’s Flea by William Rosen
    Leader: Karen Welborn
    Hostess: TBA
  • 12/14/2020 Double Cross by Ben Macintyre
    Leader: Melba Armstrong
    Hostess: Melba Armstrong (or Zoom)
  • 01/11/2021 The Body, A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson
    Leader: Cynthia Hickok
    Hostess: Cynthia Hickok (or Zoom)
  • 02/08/2021 No Man’s Land by Wendy Moore
    Leader: Kris Bybee-Finley
    Hostess: Kris Bybee-Finley (or Zoom)
  • 03/08/2021 Our Man in Charleston by Christopher Dickey
    Leader: Mary Andersen
    Hostess: TBA
  • 04/12/2021 Becoming Dr. Seuss by Brian Jones
    Leader: Nancy Allen
    Hostess: TBA
  • 05/10/2021 Sky Girls by Nora Jessen
    Leader: Marie Helmy
    Hostess: Marie Helmy (or Zoom)
  • 06/14/2021 Planning Luncheon for 2021-2022 at noon
    Hostess: Nancy Guilloud

Evening Contemporary Literature Group
3:30.m., 1st Monday of the month (unless Holiday warrants change)
Zoom meetings until further notice
Coordinator Jo Glidewell, 936.327.2085
Co-coordinator Sharon Jorgeson, 281.558.4382

  • 09/08/2020 The Lady in Gold by Anne-Marie O’Connor
    Leader: Pat Farnell
  • 10/05/2020 The Five Wishes of Murray McBride by Joe Siple
    Leader: Jo Glidewell
  • 11/02/2020 Have a Little Faith: A True Story by Mitch Albom
    Leader: Carolyn Morris
  • 12/07/2020 The Sisters Weiss by Naomi Regen
    Leader: Diane Statham
  • 01/04/2021 Pale Horse, Pale Rider by Katherine Anne Porter
    Leader: Nancy Bowden
  • 02/01/2021 Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and in the Richest Country on Earth by Sarah Smarsh
    Leader: Roslyn Metchis
  • 03/01/2021 The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter by Hazel Gaynor
    Leader: Sharon Jorgeson
  • 04/05/2021 The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
    Leader: Diane Guarniere
  • 05/03/2021 The Memory Painter: A Novel of Love and Reincarnation by Gwendolyn Womack
    Leader: Marietta Hostak
  • 07/05/2021 Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
    Leader: Rose Ennis
  • 08/02/2021 Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker
    Leader: Carole Ballew

Mystery Book Group
1:30 p.m., 3rd Tuesday of the month,
Melba Armstrong, Coordinator,  281.392.3190
Pat Pease, Co-Coordinator, 713.824.1681

  • 09/15/2020 Gray Mountain by John Grisham
    Leader: Pat Dach
    Hostess: Zoom
  • 10/20/2020 Button Man by Andrew Gross
    Leader: Millie Hast
    Hostess: Zoom
  • 11/17/2020 The Great Darkness: A Cambridge Wartime
    Mystery by Jim Kelly
    Leader: Kris Bybee-Finley
    Hostess: Zoom
  • 12/15/2020 Murder in the Marais by Cara Black
    Leader: Nancy Guilloud
    Hostess: Nancy Guilloud or Zoom
  • 01/19/2021 The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
    Leader: Dana Cutts
    Hostess: To be determined
  • 02/16/2021 The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey
    Leader: Mary Adams
    Hostess: To be determined
  • 03/16/2021 The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths
    Leader: Pam Doan
    Hostess: To be determined
  • 04/20/2021 The Good Detective by John McMahom
    Leader: Marilyn Arendt
    Hostess: To be determined
  • 05/18/2021 The Dry by Jane Harper
    Leader: Sara Dalton
    Hostess: To be determined
  • 06/15/2021 Book Selection Luncheon for 2021-2022
    Hostess: Melba Armstrong

Outstanding Literature Group
9:30 a.m. 2nd Tuesdays, September through May
Meeting location unknown at this time. Check AAUW-WHC newsletter or contact coordinators for information.
Leigh Rappole, Coordinator, 281-596-0161
Barbara Butler, Co-coordinator, 713.305.0570

  • 09/08/2020 Fences by August Wilson
    Discussion Facilitator: Barbara Butler
  • 10/13/2020 Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
    Discussion Facilitator: Pat Pease
  • 11/10/2020 Dubliners by James Joyce
    Discussion Facilitator: Peg McNealy
  • 12/08/2020 A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain
    Discussion Facilitator: ALL
  • 01/12/2021 Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
    Discussion Facilitator: Nancy Allen
  • 02/10/2021 Native Son by Richard Wright
    Discussion Facilitator: Pam Doan
  • 03/09/2021 A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen
    Discussion Facilitator: Joan Belk
  • 04/13/2021 As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
    Discussion Facilitator: Mariam Vyles
  • 05/11/2021 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
    Discussion Facilitator: Arlene Baker