Book Club-CMWA - Carnegie Mellon University

CMWA Book Club

The CMWA Book Club meets once a month on campus, on the 3rd Wednesday, from Noon-1:30pm. Meetings are held in Cohon Center with the room number announced through an email distribution list. Discussions are informal and lively. For more information contact Alice Bright.

Books can be suggested by anyone in the group and the selection is wide-ranging: fiction, nonfiction, new and old. We have a full list of books read by the CMWA Book Club since 1994. 

Summer 2016

Meeting Date Book Author
May 18, 2016 Sisters In Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court
and Changed The World
Linda Hirshman
June 15, 2016

My Name Is Lucy Barton

Elizabeth Strout
July 20, 2016 We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves Karen Joy Fowler
August 17, 2016 H Is For Hawk Helen Macdonald
September, 2016

When Breath Becomes Air

Paul Kalanithi

Spring 2016

Meeting Date Book Author
January 20, 2016 Brooklyn Colm Tóibín
February 17, 2016 Just Mercy:
A Story of Justice and Redemption
Bryan Stevenson
March 16, 2016 The Underground Girls of Kabul Jenny Nordberg
April 20, 2016 The Blue Guitar John Banville


Fall 2015

Meeting Date Book Author
September 16, 2015 The Boston Girl Anita Diamant
October 21, 2015 The Whole World Over Julia Glass
November 18, 2015 Middlemarch George Eliot
December 16, 2015 Life After Life Kate Atkinson


Summer 2015

Meeting Date Book Author
May 20, 2015 Salvage the Bones Jesmyn Ward
June 17, 2015 Being Mortal:
Medicine and What Matters in the End
Atul Gawande
July 15, 2015 A Spool of Blue Thread Anne Tyler
August 19, 2015 The Boys in the Boat Daniel James Brown