Our August book was Pope Joan. It was a great book based on the "unknown" of whether or not a woman was really elected Pope in the 9th Century (the 800's)
As a group, we discussed the fact that the historic evidence leads to the fact that Joan probably really existed, but that the Catholic church truly did erase her from history. It's an awesome thought, for a book club of women, that one singular, strong and educated woman could rise to such a position of power. It sucks that she had to pretend to be a dude to do it, but still.
The general consensus was that we liked the book, and that living in this time period - of crazy beliefs in God(s), poor health and super unsanitary conditions - we're happy to be where we are now as women and members of society.