Book Discussions (Video Meetings)

The Fourth Tuesday of the Month

 7:00 pm

Looking for an interesting and stimulating activity?  How about a book discussion sponsored by the Laurel Library? All are welcome, just connect through the "cloud" to the next meeting​​​            

Next Date for Discussion 

The books for discussion and meeting dates are below. The meeting will be on Google Meet until the library meeting rooms are available. Email to be included in the book discussion meeting. All are welcome and reading the month's book is optional.

  Books for Discussion


  • June 28, 2022  The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead   
  • July 26, 2022  The Sweetness of Water by Nathan Harris  
  • August 23, 2022  Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi  
  • September 27, 2022  The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich  
  • October 25, 2022  The Failed Promise Reconstruction: Frederick Douglass and the Impeachment of Andrew Johnson  by: Robert S. Levine     
  • November 22, 2022  The feather thief : beauty, obsession, and the natural history heist of the century  by Kirk W. Johnson  


Recent Books Discussed

  • ​The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo   May 2022
  • ​Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid  April 2022
  • Red at the Bone   by Jaqueline Woodson   March 2022 
  • ​On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong    February 2022
  • Ladies of the House by Lauren Edmondson  January 2022    
  • Caste by Isabel Wilkerson   November 2021
  • The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom   October 2021
  • White Bird (Graphic Novel) by R.J. Palacio    September 2021
  • American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins   August 2021
  • The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah  July 2021
  • ​The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel   June 2021
  • How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X Kendi    May 2021
  • An American marriage : a novel by Tayari Jones   April 2021
  • Another Brooklyn : a novel by Jacqueline Woodson   March 2021
  • Fruit of the Drunken Tree : a novel by Ingrid Rojas Contreras  2/16/21
  • Parable of the sower by Octavia E. Butler  1/19/21
  • Less : a novel by Andrew Sean Greer 12/22/20  
  • Dopesick: dealers, doctors, & the drug company that addicted America by Beth Macy 11/24/20
  • There there by Tommy Orange 10/27/2020
  • The Island of Sea Women (the Maryland One Book) 9/22/2020
  • The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek 8/25/2020 (Two books in one month)
  • Before we were yours 8/25/2020 (Two books in one month!)
  • Reader's Choice Virtual Discussions 5/26/2020, 6/23/2020, 7/28/2020
  • Becoming by Michelle Obama 3/24/2020
  • Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens 2/25/20
  • ​​Born a Crime by Trevor Noah 1/28/20
  • All the Light We Cannot See 11/26/2019
  • What the Eyes Don't See by Mona Hanna-Attisha,  Maryland One Book selection, Tuesday, 10/22/19
  • Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman   Tuesday, 9/24/19 
  • Hidden Figures  by Margot Lee Shetterly  Tuesday, 8/27/19
  • Educated: A Memoir   by Tara Westover Tuesday, 7/23/19 
  • The First Congress  by Fergus Bordeviche  Tuesday, 6/25/19
  • The Nightingale  by Kristin Hannah Tuesday, 5/28/19
  • Leadership in Turbulent Times  by Doris Kerns Goodwin  Tuesday, 4/23/19 
  • Sunburn  by Laura Lippman Tuesday, 3/26/19 
  • Things that Matter  by Charles Krauthammer Tuesday, 2/26/19
  • The Woman in Cabin 10  by Ruth Ware Tuesday, 1/22/19