Next Date for Discussion 

The books for discussion and meeting dates are below. The meeting will be in the library meeting room. 

There is a video call available to join this in-person meeting. Email for details. 

All are welcome and reading the month's book is optional.

  Books for Discussion


  • 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

  • Transcendent Kingdom ​by Yaa Gyasi       August 2022
  • The Sweetness of Waterby Nathan Harris   July 2022
  • The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead   June 2022
  • ​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

Book Discussions

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?