Next Book for Discussion 

 September 22, 2020 at 7:30 pm when we will discuss The Island of Sea Women. This is the Maryland One Book for 2020. The meeting be virtual on Zoom. Email to be included in the book discussion meeting. 

Candidate Books for Discussion

(in order of preference as voted on by the Book Discussion group)

  • Just mercy : a story of justice and redemption by Stevenson, Bryan
  • Barracoon : the story of the last "black cargo" by Hurston, Zora Neale
  • There there by Orange, Tommy
  • I'll be gone in the dark : one woman's obsessive search for the Golden State Killer by McNamara, Michelle
  • ​Dopesick : dealers, doctors, and the drug company that addicted America by Macy, Beth
  • The book woman of Troublesome Creek : a novel by Richardson, Kim Michele
  • Binti  by Okorafor, Nnedi


  Other Books in PGCMLS CRAB Program

  • Eloquent rage : a black feminist discovers her superpower by Cooper, Brittney C
  • How to be an antiracistby by Kendi, Ibram X
  • An American marriage : a novel by Jones, Tayari
  • Fruit of the drunken tree : a novel by Rojas Contreras, Ingrid
  • Another Brooklyn : a novel  by Woodson, Jacqueline
  • Less : a novel  by Greer, Andrew Sean
  • The art of racing in the rain : a novel  by Stein, Garth
  • Americanah by Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi
  • Parable of the sower by Butler, Octavia E.
  • The library book by Orlean, Susan


Recent Books Discussed

  • The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek & Before We Were Yours 8/25/2020
  • 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, Tuesday, 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


Looking for an interesting and stimulating activity?  How about a book discussion at the Laurel Library? All are welcome, just come to the next meeting