The Mayor’s Book Club

Mayor's Book Club

The Mayor’s Book Club began in 2011 as a way to encourage local reading groups to explore books with roots in different countries and cultures, as well as celebrate the diversity of Louisville. The Mayor's Book Club meets at the Main Library on the third Wednesday of the month, from noon – 1p.m. Brown-bag lunches are welcome.

Behold the Dreamers

Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

Wednesday, January 16, 12 p.m.

A Cameroonian immigrant and his wife are forced to make an impossible choice when their way of life is directly threatened by the 2007 U.S. financial crisis.

Sing Unburied Sing

Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

Wednesday, February 20, 12 p.m.

Everyone in young JoJo's tumultuous life has something to teach him about being a man (including a teenage ghost), but soon JoJo will learn the ugly truths at the heart of the American story, and the power—and limitations—of family bonds.

The Last Castle

The Last Castle by Denise Kiernan

Wednesday, March 20, 12 p.m.

From the author of the New York Times bestseller The Girls of Atomic City comes the fascinating true story behind the magnificent Gilded Age mansion Biltmore—the largest, grandest residence ever built in the United States.

Exit West

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

Wednesday, April 17, 12 p.m.

Two young people embark on a furtive love affair in a country teetering on the brink of civil war. As the violence escalates, the couple are all-too-soon forced to flee their home into an alien and uncertain future.


Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

Wednesday, May 15, 12 p.m.

Finding herself pregnant and unwed in early 1900s Korea, teenage Sunja's decisions to abandon her home and defy her son's rich and powerful father set off a dramatic saga that will echo down through the generations.

The Mothers

The Mothers by Brit Bennett

Wednesday, June 19, 12 p.m.

Two young teens must face the consequences of one Southern California summer and the reverberations those actions cause on their later lives that beg the question: is a "what if" more powerful than the experience itself?


Last Updated: 12/14/18