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.

The Left Hand of Darkness

The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin

Wednesday, January 17, 12 p.m.

An ambassador is sent to an alien world where the inhabitants' fluid genders challenge his views and perceptions as he attempts to facilitate their inclusion in a growing intergalactic empire.

The Woman in Cabin 10

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

Wednesday, February 21, 12 p.m.

A passenger on a cruise ship witnesses a woman being thrown overboard. The problem? All passengers remain accounted for—and so, the ship sails on as if nothing has happened.

The Namesake

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

Wednesday, March 21, 12 p.m.

A portrait of the immigrant experience follows the Ganguli family from their traditional life in India through their arrival in Massachusetts in the late 1960s and their difficult melding into an American way of life.

The Girls

The Girls by Emma Cline

Wednesday, April 18, 12 p.m.

Mesmerized by a band of girls in the park she perceives as enjoying a life of careless abandon, 1960s teen Evie finds herself drawn into a cult and seduced by its charismatic leader.

The Unfortunates

The Unfortunates by Sophie McManus

Wednesday, May 16, 12 p.m.

Afflicted with a rare disease and touched by mortality for the first time, an aging heiress in opulent decline must face an unforgiving present with her son and his blue-collar wife.


Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Wednesday, June 20, 12 p.m.

In 18th-century Ghana two half-sisters, unaware of each other, are born into different villages and follow wildly different paths. Gyasi traces the sisters and their descendants through eight tumultuous generations.


Last Updated: 1/12/18