Book Groups (2022-23)


The League seasonally chooses a book that is interesting, timely, and thought-provoking as the subject of a community book discussion. Open to all and typically held at a member’s home (or over Zoom during pandemics), these discussions are casual and collegial, honest and lively. Leave with new knowledge and insight, and maybe a few new friends!


Book Selection TBD
Sunday, April 23, 2023
7 pm to 8:30 pm
Private Home


  • Spring 2021Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson; joining the discussion was Richard Westmoreland, retired Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel and former F/A-18 pilot, mentioned in the book for his participation in the Confederate monument debate in New Orleans from 2015 to 2017 as a vocal proponent of removal
  • Winter 2020Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in Forty Questions by Valeria Luiselli and Melting Pot or Civil War: A Son of Immigrants Makes the Case Against Open Borders by Reihan Salam
  • Spring 2019 – How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them by Jason Stanley
  • Fall 2018 – One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Democracy by Carol Anderson
  • Spring 2018 – Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond
  • Fall 2017 – Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsberg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World by Linda Hirschman
  • Fall 2016 – Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance
  • Spring 2016 – Dark Money, The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right by Jane Mayer
  • Fall 2015 – The Prize: Who’s In Charge of America’s Schools by Dale Russakoff
  • Spring 2015 – The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace by Jeff Hobbs