Join the Y Book Group each month for a lively discussion about the book of the month.

This group meets the third Friday of each month from 1:30pm-3pm at the Maple Branch in the Community Room.

Have questions? Contact Shashu Baraka, 269-459-4856.

Month Book Title Author

Friday, January 18

The Hate U Give
(Coincides with the 2019 Kalamazoo Public Library Reading Together program selection.)

Learn more about the KPL's Reading Together Program

Watch KPL's video, an invitation to read together and experience the author's visit to Kalamazoo.

Angie Thomas

Angie Thomas will be visiting Kalamazoo at Chenery Auditorium on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 7 pm through the KPL's Reading Together Program.

Friday, February 15


Robert Louis Stevenson

Friday, March 15

Everything I Never Told You

Celeste Ng

Friday, April 19

The Happiness Project

Gretchen Rubin

Friday, May 17

Darkness at Noon

Arthur Koestler

June 21

The Recipe Box

Viola Shipman

Friday, July 19

A Land Twice Promised

Noa Baum

Friday, August 16

The 100-Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

Jonas Jonasson

Friday, September 20

An Introduction to Buddhism

The Dalai Lama

Friday, October 18

My Brilliant Friend

Elena Ferrante

Friday, November 15


Michelle Obama

Friday, December 20

Book Club Luncheon
Discussion on next year's titles.

Suggested books must be less than 500 pages and available at the Kalamazoo Public Library and Portage District Library.