Book Clubs


The library offers fiction and nonfiction book clubs. For information on joining and to check availability, please contact Janet Lindsley at 203-453-8282 or (fiction book club), Lauretta Lyons at 203-453-8282 or (fiction), or  Danielle Eadevito at 203-453-8282 or (nonfiction book club).

Fiction Book Club Schedule

Fiction Book Group 1: Meets at 1 pm, third Thursday of the month

(for more information, please contact Lauretta Lyons in the Reference Department at 203-453-8282)

6/21/18 Hotel du Lac by Anita Brookner
7/19/18 Tangerine by Christine Mangan
8/30/18 There There by Tommy Orange (please note, that for August only, meeting will be held on the 5th Thursday.)
9/20/18 Rules of Civility by Amor Towles
10/18/18 Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
11/15/18 “There There” by Tommy Orange
12/20/18 “Young Jane Young” by Gabrielle Zevin
1/17/19 “The Friend” by Sigrid Nunez
2/21/19 “White Houses” by Amy Bloom
3/21/19 “The Word is Murder” by Anthony Horowitz


Fiction Book Group 2: Meets at 7 pm, first Tuesday of the month

10/9/18 This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Finkel
11/6/18 Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
12/4/18 There There by Tommy Orange
1/8/19 The Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson
*February – No meeting
3/12/19 Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
4/2/19 An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Fiction Book Group 3: Meets at 3 pm, third Tuesday of the month

9/18/18 The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
10/16/18 Tangerine by Christine Mangan
11/20/18 This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Finkel
12/18/18 Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
1/22/19 There There by Tommy Orange
*February – No meeting
3/19/19 The Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson

Nonfiction Book Group: 3rd Wednesday of the Month- 2 pm

10/17/18 The Map Thief by Michael Blanding
11/14/18 Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah
12/19/18 The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner by Daniel Ellsberg
1/16/19 – No Meeting
2/20/19 Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson
3/20/19 Factfulness by Hans Rosling
4/14/19 The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton

Get Lit: A YA Book Club for Adults – 2nd Tuesday of the Month at 7 pm. (Meets at KC’s Pub.)
Please contact Sara Martone at smartone@guilfordfreelibrary for more information!

3/12/19 The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
4/9/19 Scythe by Neal Shusterman
5/14/19 Sadie by Courtney Summers
6/11/19 Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham

Science Fiction Book Group: Meets at 7 pm, third Tuesday of the month
Please contact Tim Smith at for more information or to reserve a book for this club.

March 5th – The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin
April – Station 11 by Emily St. John Mandel
May – Childhood’s End by Arthur C. Clarke
June – Wild Seed by Octavia Butler
July – The Book of Strange New Things by Michael Faber