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  Lisa Coady 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)

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
4/18/19 “My Antonia” by Willa Cather
5/16/19 “The House of Broken Angels” by Luis Alberto Urrea
6/20/19 “The Island of Sea Women” by Lisa See
7/18/19 “American Marriage” by Tayari Jones
8/15/19 “Disappearing Earth” by Julia Phillips
9/19/19 “This is How It Always is” by Laurie Frankl
10/17/19 “The Secrets We Kept” by Lara Prescott
11/21/19 “The Wife” by Meg Wolitzer

Fiction Book Group 2: Meets at 7 pm, first Tuesday of the month
1/7/20 “Disappearing Earth” by Julia Phillips
2/4/20 “The Dutch House” by Ann Patchett
March – No Meeting
4/7/20 “I Let You Go” by Clare Mackintosh

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

1/21/20 “I Let You Go” by Clare Mackintosh
February – No Meeting
3/24/20 “The Dutch House” by Ann Patchett
4/21/20 “Disappearing Earth” by Julia Phillips
5/19/20 “The Giver of Stars” by Jojo Moyes

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

1/15/20 No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in WWII by Doris Kearns Goodwin
2/19/20 The Genius of Birds by Jennifer Ackerman
3/18/20 Superbugs: The Race to Stop an Epidemic by Matt McCarthy
4/15/20 Six Months in 1945: FDR, Truman and Churchill – from World War to Cold War by Michael Dobbs

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
7/9/19 Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
8/13/19 Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
9/10/19 Internment by Samira Ahmed
10/8/19 The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
11/19/19 Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner
12/10/19 Frostblood by Elly Blake

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