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)

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
7/2/19 A Memory of Violets by Hazel Gaynor
8/6/19 The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See
9/3/19 The Things We Keep by Sally Hepworth
10/1/19 The Guest Book by Sarah Blake
11/5/19 The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
12/3/19 The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes


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

5/21/19 An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
6/18/19 White Houses by Amy Bloom
7/16/19 A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mizra
8/20/19 A Memory of Violets by Hazel Gaynor
9/17/19 The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See
10/15/19 The Things We Keep by Sally Hepworth
11/19/19 The Guest Book by Sarah Blake
12/3/19 The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

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

4/17/19 The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton
5/15/19 The Soul of America: The Battle for our Better Angels by Jon Meacham
6/19/19 Mama’s Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves by Frans de Waal
8/21/19 Crucible: Thirteen Months that Forged Our World by Jonathan Fenby
9/18/19 Merchants of Truth: The Business of News and the Fight for Facts by Jill Abramson

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