Book Groups

The Library offers several book clubs catering to a wide range of reading interests. The titles listed below are available from the Information Desk.

Discussion Group Schedule

Classics Book Club

First Monday of February, June & October at 7:00 p.m. virtually via Zoom

This book group is moderated by Cindy Haiken, Readers’ Advisory Librarian. Contact Cindy Haiken at chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org for details and to find out how to access the book online.

  • October 5
    Persuasion by Jane Austen

 

Mystery Book Group

First Wednesday (September-June) at 3:00 p.m. virtually via Zoom. No meeting in January or February.

This book group is moderated by Carole Shmurak, author of 11 books and Professor Emerita at Central Connecticut State University.

Fall 2020: Crime Beneath the Midnight Sun
Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo were the first Scandinavian mystery authors to be popular in the United States; we read their book The Laughing Policeman (1970) as part of our mystery “Grand Tour” in 2014. Peter Hoeg’s Smila’s Sense of Snow was widely acclaimed in 1992, and some of us got to know Henning Mankell through the TV series, “Wallander.” But it was the amazing success of Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2008) that led to the great demand for Scandinavian mysteries. Here are four to chill us as winter approaches.

  • September 2
    Sidetracked by Henning Mankell
  • October 7
    Borkmann’s Point by Hakan Nesser
  • November 4 (snow date: Thursday, November 5)
    The Indian Bride by Karin Fossum
  • December 10 (Thursday) (snow date: Friday, December 11)
    Nemesis by Jo Nesbo

 

Thursday Night Book Club

Third Thursday at 7:00 p.m. virtually via Zoom

This book group is moderated by Cindy Haiken, Readers’ Advisory Librarian. Contact Cindy Haiken at chaiken@wallingfordlibrary.org for details and to find out how to access the book online.

  • August 20
    Tin Man by Sarah Winman
  • September 17
    Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres
  • October 15
    Radio Free Vermont by Bill McKibben
  • November 19
    The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
  • December 17
    The Wife by Meg Wolitzer

 

Truth Be Told: Tuesday Night Nonfiction Book Group

Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. in the Collins Room

Discussion moderated by Library Enthusiast Will Minter.

Truth Be Told will be returning soon. Check back for updates.