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

Truth Be Told: Tuesday Night Non-Fiction Book Discussion

Last Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Collins Room

This book group is moderated by Parul Kapur Hinzen, a journalist and literary critic whose writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal Europe, Esquire, GQ, New York Newsday, The American Book Review, Guernica, and Slate. She is a longtime member of the National Book Critics Circle.

  • February 26
    Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • March 26
    Just Kids by Patti Smith
  • April 30
    Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala
  • May 28
    The Line Becomes a River by Francisco Cantu
  • June 25
    Behind The Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo

Mystery Book Group

First Wednesday (September-June) at 3:00 p.m. in the Community Room

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

Spring 2019 – Partners in Crime: Detecting Duos

Is crime-solving an aphrodisiac? Are love and marriage compatible with murder and mayhem? We’ll look at five couples — spouses, lovers, friends — who sleuth together. They give new meaning to “til death do us part.”

  • March 6 (snow date: Thursday, March 7)
    Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers
  • April 3
    The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie King
  • May 1
    Reflecting the Sky by S.J. Rozan
  • June 5
    The Body Snatchers Affair by Marcia Muller & Bill Pronzini

Thursday Night Book Club

Third Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in the Collins Room

This book group is moderated by Cindy Haiken, Readers’ Advisory Librarian.

  • February 21
    They May Not Mean To But They Do by Cathleen Schine
  • March 21
    The Shallows by Nicholas Carr
  • April 18
    The Storied Life of AJ Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
  • May 16
    Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart
  • June 20
    To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • July 18
    Less by Andrew Sean Greer
  • August 15
    News of the World by Paulette Jiles
  • September 19
    Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
  • October 17
    Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks
  • November 21
    Warlight by Michael Ondaatje
  • December 19
    Let Me Be Frank with You by Richard Ford

Wallingford Reads YA

Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room
Open to all teens and adults

  • February 28
    How We Roll by Natasha Friend