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 Board 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.

  • January 29
    Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
  • 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


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.”

  • February 6 (snow date: Thursday, February 7)
    The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett
  • 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.

  • December 20
    A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens


Wallingford Reads YA

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

  • December 27
    I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
  • January 31
    It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini