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 Nonfiction Book Group

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

Discussion moderated by Library Enthusiast Will Minter.

  • January 28
    Between Them: Remembering My Parents by Richard Ford
  • February 25
    In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  • March 31
    Furious Hours by Casey Cep

 

Classics Book Club

First Monday of February, June & October at 7:00 p.m. in the Collins Room

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

  • February 3
    Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
  • June 1
    Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh

 

Mystery Book Group

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

Spring 2020: The City by the Bay

The state of California looms large in the history of mysteries. Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon, set in San Francisco, and Raymond Chandler’s The Big Sleep, set in Los Angeles, essentially began the “hard-boiled” tradition of American mysteries. A few years ago, we read books set in The City of Angels; now it’s time for mysteries set in The City by the Bay.

  • March 4
    The Art of Detection by Laurie King
  • April 1
    The 13th Juror by John Lescroart
  • May 6
    Listen to the Silence by Marcia Muller
  • June 3
    The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz

 

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 20
    The Chosen by Chaim Potok
  • March 19
    Furious Hours by Casey Cep
  • April 16
    Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie
  • May 20 (this is a Wednesday meeting)
    Birds of America by Lorrie Moore
  • June 18
    The Circle by Dave Eggers
  • July 16
    The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt
  • 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

 

Wallingford Reads YA

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

  • January 30
    The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
  • February 27
    Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy