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  Lisa Coady 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)

1/16/20 “Little Women” by Louisa May Alcott
2/20/20 “Such a Fun Age” by Kiley Reid
3/19/20  “Waiting for Eden” by Elliot Ackerman
5/21/20 “Writers and Lovers” by Lily King  – Click here to find this title on Hoopla

6/18/20 “Olive, Again” by Elizabeth Strout

7/16/20 “A Burning” by Megha Majumdar

8/27/20 “The Vanishing Half” by Brit Bennett

9/24/20  “Room” by Emma Donoghue

10/15/20 “The House on Mango Street” by Sandra Cisneros

11/19/20 “The Book of Longings” by Sue Monk Kidd

12/17/20 “A Single Thread” by Tracy Chevalier

1/21/21  “Transcendent Kingdom” by Yaa Gyasi

2/18/21  “Leave the World Behind” by Rumaan Alam

3/18/21 “A Long Petal of the Sea” by Isabel Allende


Fiction Book Group 2: Meets at 7 pm, first Tuesday of the month
4/6/21 – “Stories from Suffragette City” by MJ Rose, Fiona Davis, et al
5/4/21 – “The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell” by Robert Dugoni
*6/8/21 – “The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue” by V.E. Schwab (*Note: this meeting will be held on 2nd Tuesday of the month)

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

4/20/21 – “The Henna Artist” by Alka Joshi
5/18/21 – “Stories from Suffragette City” by MJ Rose, Fiona Davis, et al
6/15/21 – “The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell” by Robert Dugoni
7/20/21 – “The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue” by V.E. Schwab

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

1/15/20 No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in WWII by Doris Kearns Goodwin
2/19/20 The Genius of Birds by Jennifer Ackerman
3/18/20 Superbugs: The Race to Stop an Epidemic by Matt McCarthy
4/15/20 Six Months in 1945: FDR, Truman and Churchill – from World War to Cold War by Michael Dobbs

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!

1/14/20 Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
2/11/20 Dry by Neal Shusterman
3/10/20 People Kill People by Ellen Hopkins

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