Book Clubs

Book Clubs
The library offers fiction and nonfiction book clubs. For information on joining the fiction book club, please contact Janet Lindsley at 203-453-8282 or For information on joining the nonfiction book club, please contact Rob McCoole at 203-453-8282 or

New! Books for Book Clubs

Book_Club_logo1The Friends of the Guilford Free Library proudly announce a new initiative, the Books for Book Clubs Collection. Books may be borrowed individually, or in multiples—for your book club or for reading on your own! We welcome suggestions to grow the collection. Books must be in-print and available in paperback.

Please inquire at the reference desk.

Here is a list of just some of the titles available for your Book Club. Each title has 6-8 copies (not a complete list).

Americanhah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin
Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson
Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue
Big Little Lies by Liane Morarity
Black Swan Green by David Mitchell
Brooklyn by Colm Toibin
Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler
Circling the Sun by Paula McLain
Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland
Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
Cry the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
Did you ever have a family? by Bill Clegg
Euphoria by Lily King
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker
House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
In other Rooms, Other Wonders by Daniyal Mueenuddin
Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal
LaRose by Louise Erdrich
Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
Life after Life by Kate Atkinson
Life We Bury by Allen Eskens
Light between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
Lisette’s List by Susan Vreeland
Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman
Martian by Andy Weir
Muralist by B.A. Shapiro
My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
My Grandmother asked me to tell you She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman
My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Numero Zero by Umberto Eco
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
Pearl that Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi
Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
So Long, See you Tomorrow by William Maxwell
Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper
Traitor’s Wife by Allison Pataki
We are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
We Never Asked For Wings by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
What She Knew by Gilly Macmillan
Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple

Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

Boys in the Trees by Carly Simon
Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis by Robert D. Putnam
Silk Roads by Peter Frankopan
Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff
Destiny Disrupted by Mir Tamim Ansary
H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
Invisible History of the Human Race by Christine Kenneally
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
Nothing Daunted by Dorothy Wickenden
Seven brief lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli
This I believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women by Jay Allison

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)

1/18/18 Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
2/15/18 The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

Fiction Book Group 2: Meets at 7pm, first Tuesday of the month

1/2/18 Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
2/6/18 Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
3/6/18 Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

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

1/16/18 The Wonder by Emma Donoghue
2/20/18 Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
3/20/18 Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
4/17/18 Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

Nonfiction Book Group: Fall 2018 3rd Wednesday of the Month- 2pm

1/17/18  No meeting*
2/21/18  Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann
3/21/18 The Vital Question: Energy, Evolution, and the Origins of Complex Life by Nick Lane
4/18/18 Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones
5/16/18 TBD
6/20/18 Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom by Thomas E. Ricks
7/18/18 No meeting