Book Discussion Groups

The Irondequoit Public Library hosts three book discussion groups. New members are always welcome! Book copies are available on the shelves across from the 1st Floor Circulation Desk.

NEW! The Historical Fiction Discussion Group meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 2:00 PM. Check out our upcoming titles below.

The Contemporary Book Discussion Group meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM and the second Thursday at 3:00 PM. Check out our upcoming titles below.

The Classic Book Discussion Group meets on the last Wednesday and Thursday of each month at 3:00 PM. Check out our upcoming titles below.


2016 Titles for the Historical Fiction Book Discussion Group

Orphan Train


January 6 at 2:00 pm: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline




Light between oceans


February 3 at 2:00 pm: The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman




Death Comes to Pemberley


March 2 at 2:00 pm: Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James






April 6 at 2:00 pm: Longbourn by Jo Baker






May 4 at 2:00 pm: The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott




Love and TreasureJune 1 at 2:00 pm: Love and Treasure by Ayelet Waldman





Art of Hearing Heartbeats


July 6 at 2:00 pm: The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Senker




Some Luck


August 3 at 2:00 pm: Some Luck by Jane Smiley




Touch of Stardust


September 7 at 2:00 pm: A Touch of Stardust by Kate Alcott




Caleb’s Crossing



October 5 at 2:00 pm: Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks






November 2 at 2:00 pm: Brooklyn by Colm Toibin



All the Light We Cannot See



December 7 at 2:00 pm: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr




2016 Titles for the Contemporary Book Discussion Group

Snow Child

January 12 at 7:00 pm and January 14 at 3:00 pm: The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey (2014 If All of Rochester Reads the Same Book! Writers & Books selection)




Immortal Life

February 9 at 7:00 pm and February 11 at 3:00 pm: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot




Husband’s Secret

March 8 at 7:00 pm and March 10 at 3:00 pm: The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty




My beloved World

April 12 at 7:00 pm and April 14 at 3:00 pm: My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor




and the mountains


May 10 at 7:00 pm and May 12 at 3:00 pm: And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini



Cuckoo’s Calling


June 14 at 7:00 pm and June 16 at 3:00 pm: The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith / J.K. Rowling



Daring Greatly


July 12 at 7:00 pm and July 14 at 3:00 pm: Daring Greatly by Brene Brown




Dead Wake


August 9 at 7:00 pm and August 11 at 3:00 pm: Dead Wake: the Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson






September 13 at 7:00 pm and September 15 at 3:00 pm: Inferno by Dan Brown






October 11 at 7:00 pm and October 13 at 3:00 pm: Emma: a Modern Retelling by Alexander McCall Smith




Children Act


November 8 at 7:00 pm and November 10 at 3:00 pm: The Children Act by Ian McEwan




Road to Little Dribbling


December 13 at 7:00 pm and December 15 at 3:00 pm: Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson





Upcoming Titles for the Classical Book Discussion Group


Passage to India


January 28 at 3pm: A Passage to India by E. M. Forster




Their Eyes were Watching God



February 25 at 3pm: Their Eyes Were Watching God by Nora Neale Hurston






March 30 and 31 at 3pm: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier






April 27 and 28 at 3pm: Beowolf by anonymous Anglo-Saxon poet





Sound and the Fury


May 25 and 26 at 3pm: The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner




Winesburg, Ohio


June 29 and 30 at 3pm: Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson




Wrinkle in Time


July 27 and 28 at 3pm: A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle





Women in Love


August 24 and 25 at 3pm: Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence







September 28 and 29 at 3pm: Ivanhoe (part one) by Sir Walter Scott

October 26 and 27 at 3pm: Ivanhoe (part two) by Sir Walter Scott




To the Lighthouse


November 16 and 17 at 3pm: To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf





*No meeting in December