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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

 

 

 

Longbourn

 

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

 

 

 

Dressmaker

 

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

 

 

 

Brooklyn

 

October 5 at 2:00 pm: Brooklyn by Colm Toibin

 

 

 

Caleb’s Crossing

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Inferno

 

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

 

 

 

Emma

 

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

 

 

 

Rebecca

 

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

 

 

 

Beowulf

 

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

 

 

 

Ivanhoe

 

 

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