Book Discussion Groups at the Clarendon Hills Public Library

The Clarendon Hills Public Library hosts 4 distinct book discussion groups on a monthly basis in the adult seating area of the library. New members are always welcome! See descriptions below of when we meet and what we are reading and contact librarian Kathy Strange at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 630-323-8188 for more information.

Books are made available one month before the discussion date for groups hosted here at the library as well as for book discussion groups throughout Clarendon Hills. Books are labeled and shelved behind the library’s front desk.


GAME'S AFOOT MYSTERY BOOK DISCUSSION

Meets the third Monday of the month except December at 7:00 p.m.

For nineteen years this group has read all genres of mystery and crime fiction; from cozies and amateur detectives to police procedurals, legal thrillers and classic noir. Discussion titles are chosen on a quarterly basis and suggestions from group members are welcomed. So far the group has never read the same author twice.

What We Are Reading

September 18, 2019

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Murder at the Brightwell

by Ashley Weaver

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Amory Ames is a wealthy young woman who questions her marriage to her notoriously charming playboy husband, Milo. Looking for a change, she accepts a request for help from her former fiance;, Gil Trent, not knowing that she'll soon become embroiled in amurder investigation that will test not only her friendship with Gil, but will upset the status quo with her husband.

 

Complete List of Upcoming Game's Afoot Mysteries to be Discussed


KAY CARLSON BOOK DISCUSSION

Meets the first Wednesday of the month except December, January and February at 10:00 a.m.

Beginning its 43rd year, this group reads a variety of contemporary and classic fiction as well as nonfiction. Group members take turns facilitating the discussions.

What We Are Reading

October 2, 2019

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Less

by Andrew Sean Greer

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  • Receiving an invitation to his ex-boyfriend's wedding, Arthur, a failed novelist on the eve of his 50th birthday, embarks on an international journey that finds him falling in love, risking his life, reinventing himself and making connections with the past.

Complete List of Upcoming Kay Carlson Books for Discussion 


THURSDAY NIGHT READERS

Meets the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m.

The group focuses on reading across genres, featuring both contemporary and classic novels, histories and biographies.

What We Are Reading

September 12, 2019

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Paris in the Present Tense

by Mark Helprin

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  • When faced with a series of challenges to his principles, livelihood and home, Jules—a 74-year-old maitre at Paris-Sorbonne, cellist, widow, veteran of the war in Algeria and child of the Holocaust—must confront his complex past and find a way forward.

Complete List of Upcoming Thursday Night Readers Books for Discussion


NOT YOUR PARENTS' BOOK DISCUSSION

Meets the third Thursday of the month every other month at 7:00 p.m.

This book discussion group is open to adults and teens and focuses on reading young adult literature.

What We Are Reading

September 19, 2019

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Looking for Alaska

by John Green

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Sixteen-year-old Miles' first year at Culver Creek Preparatory School in Alabama includes good friends and great pranks, but is defined by the search for answers about life and death after a fatal car crash.

 

 

Complete List of Upcoming Not Your Parents' Books to be Discussed


Information for Book Clubs in the Greater Clarendon Hills Community

We want your book club to be successful and are happy to assist your group with potential book discussion picks, questions that prompt good conversation, and author biographies! Contact us if you need help with any of your book club needs. Speak to us before assigning a particular book to your group, so we may inform you about title availability in various formats, and insure that there are sufficient copies of your title (or suggest alternatives if there are not).