Enjoy reading? Join one of our lively book discussion groups. A copy of book discussion titles will be at the Checkout Desk one month before the discussion. New members are always welcome. Find other discussion groups in the area.
Join GenLit for drinks, dinner, and discussion with fellow 20-30 somethings. Meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month (January-October) at 6:30 p.m. at various local restaurants. Find GenLit on Facebook.
...a book club for readers who like unraveling clues, interpreting evidence, and analyzing characters
We partner with the Woodridge Public Library to bring crime readers together on the third Thursday of the month (September-May) at 7 p.m. at Home Run Inn (7521 Lemont Rd., Darien) to discuss novels of crime and mystery. Follow Crime Readers on Facebook.
...a book club for for readers who like to delve into a book's characters, plots, setting, and themes
Drop in for one of our librarian-led discussions. Held the second Wednesday of the month (September-May) at 7 p.m.
Upcoming Book Discussions
When: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez (1994)
Meet at The Patio, 7440 S. Kingery, Darien
When: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson (2012)
Meet at Tap House Grill, 6010 S. Cass Ave., Westmont
BookBrowse features reviews, recommendations, readalikes, author bios and interviews, resources for book clubs, and much more.
Literature Resource Center contains literary criticism, biographies of authors, bibliographies, work overviews and explanations, websites, and journal articles.
Literature Resources from Gale contains literature criticism, biographies, work/topic overviews, reviews, and full text of many literary works.
LitFinder contains poems, short stories, essays, plays, and speeches. Includes some full-text works, analysis, and criticism, plus author biographies.
NoveList Plus is a resource that helps readers discover what to read next and includes book discussion guides and series lists.
Book Club Picks from IPPL
Browse staff created lists of book suggestions for your book group.
About.com Book Clubs
Discover new ideas for books, tips on leading discussions, reviews, and questions.
Book Group Buzz: A Booklist Blog
Find book group tips, reading lists, suggested books, author sites, and more.
Find popular book club books, reviews, reading guides, plus tips on how to start a group, discuss a book, and generic discussion questions (helpful for those books without a reading guide).
Reading Group Choices
Fun, comprehensive reading group site with hundreds of guides and recommendations, plus news and advice.
Reading Group Guides
Visit this online community to discover good discussion titles, tips for book clubs, and sign up for a monthly newsletter.