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Book Clubs, Book Discussions, Book Club Collection



Titles in our Book Club Collection

Multiple copies of books are available for a 6-week loan period. They are available on a first come, first served basis.
What titles will your club be discussing in the future? Contact the Adult Services Department and let us know. This information helps us to make purchasing decisions for our Book Club Collection.

Barrington Area Library Book Discussions, 2015-2016

Join professional book discussion leader Lanny Ori for thought-provoking discussion of notable titles. Books are available at the Adult Services reference desk approximately one month prior to the discussion. Use the links below to register for upcoming discussions.

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande
Tuesday, May 17, 7:30 PM or
Thursday, May 19, 2 PM

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Join librarians Liz and Sam to discuss popular titles in a social book club for adults. Meets upstairs at The Annex, 205 Park, right next to McGonigal's in downtown Barrington. We'll provide some appetizers or desserts - other food and beverages available for purchase.

Monday, May 9, 7 PM: Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson

Monday, June 13, 7 PM: Black River by SM Hulse

Monday, July 11, 7 PM: Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Monday, August 8, 7 PM: Gabi, A Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero

Monday, September 12, 7 PM: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Monday, October 10, 7 PM: Thirteen Ways of Looking by Colum McCann

Monday, November 14, 7 PM: Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal

Monday, December 12, 7 PM: Book Potluck



Book Club Resources

Award-winning Books: Directory of awards and prize winners. 
Reading Group Guides: The online community for reading groups. Questions for your discussions can be found on this website. Search by author, title and subject.
Goodreads: Can help you decide what to read next based on what you've enjoyed in the past.
LitLovers: Discussion guides, titles suggestions, and reviews.
Database with book recommendations for all ages. Reviews and discussion guides.
What to Do When There's No Discussion Guide Available:
General questions from





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