Book Groups

YA Lit Lovers Book Group
Meets at 7:00 PM at the Farmington Library the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

Are you a little less Y and a little more A, but can’t get enough of YA books? It’s ok, no really, it’s okay. This book group is for you! Funny, heart-wrenching, time-traveling, world-bending, stereotype shattering YA books have been making a mark on society for decades and it’s time for us adults who love them to stop hiding in the shadows. Led by Laura Horn, Assistant Library Director.

November 13 – Scythe by Neal Shusterman
December 11 – Holding up the Universe by Jennifer Niven
January 8 – Railsea by China Mieville
February 12 – Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
March 12 – American Street by Ibi Zoboi
April 9 – Those Who Wish Me Dead by Michael Koryta
May 14 – Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
June 11 – The Sun Is also a Star by Nicola Yoon
July 9 – Blood Water Paint by Joy Mccullough
August 13 – Dread Nation by Justina Ireland
September 10 – Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake
October 8 – Furyborn by Claire Legrand
November 12 – Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram
December 10 – Tempests and Slaughter: A Tortall Legend by Tamora Pierce

Farmington Reads Book Group
Meets at 7:00 PM at the Farmington Library the 4th Monday each month.

Hidden gems from our collection, chosen just for you by our staff! Join us to discuss, share, and laugh. Titles will include a mix of fiction and non-fiction. All are welcome. Led by Caroline Ford, Director of Lending & Collection Management.

November 26 – Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Sijie Dai
December 17 – Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah
January 28 – Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong
February 25 – Three Junes by Julia Glass
March 25 – News of the World by Paulette Jiles

Novel Ideas Book Group
Meets at 1:15 at the Barney Library the last Tuesday of each month.

Titles are chosen on a monthly basis and available at the conclusion of each book group session. New members are always welcome! For more information, call 860-673-6791. Led by Caroline Ford, Director of Lending & Collection Management & Amy Rosenfield, Library Assistant.

HOW DO I GET A COPY OF THIS MONTH’S BOOK? A limited number of copies of each book on the list will be available for loan at the library, or bring your own!


Library-Sponsored Book Groups

Book Circle | Business | Farmington Woods | Mystery | Senior Center

Book Circle
Meets at 9:30 AM at the Farmington Library the 2nd Wednesday of each month.
Business Book Group
Meets at 12:00 PM at the Farmington Library the 3rd Friday of each month.

November 16 – Zero to One: Notes on Startups by Peter Thiel
December 21 – Apes and Angels by Ben Bova

Farmington Woods Book Group
Meets at 10:30 AM at the Farmington Library the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

November 13 – Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
December 11 – Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
January 8 – Traitor’s Wife by Allison Partaki
February 12 – Eleanor and Hick by Susa Quinn

Mystery Book Group
Meets at 7:00 PM at the Farmington Library on the 2nd Thursday of each month.

November 8 – Dying to Live by Michael Stanley

Senior Book Group
Meets at 1:00 PM at the Community & Senior Center on the 3rd Thursday of each month.

November 15 – Lilac Girls by Martha Kelly
December 20 – The Late Show by Michael Connelly

WE CAN GET YOUR BOOKS FOR YOU! The Farmington Library announces that book groups in Farmington and Unionville can contact the library with a title and an author of your next book club read and we will get enough copies for your entire book club. We will gather your books and call when they are ready for pick-up. Please call us at 860-673-6791 x200 to register for the service and to facilitate the process of obtaining the books. New and popular books are excluded, book clubs must be registered to obtain this service.

For more information, please contact the Information Services Department at 860-673-6791 x200.