Titles in our Book Club Collection

Barrington Area Library Book Discussions

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 - the group takes a hiatus in the summer months. Get on the Lanny Ori Book Discussion Group e-mail list and stay up-to-date on the selected books and discussion dates.




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

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: Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal

Monday, November 14, 7 PM: Thirteen Ways of Looking by Colum McCann

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 ReadingGroupGuides.com

Talk to Us

What titles will your club be discussing in the future? Contact Liz Kirchhoff. This information helps us to make purchasing decisions for our book club collection.