Book Discussion Groups

Please note: Many of the following book clubs have moved to an online format. Please check the Virtual Programs for Adults page under “Book Discussion Groups.”

Lewes Public Library Cooks & Books | 1st Monday of the Month, 6:30 PM
Share your love of cooking and trying new recipes. Every month, the group selects a cookbook and each participant then chooses a recipe to prepare for the following month’s meeting. The group then meets to sample the dishes made and discuss the recipes. Stop by the Circulation Desk to choose a recipe from this month’s cookbook.

Next meeting dates:
December 6 | Cook’s Illustrated All Time Best Brunch
January 3 | TBA
February 7 | TBA
March 7 | TBA
April 4 | TBA
May 2 | TBA
June 6 | TBA
July 11 | TBA
August 1 | TBA
September 12 | TBA
October 3 | TBA
November 7 | TBA
December 5 | TBA

Lewes Public Library Evening Book Club | 2nd Thursday of the Month, 6:30 PM
A monthly book discussion group that meets in the evening. This group meets online via Zoom. You MUST REGISTER to receive instructions for joining the meeting.
2021 Book List

November 11 | Isaac’s Storm by Erik Larson
December 9 | Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy
January | No meeting
February | No meeting
March 10 | TBA


Natural Selections Book Group | 1st Wednesday of the Month, 5:00 PM
Discuss nature-themed books. 2021 Book List | 2022 Book List

December 1 | An Elegant Defense: the extraordinary new science of the immune system by Matt Richtel
January 5 | The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlbellen
February 2 | Erosion: Essays of Undoing by Terry Tempest Williams
March 2 | The Age of Wood: our most useful material and the construction of civilization by A. R. Ennos
April 6 | Leave It As It Is: A Journey Through Theodore Roosevelt’s American Wilderness by David Gessner
May 4 | Becoming Human: A Theory of Ontogeny by Michael Tomasello
June 1 | Slime: How Algae Created Us, Plague Us, and Just Might Save Us by Ruth Kassinger
July | No meeting
August 3 | Entangled Life: how fungi make our worlds, change our minds & shape our futures by Merlin Sheldrake
September 7 | The Nature of Oaks: the rich ecology of our most essential native trees by Douglas W. Tallamy
October 5 | Chesapeake Requiem by Earl Swift
November 2 | Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore by Elizabeth Rush
December 7 | Owls of the Eastern Ice by Jonathan C. Slaght


AAUW Book Discussion | 1st Thursday of Month, 10:00 AM
The American Association of University Women sponsors a Notable Books discussion that meets on the first Thursday of the month.
AAUW 2021 Book List | AAUW 2022 Book List

November 4 | Hamnet: A Novel of the Plague by Maggie O’Farrell
December 2 | no meeting
January 6 | The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich
February 3 | The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
March 3 | The Innocents by Michael Crummy
April 7 | The Topeka School by Ben Lerner
May 5 | Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold story of the World’s Greatest Nuclear Disaster by Adam Higginbotham
June 2 | Sabrina & Corina: Stories by Kali Fejardo-Anstine
July 7 | Mama’s Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us About Ourselves by Frans De Waal
August 4 | Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson


Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice Book & Film Group | 4th Tuesday of the month, 6:00 PM
A partnership with the SDARJ, moderated by Dr. Aimee Wiest. The Alliance Book and Film Group, celebrating its 5th year, discusses classic and contemporary works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and cinematic art. 2021 Title List

November 30 | The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
December 28 | Real American by Julie Lythcott-Haims
January 25 | Hood Feminism by Mikki Kendall
February 22 | One Night in Miami (film)
March 22 | How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning of the History of Slavery Across America by Clint Smith
April 26 | Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of their Runaway Slave Ona Judge by Erica Armstrong Dunbar
May 24 | The Color of Water by James McBride
June 28 | The Sweetness of Water by Nathan Harris
July 26 | West of Rehoboth by Alexs D. Pate
August 23 | Dolomite Is My Name (film)
September 27 | The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
October 25 | Just as I Am: A Memoir by Cicely Tyson + a movie of your choice with Cicely Tyson
November 29 | Somebody’s Daughter by Ashley C. Ford
December 27 | Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (film)


LPL Book Club | 4th Thursday of the Month, 4:00 PM
A monthly book discussion group. Copies of the books are available to borrow at the Circulation Desk.

October 28 | The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George
December 2 | The Kitchen God’s Wife by Amy Tan
NOTE: the November meeting takes place the first Thursday of December. There is no meeting on December 23.


Past Selections
2020 Book List
2019 Book List
2018 Book List
2017 Book List
2016 Book List
2015 Book List
2014 Book List
2013 Book List