Book Discussions

Reading and discussion are the roots of learning and can also become the roots of community bonding. Join other readers at the Folsom Public Library for our three book discussion series: Book Club, It's OK to Read YA, and our Local Author Series.


Book Club meets on the first Tuesday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. or the third Thursday, 1-2 p.m. in the Library Meeting Room. All adults welcomed! Copies of selection available for checkout at the Adult Information desk. The Friends of the library generously fund our book club. Many of the past Book Club selections are available to check out as Book Club in a Bag kits containing 8-12 books and a discussion guide. 

Upcoming Book Club Selections for 2019
Death at La Fenice by Donna Leon
January 8 & 17
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton 
February 5 & 21
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson 
March 5 & 21
Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
April 2 & 18 
The Woman Who Smashed Codes by Jason Fagone
May 7 & 16
Song of a Captive Bird by Jasmin Darznik 
June 4 & 20

Previous book club selections:
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
by Jane Austen
A Beautiful Blue Death by Charles Finch
The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative by Florence Williams
The Second Mrs. Hockaday by Susan Rivers
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah
Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
The Graybar Hotel by Curtis Dawkins
Why Dinosaurs Matter by Kenneth Lacovara
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu by Joshua Hammer
Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
Hidden Figures
by Margot Lee Shetterly
Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi 
Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
Martin Dressler: Tale of an American Dreamer by Steven Millhauser
News of the World  by Paulette Jiles
World War I and America by A. Scott Berg


It's Okay to Read YA Book Club meets monthly on the second Wednesday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Kitchen in the Folsom Palladio shopping center. This book club hosted by the Folsom Public Library is for adults who enjoy, or are interested in, Young Adult books. All adults welcomed! 

April 10, 2019, Internment by Samira Ahmed

Previous It's Okay to read YA selections:
Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful by Arwen Elys Dayton
The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi
On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

Dry by Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman
Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa
Sadie by Courtney Summers
The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand and Brodi Ashton
LIFEL1K3 by Jay Kristoff
Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
A Girl Like That by Tanaz Bhathena
The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
Invictus by Ryan Graudin

Renegades by Marissa Meyer
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus
A Madness so Discreet by Mindy McGinnis                                                                                     
A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi



Local Author Series
Typically held on the First Saturday 10-11 a.m., every other month (Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov). This event series features local authors who will make a short presentation, answer audience questions, and sign copies of their book. Occasionally we have these on alternate dates as needed. 

We are also hosting a Local Author Expo Saturday, April 27, 2019.

April 12, Nick K. Adams,  Two Sides of One Story

Previous Authors:
March 2 Cindy Fazzi, My MacArthur
January 6, 2018, Larry Tagg, The Generals of Shiloh
March 3, 2018, Sherie Labedis, You Came Here to Die, Didn't You
May 5, 2018, Brett Hoffstadt, PMP, How to Be a Rocket Scientist
July 14, 2018, Duncan McVean, DVM, My Patients Like Treats
September 29, 2018, Thomas Gladysz, Louise Brooks, the Persistent Star
November 3, 2018, National Novel Writing Month Kickoff party and Write-in

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