Themed Book Groups
Williamsburg Regional Library staff lead two monthly book groups. Here's how to participate:
Choose any book that reflects the topic of the month. It can be fiction or nonfiction, adult or young adult.
Briefly introduce yourself and make sure you state the title and author of the book that you read.
Plan to discuss your book for about three minutes.
Don't talk about all the details of the plot; just tell us enough to understand the basic setup.
Some things to think about:
What did you like about the book? Was there something you disliked? What kind of reader might also like it?
What did you think the book’s strengths were – for example, language, characters, setting?
What were its weaknesses?
Did you like the book enough to read more by the same author?
Don't give away the end of the book or the specifics of major plot twists.
Crime and Mystery group
3rd Wednesdays, 2-3 pm, at the Williamsburg Library.
- Romantic Suspense (February 17)
- Sample Fiction Titles
- The Ideal Man - Julie Garwood
- Seven for a Secret - Victoria Holt
- Whiskey Beach - Nora Roberts
- Never Die Alone - Lisa Jackson
- Sample Nonfiction and Biography Titles
- Too Late to Say Goodbye 364.1523 RUL
- Love Her to Death 364.1523 PHE
- Death and the Virgin Queen 942.055 SKI
- Sample Fiction Titles
- Mysteries Through the Ages (March 16)
- Mysteries in Unexpected Places (April 20)
History & Biography group
4th Thursdays, 7-8 pm, James City County Library.
Participants can read any Fiction or Nonfiction title about times past. During the discussion, everyone will be invited to share a brief review of their selection.
Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club
3rd Tuesdays, 7-9 pm, at the James City County Library
Participants discuss themes and specific books in the realm of speculative fiction. Here's a list of 2016's upcoming themes. Group members read books in the chosen theme, and volunteer leaders talk about the highlights and characteristics of that theme.
3rd Wednesday Book Club, 7-8 pm, James City County Library
10-member limit. The group selects titles up to 3 months in advance, and individual members lead discussions.
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Please contact Readers' Services Librarian Andrew Smith at 259-4050 for more information.