Book Discussions

Contemporary Books | True Story | New Moms | Biz Books

Contemporary Books

  • First Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. and on the second Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.
  • Registration is not necessary
  • Pick up a copy of the book a month prior at the Circulation Desk
  • For more information contact Karen Schreck at 630-868-7533 or by email at

October - The Turner House by Angela Flournoy
November - Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie
December - News of the World by Paulette Jiles
January - Circe by Madeline Miller
February - Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

Previous discussion books

True Story: Nonfiction Book Discussion

True Story is Wheaton Public Library’s nonfiction book club. Each month we pick books that are the most interesting, captivating, and entertaining true stories that our world has to offer. If you want adventure, history, science, and a stimulating conversation about the human experience, then please join us for our book discussion.

  • Last Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
  • Registration is not necessary
  • Pick up a copy of the book a month prior at the Circulation Desk
  • For more information contact Bari Ericson at 630-868-7529 or by email at

October - Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo
No meetings in November or December.
January - Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore
February - The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir by Thi Bui

New Moms Book Club

Are you a new mom looking for a casual and relaxed book club? Join us and make some new mom friends!

  • Meet at Emmett's Brewing Company, 121 W Front St, Wheaton
  • 4th Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
  • Pick up a copy of the book a month prior at the Circulation Desk
  • For more information contact Courtney Tedrick at 630-868-7526 or by email

October - The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
November - Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
No meeting in December.
January - Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
February - Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Marie Semple

Biz Book Review

Business and career coach Vickie Austin highlights business books for busy executives, employees, and entrepreneurs, from the hottest bestsellers to time-honored classics. She’ll share each book’s essence to give you new ideas and insights for your own business and career and include you in a lively discussion, whether you’ve read the book or not.

  • Meets the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in meeting room H on the 2nd floor of the library.
  • Please register online or call the Reference Desk 630-868-7520.
  • Co-sponsored by the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce and CHOICES Worldwide.

October 15 - Atomic Habits: an Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones by James Clear
November 19 - Crush It!: Why NOW is the Time to Cash in on Your Passion by Gary Vaynerchuk
December 17 - Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
January 21 - Mindset: The New Psychology for Success by Carol Dweck
February 18 - Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know by Malcolm Gladwell
March 17 - Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Book Group Guides

Let us help your group!

We can supply information about new titles, book discussion guides, tips and Web sites to help you make your book club selections. We can also give you information on how to start a new club. Please let us know how we can help! Call Courtney Tedrick at 630-868-7526 or send an email to

Request multiple copies for your book group
Request a title for your group.
We can supply up to 10 copies of a single title for your group. One member of the group must have a WPL library card and be willing to take responsibility for keeping track of the copies.