Book Clubs

Do you love discussing a good book with a friend? If so, please visit one of Seymour Library’s book clubs. Upcoming meeting times and book selections are listed below. Feel free to come to a book club meeting even if you didn’t make it all the way through the book.

Coffee and Crime

Ready to start sleuthing? Find out WHODUNIT during Coffee and Crime Book Club! 

  • Coffee and Crime Book Club focuses on mysteries and crime fiction.
  • One author or series is chosen for each meeting and members pick any title to read.
  • The club meets on the second Tuesday of the month at noon.
  • Topics are chosen at each meeting for the upcoming month.
  • Please email Mary (mlovell at for more information. 

April 11 at noon: Mike Bowditch series by Paul Doiron.
May 9 at noon: Andy Carpenter series by David Rosenfelt.
June 13 at noon: Josephine Tey series by Nicola Upson.
July 11 at noon: Gabriel Allon series by Daniel Silva.

Tea and Tales


Love historical fiction? Try Tea & Tales Book Club! 

  • Tea & Tales Book Club reads a mix of historical fiction and classics (and sometimes even drinks tea!). 
  • This club meets on the third Tuesday of each month in person.
  • Please email Jackie (jkolb at for more information.

March 21 at Noon: Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid.
April 18 at Noon: The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles.

Read More Book Club

  • Our evening group, Read More Book Club, picks titles in support of the library’s reading challenge.
  • The club meets on the fourth Wednesday (unless noted otherwise) of the month.
  • Please email Lisa Carr (lcarr at for the meeting location.

March 22 at 7 pm: “A Book with a Name in the Title” or ” A Book with a Person on the Cover.”
April 26 at 7 pm: “A Book of Poetry” or “A Book Featuring a Library or Bookstore.”

Coffee and Conversation Book Club

Love to read a little bit of everything? Try Coffee & Conversation Book Club!

  • The Coffee and Conversation Book Club reads a wide assortment of books, fiction and nonfiction, and meets on the fourth Thursday of the month at 10:30 a.m.
  • Please email Mary (mary at for additional information

*March 30* – The Truth of Who You Are by Sheila Myers. (*Please note, we rescheduled the date)

April 27 – The People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks.

May 25 – the Henna Artist by Alka Joshi.

History Book Club – on hiatus


The History Book Club reads nonfiction that focuses on local, American, and world history.

Past Selections

February 2023

Coffee and Conversation – Beautiful World, Where Are You? by Sally Rooney.

Coffee & Crime the J.D. Robb, Eve Dallas series.

Tea & Tales – The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict.

Read More – “Go on a Blind Date with a Book” or “A Romance.”

January 2023

Coffee & Conversation – Four Winds by Kristin Hannah.

Coffee & Crime – the Tea Shop mysteries by Laura Childs.

Tea & Tales – This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger.

Read More – “A Book That Makes You Laugh” or “A Book About a Family.”

December 2022

Coffee & Conversation – One Day in December by Josie Silver.

Coffee & Crime Christmas mysteries.

Tea & Tales – No Meeting.

Read More Book Club – “A Book Published this year” or “An award-winning book.”

November 2022

Coffee & Conversation -Recursion by Blake Crouch.

Coffee & Crime – The William Monk series by Anne Perry.

Tea & Tales – The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel.

Read More Book Club – “A book by an Author that has Your First/Last Name” or “A Book by a Debut Author.”

October 2022

Coffee & Conversation – Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.

Coffee & Crime – the Temperance Brennan Series by Kathy Reichs.

Read More – “A book with a cartoon on the cover” or “A graphic novel.”

Tea & Tales – The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix.

September 2022

Coffee & Conversation – Educated by Tara Westover.

Coffee & Crime – the Jack Taylor series by Ken Bruen.

Read More – “An epistolary novel (told in letters, diaries, etc.)” or “A book made into a TV show or movie.”

Tea & Tales – Summer of ’69 by Elin Hilderbrand.

August 2022

Coffee & Conversation – Circe by Madeline Miller.

Coffee & Crime – the Alex Cross series by James Patterson.

Read More – “A Book Where the Main Character Travels” or “A Book with a Map in it.”

Tea & Tales – Her Last Flight by Beatriz Williams.

July 2022

Coffee & Conversation – We Are Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler.

Coffee & Crime – the Jane Whitefield series by Thomas Perry.

Read More – “A book set at sea (ocean, lake, pond, etc.)” or a “book about nature or the environment.”

Tea & Tales – The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See.

June 2022

Coffee & Conversation – the Good Sister by Sally Hepworth.

Coffee & Crime – the Deborah Knott series by Margaret Maron.

Read More – “A book with an LGBTQ+ Protagonist,” or “An audiobook.”

Tea & Tales – The Truth of Who You Are by Sheila Myers.