Book Discussion Groups

Monthly Adult Book Discussion

November selection:

Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

If someone were destroying books by your favorite author, how far would you go to make it stop?  Follow Daniel, an antiquarian book dealer’s son, as he is determined to do this very thing in a quest that opens a door into one of Barcelona’s darkest secrets.  Read along with Winona Public Library’s Book Discussion Group as they dive into this epic story of murder, madness, and doomed love.

The Group will discuss Daniel’s quest in The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón on Wednesday, November 5th at 2PM in the Library’s Bell Art Room.

GoodReads (Custom)

Can’t make it to the discussion? Join in at our GoodReads page.

The Winona Public Library hosts an adult book discussion on the first Wednesday of each month at 2:00 p.m.  The discussion is held in the Bell Art Room on the second floor of the library and is open to the public.  There is no need to sign up. IMG_2958 (Large) Please feel free to call the Reference Desk at 452-4860 to request a copy of the book through our interlibrary loan service. 

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YA Crossover / New Adult Book Club

YAAre you a fan of YA Crossovers?  YA or Young Adult Crossovers are books that are popular amongst both teenagers and adults.  These are books like The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Divergent by Veronica Roth, and The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.

What about New Adult Books?  Do you like those too?  New Adult is a fairly new genre that features characters between 18 and 30.  These books include Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire, Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, Hopeless by Colleen Hoover, and Easy by Tammara Webber.

The YA Crossover/New Adult Book Club is designed for older young adults and new adults between the ages of 17-30. The book club focuses Upper YA and New Adult conflicts including but not limited to social issues and coming-of-age stories.

The Winona Public Library is hosting a YA Crossover-New Adult Book Club for these genres in the Bell Art Room usually the first Monday of the Month at 4PM.

The next meeting will be Monday, November 3rd at 4PM.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Isn’t it fun looking at old photographs?  Seeing the different clothes, seeing the way time has changed…  Sometimes there are photographs that have slight anomalies and look a little off?  What if these anomalies and the people in the photographs were real?  Find out what could happen when the YA Crossover/New Adult Book Club reads Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs.

GoodReads (Custom)

If you cannot make book club and would still like to take part in the discussion, share your thoughts on the library’s Goodreads Page at