Plainfield Public Library District

Discussion Groups

A Novel Idea

A book discussion for adults featuring thought-provoking titles with the goal of stimulating a spirited discussion. Meetings will be on the second Thursday at 7:00 pm and third Wednesday at 2:00 pm of every month. The same title will be discussed at both meetings; come to the meeting which is most convenient for you. Stop by the Reference Desk to pick up the featured book and come to either discussion to get the next month’s title. Anyone with a library card may join the group.

December’s title is: The Coincidence of Coconut Cake

By Amy Reichert

On the day Chef Lou Johnson catches her fiance in a compromising position with an intern, British food critic Al pays a visit to her Milwaukee restaurant and writes a scathing review, which runs on the day the two meet at a local pub. 

Set in the lovely, quirky heart of Wisconsin, The Coincidence of Coconut Cake is a charming love story of misunderstandings, mistaken identity, and the power of food to bring two people together. 

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Discussion Dates

Meets the second Thursday and third Wednesday of every month. Monthly selections subject to change.

2018 Dates

December 13 & 19: The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy Reichert

2019 Dates

January 10 & 16: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

February 14 & 20: How to Stop Time by Matt Haig

March 14 & 20: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

April 11 & 17: All the Beautiful Lies by Peter Swanson

May 9 & 15: The Leavers by Lisa Ko

June 13 & 19: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

July 11 & 17: The Girls in the Picture by Melanie Benjamin

August 8 & 21: When the Lights Go Out by Mary Kubica

September 12 & 18: Educated by Tara Westover

October 10 & 16: Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

November 14 & 20: The Baker’s Secret by Stephen P. Kiernan

December 12 & 18: The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce

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