Book Club Kits


Everything your book group needs for a great discussion!

Each kit includes six books and questions for discussion. Kits are checked out for six weeks. Visit the Adult Reference Desk to pick up a kit and find out more about this service. Please return kits with all parts included. Overdue fines are 10 cents per day. Replacement cost for an entire kit is $75.00.

Printable List of Kits

Fiction titles

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

The Scent Keeper by Erica Bauermeister

The House Girl by Tara Conklin

American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

All the Light We Cannot See by Joseph Doerr

The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

The Quiet American by Graham Greene

Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach

Blue Asylum by Kathy Hepinstall

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

The Orphan Master’s Son by Adam Johnson

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

After This by Alice McDermott

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien

There There by Tommy Orange

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

Empire Falls by Richard Russo

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

Nonfiction titles

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown 

The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion 

Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight: an African childhood by Alexandra Fuller  

Killers of the Flower Moon: the Osage murders and the birth of the FBI by David Grann

What the Eyes Don't See: a story of crisis, resistance, and hope in an American city by Mona Hanna-Attisha

Unbroken: a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption by Laura Hillenbrand

Dead Wake: the Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson

Born a Crime: stories from a South African childhood by Trevor Noah

Memoir of the Sunday Brunch by Julie Pandl

Hillbilly Elegy: a memoir of a family and culture in crisis by J.D. Vance

I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai