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.

Fiction titles
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The First Phone Call from Heaven by Mitch Albom
A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry
The Map of True Places by Brunonia Barry
The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin
The House Girl by Tara Conklin
The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
The Quiet American by Graham Greene
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
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
In the Country of Men by Hisham Matar
The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
After This by Alice McDermott
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
True Grit by Charles Portis 
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
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
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland
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
Arc of Justice: a Saga of Race, Civil Rights and Murder in the Jazz Age by Kevin Boyle
The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown 
Colors of the Mountain by Da Chen 
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion 
Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight: an African childhood by Alexandra Fuller  
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
Memoir of the Sunday Brunch by Julie Pandl