Book Club in a Bag

Is your book discussion group looking for new titles? Can’t get enough copies of the book? Check out our Book Club in a Bag kits.


Our Book Club in a Bag kits include 10 copies of the book, discussion questions and author background information to get you started, and some suggestions for additional resources (websites and books about book discussion groups). Kits are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Your book discussion group leader or facilitator is responsible for checking out and returning the entire kit. You may borrow one kit at a time for six weeks. For a complete list of titles with synopses, please click here.

The library currently has over 50 kits. Each kit includes:

  • Book Club in a Bag guidelines
  • 10 Copies of the selected book
  • Discussion questions
  • Author background information
  • Resources for readers


Book Club in a Bag Titles:

Annie’s War editted by Susanna Montgomerie Norris
The Apple Orchard by Susan Wiggs
Bird Box by Josh Malerman
The Bone People by Keri Hulme
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Breaking of Eggs by Jim Powell
The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka
C'est La Folie by Michael Wright
Chappy by Patricia Grace
The Children Act by Ian McEwan
The Chimes by Anna Smaill
China Dolls by Lisa See
Collected Stories by Patricia Grace
The Collected Works of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
Crooked House by Agatha christie
Crow Lake by Mary Lawson
The Cookoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey
The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
Eyrie by Tim Winton
Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Five Minutes Alone by Paul Cleave
The Forrests by Emily Perkins
The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Green Road by Anne Enright
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald
Heloise by Mandy Hager
Holding by Graham Norton
How Hard Can it Be? by Allison Pearson
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
Lion by Saroo Brierley
Lost City of Z by David Grann
Love Anthony by Lisa Genova
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris
The Memory of Love by Aminatta Forna
Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones
Montana 1948 by Larry Watson
My Salinger Year by Joanna Rakoff
The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan
The Necklace by Cheryl Jarvis
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
The One Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
One Life by Kate Grenville
Open: an Autobiography by Andre Agassi
Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald
The Scandal by Fredrik Backman
The Secret Life of Luke Livingstone by Charity Norman
The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
Sodden Downstream by Brannavan Gnanalingam
A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler 
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult 
A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee 
True Grit by Charles Portis
Two Brothers by Ben Elton
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
Warlight by Michael Ondaatje
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
The Wonder by Emma Donaghue
Wool by Hugh Howey
The Year of Magical Thinking: a Play based on the Memoir by Joan Didion