Book Club Kits

Thinking about starting a book club? We can help!

Types of Kits We Offer

  • Book Club Kits 
    Six copies of the title in hardback or paperback.
  • Book Club Kits+ 
    The title comes in a variety of formats. It may include a large print version, an audiobook version, or a DVD if the book has been made into a movie.

Every kit includes a reader’s guide, discussion questions and an author spotlight. This document can be found on our website as a PDF. 

It’s easy to search for a Book Club Kit. Go to our online catalog and type in “book club kit.”

Book Club Kits

Additional Information

Book club kits check out for six weeks at a time. A kit may be renewed if there are no holds on it. 

Book club kits cannot be guaranteed for specific dates. We recommend having a second or third choice of title in case you cannot check out your first choice at the time you desire.

If a kit is returned with missed or damaged items, the library will charge the library card holder the price of the item plus a $5.00 processing fee. Replacement fees are as follows:

  • Book - depends upon format
  • Reader’s guide - $10.00
  • Tote bag - $15.00
  • Entire kit - $125.00 to $175.00, depending on the contents of the kit

Book Club Kit Titles

  1. Book Club Kit Titles A-H
  2. Book Club Kit Titles I-L
  3. Book Club Titles M-Z

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Marie-Laure has been blind since the age of six. Her father builds a perfect miniature of their Paris neighbourhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. But when the Nazis invade, father and daughter flee with a dangerous secret. 

Fiction: See the Reader's Guide (PDF).

Atonement by Ian McEwan 

On the hottest day of the summer of 1935, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis sees her older sister Cecilia strip off her clothes and plunge into the fountain in the garden of their country house. Watching Cecilia is their housekeeper’s son Robbie Turner, a childhood friend who, along with Briony’s sister, has recently graduated from Cambridge. By the end of that day the lives of all three will have been changed forever. Robbie and Cecilia will have crossed a boundary they had never before dared to approach and will have become victims of the younger girl’s scheming imagination. And Briony will have committed a dreadful crime, the guilt for which will color her entire life.

Fiction: See the Reader's Guide (PDF).

Big Fish by Daniel Wallace

In his prime, Edward Bloom was an extraordinary man. He could outrun anybody. He never missed a day of school. He saved lives and tamed giants. Animals loved him, people loved him, and women loved him. He knew more jokes than any man alive. At least that‘s what he told his son, William. But now Edward Bloom is dying, and William wants desperately to know the truth about his elusive father’s this indefatigable teller of tall tales before it’s too late. 

Fiction: See the Reader's Guide (PDF).

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

Commonwealth is the story of two broken families and the paths their lives take over the course of 40 years, through love and marriage, death and divorce, and a dark secret from childhood that lies underneath it all.

Fiction: See the Reader's Guide (PDF).

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Lydia is dead. But they don't know this yet. So begins the story of this exquisite debut novel, about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee; their middle daughter, a girl who inherited her mother's bright blue eyes and her father's jet-black hair. Her parents are determined that Lydia will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue.

Fiction: See the Reader's Guide (PDF).

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

A remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette’s brilliant and charismatic father captured his children’s imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Her mother was a free spirit who abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn’t want the responsibility of raising a family.

Nonfiction: See the Reader's Guide (PDF).

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Stretching from the tribal wars of Ghana to slavery and Civil War in America, from the coal mines in the north to the Great Migration to the streets of 20th century Harlem, Yaa Gyasi's has written a modern masterpiece, a novel that moves through histories and geographies and - with outstanding economy and force - captures the troubled spirit of our own nation.

Fiction: See the Reader's Guide (PDF).