Book Discussion Kits


Stumped for your discussion group's next book to read? We can help!

Try one of our book discussion kits. Each kit includes ten copies of the same book with book discussion questions and author information. Kits can be checked out for six weeks.

Kits for Adults     |     Kits for Adults Paired for Discussion       |    Kits for Children    |    Kits for Teens

Kits for Adults

The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler

Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner

Anthill by Edward Osbourne Wilson

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

Atonement by Ian McEwan

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie

Big Cherry Holler by Adriana Trigiani

Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani

Black Swan Green by David Mitchell

Brother, I’m Dying by Edwidge Danticat

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother by James McBride

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese  

Dancing at the Rascal Fair by Ivan Doig

Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler

Embers by Sandor Marai

The End of the World As We Know It: Scenes from a Life by Robert Goolrick

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card 

Every Man Dies Alone by Hans Fallada 

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

Falling Leaves: The True Story of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter by Adeline Yen Mah

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf by Ntozake Shange

For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway

Fortune’s Rocks by Anita Shreve

A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore

A Gathering of Old Men by Ernest Gaines

Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland

The Girl Who Fell From the Sky by Heidi Durrow

Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Half Broke Horses: A True Life Novel by Jeannette Walls

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

His Excellency: George Washington by Joseph J. Ellis

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

The Hours by Michael Cunningham

The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende

I am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced by Nujood Ali

 I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

July's People by Nadine Gordimer

Just Kids by Patti Smith

The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

The Ladies Auxiliary by Tova Mirvis

The Last Time I Saw You by Elizabeth Berg

The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula LeGuin

A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines

Let’s Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship by Gail Caldwell

Life of Pi: A Novel by Yann Martel

Little Bee by Chris Cleave

The Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker

Little Princes by Conor Grennan

Look Again by Lisa Scottoline

Loving Frank by Nancy Horan

Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind by Ann B. Ross

Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones

Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively

My Antonia by Willa Cather

Native Son by Richard Wright

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro  

Noah’s Compass by Anne Tyler

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore

Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson

Parrot and Olivier in America by Peter Carey 

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender

The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe

The Piano Teacher by Janice Y.K. Lee

Plainsong by Kent Haruf

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

The Queen of Palmyra by Minrose Gwin

The Reader by Bernhard Schlink

The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

The Red Thread by Ann Hood

The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Road from Coorain by Jill K. Conway

The Romance Reader by Pearl Abraham

Room by Emma Donoghue

Saffron Sky: A Life Between Iran and America by Gelareh Asayesh

Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

Secrets of Eden by Chris Bohjalian

The Shipping News by Annie Proulx

The Slap by Cristos Tsiolkas

Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson

The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey 11038448

The Submission by Amy Waldman

The Surrendered by Chang-Rae Lee

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

Three Junes by Julia Glass

To the End of the Land by David Grossman

Too Much Happiness by Alice Munro

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand

The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett

The Unit by Ninni Holmqvist

Up From the Blue by Susan Henderson

The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O’Farrell

A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

The Warden by Anthony Trollope

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

The Weight of Heaven by Thrity Umrigar

The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown

Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez

What is the What: The Autobiography of Achak Deng by Dave Eggers

When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuka

A Widow’s Story by Joyce Carol Oates

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

Women, Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Anything by Geneen Roth

You Know When the Men are Gone by Siobhan Fallon

Zeitoun by Dave Eggers

Kits for Adults Paired for Discussion

Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury
 Jim the Boy by Tony Earley

Her Daughter’s Dream by Francine Rivers 
Her Mother’s Hope by Francine Rivers

I Beat the Odds: From Homelessness, to the Blind Side, and Beyond by Michael Oher
In a Heartbeat: Sharing the Power of Cheerful Giving by Leigh Anne Tuohy

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Jane Slayre by Charlotte Bronte

The Last Town on Earth by Thomas Mullen
Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague by Geraldine Brooks

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
March by Geraldine Brooks

Making Toast: A Family Story by Roger Rosenblatt
To Dance with the White Dog by Terry Kay

Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver

Kits for Children

The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo

Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

How Angel Peterson Got His Name by Gary Paulsen

How Tia Lola Came to Visit Stay by Julia Alvarez

No More Dead Dogs by Gordon Korman

Sahara Special by Esme Raji Codell

The Janitor’s Boy by Andrew Clements

Kits for Teens

145th Street: Short Stories by Walter Dean Myers

After by Francine Prose

The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud

Dunk by David Lubar

The Body of Christopher Creed by Carol Plum-Ucci

I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak

Bindi Babes by Narinder Dhami

 

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