Book Club in a Bag

bcibDid you know you can check out a tote bag full of copies of the same book to use for your book discussion group? One person from your group can check out a bag that contains at least ten copies of a title and a book discussion guide with discussion questions, author biographies, and reviews. Each bag can be checked out for two months.

To view a list of available titles: Click “Search our catalog”, select Title Keyword or Series Browse, and type “Book Club in a Bag”. Click on “more” to see a list of our fiction and non-fiction selections.

Here are our fiction Book Club in a Bag kits (**added in 2019)**:

  • Alvarez, Julia – In the Time of the Butterflies
  • **Atkinson, Kate – Case Histories**
  • Austen, Jane – Sense & Sensibility
  • Backman, Fredrik – A Man Called Ove
  • Backman, Fredrik – My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry
  • Bank, Melissa – The Girls’ Guide to Hunting and Fishing
  • Barbery, Muriel – The Elegance of the Hedgehog
  • Benjamin, Melanie – The Aviator’s Wife
  • Bohjalian, Christopher A. – The Double Bind
  • Bohjalian, Christopher A. – Midwives
  • Brooks, Geraldine – People of the Book
  • Brooks, Geraldine – Year of Wonders
  • Buchan, Elizabeth – Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman
  • Chevalier, Tracy – Girl with a Pearl Earring
  • Christie, Agatha – Murder on the Orient Express
  • Cisneros, Sandra – The House on Mango Street
  • Cleave, Chris – Little Bee
  • Coelho, Paulo – The Alchemist
  • Coetzee, J. M. – Slow Man
  • Colgan, Jenny – The Bookshop on the Corner
  • Conner, Amy – The Right Thing
  • Cross, Donna Woolfolk – Pope Joan
  • **Dai, Sijie – Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress**
  • De los Santos, Marisa – Love Walked In
  • Diamant, Anita – The Red Tent
  • Diaz, Junot – The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
  • Diffenbaugh, Vanessa – The Language of Flowers
  • Doerr, Anthony – All the Light We Cannot See
  • Donoghue, Emma – Room
  • Dubus III, Andre – House of Sand and Fog
  • Edwards, Kim – The Memory Keeper’s Daughter
  • Fergus, Jim – One Thousand White Women
  • Flagg, Fannie – Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
  • Flynn, Gillian – Gone Girl
  • **Foer, Jonathan – Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close**
  • Ford, Jamie – Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
  • Forster, Margaret – The Unknown Bridesmaid
  • Fowler, Karen Joy – The Jane Austen Book Club
  • Genova, Lisa – Still Alice
  • Golden, Arthur – Memoirs of a Geisha
  • Green, John – The Fault in Our Stars
  • Grissom, Kathleen – The Kitchen House
  • Gruen, Sara – Water for Elephants
  • Guterson, David – Snow Falling on Cedars
  • Haddon, Mark – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
  • Hamilton, Jane – A Map of the World
  • Hannah, Kristin – The Nightingale
  • Hawkins, Paula – The Girl on the Train
  • Hoffman, Beth – Saving CeeCee Honeycutt
  • Honeyman, Gail – Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
  • Horowitz, Anthony – Magpie Murders
  • Hosseini, Khaled – A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Irving, John – A Widow for One Year
  • Jacobs, Kate – The Friday Night Knitting Club
  • Karon, Jan – At Home in Mitford
  • Kidd, Sue Monk – The Invention of Wings
    Kidd, Sue Monk – The Mermaid Chair
    Kidd, Sue Monk – The Secret Life of Bees
  • Kingsolver, Barbara – The Poisonwood Bible
  • Kline, Christina Baker – Orphan Train
  • Lahiri, Jhumpa – The Namesake
  • Landvik, Lorna – Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons
  • **Lee, Min Jin – Pachinko**
  • Letts, Billie – Where the Heart Is
  • MacDonald, Ann-Marie – Fall on Your Knees
  • Martel, Yann – Life of Pi
  • McCall, Alexander Smith – The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency
    McCall, Alexander Smith – 44 Scotland Street
  • McLain, Paula – The Paris Wife
  • **Morgenstern, Erin – The Night Circus**
  • **Morris, Heather – The Tattooist of Auschwitz**
  • Morton, Kate – The Forgotten Garden
  • Mosley, Walter – All I Did Was Shoot My Man
  • Moyes, Jojo – Me Before You
  • Obreht, Tea – The Tiger’s Wife
  • O’Brien, Tim – The Things They Carried
  • **Pearlman, Ann – The Christmas Cookie Club**
  • **Rachman, Tom – The Imperfectionists**
  • Robinson, Marilynne – Gilead
  • Rosnay, Tatiana de – Sarah’s Key
  • **Roy, Arundhati – The God of Small Things**
  • Ruiz Zafón, Carlos – The Shadow of the Wind
  • Russo, Richard – Empire Falls
  • See, Lisa – Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
  • Setterfield, Diane – The Thirteenth Tale
  • Shaffer, Mary Ann – The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society
  • Shreve, Anita – Sea Glass
  • Simonson, Helen – Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand
  • Simsion, Graeme – The Rosie Project
  • Sittenfeld, Curtis – American Wife
  • Stedman, M.L – The Light Between Oceans
  • Stein, Garth – The Art of Racing in the Rain
  • Stout, Elizabeth – Olive Kitteridge
  • Toibin, Colm – Brooklyn
  • Trigiani, Adriana – Big Stone Gap
  • Twain, Mark – The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Vargas, Fred – The Chalk Circle Man
  • Verghese, Abraham – Cutting for Stone
  • Ware, Ruth – The Woman in Cabin 10
  • **Weir, Andy – The Martian**
  • Whitehead, Colson – The Underground Railroad
  • **Wingate, Lisa – Before We Were Yours**
  • Young, William – The Shack
  • Zusak, Markus – The Book Thief

 

Here are our non-fiction Book Club in a Bag kits (includes biography and memoir) (**added in 2019)**:

  • Ackerman, Diane – The Zookeeper’s Wife
  • Albom, Mitch – Tuesdays with Morrie
    Albom, Mitch – The Five People You Meet in Heaven
  • **Ambrose, Stephen E. – Band of Brothers**
  • Beah, Ishamel – A Long Way Home
  • Bates, Laura – Shakespeare Saved My Life
  • Boo, Katherine – Behind the Beautiful Forevers
  • Bradley, James – Flags of Our Fathers
  • Brown, Daniel – The Boys in the Boat
  • Bryson, Bill – A Walk in the Woods
  • Buck, Rinker – The Oregon Trail
  • Coburn, Jennifer – We’ll Always Have Paris
  • Conway, Jill Ker – The Road from Coorain
  • Diamond, Jared – Guns, Germs & Steel
  • Didion, Joan – A Year of Magical Thinking
  • Douglass, Frederick – Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • Eire, Carlos – Waiting for Snow in Havana
  • **Ephron, Nora – I Feel Bad about My Neck**
  • Fey, Tina – Bossypants
  • French, Paul – Midnight in Peking
  • George, Rose – Ninety Percent of Everything
  • Gladwell, Malcolm – The Tipping Point
  • Hall, Ron – Same Kind of Different as Me
  • **Harari, Yuval Noah – Sapiens: A Brief History of Mankind**
  • Hillenbrand, Laura – Seabiscuit
  • Hillenbrand, Laura – Unbroken
  • Hodgman, George – Bettyville
  • Janzen, Rhoda – Mennonite in the Little Black Dress
  • Keller, Helen – The Story of My Life
  • Kerman, Piper – Orange Is the New Black
  • Klobuchar, Amy – The Senator Next Door
  • Kozol, Jonathan – Fire in the Ashes
    Kozol, Jonathan – Theft of Memory
  • Krakauer, Jon – Into Thin Air
  • Larson, Erik – The Devil in the White City
    Larson, Erik – In the Garden of Beasts
  • Lopez, Steve – The Soloist
  • McBride, James – The Color of Water
  • Moehringer, J.R. – The Tender Bar
  • **Moore, Kate – The Radium Girls**
  • Mortenson, Greg – Three Cups of Tea
  • **Noah, Trevor – Born a Crime : Stories from a South African Childhood**
  • **Orlean, Susan – The Library Book**
  • Poitier, Sidney – Measure of a Man
  • Pressman, Steve – 50 Children
  • Regan, Margaret – Detained and Deported
  • Roberts, Cokie – Founding Mothers
  • Roosevelt, Eleanor – Tomorrow Is Now
  • **Rubin, Gretchen – The Happiness Project**
  • Ryan, Terry – The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio
  • Schwalbe, Will – The End of Your Life Book Club
  • Sedaris, David – Me Talk Pretty One Day
  • Shetterly, Margot Lee – Hidden Figures
  • Sixsmith, Martin – Philomena
  • Skloot, R. – The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Sokolove, Michael – Drama High
  • Sotomayor, Sonia – My Beloved World
  • Strayed, Cheryl – Wild
  • Summerscale, Kate – The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher
  • Tirado, Linda – Hand to Mouth
  • Vance, J.D. – Hillbilly Elegy
  • Walls, Jeanette – The Glass Castle
  • Wiesel, Elie – Night
  • Yousafzai, Malala – I Am Malala