Book Club in a Bag

We supply the books; you supply the people! Each bag contains 10 copies of a title, discussion information, discussion-leader tips, and a book sign-up sheet to help the leader keep track of the books – everything you need to help you run your own book discussion group.Whether you’ve always wanted to start a book club but just didn’t know how, or your existing book discussion group is looking for an easier way to select books, the Library’s Book Club in a Bag may be just what you need.

photo of book discussion kitsAvailable titles are:

After You, by Jojo Moyes

All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr

All the Stars in the Heavens, by Adriana Trigiani

An Anonymous Girl, by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

Beautiful Ruins, by Jess Walter

Being Mortal, by Atul Gawande

Big Little Lies, by Liane Moriarty

The Boys in the Boat, by Daniel James Brown

The Breakdown, by B.A. Paris

Brooklyn, by Colm Toibin

Carnegie’s Maid, by Marie Benedict

The Chelsea Girls, by Fiona Davis

Clara and Mr. Tiffany, by Susan Vreeland

Dead Wake, by Erik Larson

Dear Edward, by Ann Napolitano

The Double Bind, by Chris Bohjalian

Educated, by Tara Westover

Every Fifteen Minutes, by Lisa Scottoline

Everything I Never Told You, by Celeste Ng

Fates and Furies, by Lauren Groff

Female Persuasion, by Meg Wolitzer

The Forgotten Garden, by Kate Morton

The Further Adventures of Ebenezer Scrooge, by Charlie Lovett

The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins

Go Set a Watchman, by Harper Lee

The Great Alone, by Kristin Hannah

House of Thieves, by Charles Belfoure

The Husband’s Secret, by Liane Moriarty

Inside the O’Briens, by Lisa Genova

The Island of Sea Women, by Lisa See

Kiss Carlo, by Adriana Trigiani

Leaving Time, by Jodi Picoult

The Library Book, by Susan Orlean 

The Library at the Edge of the World, by Felicity Hayes-McCoy

The Light Between Oceans, by M.L. Stedman

Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng

The Little Paris Bookshop, by Nina George

Lost Roses, by Martha Hall Kelly

Love and Ruin, by Paula McLain

The Masterpiece, by Fiona Davis

Me Before You, by Jojo Moyes

Mistress of the Ritz, by Melanie Benjamin

The Mother-in-Law, by Sally Hepworth

The Muralist, by B.A. Shapiro

The Museum of Extraordinary Things, by Alice Hoffman

My Mrs. Brown, by William Norwich

The Nightingale, by Kristin Hannah

One Plus One, by Jojo Moyes

One Thousand White Women, by Jim Fergus

Our Souls at Night, by Kent Haruf

Pachinko, by Min Jin Lee

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend, by Katarina Bivald

Saints for All Occasions, by J. Courtney Sullivan

The Stars Are Fire, by Anita Shreve

Stella Bain, by Anita Shreve

The Story of Arthur Truluv, by Elizabeth Berg

Strength in What Remains, by Tracy Kidder

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, by Lisa See

The Tea Planter’s Wife, by Dinah Jefferies

The Thirteenth Tale, by Diane Setterfield

Two if by Sea, by Jacquelyn Mitchard

Victoria, by Daisy Goodwin

Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens

The Women in the Castle, by Jessica Shattuck

Year of Wonders, by Geraldine Brooks

Borrowing Policy

  • Any adult patron of the Garden City Public Library with a valid library card may borrow a Book Club in a Bag.
  • Requests for a Book Club in a Bag may be made by phone or in person with a Librarian at the adult Reference Desk.
  • The Book Club in a Bag will be checked out on the library card of the Garden City patron picking up the bag. That patron is responsible for the Book Club in a Bag and all of its contents.
  • A Book Club in a Bag may be reserved up to a year in advance.
  • The loan period is 6 weeks.
  • Late charges are $2.00 per day.
  • Only one Book Club in a Bag may be borrowed at one time by a patron.
  • The Book Club in a Bag may not be renewed.

The Book Club in a Bag must be returned to the Reference Department, not at the Circulation Desk or through the book drop. The entire Book Club in a Bag must be returned together (10 books, large-type edition, and the audio material (if included), the information folder, and the bag).

Individual books or audio material that are lost will be charged the cost of replacement.

The replacement cost of an entire Book Club in a Bag is $175.00, plus the price of any audio material. The patron is responsible for all contents in the Book Club in a Bag.

Information for the Book Club Leader

Each Book Club in a Bag contains 10 copies of the title, usually a large type, audio material, and an information package with a summary, book reviews, biographical information, discussion questions, an author interview, and suggestions for further reading. The bags also include a sign-up sheet for the leader to keep track of who has which book.

For Further Information

Please contact Laura Flanagan at 742-8405, ext 239.