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Book Club in a Bag

Simplify your book club selection with Book Club in a Bag! These kits contain 12 to 13 copies of book-club-worthy titles, from biography to historical fiction to suspense, along with a discussion guide.

Request a Kit!

Booking a Kit

    1. Access KitKeeper to view and request available titles.
      • You can browse all kits, or search by month or specific kit. You can also download and print the full list of titles and their summaries (PDF; 17 pages).
      • Bookings may be made up to a year in advance.
    2. Pick up your hold on the regular hold shelves. Your notification may come in a few days early, but it will remain available until your specified pick up date.

Need a hand? Download the KitKeeper Instructions, or contact Information Services at 905-623-7322 x2712!

Terms of Loan

    • 6 week loan period.
    • No renewals.
    • Kit may be picked up at or returned to any branch.
    • Kit must be returned at the desk during operating hours, not through an exterior drop box.
    • All items are checked out to one member’s card.
    • Two kits may be borrowed by a member at any time.
    • The member who borrowed the kit is responsible for:
      • The distribution and return of all items to his or her group members; and
      • Any damages to the books/bag, or lost items. The cost of a damaged or lost book varies depending on the item.

Discussion Guides

Download the print-friendly list of titles

      1. Afterlife, by Julia Alvarez
      2. The Alice Network, by Kate Quinn
      3. Always, by Sarah Jio
      4. Beartown, by Fredrik Backman
      5. Behind the Beautiful Forevers, by Katherine Boo
      6. Bellevue Square, by Michael Redhill
      7. Bluebird, Bluebird, by Attica Locke
      8. The Boat People, by Sharon Bala
      9. The Book of Two Ways, by Jodi Picoult
      10. Born A Crime, by Trevor Noah
      11. Brother, by David Chariandy
      12. A Burning, by Megha Majumdar
      13. The Calculating Stars, by Mary Robinette Kowal
      14. The Cellist, by Daniel Silva
      15. Circe, by Madeline Miller
      16. The Clay Girl, by Heather Tucker
      17. The Clockmaker's Daughter, by Kate Morton
      18. The Color of Our Sky, by Amita Trasi
      19. Dancing in the Mosque, by Homeira Qaderi
      20. Deacon King Kong, by James McBride
      21. The Death of Vivek Oji, by Akwaeke Emezi
      22. A Different Kind of Daughter, by Maria Toorpakai
      23. The Donnellys, by James Reaney
      24. Educated, by Tara Westover
      25. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman
      26. Every Note Played, by Lisa Genova
      27. Faithful, by Alice Hoffman
      28. Five Little Indians, by Michelle Good
      29. The Flight Attendant, by Chris Bohjalian
      30. Forgiveness, by Mark Sakamoto
      31. The Four Winds, by Kristin Hannah
      32. The Friend, by Sigrid Nunez
      33. A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles
      34. The Giver of Stars, by Jojo Moyes
      35. The Gown, by Jennifer Robson
      36. The Great Alone, by Kristin Hannah
      37. Greenwood, by Michael Christie
      38. Half-Blood Blues, by Esi Edugyan
      39. The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood
      40. The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas
      41. Heartland, by Sarah Smarsh
      42. Hidden Valley Road, by Robert Kolker
      43. Hum If You Don't Know the Words, by Bianca Marais
      44. The Huntress, by Kate Quinn
      45. If I Knew Then, by Jann Arden
      46. The Immortalists, by Chloe Benjamin
      47. In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote
      48. Indians on Vacation, by Thomas King
      49. Inheritance, by Dani Shapiro
      50. The Island of Sea Women, by Lisa See
      51. The Jane Austen Society, by Natalie Jenner
      52. Lady in the Lake, by Laura Lippman
      53. The Lake House, by Kate Morton
      54. The Last Thing He Told Me, by Laura Dave
      55. The Library Book, by Susan Orlean
      56. The Lincoln Highway, by Amor Towles
      57. Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng
      58. The Lost Apothecary, by Sarah Penner
      59. The Lost Diaries of Susanna Moodie, by Cecily Ross
      60. Lost Roses, by Martha Hall Kelly
      61. Love and Ruin, by Paula McLain
      62. The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto, by Mitch Albom
      63. A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman
      64. The Massey Murder, by Charlotte Gray
      65. The Midnight Library, by Matt Haig
      66. The Mountain Between Us, by Charles Martin
      67. My Sister Rosa, by Justine Larbalestier
      68. The Never-Ending Present, by Michael Barclay
      69. Normal People, by Sally Rooney
      70. Northanger Abbey, by Jane Austen
      71. Once Upon a River, by Diane Setterfield
      72. One Perfect Lie, by Lisa Scottoline
      73. Only Child, by Rhiannon Navin
      74. The Only Woman in the Room, by Marie Benedict
      75. The Orphan's Tale, by Pam Jenoff
      76. Our Darkest Night, by Jennifer Robson
      77. The Pull of the Stars, by Emma Donoghue
      78. The Push, by Ashley Audrain
      79. Run Away, by Harlan Coben
      80. Seven Fallen Feathers, by Tanya Talaga
      81. Small Great Things, by Jodi Picoult
      82. Somewhere in France, by Jennifer Robson
      83. A Spark of Light, by Jodi Picoult
      84. The Stars are Fire, by Anita Shreve
      85. State of Terror, by Louise Penny, Hillary Clinton
      86. Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel
      87. Still Life, by Louise Penny
      88. The Testaments, by Margaret Atwood
      89. This Accident of Being Lost, by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
      90. Transcendent Kingdom, by Yaa Gyasi 
      91. Two by Two, by Nicholas Sparks
      92. The Vanishing Half, by Britt Bennett
      93. Vinyl Café Turns the Page, by Stuart McLean
      94. Warlight, by Michael Ondaatje
      95. Washington Black, by Esi Edugyan
      96. Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens
      97. Where the Light Falls, by Allison Pataki, Owen Pataki
      98. The Widow, by Fiona Barton
      99. The Witches of New York, by Ami McKay
      100. The Woman in Cabin 10, by Ruth Ware
      101. The Wonder, by Emma Donoghue
      102. The Woo Woo, by Lindsay Wong

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