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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.

Booking a Kit

  1. Access KitKeeper to view and request available titles.
  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 library location.
  • 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.
      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. The Berry Pickers, by Amanda Peters
      8. Bluebird, Bluebird, by Attica Locke
      9. The Boat People, by Sharon Bala
      10. The Book of Two Ways, by Jodi Picoult
      11. Book Lovers, by Emily Henry
      12. Born A Crime, by Trevor Noah
      13. Braiding Sweetgrass, by Robin Wall Kimmerer
      14. Brother, by David Chariandy
      15. A Burning, by Megha Majumdar
      16. The Calculating Stars, by Mary Robinette Kowal
      17. Camp Zero, by Michelle Min Sterling
      18. The Cellist, by Daniel Silva
      19. Circe, by Madeline Miller
      20. The Clay Girl, by Heather Tucker
      21. The Clockmaker's Daughter, by Kate Morton
      22. The Color of Our Sky, by Amita Trasi
      23. Dancing in the Mosque, by Homeira Qaderi
      24. Deacon King Kong, by James McBride
      25. The Death of Vivek Oji, by Akwaeke Emezi
      26. Demon Copperhead, by Barbara Kingsolver
      27. A Different Kind of Daughter, by Maria Toorpakai
      28. The Donnellys, by James Reaney
      29. Educated, by Tara Westover
      30. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman
      31. Every Note Played, by Lisa Genova
      32. Faithful, by Alice Hoffman
      33. Five Little Indians, by Michelle Good
      34. The Flight Attendant, by Chris Bohjalian
      35. Forgiveness, by Mark Sakamoto
      36. The Four Winds, by Kristin Hannah
      37. Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley
      38. The Friend, by Sigrid Nunez
      39. A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles
      40. The Giver of Stars, by Jojo Moyes
      41. The Gown, by Jennifer Robson
      42. The Great Alone, by Kristin Hannah
      43. Greenwood, by Michael Christie
      44. Half-Blood Blues, by Esi Edugyan
      45. The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood
      46. The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas
      47. Heartland, by Sarah Smarsh
      48. Hidden Valley Road, by Robert Kolker
      49. Homecoming, by Kate Morton
      50. Hotline, by Dimitri Nasrallah
      51. Hum If You Don't Know the Words, by Bianca Marais
      52. The Huntress, by Kate Quinn
      53. If I Knew Then, by Jann Arden
      54. The Immortalists, by Chloe Benjamin
      55. In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote
      56. Indians on Vacation, by Thomas King
      57. Inheritance, by Dani Shapiro
      58. The Island of Sea Women, by Lisa See
      59. The Jane Austen Society, by Natalie Jenner
      60. Lady in the Lake, by Laura Lippman
      61. The Lake House, by Kate Morton
      62. The Last Thing He Told Me, by Laura Dave
      63. Lessons in Chemistry, by Bonnie Garmus
      64. The Library Book, by Susan Orlean
      65. The Lincoln Highway, by Amor Towles
      66. Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng
      67. Looking for Jane, by Heather Marshall
      68. The Lost Apothecary, by Sarah Penner
      69. The Lost Diaries of Susanna Moodie, by Cecily Ross
      70. Lost Roses, by Martha Hall Kelly
      71. Love and Ruin, by Paula McLain
      72. The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto, by Mitch Albom
      73. A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman
      74. The Massey Murder, by Charlotte Gray
      75. The Midnight Library, by Matt Haig
      76. The Mountain Between Us, by Charles Martin
      77. My Sister Rosa, by Justine Larbalestier
      78. The Never-Ending Present, by Michael Barclay
      79. Normal People, by Sally Rooney
      80. Northanger Abbey, by Jane Austen
      81. Once Upon a River, by Diane Setterfield
      82. One Perfect Lie, by Lisa Scottoline
      83. Only Child, by Rhiannon Navin
      84. The Only Woman in the Room, by Marie Benedict
      85. Our Darkest Night, by Jennifer Robson
      86. Our Missing Hearts, by Celeste Ng
      87. The Pull of the Stars, by Emma Donoghue
      88. The Push, by Ashley Audrain
      89. Run Away, by Harlan Coben
      90. Seven Fallen Feathers, by Tanya Talaga
      91. Small Great Things, by Jodi Picoult
      92. Somebody’s Daughter, by Ashley C. Ford
      93. Somewhere in France, by Jennifer Robson
      94. A Spark of Light, by Jodi Picoult
      95. The Stars are Fire, by Anita Shreve
      96. State of Terror, by Louise Penny, Hillary Clinton
      97. Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel
      98. Still Life, by Louise Penny
      99. The Story of Us, by Catherine Hernandez
      100. The Testaments, by Margaret Atwood
      101. This Accident of Being Lost, by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
      102. The Thursday Night Murder Club, by Richard Osman
      103. Time Shelter, by Georgi Gospodinov
      104. Transcendent Kingdom, by Yaa Gyasi 
      105. Two by Two, by Nicholas Sparks
      106. The Vanishing Half, by Britt Bennett
      107. The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches, by Sangu Mandanna
      108. Vinyl Café Turns the Page, by Stuart McLean
      109. Violeta, by Isabel Allende
      110. Warlight, by Michael Ondaatje
      111. Washington Black, by Esi Edugyan
      112. We Were Dreamers, by Simu Liu
      113. Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens
      114. Where the Light Falls, by Allison Pataki, Owen Pataki
      115. The Widow, by Fiona Barton
      116. The Witches of New York, by Ami McKay
      117. The Woman in Cabin 10, by Ruth Ware
      118. The Woman in the Library, by Sulari Gentill
      119. The Wonder, by Emma Donoghue
      120. The Woo Woo, by Lindsay Wong
      121. Yellowface, by R. F. Kuang

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