Book Club in a Bag

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 ten copies of a title and a book discussion guide with discussion questions, author biographies, and reviews.  Each bag may be checked out for two months.  Below are a list of available fiction and non-fiction titles in our catalog.  Blue titles were added in 2019, red titles were added in 2020 and green titles were added in 2021. 

 

To reserve a title for your next book club or for more information, stop by the Reference Desk, call 215-723-9109, ext. 3, or email refdesk@ivpl.org.

Fiction (alphabetical by author)

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  • Lahiri, Jhumpa – The Namesake

  • Landvik, Lorna – Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons

  • Lee, Min Jin – Pachinko

  • Letts, Billie – Where the Heart Is

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  • MacDonald, Ann-Marie – Fall on Your Knees

  • Martel, Yann – Life of Pi

  • McCall Smith, Alexander:

    • The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency

    • 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

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  • Obreht, Tea – The Tiger’s Wife

  • O’Brien, Tim – The Things They Carried

P

  • Pearlman, Ann – The Christmas Cookie Club

R

  • 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

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  • 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

  • Sullivan, Mark – Beneath a Scarlet Sky

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  • Toibin, Colm – Brooklyn

  • Towles, Amor - A Gentleman in Moscow

  • Trigiani, Adriana – Big Stone Gap

  • Twain, Mark – The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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  • Vargas, Fred – The Chalk Circle Man

  • Verghese, Abraham – Cutting for Stone

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  • Ware, Ruth – The Woman in Cabin 10

  • Weir, Andy – The Martian

  • Whitehead, Colson – The Underground Railroad

  • Wingate, Lisa – Before We Were Yours

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  • Young, William Paul – The Shack

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  • Zusak, Markus – The Book Thief

Non-Fiction (alphabetical by author)

A

  • Ackerman, Diane – The Zookeeper’s Wife

  • Albom, Mitch - Tuesdays with Morrie

  • Ambrose, Stephen E. – Band of Brothers

B

  • Bates, Laura – Shakespeare Saved My Life

  • Beah, Ishmael – A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

  • Bernstein, Harry - The Invisible Wall

  • Boo, Katherine – Behind the Beautiful Forevers

  • Bourdain, Anthony - Kitchen Confidential  

  • Bradley, James D. – Flags of Our Fathers

  • Brown, Daniel James – The Boys in the Boat

  • Bryson, Bill – A Walk in the Woods

  • Buck, Rinker – The Oregon Trail

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  • Coburn, Jennifer – We’ll Always Have Paris

  • Conway, Jill Ker – The Road from Coorain

D

  • Diamond, Jared – Guns, Germs & Steel

  • DiAngelo, Robin - White Fragility

  • Didion, Joan – The Year of Magical Thinking

  • Douglass, Frederick – Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

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  • Eire, Carlos – Waiting for Snow in Havana

  • Ephron, Nora – I Feel Bad about My Neck

F

  • Fey, Tina – Bossypants

  • French, Paul – Midnight in Peking

G

  • George, Rose – Ninety Percent of Everything

  • Gladwell, Malcolm – The Tipping Point

H

  • Hall, Ron – Same Kind of Different as Me

  • Harari, Yuval Noah – Sapiens: A Brief History of Mankind

  • Hillenbrand, Laura:

    • Seabiscuit

    • Unbroken

  • Hodgman, George – Bettyville

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  • Janzen, Rhoda – Mennonite in a Little Black Dress

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  • 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

    • The Theft of Memory

  • Krakauer, Jon – Into Thin Air

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  • Larson, Erik:

    • The Devil in the White City

    • In the Garden of Beasts

  • Lopez, Steve – The Soloist

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  • McBride, James – The Color of Water

  • Moehringer, J.R. – The Tender Bar

  • Moore, Kate – The Radium Girls

  • Mortenson, Greg – Three Cups of Tea

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  • Noah, Trevor – Born a Crime

O

  • Orlean, Susan – The Library Book

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  • Poitier, Sidney – The Measure of a Man

  • Pressman, Steven – 50 Children

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  • 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

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  • Schwalbe, Will – The End of Your Life Book Club

  • Sedaris, David – Me Talk Pretty One Day

  • Shapiro, Dani - Inheritance

  • Shetterly, Margot Lee – Hidden Figures

  • Sixsmith, Martin – Philomena

  • Skloot, Rebecca – The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

  • Sokolove, Michael – Drama High

  • Sotomayor, Sonia – My Beloved World

  • Stevenson, Bryan – Just Mercy

  • Strayed, Cheryl – Wild

  • Summerscale, Kate – The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher

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  • Tirado, Linda – Hand to Mouth

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  • Vance, J.D. – Hillbilly Elegy

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  • Walls, Jeanette – The Glass Castle

  • Wiesel, Elie – Night

  • Wilkerson, Isabel - The Warmth of Other Suns

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  • Yousafzai, Malala – I Am Malala

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