Book Club in a Bag

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Everything your book group needs for a lively discussion,
now available in a single bag.

The Thousand Oaks Library’s Book Club in a Bag program gets great literature into the hands of your book group members quickly, so time is spent reading and discussing books, rather than searching and waiting for books.

Book Club in a Bag kits contain ten copies of a single title, discussion questions (when available), an author biography, and a group member sign-up sheet to help keep track of books.

The list of available titles includes:

With more than 47 titles, it’s enough to keep your club reading all year long.

Kits are located near Reference Desk

Book Club titles cannot be placed on hold using the Library catalog. Download a printer-friendly copy of our Book Club in a Bag Information Sheet.

Borrowing Policy

  • Borrower must have a Thousand Oaks Library card.
  • The kit will be checked out on the library card of the person picking up the kit. That patron is responsible for the kit and all of its contents.
  • The loan period is six weeks.
  • Kits may be renewed once if no other group has reserved it.

Available Titles

  1. Ahab’s Wife by Sena Jeter Naslund
  2. Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
  3. The Art of Fielding by Chad Harback*
  4. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
  5. Atonement by Ian McEwan
  6. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Sijie Dai
  7. The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant
  8. Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín
  9. Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka
  10. Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon
  11. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer*
  12. Fall on Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald
  13. Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
  14. Grandma Gatewood’s Walk by Ben Montgomery*
  15. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford*
  16. The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman
  17. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  18. The Known World by Edward P. Jones
  19. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  20. Maine by Courtney Sullivan
  21. Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson
  22. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
  23. The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards
  24. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
  25. Namesake by Jumpa Lahiri
  26. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  27. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
  28. Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
  29. Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
  30. Plot Against America by Philip Roth
  31. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  32. Room by Emma Donoghue
  33. Russian Winter by Daphne Kalotay
  34. Saturday by Ian McEwan
  35. The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  36. The Shipping News by Annie Proulx
  37. Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
  38. State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
  39. Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris
  40. Three Junes by Julia Glass
  41. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  42. When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuka
  43. When the Killing’s Done by T. C. Boyle*
  44. White Oleander by Janet Fitch
  45. Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
  46. You Know When the Men are Gone by Sioban Fallon
    *"One City One Book" selections