Book Club in a Box

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

Book Club in a Box LOGOThe Thousand Oaks Library’s Book Club in a Box 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 Box 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 49 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 Box 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 and cannot be renewed.
  • Hold cannot be placed online for Book Club in a Box.

To request a Book Club in a Box, contact The Reference Desk at (805) 449-2660, option 5.

Available Titles

(The book title links are for viewing book summary only, not for placing hold for Box Club in the Box.)

  1. Ahab’s Wife by Sena Jeter Naslund
  2. Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
  3. Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout
  4. The Art of Fielding by Chad Harback*
  5. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
  6. Atonement by Ian McEwan
  7. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Sijie Dai
  8. The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant
  9. Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín
  10. Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka
  11. Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
  12. Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon
  13. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer*
  14. Fall on Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald
  15. Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
  16. Grandma Gatewood’s Walk by Ben Montgomery*
  17. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
  18. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford*
  19. The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman
  20. Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
  21. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  22. The Known World by Edward P. Jones
  23. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  24. Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
  25. Maine by Courtney Sullivan
  26. Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson
  27. Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
  28. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
  29. The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards
  30. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
  31. The Namesake by Jumpa Lahiri
  32. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  33. News of the World by Paulette Jiles*
  34. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
  35. Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
  36. Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
  37. Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
  38. The Piano Tuner by Daniel Mason
  39. The Plot Against America by Philip Roth
  40. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  41. Room by Emma Donoghue
  42. Russian Winter by Daphne Kalotay
  43. Saturday by Ian McEwan
  44. The Shipping News by Annie Proulx
  45. Sing, Unburied Sing by Jesmyn Ward
  46. Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
  47. State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
  48. Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris
  49. Three Junes by Julia Glass
  50. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  51. Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
  52. When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuka
  53. When the Killing’s Done by T. C. Boyle*
  54. White Oleander by Janet Fitch
  55. You Know When the Men are Gone by Sioban Fallon

              *"One City One Book" selections