Everything your book group needs for a lively discussion,
now available in a single box.
The 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:
- Literary classics like Wallace Stegner’s Angle of Repose
- Pulitzer prize winners like The Known World by Edward P. Jones, The Road by Cormac McCarthy, Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides and Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
- Book club classics like The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon and The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
- Excellently reviewed, recently published "under the radar" titles you may have missed, likeThe lmperfectionists by Tom Rachman, Room by Emma Donoghue, Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson, and others
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.
- 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.
(The book title links are for viewing book summary only, not for placing hold for Box Club in the Box.)
- Ahab’s Wife by Sena Jeter Naslund
- Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
- Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout
- The Art of Fielding by Chad Harback*
- The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
- Atonement by Ian McEwan
- Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Sijie Dai
- The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant
- Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín
- Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka
- Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
- Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon
- Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer*
- Fall on Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald
- Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
- Grandma Gatewood’s Walk by Ben Montgomery*
- Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
- Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford*
- The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman
- Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
- The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
- The Known World by Edward P. Jones
- Life of Pi by Yann Martel
- Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
- Maine by Courtney Sullivan
- Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson
- Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
- Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
- The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards
- Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
- The Namesake by Jumpa Lahiri
- Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
- News of the World by Paulette Jiles*
- Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
- Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
- Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
- Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
- The Piano Tuner by Daniel Mason
- The Plot Against America by Philip Roth
- The Road by Cormac McCarthy
- Room by Emma Donoghue
- Russian Winter by Daphne Kalotay
- Saturday by Ian McEwan
- The Shipping News by Annie Proulx
- Sing, Unburied Sing by Jesmyn Ward
- Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
- State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
- Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris
- Three Junes by Julia Glass
- A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
- Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
- When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuka
- When the Killing’s Done by T. C. Boyle*
- White Oleander by Janet Fitch
- You Know When the Men are Gone by Sioban Fallon
*"One City One Book" selections