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.
  • Tho loan period is six weeks.

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. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
  16. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford*
  17. The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman
  18. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  19. The Known World by Edward P. Jones
  20. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  21. Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
  22. Maine by Courtney Sullivan
  23. Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson
  24. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
  25. The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards
  26. Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
  27. Namesake by Jumpa Lahiri
  28. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  29. News of the World by Paulette Jiles*
  30. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
  31. Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
  32. Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
  33. Plot Against America by Philip Roth
  34. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  35. Room by Emma Donoghue
  36. Russian Winter by Daphne Kalotay
  37. Saturday by Ian McEwan
  38. The Shipping News by Annie Proulx
  39. Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
  40. Sing, Unburied Sing by Jesmyn Ward
  41. State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
  42. Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris
  43. Three Junes by Julia Glass
  44. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  45. Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
  46. When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuka
  47. When the Killing’s Done by T. C. Boyle*
  48. White Oleander by Janet Fitch
  49. You Know When the Men are Gone by Sioban Fallon
    *"One City One Book" selections