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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 quickly gets great literature into the hands of your book group members, 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 60 titles, it’s enough to keep your club reading all year long.

Kits are located near the Circulation/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 eight 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. All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  3. Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
  4. Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout
  5. The Art of Fielding by Chad Harback*
  6. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
  7. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Sijie Dai
  8. Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate*
  9. The Birth of Venus by Sarah Dunant
  10. Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín
  11. Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka
  12. Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
  13. Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon
  14.  Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
  15. Fall on Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald
  16. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
  17. Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
  18. Grandma Gatewood’s Walk by Ben Montgomery*
  19. The Honey Bus by Meredith May*
  20. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford*
  21. The Imperfectionist by Tom Rachman
  22. Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
  23. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  24. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  25. Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
  26. Maine by Courtney Sullivan
  27. Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson
  28. Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
  29. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
  30. The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards
  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. Rocket Men by Robert Kurson*
  42. Room by Emma Donoghue
  43. Russian Winter by Daphne Kalotay
  44. Saturday by Ian McEwan
  45. The Shipping News by Annie Proulx
  46. Sing, Unburied Sing by Jesmyn Ward
  47. State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
  48. The Tale of Despereaux by Katie DiCamillo  (Juvenile Fiction)
  49. Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris
  50. Three Junes by Julia Glass
  51. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  52. The Trust by Ronald H. Balson
  53. Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
  54. When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuka
  55. White Oleander by Janet Fitch
  56. You Know When the Men are Gone by Sioban Fallon

              *"One City One Book" selections

This program is generously supported by the Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library.