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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 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 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 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. 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.  Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary (Juvenile Ficiton)
  15.  Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
  16.  Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan  (Juvenile Ficiton)
  17. Fall on Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald
  18. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
  19. Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
  20. Grandma Gatewood’s Walk by Ben Montgomery*
  21. The Honey Bus by Meredith May*
  22. The Honey Bus by Meredith May*
  23. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford*
  24. The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman
  25. Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
  26. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  27. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  28. Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
  29. Maine by Courtney Sullivan
  30. Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson
  31. Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
  32. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
  33. The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards
  34. The Namesake by Jumpa Lahiri
  35. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
  36. News of the World by Paulette Jiles*
  37. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
  38. The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate  (Juvenile Ficiton)
  39. Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
  40. Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
  41. Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
  42. The Piano Tuner by Daniel Mason
  43. The Plot Against America by Philip Roth
  44. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  45. Rocket Men by Robert Kurson*
  46. Room by Emma Donoghue
  47. Russian Winter by Daphne Kalotay
  48. Saturday by Ian McEwan
  49. The Shipping News by Annie Proulx
  50. Sing, Unburied Sing by Jesmyn Ward
  51. State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
  52. Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris
  53. Three Junes by Julia Glass
  54. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  55. The Trust by Ronald H. Balson
  56. Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
  57. When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuka
  58. When the Killing’s Done by T. C. Boyle*
  59. White Oleander by Janet Fitch
  60. 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.