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Book Club in a Bag

Book Club in a Bag duffel.Simplify your book club selection with Book Club in a Bag! These kits contain 12 to 13 copies of book-club-worthy titles, from biography to historical fiction to suspense, along with a discussion guide.

Request a Kit!


Booking a Kit

  1. Access KitKeeper to view and request available titles.
    • You can browse all kits, or search by month or specific kit. You can also download and print the full list of titles and their summaries (PDF; 17 pages).
    • Bookings may be made up to a year in advance.
  2. Pick up your hold on the regular hold shelves. Your notification may come in a few days early, but it will remain available until your specified pick up date.

Need a hand? Download the KitKeeper Instructions, or contact Information Services at 905-623-7322 x2712!


Terms of Loan

  • 6 week loan period.
  • No renewals.
  • Kit may be picked up at or returned to any branch.
  • Kit must be returned at the desk during operating hours, not through an exterior drop box.
  • All items are checked out to one member’s card.
  • Two kits may be borrowed by a member at any time.
  • The member who borrowed the kit is responsible for:
    • The distribution and return of all items to his or her group members; and
    • Any damages to the books/bag, or lost items. The cost of a damaged or lost book varies depending on the item.

Book Club in a Bag Kits

Want to discuss the choices with your fellow book club members? Download and print the full list of titles and their summaries! (Also available: the list of new 2022 titles and summaries)

Discussion Guides

  1. (New!) Afterlife, by Julia Alvarez
  2. The Alice Network, by Kate Quinn
  3. Always, by Sarah Jio
  4. Beartown, by Fredrik Backman
  5. Behind the Beautiful Forevers, by Katherine Boo
  6. Behold the Dreamers, by Imbolo Mbue
  7. Bellevue Square, by Michael Redhill
  8. Bluebird, Bluebird, by Attica Locke
  9. The Boat People, by Sharon Bala
  10. The Book of Two Ways, by Jodi Picoult
  11. Born A Crime, by Trevor Noah
  12. Brother, by David Chariandy
  13. The Calculating Stars, by Mary Robinette Kowal
  14. (New!) The Cellist, by Daniel Silva
  15. Circe, by Madeline Miller
  16. The Clay Girl, by Heather Tucker
  17. The Clockmaker's Daughter, by Kate Morton
  18. The Color of Our Sky, by Amita Trasi
  19. (New!) Dancing in the Mosque, by Homeira Qaderi
  20. A Different Kind of Daughter, by Maria Toorpakai
  21. The Donnellys, by James Reaney
  22. Educated, by Tara Westover
  23. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman
  24. Every Note Played, by Lisa Genova
  25. Faithful, by Alice Hoffman
  26. (New!) Five Little Indians, by Michelle Good
  27. The Flight Attendant, by Chris Bohjalian
  28. Forgiveness, by Mark Sakamoto
  29. (New!) The Four Winds, by Kristin Hannah
  30. The Friend, by Sigrid Nunez
  31. A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles
  32. The Gown, by Jennifer Robson
  33. The Great Alone, by Kristin Hannah
  34. Half-Blood Blues, by Esi Edugyan
  35. The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood
  36. The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas
  37. Heartland, by Sarah Smarsh
  38. Hidden Valley Road, by Robert Kolker
  39. The High Mountains of Portugal, by Yann Martel
  40. Hum If You Don't Know the Words, by Bianca Marais
  41. The Huntress, by Kate Quinn
  42. Indians on Vacation, by Thomas King
  43. The Illegal, by Lawrence Hill
  44. The Immortalists, by Chloe Benjamin
  45. Inheritance, by Dani Shapiro
  46. The Island of Sea Women, by Lisa See
  47. (New!) The Jane Austen Society, by Natalie Jenner
  48. Lady in the Lake, by Laura Lippman
  49. The Lake House, by Kate Morton
  50. (New!) The Last Thing He Told Me, by Laura Dave
  51. The Library Book, by Susan Orlean
  52. Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng
  53. (New!) The Lost Apothecary, by Sarah Penner
  54. The Lost Diaries of Susanna Moodie, by Cecily Ross
  55. Lost Roses, by Martha Hall Kelly
  56. Love and Ruin, by Paula McLain
  57. The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto, by Mitch Albom
  58. A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman
  59. Marriage of a Thousand Lies, by S.J. Sindu
  60. The Massey Murder, by Charlotte Gray
  61. (New!) The Midnight Library, by Matt Haig
  62. The Mountain Between Us, by Charles Martin
  63. My Sister Rosa, by Justine Larbalestier
  64. The Never-Ending Present, by Michael Barclay
  65. The Nightingale, by Kristin Hannah
  66. Normal People, by Sally Rooney
  67. Northanger Abbey, by Jane Austen
  68. Once Upon a River, by Diane Setterfield
  69. One Perfect Lie, by Lisa Scottoline
  70. Only Child, by Rhiannon Navin
  71. The Only Woman in the Room, by Marie Benedict
  72. The Orphan's Tale, by Pam Jenoff
  73. (New!) Our Darkest Night, by Jennifer Robson
  74. The Pull of the Stars, by Emma Donoghue
  75. (New!) The Push, by Ashley Audrain
  76. The Rosie Project, by Graeme Simsion
  77. Run Away, by Harlan Coben
  78. Seven Fallen Feathers, by Tanya Talaga
  79. Small Great Things, by Jodi Picoult
  80. Somewhere in France, by Jennifer Robson
  81. Son of a Trickster, by Eden Robinson
  82. Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires, by Grady Hendrix
  83. The Space Barons, by Christian Davenport
  84. A Spark of Light, by Jodi Picoult
  85. The Stars are Fire, by Anita Shreve
  86. (New!) State of Terror, by Louise Penny, Hillary Clinton
  87. Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel
  88. Still Life, by Louise Penny
  89. Stranger, by David Bergen
  90. Tell Me Everything You Don't Remember, by Christine Hyung-Oak Lee
  91. The Testaments, by Margaret Atwood
  92. This Accident of Being Lost, by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
  93. (New!) Transcendent Kingdom, by Yaa Gyasi 
  94. Two by Two, by Nicholas Sparks
  95. (New!) The Vanishing Half, by Britt Bennett
  96. Vinyl Café Turns the Page, by Stuart McLean
  97. Warlight, by Michael Ondaatje
  98. Washington Black, by Esi Edugyan
  99. Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens
  100. Where the Light Falls, by Allison Pataki, Owen Pataki
  101. The Widow, by Fiona Barton
  102. The Witches of New York, by Ami McKay
  103. The Woman in Cabin 10, by Ruth Ware
  104. The Wonder, by Emma Donoghue
  105. The Woo Woo, by Lindsay Wong