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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.

Discussion Guides

Download the print-friendly list of titles

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