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Book Club in a Bag

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Virtual Book Clubs

Come (virtually) together and share your love of books and reading! Dive in to great reads, and download simultaneous use titles and host your own DIY book club!

For more information, check out our eBook Club page!


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 (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.
  • $3.00 per day late fee.
  • 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! You can also download the summaries just of the newest 2019 additions to Book Club in a Bag.

Discussion Guides

  1. The Alice Network, by Kate Quinn
  2. Always, by Sarah Jio
  3. Beartown, by Fredrik Backman
  4. Behind the Beautiful Forevers, by Katherine Boo
  5. Behold the Dreamers, by Imbolo Mbue
  6. Bellevue Square, by Michael Redhill
  7. Birdie, by Tracey Lindberg
  8. Bluebird, Bluebird, by Attica Locke
  9. The Boat People, by Sharon Bala
  10. Born A Crime, by Trevor Noah
  11. (NEW!) Brother, by David Chariandy
  12. (NEW!) The Calculating Stars, by Mary Robinette Kowal
  13. (NEW!) Circe, by Madeline Miller
  14. The Clay Girl, by Heather Tucker
  15. The Clockmaker's Daughter, by Kate Morton
  16. The Color of Our Sky, by Amita Trasi
  17. A Different Kind of Daughter, by Maria Toorpakai
  18. (NEW!) The Donnellys, by James Reaney
  19. Educated, by Tara Westover
  20. (NEW!) Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman
  21. Every Note Played, by Lisa Genova
  22. Faithful, by Alice Hoffman
  23. Fifth Business, by Robertson Davies
  24. Fire in the Stars, by Barbara Fradkin
  25. First Comes Love, by Emily Giffin
  26. The Flight Attendant, by Chris Bohjalian
  27. Forgiveness, by Mark Sakamoto
  28. (NEW!) The Friend, by Sigrid Nunez
  29. A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles
  30. The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins
  31. The Girls, by Emma Cline
  32. (NEW!) 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. (NEW!) Heartland, by Sarah Smarsh
  37. The High Mountains of Portugal, by Yann Martel
  38. A House in the Sky, by Amanda Lindhout, Sara Corbett
  39. Hum If You Don't Know the Words, by Bianca Marais
  40. (NEW!) The Huntress, by Kate Quinn
  41. The Illegal, by Lawrence Hill
  42. (NEW!) The Immortalists, by Chloe Benjamin
  43. (NEW!) Inheritance, by Dani Shapiro
  44. (NEW!) The Island of Sea Women, by Lisa See
  45. (NEW!) Lady in the Lake, by Laura Lippman
  46. The Lake House, by Kate Morton
  47. (NEW!) The Library Book, by Susan Orlean
  48. The Light Between Oceans, by M.L. Stedman
  49. Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng
  50. Live By Night, by Dennis Lehane
  51. The Lost Diaries of Susanna Moodie, by Cecily Ross
  52. (NEW!) Lost Roses, by Martha Hall Kelly
  53. Love and Ruin, by Paula McLain
  54. (NEW!) The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto, by Mitch Albom
  55. A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman
  56. Marriage of a Thousand Lies, by S.J. Sindu
  57. The Massey Murder, by Charlotte Gray
  58. The Mountain Between us, by Charles Martin
  59. My Sister Rosa, by Justine Larbalestier
  60. The Nest, by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
  61. The Never-Ending Present, by Michael Barclay
  62. The Nightingale, by Kristin Hannah
  63. (NEW!) Normal People, by Sally Rooney
  64. (NEW!) Northanger Abbey, by Jane Austen
  65. (NEW!) Once Upon a River, by Diane Setterfield
  66. One Perfect Lie, by Lisa Scottoline
  67. Only Child, by Rhiannon Navin
  68. (NEW!) The Only Woman in the Room, by Marie Benedict
  69. The Orphan's Tale, by Pam Jenoff
  70. The Readymade Thief, by Augustus Rose
  71. The Rosie Project, by Graeme Simsion
  72. (NEW!) Run Away, by Harlan Coben
  73. (NEW!) Seven Fallen Feathers, by Tanya Talaga
  74. Shark Drunk, by Morten Strøksnes
  75. Small Great Things, by Jodi Picoult
  76. The Snowden Files, by Luke Harding
  77. Somewhere in France, by Jennifer Robson
  78. Son of a Trickster, by Eden Robinson
  79. The Space Barons, by Christian Davenport
  80. A Spark of Light, by Jodi Picoult
  81. The Stars are Fire, by Anita Shreve
  82. Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel
  83. Still Life, by Louise Penny
  84. Stranger, by David Bergen
  85. Tell Me Everything You Don't Remember, by Christine Hyung-Oak Lee
  86. (NEW!) The Testaments, by Margaret Atwood
  87. This Accident of Being Lost, by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
  88. Two by Two , by Nicholas Sparks
  89. (NEW!) Vinyl Café Turns the Page, by Stuart McLean
  90. Warlight, by Michael Ondaatje
  91. (NEW!) Washington Black, by Esi Edugyan
  92. When Breath Becomes Air, by Paul Kalanithi
  93. (NEW!) Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens
  94. Where the Light Falls, by Allison Pataki, Owen Pataki
  95. The Widow, by Fiona Barton
  96. The Witches of New York, by Ami McKay
  97. The Woman in Cabin 10, by Ruth Ware
  98. The Wonder, by Emma Donoghue
  99. (NEW!) The Woo Woo, by Lindsay Wong
  100. The Worrier's Guide to the End of the World, by Torre Deroche