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Book Club in a Bag

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. 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. Circe, by Madeline Miller
  15. The Clay Girl, by Heather Tucker
  16. The Clockmaker's Daughter, by Kate Morton
  17. The Color of Our Sky, by Amita Trasi
  18. A Different Kind of Daughter, by Maria Toorpakai
  19. The Donnellys, by James Reaney
  20. Educated, by Tara Westover
  21. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman
  22. Every Note Played, by Lisa Genova
  23. Faithful, by Alice Hoffman
  24. Fifth Business, by Robertson Davies
  25. Fire in the Stars, by Barbara Fradkin
  26. First Comes Love, by Emily Giffin
  27. The Flight Attendant, by Chris Bohjalian
  28. Forgiveness, by Mark Sakamoto
  29. The Friend, by Sigrid Nunez
  30. A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles
  31. The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins
  32. The Girls, by Emma Cline
  33. The Gown, by Jennifer Robson
  34. The Great Alone, by Kristin Hannah
  35. Half-Blood Blues, by Esi Edugyan
  36. The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood
  37. The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas
  38. Heartland, by Sarah Smarsh
  39. Hidden Valley Road, by Robert Kolker
  40. The High Mountains of Portugal, by Yann Martel
  41. A House in the Sky, by Amanda Lindhout, Sara Corbett
  42. Hum If You Don't Know the Words, by Bianca Marais
  43. The Huntress, by Kate Quinn
  44. Indians on Vacation, by Thomas King
  45. The Illegal, by Lawrence Hill
  46. The Immortalists, by Chloe Benjamin
  47. Inheritance, by Dani Shapiro
  48. The Island of Sea Women, by Lisa See
  49. Lady in the Lake, by Laura Lippman
  50. The Lake House, by Kate Morton
  51. The Library Book, by Susan Orlean
  52. The Light Between Oceans, by M.L. Stedman
  53. Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng
  54. Live By Night, by Dennis Lehane
  55. The Lost Diaries of Susanna Moodie, by Cecily Ross
  56. Lost Roses, by Martha Hall Kelly
  57. Love and Ruin, by Paula McLain
  58. The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto, by Mitch Albom
  59. A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman
  60. Marriage of a Thousand Lies, by S.J. Sindu
  61. The Massey Murder, by Charlotte Gray
  62. The Mountain Between us, by Charles Martin
  63. My Sister Rosa, by Justine Larbalestier
  64. The Nest, by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
  65. The Never-Ending Present, by Michael Barclay
  66. The Nightingale, by Kristin Hannah
  67. Normal People, by Sally Rooney
  68. Northanger Abbey, by Jane Austen
  69. Once Upon a River, by Diane Setterfield
  70. One Perfect Lie, by Lisa Scottoline
  71. Only Child, by Rhiannon Navin
  72. The Only Woman in the Room, by Marie Benedict
  73. The Orphan's Tale, by Pam Jenoff
  74. The Pull of the Stars, by Emma Donoghue
  75. The Readymade Thief, by Augustus Rose
  76. The Rosie Project, by Graeme Simsion
  77. Run Away, by Harlan Coben
  78. Seven Fallen Feathers, by Tanya Talaga
  79. Shark Drunk, by Morten Strøksnes
  80. Small Great Things, by Jodi Picoult
  81. The Snowden Files, by Luke Harding
  82. Somewhere in France, by Jennifer Robson
  83. Son of a Trickster, by Eden Robinson
  84. Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires, by Grady Hendrix
  85. The Space Barons, by Christian Davenport
  86. A Spark of Light, by Jodi Picoult
  87. The Stars are Fire, by Anita Shreve
  88. Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel
  89. Still Life, by Louise Penny
  90. Stranger, by David Bergen
  91. Tell Me Everything You Don't Remember, by Christine Hyung-Oak Lee
  92. The Testaments, by Margaret Atwood
  93. This Accident of Being Lost, by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
  94. Two by Two , by Nicholas Sparks
  95. Vinyl Café Turns the Page, by Stuart McLean
  96. Warlight, by Michael Ondaatje
  97. Washington Black, by Esi Edugyan
  98. When Breath Becomes Air, by Paul Kalanithi
  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
  106. The Worrier's Guide to the End of the World, by Torre Deroche