DIY Book Club

Discover monthly book recommendations for adults, teens, and children. Scroll down or jump to each section for descriptions, page counts, subject and reading level information, teaching & discussion guides, as well as links to check out titles for use in your own DIY Book Club. You can instantly borrow digital copies through Hoopla

Adult Fiction | Adult Non-fiction | YA Books | Children Books | Past Materials

Have your own book in mind? No problem. We put together a list of general questions that will fit just about any book. Download the general discussion guide.

To host a book club online, sign up to use free video conferencing tools like Zoom, Google Hangouts, or Skype.

In-person Book Clubs

Oak Creek Public Library also hosts two in-person book clubs. Novel Ideas meets on the first Wednesday of each month, September thru May, from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. in the Civic Center. Morning Book Club (AKA ‘Books Bags’) meets on the third Tuesday of each month, September thru May, from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. in the Civic Center. Registration is required for both clubs and is currently closed. Check back here or on our events calendar for future openings.


Adult Fiction

Find monthly adult fiction titles that our librarians recommend for discussion:

 

Delicate ConditionDelicate Condition

Danielle Valentine

“The Push” meets “The Silent Patient” in a gripping thriller that follows a woman convinced a sinister figure is going to great lengths to make sure her pregnancy never happens—while the men in her life refuse to believe a word she says.

Subjects: Actresses, Pregnancy, Motherhood
Page count: 432
 
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The Things We Cannot SayThe Things We Cannot Say

Kelly Rimmer

In 1942, Europe remains in the relentless grip of war. Just beyond the tents of the Russian refugee camp she calls home, a young woman speaks her wedding vows. It’s a decision that will alter her destiny.

Subjects: World War, Family secrets, Grandmothers

Page count: 416

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Adult Non-fiction

Find monthly adult non-fiction titles that our librarians recommend for discussion:

 

Doppelganger: A Trip into the Mirror WorldDoppelganger: A Trip into the Mirror World

Naomi Klein

What if you woke up one morning and found you’d acquired another self—a double who was almost you and yet not you at all? What if that double shared many of your preoccupations but, in a twisted, upside-down way, furthered the very causes you’d devoted your life to fighting against?

Subjects: Misinformation, Social media, Conservatism
Page count: 399

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What and Owl Knows: The New Science of the World's Most Enigmatic BirdsWhat and Owl Knows: The New Science of the World’s Most Enigmatic Birds

Jennifer Ackerman

For centuries, owls have captivated and intrigued us. Their forward gaze and nearly silent flight has cemented the owl as a symbol of wisdom and knowledge, foresight and intuition. But what, really, does an owl know?

Subjects: Owls, History, Biology
Page count: 333

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YA Books

Find monthly teen-friendly titles that our librarians recommend for discussion:

 

Always and Forever, Lara JeanAlways and Forever, Lara Jean

Jenny Han

Lara Jean is having the best senior year a girl could ever hope for. But change is looming on the horizon. And while Lara Jean is having fun and keeping busy helping plan her father’s wedding, she can’t ignore the big life decisions she has to make.

Subjects: Teenage girls, High school seniors, Dating
Page count: 325

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A Court of Wings and RuinA Court of Wings and Ruin

Sarah J. Maas

Feyre will bring vengeance. She has left the Night Court—and her High Lord—and is playing a deadly game of deceit. As mighty armies clash, Feyre will discover she is not the only one hiding something. And as the web of secrets, lies and betrayals is revealed, fighting for the truth may cost Feyre and her court the ultimate price.

Subjects: Feyre, Fairies, Deception
Page Count: 703

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Children Books

Find monthly child-friendly titles that our librarians recommend for discussion:

 

The TryoutThe Tryout

Christina Soontornvat

As one of the only Asian Americans in her school, Christina confronts both well-meaning ignorance and cruel racism.

Page count: 255
Lexile: 4360
AR/ATOS: 3.2

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Judy Moody, Mood MartianJudy Moody, Mood Martian

Megan McDonald

When it is ‘Backward Day,’ Judy must turn her usual sour mood upside down and be happy and nice for a change.

Page count: 208
Lexile: 510
AR/ATOS: 3.6

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Many Colors of Harpreet Singh

Supriya Kelkar

Harpreet Singh has a different color for every mood and occasion. But when Harpreet’s mom finds a new job in a snowy city and they have to move, all he wants is to be invisible.

Page count: 32
Lexile: 530
AR/ATOS: 2.6

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