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

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Adult Fiction

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

 

Something GoodSomething Good

Vanessa Miller
 
When three women find their lives inextricably linked after one terrible mistake, they must work together to make the most of their futures and the challenges before them.
 
Subjects: Women, Religious life, Traffic accident victims
Page count: 336
 
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Animal Farm

George Orwell

A satire on totalitarianism in which farm animals overthrow their human owner and set up their own government.

Subjects: Totalitarianism, Domestic animals, Allegories
Page count: 141
 
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Adult Non-fiction

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

 

The Road Back To You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-discoveryThe Road Back To You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-discovery

Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile

A comprehensive way of accessing Enneagram wisdom and exploring its connections with Christian spirituality for a deeper knowledge of ourselves, compassion for others, and love for God.

Subjects: Personality, Typology, Christianity
Page count: 238

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Slouching Towards BethlehemSlouching Towards Bethlehem

Joan Didion

Focuses on such subjects as John Wayne and Howard Hughes, growing up a girl in California, ruminating on the nature of good and evil in a Death Valley motel room, and, especially, the essence of San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury, the heart of the counterculture.

Subjects: California, Hippies, Essays
Page count: 238

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YA Books

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

 

The Princess DiariesThe Princess Diaries

Meg Cabot

Fourteen-year-old Mia, who is trying to lead a normal life as a teenage girl in New York City, is shocked to learn that her father is the Prince of Genovia, a small European principality, and that she is a princess and the heir to the throne.

Subjects: Princesses, Fathers and daughters, Identity
Page count: 228

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PridePride

Ibi Zoboi

Zuri Benitez has pride. Brooklyn pride, family pride, and pride in her Afro-Latino roots. But pride might not be enough to save her rapidly gentrifying neighborhood from becoming unrecognizable.

Subjects: Racially mixed people, Sisters, Pride and vanity
Page Count: 289

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Children Books

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

 

Judy Moody and the Not Bummer SummerJudy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer

Megan McDonald

Judy’s big plans for the summer seem ruined when two of her best friends go away, and then her parents leave her and Stink with Aunt Opal, but a new “thrill-a-delic” plan has her racing toward fun.

Page count: 208
Lexile: 440
AR: 3

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Scaredy Squirrel at the BeachScaredy Squirrel at the Beach

Mélanie Watt

Scaredy Squirrel doesn’t like crowds so he doesn’t go to the beach. However, something is missing so he goes to the real beach and retrieve it.

Page count: 32
Lexile: 580
AR: 3.6

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's StoneHarry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

J.K. Rowling

Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Wizards and Witches.

Page count: 309
Lexile: 880
AR: 5.5

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