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 Chat, 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 on our events calendar for any future openings.


Adult Fiction

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

 

The Last Mrs. ParrishThe Last Mrs. Parrish

Liv Constantine

Amber Patterson is fed up. She’s tired of being a nobody: a plain, invisible woman who blends into the background. She deserves more—a life of money and power like the one blond-haired, blue-eyed goddess Daphne Parrish takes for granted.

Subjects: Single women, Manipulative behavior, Swindlers and swindling
Page count: 416
 
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The PoetThe Poet

Michael Connelly

Death is reporter Jack McEvoy’s beat: his calling, his obsession. But this time, death brings McEvoy the story he never wanted to write—and the mystery he desperately needs to solve.

Subjects: Serial murders, Police murders, Journalists

Page count: 448

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Adult Non-fiction

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Slow Noodles: A Cambodian Memoir of Love, Loss, and Family RecipesSlow Noodles: A Cambodian Memoir of Love, Loss, and Family Recipes

Chantha Nguon

Chantha Nguon recounts her life as a Cambodia refugee who lost everything and everyone—everything but the tastes and aromas of the foods her mother made before the dictator Pol Pot tore her country apart

Subjects: Political refugees, Women refugees, Cambodia Cooking
Page count: 294

Find this book on CountyCat. Find the reading guide here.

 

 

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good AncestorMe and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor

Layla Saad

When Layla Saad began an Instagram challenge called #meandwhitesupremacy, she never predicted it would become a cultural movement. She encouraged people to own up and share their racist behaviors, big and small. She was looking for truth, and she got it.

Subjects: Privilege, White people, Racism
Page count: 238

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YA Books

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

 

We'll Always Have SummerWe’ll Always Have Summer

Jenny Han

The summer after her first year of college, Isobel “Belly” Conklin is faced with a choice between Jeremiah and Conrad Fisher, brothers she has always loved, when Jeremiah proposes marriage and Conrad confesses that he still loves her.

Subjects: Brothers, Interpersonal relations, Beaches
Page count: 291

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The Witch of Blackbird PondThe Witch of Blackbird Pond

Elizabeth George Speare

A young woman brought up in Barbados comes to live with her uncle in Connecticut and finds their Puritan way of life difficult after her unconventional upbringing.

Subjects: Witches, Historical fiction, Classics
Page Count: 272

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Children Books

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

 

Big Rig

Jamie Swenson

Frankie, a semi-truck, invites the reader to join him on a job, introducing the work, mechanics, and terminology of trucking along the way.

Page count: 32

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Look out for the Fitzgerald-TroutsLook out for the Fitzgerald-Trouts

Esta Spalding

The Fitzgerald-Trouts are four barely related siblings living together in a small car on a lush tropical island, but when they begin to outgrow their small vehicle, they must band together to find a new home.

Page count: 245
Lexile: 890
AR/ATOS: 5.6

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The GetawayDiary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway

Jeff Kinney

Greg Heffley and his family escape to a tropical island resort for some much-needed rest and relaxation, but sun poisoning, stomach troubles, and venomous creatures all threaten their vacation.

Page count: 224
Lexile: 920
AR/ATOS: 5.4

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