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

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Adult Fiction

Adult Nonfiction

YA Books

Children Books

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

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Adult Fiction

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

 

Secret Daughter

Shilpi Somaya Gowda
 
Interweaves the stories of a baby girl in India, the American doctor who adopted her, and the Indian mother who gave her up in favor of a son, as two families—one in India, the other in the United States—are changed by the child that connects them.
 
Subjects: Mothers, Adopted children, Family
Page count: 346
 
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Here and Now and Then

Mike Chen

Stranded for eighteen years since the 1990s, time-traveling agent Kin Stewart, suffering from memory loss, has started a new life, but when rescuers from the year 2142 finally arrive, he must choose between his current family and the one he left behind in the future.

Subjects: Time travel, Families, Domestic fiction
Page count: 326
 
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Adult Nonfiction

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The Missing Pages: The Modern Life of a Medieval Manuscript, from Genocide to Justice

Heghnar Zeitlian Watenpaugh

The biography of a manuscript that is at once art, sacred object, and cultural heritage. Its tale mirrors the story of its scattered community as Armenians have struggled to redefine themselves after genocide and in the absence of a homeland.

Subjects: Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval manuscripts, Art thefts
Page count: 436

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The Rise of Wolf 8: Witnessing the Triumph of Yellowstone’s Underdog

Rick McIntyre

Yellowstone National Park was once home to an abundance of wild wolves—but park rangers killed the last of their kind in the 1920s. Decades later, the rangers brought them back. This is the incredible true story of one of those wolves.

Subjects: Wolves, Reintroduction, Yellowstone National Park
Page count: 304

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YA Books

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Renegades

Marissa Meyer

The Renegades are human, but with extraordinary abilities. They emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone…except the villains they once overthrew. 

Subjects: Adventure stories, Heroes, Villains
Page count: 556

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Annie on My Mind

Nancy Garden

Liza tries to put aside her feelings for Annie after the disaster at Foster Academy, but eventually she allows love to triumph over the ignorance of others.

Subjects: Lesbian teenagers, First loves, Homophobia
Page Count: 263

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Children Books

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The Great Eggscape

Jory John

The Good Egg and his pals escape their carton and drop into the store for a morning of fun.

Page count: 32
Lexile: 520
AR: 2.2

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Pax

Sara Pennypacker

After being forced to give up his pet fox Pax, a young boy named Peter decides to leave home and get his best friend back.

Page count: 288
Lexile: 760
AR: 5.3

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Bridge To Terabithia

Katherine Paterson

Ten-year-old Jesse Aarons, who has lived all his life on a farm in Virginia, becomes friends with Leslie Burke, a “city girl” who has moved into a farmhouse down the road and opens doors to culture and imaginative play. But then tragedy strikes.

Page count: 208
Lexile: 810
AR: 4.6

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