Adult Book Club Books

A group of reading enthusiasts meet monthly to choose, read, and discuss books. Please ask one of our staff and we will be happy to help you!

Book Club Set Instructions 2016

Book Club Set reservation live document

FAQ

Book Club Kits at our Library

Sponsored by the following Federations:  Island Link Federation, North Coast Federation, North East Library Federation, Kootenay Library Federation, North Central Federation.

Note: We only carry ten copies of each book, which are split into two sets of five.

  • Adult onset – Ann-Marie Macdonald
  • All the birds in the sky – Charlie Jane Anders
  • All the light we cannot see – Anthony Doerr
  • Are we smart enough to know how smart animals are? – Frans De Waal
  • At the Existentialist Cafe – Sarah Bakewell
  • At the water’s edge – Sara Gruen
  • The bear -Claire Cameron
  • Be frank with me – Julia Claiborne Johnson
  • Best kind of people – Zoe Whitall
  • Between the world and me – Ta Nehisi-Coates
  • Birdie – Tracey Lindberg
  • The bookseller – Cynthia Swanson
  • Book of speculation – Erika Swyler
  • The Book that maters most – Ann Hood
  • Born on a Tuesday – Elnathan John
  • Boston girl – Anita Diamanthe buried giant – Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Brief history of seven killings – Marlon James
  • Brown – Kamal Al-Solaye
  • The buried giant – Anita Diamant
  • The children act – Ian McEwan
  • The children’s crusade – Ann Packer
  • Circling the sun – Paula McLain.
  • Come away with me – Karma Brown
  • Commonweatlh – Ann Patchett
  • Daredevils – Shawn Vestal
  • Dead wake -Erik Larson
  • Do not say we have nothing – Madeleine Thien
  • Dragon springs – Janie Chang
  • The evening chorus – Helen Humphreys
  • Every Anxious Wave – No Daviau
  • Everybody’s son – Thrity Umrigar
  • Everyone brave is forgiven -Chris Cleave
  • Everything, everything – Nicola Yoon
  • Exit west – Mohsin Hamid
  • Fates and Furies – Lauren Groff
  • Fifteen Dogs – Andre Alexis
  • The first bad man – Miranda July
  • Fishermen – Chigozie
  • Furiously happy – Jenny Lawson
  • Gentlemen in Moscow – Amor Towles
  • Georgia – Dawn Tripp
  • Girl in the red coat – Kate Hamer
  • The girl in the spider’s web – David Lagercrantz
  • The girl on the train – Paula Hawkins
  • Girl who saved the king of Sweden
  • Good Country – Laleh Khadivi
  • Go set a watchman – Harper Lee
  • Great falls – Steve Watkins
  • Grunt – Mary Roach
  • H is for hawk – Helen MacDonald
  • High Mountains of Portugal – Yann Martel
  • His whole life – Elizabeth Hay
  • Homegoing – Yaa Gyasi
  • Hope more powerful than the sea – Melissa Fleming
  • Hourglass factory – Lucy Ribchester
  • Hystopia – David Means
  • Illegal – Lawrence Hill
  • Inside the O’Briens – Lisa Genova
  • Into the water – Paula Hawkins
  • I see you – Clare MacKintosh
  • It was me all along – Andie Mitchell
  • I who did not die – Zahed Haftlang
  • Killers of the flower – David Grann
  • Last days of Cafe Leila – Donia Bijan
  • Life & death of Sophie Stark – Anna North
  • Lion – Saroo Brierley
  • Little old lady who broke all the rules – Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg
  • Lost and found – Brooke Davis
  • The lost city of the monkey god –  Douglas Preston
  • Lovecraft country – Matt Ruff
  • Luminaries – Eleanor Catton
  • Marriage of opposites – Alice Hoffman
  • Miniaturist – Jessica Burton
  • Miss Burma – Charmaine Craig
  • Moonglow – Michael Chabon
  • Mother’s Reckoning – Sue Klebold
  • Mountain story – Lori Lansens
  • My name is Lucy Barton – Elizabeth Strout
  • Nest – Cynthia Sweeney
  • News of the world – Paulette Jiles
  • The nightingale – Kristin Hannah
  • Orphan’s tale – Pam Jenoff
  • Our souls at night – Kent Haruf
  • Pacific – Simon Winchester
  • Piece of the world – Christina Baker Kline
  • Purity – Jonathan Franzen
  • Readers of broken wheel recommend – Katarina Bivald
  • Right to be cold  –  Sheila Watt-Cloutier
  • A Rock fell on the moon – Alicia Priest
  • Secrets of Midwives – Sally Hepworth
  • Sellout – Paul Beatty
  • Sound of gravel – Ruth Wariner
  • Station Eleven  – Emily St. John Mandel
  • Stolen child – Lisa Carey
  • Stranger in the woods – Michael Finkel
  • Swing time – Zadie Smith
  • Sympathizer – Viet Thanh Nguyen
  • Tea girl of Hummingbird Lane – Lisa See
  • Underground railroad – Colson Whitehead
  • Vegetarian – Han Kang
  • Walkaway – Cory Dotorow
  • The  water knife – Paolo Bacigalup
  • We are all completely beside ourselves – Karen Joy Fowler
  • We are not ourselves –  Matthew Thomas
  • We were the lucky ones – Nadia Hashimi
  • What lies between us – Nayomi Munaweera
  • What was mine – Helen Klein Ross
  • When Breath becomes air – Paul Kalanithi
  • When the moon is low – Nadia Hashimi
  • Widow – Fiona Barton
  • Widow of Wall Street – Randy Susan Meyers
  • Women in the castle – Jessica Shattuck

If you are interested in being a part of our book club, or starting your own, please call us at (250) 783-9414 or e-mail ill.hhpl@pris.ca

Starting Your Own Book Club?

Visit the links below for information on how to get your own book club going:

  • NoveList [library card needed]
    Includes book reviews, read-alikes, author biographies and discussion questions.
  • GoodReadsIncludes reader reviews, trivia, reading lists, etc.  You can choose to sign up and share book lists.
  • BookClubs.caFocuses on Canadian titles and includes reading guides, information about author events, and books in the news.
  • BookTalk.org
    An online book club that anyone can join.
  • Oprah’s Book Club
    Includes recommended book lists, author interviews and more.
  • BookBrowse.com
    Includes reviews, previews, stories behind the books, author interviews, reading guides, and more.
  • Mostly, we eat!
    A long-running book club that includes recommended reads and advice on starting a book club.