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How Book Club Kits Work

Kits contain 10 copies of one title and a discussion guide, unless otherwise noted. Kits can be found in the library catalog. When you request to place a hold, you will be prompted to contact the New Bern Library Reference Desk  at (252) 638-7807. Kits are signed out from the Reference Desk by a single person with an active Craven-Pamlico library card. Kits are returned by a single person and may not be returned without all 10 books. Checkout period is 6 weeks. A late fee of $1.00 is charged per day for overdue books. The replacement fine for each lost or damaged book is $15.00; and replacement of an entire kit is $150. Many of the titles may be available in large print, audio format, or as a movie. Search our library catalog to request a title in a different format.

Available Book Club Kits

The Affair  - Gill Paul

Air You Breathe - Frances de Pontes Peebles

The Alchemist - Paulo Coehlo

All That She Carried - Tiya Miles

All the Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr

The Almost Sisters - Joshilyn Jackson

Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons - Lorna Landvik

At Home In Mitford - Jan Karon

Back When We Were Grownups - Anne Tyler

The Barbizon: the Hotel That Set Women Free - Paulina Bren

Bel Canto - Ann Patchett

A Bend in the Road - Nicholas Sparks

Best Friends Forever - Jennifer Weiner

The Bishops Wife - Mette Ivie Harrison

The Bluest Eye - Toni Morrison

The Book Thief - Markus Zusak

Book Woman of Troublesome Creek - Kim Michele Richardson

Cold Mountain - Charles Frazier

Cornerstones of the Carolina - Marilyn Stern

Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime - Mark Haddon

Daisy Jones and the Six - Taylor Jenkins Reid

Deacon King Kong - James McBride

Defending Jacob - William Landay

The Devil in the White City - Erik Larson

The Dragon Lady - Louisa Treger

Dry - Neal Shusterman

Eat Pray Love - Elizabeth Gilbert

Extra Virgin - Annie Hawes

Fast Food Nation - Eric Schlosser

Florence Adler Swims Forever - Rachel Beanland

Friday Night Knitting Club - Kate Jacobs

GaGa - Leslie Tall Manning

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson

Glass Castle - Jeannette Walls

The Glass Hotel - Emily St. John Mandel

Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn

The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald

Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Shaffer

Heartland - Sarah Smarsch

The Help - Kathryn Stockett

The Hideaway - Lauren Denton

History of Love - Nicole Krauss

Home Front - Kristin Hannah

Hotel on Corner of Bitter and Sweet - Jamie Ford

House of Sand and Fog - Andre Dubus

Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Rebecca Skloot

In the Heart of the Sea - Nathaniel Philbrick

Invisible Imprints - Mary D’Agostino

Jade Dragon Mountain - Elsa Hart

Kabul Beauty School - Deborah Rodriguez

The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini

Klara & the Sun - Kazuo Ishiguro

Lab Girl - Hope Jahren

Last Bus to Wisdom - Ivan Doig

The Last Thing He Ever Told Me - Laura Dave

A Lesson Before Dying - Ernest J. Gaines

The Library Book - Susan Orlean

Life of Pi - Yann Martel

Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake - Anna Quindlen

Love in the Time of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The Maid - Nita Prose

A Man Called Ove - Fredrik Backman

March - Geraldine Brooks

Memorial Drive - Natasha Trethewey

Memory - Keeper’s Daughter - Kim Edwards

Miss Dreamsville & Collier Co. Women’s Lit. Society - Amy Hill Hearth

Monogamy - Sue Miller

My Beloved World - Sonia Sotomayor

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry - Fredrik Backman

My Sisters Keeper - Jodi Picoult

Nefertiti - Michelle Moran

Night Road - Kristin Hannah

The Night Watchman - Louise Erdrich

The Notebook - Nicholas Sparks

October Sky - Homer Hickman, Jr.

Oh William! - Elizabeth Strout

Old In Art School - Nell Irvin Painter

Olive Kitteridge - Elizabeth Strout

On Writing - Stephen King

Orchid Thief - Susan Orlean

Orphan Train - Christina Baker Kline

The Paragon Hotel - Lyndsay Faye

The Paris Apartment - Lucy Foley

The Paris Orphan - Natasha Lester

The Passenger - Lisa Lutz

The Pilot’s Wife - Anita Shreve

Plain Truth - Jodi Picoult

Prodigal Summer - Barbara Kingsolver

Razorblade Tears - S.A. Crosby

Reading Lolita in Tehran - Adar Nafisi

The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro

The Rose Code - Kate Quinn

Same Beach, Next Year - Dorothea Benton Frank

Sarah’s Key - Tatianna de Rosnay

The Secret Life of Bees - Sue Monk Kidd

Secret of Jenny’s Portrait - Kim Teague

The Secrets We Kept - Lara Prescott

Seven Days In June - Tia Williams

Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo - Taylor Jenkins Reid

The Shack - William Young

Silver Bay - Jo Jo Moyes

Snow Falling on Cedars - David Guterson

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan - Lisa See

The Speckled Beauty - Rick Bragg

The Stationery Shop - Marjan Kamali

Stone Angel - Margaret Laurence

The Storied Life of AJ Fikry - Gabrielle Zevin

The Story of More - Hope Jahren

The Stranger - Albert Camus

Stranger in the House - Shari Lapena

Sunday’s Child - Tom Lewis

Surfacing - Margaret Atwood

The Survivors - Jane Harper

The Tattooist of Auschwitz - Heather Morris

Three Cups of Tea - Greg Mortenson

Time Traveler’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger

To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

Velvet Was the Night - Silvia Moreno - Garcia

The Violin Conspiracy - Brendan Slocumb

Walking Across Egypt - Clyde Edgerton

Water for Elephants - Sara Gruen

The Water Knife - Paolo Bacigalupi

The Weight of Water - Anita Shreve

Where the Crawdads Sing - Delia Owens

White Teeth - Zadie Smith

Wild Swans - Jung Chang

The Woman They Could Not Silence - Kate Moore

Wonder of All Things - Jason Mott

The World That We Knew - Alice Hoffman

World’s Strongest Librarian - Josh Hanagarne

Zookeeper’s Wife - Diane Ackerman