New book club kit titles for 2018

14 Feb New book club kit titles for 2018

Did you know the Library has 23 different book club kits you can check out for your book club to read? In each kit, you’ll find 10 copies of a book, a book sign-out sheet, discussion guide, and the author’s biography.

Take a look at these kits in our catalog by clicking on the cover!

                                                     

Author Gail Lukasik spoke about her newest book, White Like Her: my Family’s Story of Race and Racial Passing, at the Community Author Luncheon in November. Members of the community who attended the luncheon were given a survey and were asked to help pick out a few titles for 2018. Well, you voted and we listened! Here are the new book club kits we’re adding:

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

Assigned to review an exclusive North Sea luxury cruise, travel journalist Lo Blacklock witnesses a woman being thrown overboard and is baffled when all passengers remain unruffled and accounted for, a nightmare that unravels as Lo struggles to convince everyone that what she saw was real.

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

A curmudgeon hides a terrible personal loss beneath a cranky and short-tempered exterior while clashing with new neighbors, a boisterous family whose chattiness and habits lead to unexpected friendship.

No One is Coming to Save Us by Stephanie Powell Watts

A tale inspired by “The Great Gatsby” is set in the contemporary South and follows the difficulties endured by an extended black family with colliding visions of the American dream.

The Radium Girls by Kate Moore

A full-length account of the struggles of hundreds of women who were exposed to dangerous levels of radium while working factory jobs during World War I describes how they were mislead by their employers and became embroiled in a groundbreaking battle for workers’ rights.

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

An account of the previously unheralded but pivotal contributions of NASA’s African-American women mathematicians to America’s space program describes how they were segregated from their white counterparts by Jim Crow laws in spite of their groundbreaking successes.

 

Stay tuned for updates on the new kits! We’ll post another blog article when they’re ready for check out.