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Do you need some reading ideas for your book club? Want to start a book club but don’t know what to read?

We’ve got you covered! NCW Libraries has more than 300 book club kits available for checkout to reading groups. 

Each kit has 12 copies of the same book that are checked out by one person and shared with members of their reading group. Each kit may be checked out for up to six weeks and also include a set of discussion questions.

Learn more about our Book Club Kits here.

Here are some suggestions from our Collections Team for summer reading:

Daisy Jones book coverDaisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

A novel about the whirlwind rise of an iconic 1970s rock group and their lead singer, revealing the mystery behind their infamous breakup. Named one of the best books of the year by NPR and now in development as an original streaming series.

Henna Artist book coverThe Henna Artist by Alka Joshi

Escaping from an abusive marriage, 17-year-old Lakshmi makes her way alone to the vibrant 1950s city of Jaipur, where she becomes the most highly requested henna artist to the wealthy women of the upper class. Book 1 of the Jaipur Trilogy.


Travelers book coverThe Travelers by Regina Porter

This debut novel that follows two interconnected American families is both an intimate family portrait and a sweeping exploration of what it means to be American. finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel.

Nothing To See book coverNothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson

A moving and funny novel about a woman who finds meaning in her life when she begins to care for two children with the remarkable ability to spontaneously combust when they get agitated. Named a Best Book of the Year by The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post, People, Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, Time magazine, and more.

Where the Dead book coverWhere the Dead Sit Talking by Brandon Hobson

With his mother in jail, Sequoyah, a 15-year-old Cherokee boy, is placed in foster care and meeting Rosemary, a troubled artist who lives with the family. As the two bond over their shared Native American background and tumultuous paths through the foster care system, the precariousness of their lives and the scars of their pasts threaten to undo them both. A National Book Aware Fiction finalist.

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