To start the year off we have added popular new titles to our Book Club Kits collection!
If you need some reading ideas for your book club, or want to start a book club but know how what to read, we’ve got you covered! NCW Libraries offers 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 to one person and shared with members of their group. The kits can be check out for up to six weeks and also include discussion questions.
Learn more about book club kits here.
Here are some of the latest young adult additions to our collection:
(See newly added adult fiction and nonfiction sets HERE)
Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys
Under the oppressive dictatorship of General Franco, Spain is hiding a dark secret. Storyteller Ruta Sepetys shines light into one of history’s darkest corners in his heartwrenching novel about identity, love, repercussions of war, and the hidden violence of struggles in Spain.
The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline
In a futuristic world ravaged by global warming, people have lost the ability to dream, and the dreamlessness has led to widespread madness. The only people still able to dream are North America’s Indigenous people, and their marrow holds the cure for the rest of the world.
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
Told in short, staccato narrative verse, this National Book Award finalist is a fast and brilliant look at teenage gun violence. Will takes his dead brother’s gun and gets in the elevator on the 7th floor. As the elevator stops on each floor, someone connected to his brother gets on. And each one has something to share with Will.
In the Wild Light by Jeff Zentner
A coming of age novel about two best friends whose relationship is tested when they get the opportunity to leave their impoverished small town for an elite prep school. Named one of the best books of the year by The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and more.
Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo
An award-winning coming of age queer romance novel about a 17-year-old Chinese-American girl in 1950s San Francisco discovering her sexuality, finding first love, and navigating her place in the world of Chinatown and beyond.
Rural Voices by Nora Shalaway Carpenter
Told through short stories, poetry, graphic short stories and personal essays, 15 authors from diverse ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientation, geographic location, and socioeconomic status explore the challenges, beauty, and nuances of growing up in rural America. Winner of numerous awards and honors, including NPR’s Best Book of the Year.