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Reserve for your book group or ask your friends, family, and coworkers if they will all read the same book with you and then talk about it as you read together.

Looking for a reading guide for your book group selection?

Try one of these sites:


The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian
by Sherman Alexie
Atonement by Ian McEwan
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
Border Songs by Jim Lynch
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Hearts of Horses by Molly Gloss
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
In the Presence of the Enemy by Elizabeth George
NEW! Lean on Pete by Willy Vlautin
Little Bee by Chris Cleave
The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister
A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
While We're Far Apart by Lynn Austin

NEW! The Big Burn by Timothy Egan
The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby
Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight: an African childhood by Alexandra Fuller 
Garlic and Sapphires: the secret life of a critic in disguise by Ruth Reichl
The Girls from Ames by Jeffrey Zaslow
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
In the Sanctuary of Outcasts by Neil White
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: a memoir by Bill Bryson
The Places In Between by Rory Stewart
Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore
Strength in What Remains by Tracy Kidder
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
Warriors Don’t Cry: a searing memoir of the battle to integrate Little Rock’s Central High by Melba Pattilo Beals

About the kits:

  • Kits include ten books.
  • Kits check out for six weeks.
  • Kits are available to reserve, but we cannot guarantee their availability for specific dates.
  • One person in the group is responsible for the kits full return.
  • Return kits in person at any Whatcom County library.

Bellingham Public Library (BPL) also provides book kits; however, BPL kits must be picked up and returned to the Bellingham Library.