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The Fault in Our Stars
by John Green
The Fault In Our Stars by John Green, a modern YA classic and a very good movie, is certainly worth a re-read and a re-view. Often touted as the “Love Story” of its generation, it is the tale of a young and very smart couple in love, who also both happen to have cancer. Rachel says that even though it is a sad tale, its directness and honesty radiate with hope of the real, not fantastical kind.
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared
by Jonas Jonasson
If you are looking for a light and comical read this is the book for you! This quirky novel follows the 100-year- old Allan Karlsson’s hilarious and entirely unexpected journey. This book also touches on some of the most important events of the 20th century. This story is in the top favorites of people all ages and is one of Sadi’s all time favorite reads!
by Marc-Uwe Kling
This international best-seller imagines a country where a universal ranking system determines its citizens’ statuses, careers and romantic partners and a machine scrapper becomes the unwitting leader of a band of misfit robots. Hannah found it to be a fun, easy read filled with dry humour and deemed it to be superlatively outstanding!
by Maureen Callahan
American Predator was Goodreads reader’s pick of 2019. This true crime tale follows the search for Israel Keyes, one of the most ambitious and terrifying serial killers in modern history, and unfolds in an extraordinary way with fast-paced writing and a cinematic cast of characters. Rachel thinks fans of this genre will appreciate the sources used as well.
The Yellow House
by Sarah M. Broom
The Yellow House tells the story of one family’s life in the 13th Ward of New Orleans and their slowly deteriorating home through the story of a mother’s struggle against a house’s gradual decline, and that of a prodigal daughter who left home only to reckon with the pull that home exerts, even after the Yellow House was wiped off the map after Hurricane Katrina. The New York Public Library says this memoir with its strong sense of place is well worth reading .
Frankissstein: a love story
by Jeanette Winterson
Frankissstein relates two mirrored stories. One begins in 1816 when teenage Mary Shelley was inspired to write her novel about a young scientist, Victor Frankenstein, who creates an intelligent if ill-favored creature in a mad experiment.
The second story, set in the time of Brexit, is about Ry Shelley, a trans doctor who falls in love with a Botoxed, TED-talking professor named Victor Stein, an expert in artificial intelligence who is conducting some underground experiments of his own.
Laurie thoroughly enjoyed this humorous look at A.I. in this time of uncertainty and found it to be funny and boldly written, Jeanette Winterson shows us how much closer we are to that future than we realize.
by Lily King
Writers & Lovers presents a portrait of an artist as a young woman. Casey Peabody, an aspiring writer, blindsided by her mother’s sudden death, and wrecked by a recent love affair, finds herself fighting to fulfill her creative ambitions and balance the conflicting demands of art and life as she negotiates the end of one phase of life and the beginning of another. Rae Ann liked depiction of the warm and witty Casey and her dedication to her dream.
by Philip Roth
NYPL’s book of the day is an alternative history that reimagines an America where isolationist policies allow antisemitism to run rampant during World War II after Charles A. Lindbergh, heroic aviator and rabid isolationist, is elected President.
by Robert Jordan
All the great elements of the fantasy genre come together in The Eye of the World, the first book in The Wheel of Time series. A band of youths from a small town at the very edge of the map are drawn into old legends; monsters and heroes, long lost treasures, good vs. evil … Hannah promises you won’t be able to put it down!
The library now has a number of book club sets with 8-10 copies per set just for our book clubs. Sets can be reserved via our new Kitkeeper system by clicking this link. We encourage you to try out our new system and manage your book club requests directly. These sets are lent as a kit, so one member of your book club can reserve a kit, pick up the entire kit from the library, distribute it to the members of your book club during your meeting, and pick them all up at the following meeting before returning the set to the library. You can also pick up tracking sheets to help you keep track of who borrowed which copy.
What is a Book Club in a Bag?
A Book Club in a Bag is a kit of multiple copies (8 to 10) of one title for use by book clubs and book discussion groups.
Who Can Borrow a Book Club in a Bag?
Book Club in a Bag can be borrowed by any book club. Members of the club with a valid Perth Union Library card can check out a kit for distribution to club members. The person who reserves the kit must pick up the kit from the library, and it is signed out to you for six weeks. The person who borrows the kit is responsible for returning the complete kit. We recommend distributing and picking up kit books to return to the library at your regular book club meetings!
Where can Book Club Kits be picked up?
Kits can be picked up at the Perth Union Library at 30 Herriott St, Perth ON.
Where can Book Club kits be returned?
Kits should be returned to the library after the meeting.
Who is responsible for returning Book Club kits?
The person who borrows the kit for a Book Club is responsible for returning the complete kit.
How long can book clubs keep a Book Club in a Bag?
Book Club kits can be borrowed for six weeks.
Can Book Club Kits be renewed? Are there fines?
No. Book Club kits cannot be renewed. Overdue fines for Book Club kits are $1 per day. It is important to return all books in a Book Club kit on time as other book clubs may have reserved the kit.