Books for Book Groups
Books for Book Groups is a collection of book titles chosen by Northville District Library Librarians specifically for book discussion groups, based on professional book reviews, awards lists and readers. advisory resources.
We hope to expand reading choices for Northville area book groups with both popular titles, classics and lesser-known works by award winning authors.
If you belong to a book group, or wish to start one, Books for Book Groups is a great place to start.
. One person from your group may check out one copy or multiple copies for your entire group
. If you need more copies than we own, we can obtain more from neighboring libraries
. You may reserve a title, but you must have a librarian reserve it for you if you want more than one copy. Just give us a call.
. If you need extended loan periods, just ask us!
Book discussion guide websites
Library and Internet resources for book groups
Library and Internet Resources
Library Research Databases
Over 150,000 fiction titles. Author profiles, book discussion guides and more.
- Books and Authors
Thousands of award-winners, bestsellers and librarian favorites.
- Literature Resource Center
Background information on contemporary and classic authors, critiques of novels, and more.
- Jacobson, Rachel. W.
The Reading Group Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Start Your Own Book Club
- McMains, Victoria Golden
The Reader's Choice: 200 Book Club Favorites
- Pearl, Nancy.
Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment and Reason
- Pearl, Nancy.
More Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment and Reason
Books for Book Groups - Titles
List of Titles
|Fiction Arnow||Dollmaker, The||Arnow, Harriette|
|Fiction Barry||The Lace Reader||Barry, Brunonia|
|Fiction Brooks||Year of Wonders||Brooks, Geraldine|
|Fiction Brown||Da Vinci Code||Brown, Dan|
|Fiction Capella||Various Flavors of Coffee||Capella, Anthony|
|Fiction Carey||True History of the Kelly Gang||Carey, Peter|
|Fiction Dai||Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress||Dai, Sijie|
|Fiction DeLillo||Falling Man||DeLillo, Don|
|Fiction Eugenides||Middlesex||Eugenides, Jeffrey|
|Fiction Fowler||Jane Austen Book Club, The||Fowler, Karen Joy|
|Fiction Garcia Marquez||Love in the Time of Cholera||Garcia Marquez, Gabriel|
|Fiction Genova||Still Alice: A Novel||Genova, Lisa|
|Fiction Grande||Across a Hundred Mountains||Grande, Reyna|
|Fiction Gruen||Water for Elephants||Gruen, Sara|
|Fiction Haddon||Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time||Haddon, Mark|
|Fiction Horan||Loving Frank: A Novel||Horan, Nancy|
|Fiction Hosseini||Kite Runner, The||Hosseini, Khaled|
|Fiction Hosseini||A Thousand Splendid Suns||Hosseini, Khaled|
|Fiction Kincaid||Lucy||Kincaid, Jamaica|
|Fiction King||Ha-Ha, The||King, Dave|
|Fiction King||The Beekeeper's Apprentice||King, Laurie R.|
|Fiction Larsson||The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo||Larsson, Stieg|
|Fiction Malladi||A Breath of Fresh Air||Malladi, Amulya|
|Fiction McKinney-Whetsone||Leaving Cecil Street||McKinney-Whetstone, Diane|
|Fiction Nemirovsky||Suite Francaise||Nemirovsky, Irene|
|Fiction Neville||The Eight: A Novel||Neville, Katherine|
|Fiction O'Brien||The Things They Carried: A Work of Fiction||O'Brien, Tim|
|Fiction Piercy||Gone to Soldiers: A Novel||Piercy, Marge|
|Fiction Roth||Plot Against America, The||Roth, Philip|
|Fiction Russell||A Thread of Grace||Russell, Mary Doria|
|Fiction Stockett||The Help||Stockett, Kathryn|
|Fiction Weiner||In Her Shoes||Weiner, Jennifer|
|Fiction Wharton||The Age of Innocence||Wharton, Edith|
|Fiction Wylie||The Disappearance||Wylie, Philip|
|Fiction Zusak||The Book Thief||Zusak, Markus|
|302 G||The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference||Gladwell, Malcolm|
|305.569 E||Nickel and Dimed||Ehrenreich, Barbara|
|305.908 S||Riding the Bus with My Sister||Simon, Rachel|
|332.027 W||In Cheap We Trust: The Story of a Misunderstood American Virtue||Weber, Lauren|
|345.73 B||Arc of Justice||Boyle, Kevin|
|347.732 T||Nine||Toobin, Jeffrey|
|394.109 S||Fast Food Nation||Schlosser, Eric|
|493.109 M||The Linguist and the Emperor: Napoleon and Champollion's Quest to Decipher the Rosetta Stone||Meyerson, Daniel|
|629.283 V||Traffic: Why We Drive The Way We Do (And What It Says About Us)||Vanderbilt, Tom|
|636.752 G||Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World's Worst Dog||Grogran, John|
|636.809 M||Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World||Myron, Vicki|
|741.594 S||Persepolis||Satrapi, Marjane|
|791.109 P||Cork Boat||Pollack, John|
|917.73 S||Travels with Charley||Steinbeck, John|
|918.113 M||The River of Doubt||Millard, Candice|
|940.54 B||Flags of Our Fathers||Bradley, James|
|954.56 M||Holy Cow: An Indian Adventure||MacDonald, Sarah|
|973.709 C||Stealing Lincoln's Body||Craughwell, Thomas|
|978.032 E||The Worst Hard Time||Egan, Timothy|
|Biog Beah||A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier||Beah, Ishmael|
|Biog Frey||A Million Little Pieces||Frey, James|
|Biog Jefferson||The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family||Gordon-Reed, Annette|
|Biog Kimmel||A Girl Named Zippy||Kimmel, Haven|
|Biog King||On Writing||King, Stephen|
|Biog Moehringer||The Tender Bar||Moehringer, J. R.|
|Biog Murray||The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary||Winchester, Simon|
|Biog Nafisi||Reading Lolita in Tehran||Nafisi, Azar|
|Biog O'Faolain||Are You Somebody?||O'Faolain, Nuala|
|Biog Poitier||The Measure of a Man||Poitier, Sidney|
|Biog Prince-Hughes||Songs of the Gorilla Nation||Prince-Hughes, Dawn|
|Biog Rehm||Finding My Voice||Rehm, Diane|
|Biog Ryan||Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio||Ryan, Terry|
|Biog Schwartz||Tuesdays with Morrie||Albom, Mitch|
|Biog Shapiro||Five Men Who Broke My Heart||Shapiro, Susan|
|Mystery Estleman||Frames: A Valentino Mystery||Estleman, Loren D.|
Listen to Books
If you like to listen to books, you now have many choices of how to do that! Come into the library and select a book on CD or tape or playaway to listen to….or… access online audiobooks from your home computer using your Northville District Library card.
PICK UP AT YOUR LIBRARY
Books on CD - We offer a large collection of fiction and non-fiction titles on CD to listen to in your car or at home.
Playaways - Easiest way to listen on the go! Half the size of a deck of cards, playaways are self-contained units with no CD or tape required! Just plug in and listen! Fresh battery included with each unit…you supply the headphones.
LISTEN FROM HOME
Download best selling digital audiobooks to your PC or Mac and transfer them to a compatible portable listening device (link) or even burn to a CD! Take a quick tour to see how it’s done.
• WMA Audiobooks - Can be downloaded and then transferred to a portable device compatible with DRM.
• MP3 Audiobooks - Can be downloaded and then transferred to any MP3 device, including iPods. A list of compatible devices can be found here.
- Audiobooks (WMA or MP3): 14 days
- eBooks: 14 days
Overdrive Media Console: The items you check out are downloaded to your computer using the OverDrive Media Console. You will need to install this on your system. Specifications for PC and Mac are here. The larger audiobook files are broken into parts to make long downloads easier to manage. The Media Console is also used to burn files to a CD or transfer to a portable device.
FOR FAMILIES: In the Library and from Home
TumbleBook Library - Online collection of animated, talking picture books designed to encourage the joy of reading in young children.
TumbleBookCloud - Online collection of read-along titles for elementary, middle school, and high school students plus classics of American and English literature which features adjustable online text and complete audio narration.
Playaways - This is a fun, easy way for kids to listen to books. Choose from our collection of fiction and non-fiction titles found in the Youth area on the main level of the library.
Award Winning Books
- Agatha Award (Mystery)
- Anthony Award (Mystery)
- Man Booker Prize for Fiction
- Caldecott Medal (Children's)
- Carnegie Award (Children's)
- Canadian Library Assn Book Awards for Children & Young Adults
- Coretta Scott King Award (Children's)
- Edgar Award (Mystery)
- Kate Greenaway Award (Children's)
- Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Fiction (Children's)
- Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Nonfiction (Children's)
- Hugo Award (Science Fiction)
- Kiriyama Prize
- Nebula Award (Science Fiction)
- Newbery Medal (Children's)
- PEN/Faulkner Award (Fiction)
- Pulitzer Prize for Biography
- Pulitzer Prize for History
- Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
- Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction
- Pura Belpré Medal
- RITA Award (Romance)
- Spur Awards (Western)
- Sydney Taylor Award (Children's)
- Bram Stoker Award (Horror)
- Cookbook Awards
- World Fantasy Award
- Costa Prize for Biography
- Costa Children's Book Award
- Costa Prize for Fiction
- Senior Young Reader's Choice Award
- National Book Award for Fiction
- National Book Award for Nonfiction
- National Book Award for Young People
- Michael L. Printz Award (YA)
- Mitten Award (Children's)
- Thumbs Up! Award (YA)