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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

  • NoveList
    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.
Good Books
Recommended Websites



Books for Book Groups - Titles

List of Titles

Call Number Title Author
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.


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.



Download Destination from Overdrive

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.

In a continuous effort to provide a robust and secure service, OverDrive has a monthly systems maintenance window, scheduled for the third Thursday of every month from 6:00 am - 8:00 am Eastern Time.

Checkout periods:

  • 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.

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