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Book Club in a Bag

Are you a member of a book club or are interested in starting one?

Our Book Club in a Bag kits have everything you need to get going!

The East Brunswick Public Library provides books and information needed to have a great book discussion. Each Book Club in a Bag kit contains eight copies of the selected book, an audiobook (if available), sample discussion questions, an interview with the author, and an author biography.

The bags can be checked out for five weeks and can be renewed for one additional five-week period. They are available only for EBPL cardholders. Below is a list of Book Club in a Bag titles.

Visit the circulation desk for more information or to place a Book Club a Bag on hold.

Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

Looking at real estate isn’t usually a life-or-death situation, but an apartment open house becomes just that when a failed bank robber bursts in and takes a group of strangers hostage.   

Stuck together, our captives share a lifetime of grievances, hurts, secrets, and passions  From the best-selling author of A Man Called Ove, this book is proof that the enduring power of friendship, forgiveness, and hope can save us—even in the most anxious of times. 

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

When his mother became President, Alex Claremont-Diaz was promptly cast as the American equivalent of a young royal. Handsome, charismatic, genius―his image is pure millennial-marketing gold for the White House.

There's only one problem: Alex has a beef with the actual prince, Henry, across the pond. And when the tabloids get hold of a photo involving an Alex-Henry altercation, U.S./British relations take a turn for the worse in this witty and thrilling romance.

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Comedian Trevor Noah tells stories of himself as a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. Whether being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping or just trying to survive the pitfalls of dating in high school, Trevor illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty.

His stories weave together to form a moving and searingly funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time, armed only with a keen sense of humor and a mother’s unconventional, unconditional love.

Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian Nation in Oklahoma, due to a discovery of oil beneath their land. Then, one by one, they began to be killed off. One Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, watched as her family was murdered. And it was just the beginning, as more Osage began to die under mysterious circumstances.

In what was left of the lawless Wild West, virtually anyone who dared to investigate these killings were themselves murdered. As the death toll rose, the newly-created FBI took the case in what became their first major homicide investigation.

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Shaker Heights is a quiet suburb where everything is planned. Nobody embodies its spirit more than Elena Richardson; playing by the rules is her guiding principle. Enter Mia Warren, an enigmatic artist and single mother who arrives in this bubble with her teenage daughter Pearl and rents a house from the Richardsons. All four Richardson children are drawn to the alluring mother-daughter pair.

But Mia carries with her a mysterious past, and a disregard for the rules that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community. When the Richardsons’ friends attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that divides the town and puts Mia and Mrs. Richardson on opposing sides.