Book Discussion Kits

book kits

The Fort Dodge Public Library has several book discussion kits available for loan. Book kits must be reserved, to do so please contact Kay at 515-573-8167 ext 221. Reservations are taken on a first come, first serve basis.



TITLE                                                                                                                   AUTHOR

A is for Alibi                                                                                                          Sue Grafton

A Map of the World                                                                                            Jane Hamilton

Abraham                                                                                                               Bruce Feiler

All the Numbers                                                                                                  Judy Merrill Larson

All the Light We Cannot See                                                                             Doerr, Anthony

All This Talk of Love                                                                                             Christopher Castellani

Almost Amish                                                                                                       Kathryn Cushman

Ape House                                                                                                            Sara Gruen

Audacity of Hope : thoughts on reclaiming the American dream             Barack Obama

Beneath a Marble Sky: a love story                                                 John Shors

Blind Faith                                                                                                             Janet Clark

Book Thief                                                                                                             Markus Zusak

Boys in the Boat                                                                                                   Daniel James Brown           

Brother’s Blood                                                                                                    Scott Cawelti

Can’t Wait to Get to Heaven                                                                             Fannie Flagg

Care and Management of Lies: a novel of the Great War                           Winspear, Jacqueline         

Chaperone                                                                                                            Laura Moriarty

Children’s Blizzard                                                                                               David Laskin

Circle of Quilters                                                                                                  Jennifer Chiaverini

City of Thieves                                                                                                      David Benioff

Digging to America                                                                                              Anne Tyler

Dinner With the Smileys                                                                                    Sara Smiley

Dogs of Bedlam Farm                                                                                          Jon Katz

Dreams From My Father: a story of race and inheritance                          Barack Obama

Driftless                                                                                                                 David Rhodes

Edwin of the Iron Shoes                                                                                     Marcia Muller

Elsewhere                                                                                                             Richard Russo

End of Your Life Book Club                                                                                Will Schwalbe

Faith                                                                                                                       Jennifer Haigh

Faith Bass Darling’s Last Garage Sale                                                                Lynda Rutledge

Fault in Our Stars                                                                                                 John Green

Following Atticus                                                                                                 Tom Ryan

Gilead                                                                                                                     Marilyn Robinson

Girl on the Train                                                                                                   Hawkins, Paula

Go Set a Watchman                                                                                            Lee, Harper

Goldfinch                                                                                                               Donna Tartt

Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society                                             Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

Heir to the Glimmering World                                                                         Cynthia Ozick

Help                                                                                                                        Kathryn Stockett

Help! Thanks! Wow!: the three essential prayers                                        Anne Lamott

Horizontal World: growing up wild in the middle of nowhere                  Debra K. Marquart

Indemnity Only                                                                                                    Sara Paretsky

Inner Passages                                                                                                     Carl Brookins

Invention of Wings                                                                                              Sue Monk Kidd

Istanbul Passage                                                                                                  Joseph Kanon

Katwalk                                                                                                                  Karen Kijewski

Killed at the Whim of a Hat                                                                               Colin Cotterill

Leisure Seeker                                                                                                     Michael Zadoorian

Life After Life                                                                                                       Kate Atkinson

Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid                                                            Bill Bryson

Light Between Oceans                                                                                       M.L. Stedman

Light on Snow                                                                                                      Anita Shreve

Little Heathens                                                                                                    Mildred Armstrong Kalish

Little Way of Ruthie Leming: A Southern girl in a small town                   Rod Dreher

Love Anthony                                                                                                       Lisa Genova

Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand                                                                            Helen Simonson

Man Killed by Pheasant and Other Kinships: a memoir                               John Price

Master Butcher’s Singing Club                                                                          Louise Erdrich

Meet Me at Emotional Baggage Claim                                                            Lisa Scottoline

Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind                                                                                Ann B. Ross

My Antonia                                                                                                           Willa Cather

My Name is Mary Sutter                                                                                    Robin Oliveira

My Sister’s Keeper                                                                                              Jodi Picoult

Namesake                                                                                                             Jhumpa Lahiri

Niagara Falls All Over Again                                                                               Elizabeth McCracken

No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency                                                                         Alexander McCall Smith

One Tuesday Morning                                                                                        Karen Kingsbury

Orphan Train                                                                                                        Christina Baker Kline

Over the Moon at the Big Lizard Diner                                                           Lisa Wingate

Paris Wife                                                                                                              Paula McLain

Pay It Forward                                                                                                     Hyde, Catherine Ryan

Plainsong (5 copies)                                                                                             Haruf, Kent

Please Look After Mom                                                                                     Shin, Kyong-suk

Postville: a clash of cultures in Heartland America                                       Bloom, Stephen G.

Prize Winner of Defiance Ohio                                                                         Ryan, Terry                                                           

Queen of the South                                                                                            Perez-Reverte, Arturo

Range of Motion                                                                                                  Berg, Elizabeth

Rocket Boys: a memoir                                                                                      Hickam, Homer H.

Rope Walk                                                                                                             Brown, Carrie

Sandcastle Girls                                                                                                    Bohjalian, Chris

Sarah’s Key                                                                                                            Rosnay, Tatiana de

Seabiscuit: An American Legend                                                                      Hillenbrand, Laura

Secret Life of Bees                                                                                              Kidd, Sue Monk

Secrets of Mary Bowser                                                                                     Leveen, Lois

Shack                                                                                                                      Young, William P.

Shanghai Girls                                                                                                       See, Lisa

Sick of Shadows                                                                                                    Sharyn McCrumb

Sing Them Home                                                                                                 Kallos, Stephanie

Splendid Solution: Jonas Salk and the conquest of Polio                             Kluger, Jeffrey

State of Wonder                                                                                                  Patchett, Ann

Storied Life of A.J. Fikry                                                                                     Zevin, Gabrielle

Story of Beautiful Girl                                                                                         Simon, Rachel

Sutton                                                                                                                    Moehringer, J. R.

Their Eyes Were Watching God                                                                        Hurston, Zora Neale

Thousand Splendid Suns                                                                                     Hosseini, Khaled

Three Cups of Tea                                                                                                Mortenson, Greg

Tiger’s Wife                                                                                                           Obreht, Tea

To Dance With the White Dog                                                                          Kay, Terry

To Kill a Mockingbird                                                                                           Lee, Harper

Trouble of Fools                                                                                                   Barnes, Linda

Two Kisses for Maddy: A memoir of loss and love                                        Logelin, Matthew

Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry                                                                     Joyce, Rachel

While Beauty Slept                                                                                             Blackwell, Elizabeth

Whistling Past the Graveyard                                                                           Crandall, Susan

Wonder                                                                                                                 Palacio, R.J.

This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.