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Please be aware the library will be closed Monday, May 27, for Memorial Day. Regular hours will resume Tuesday, May 28. Thank you!

Book Discussion Kits

If you belong to a book discussion group or would like to start one, you’re invited to check out our selection of book club kit titles. Each kit contains multiple copies of a title and a master book discussion guide. Funding for this collection was provided by the Friends of the Manitowoc Public Library.

For additional info, please contact the Service Desk at 920-686-3000 or email

Request Form

In search of a book discussion kit, or multiple copies of a title that our library system does not own? Please fill out the linked form for staff to put a kit together for you.

Request Discussion Kit or Multiple Copies


Newest Book Club Kit Additions

Available Book Club Kit Titles

84, Charing Cross Road
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared


All the Beauty in the World
All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel
Aloha Rodeo
And Then There Were None
Annie Freeman's Fabulous Traveling Funeral
The Anthropocene Reviewed
Any Other Family
Apples Never Fall: A Novel
The Art of Fielding


Beach Glass & Other Broken Things
Because of Bethlehem
Because of Winn-Dixie
Before I Let Go
Before You Know Kindness: A Novel
Bel Canto
Beneath a Scarlet Sky
The Berry Pickers
Beyond That, the Sea
The Bone House
The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek: A Novel
The Book Woman's Daughter: A Novel
The Bookshop
Bootstrapper: From Broke to Badass on a Northern Michigan Farm
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
Brave New World
Breath, Eyes, Memory
Burn Baby Burn


Christmas Cake Murder
The Christmas Town
"Co. Aytch": A Confederate Memoir of the Civil War

The Coincidence of Coconut Cake
Crow Lake
The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time


Dairy Queen
Daisy Jones & the Six
The Death and Life of the Great Lakes
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World
The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food, and Love
The Disappearance of Sloane Sullivan
Ditch Flowers


Educated: A Memoir
The Eighty-Dollar Champion: Snowman, the Horse That Inspired a Nation
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners
Everything on a Waffle
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close


The Falls: A Novel
Firekeeper's Daughter
Flat Broke with Two Goats: A Memoir
Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee


Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Gentleman in Moscow
A Girl Named Zippy: Growing Up Small in Mooreland, Indiana
Girl with a Pearl Earring
The Glass Castle: A Memoir
The Greatest Generation
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society


Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America
The Hating Game
Haunted Wisconsin
The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store
The Help
The Hidden Legacy: A Novel
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
The Hindi-Bindi Club
The Hobbit
Home for Christmas
The Honey Bus
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet: A Novel
House Broken
The Hundred-Foot Journey: A Novel
The Hunger Games
The Husband's Secret


I Am Malala: The girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
In a Dark, Dark Wood
Inn at Lake Devine
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster
The Invisible Husband of Frick Island
The Irish Cowboy


Jingle all the Way: A Novel


The Kind Worth Killing
The Kitchen House
The Kite Runner


Lafayette in the Somewhat United States
The Last Chance Library
The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir
Law of Similars
Lessons in Chemistry
The Light Between Oceans: A Novel
Lights Out in Lincolnwood: A Novel
Lilac Girls: A Novel
A Long Petal of the Sea
A Long Way from Chicago: A Novel in Stories
Looking for Me
The Lost Lights of St Kilda
Loving Frank: A Novel


A Man Called Ove: A Novel
The Many Daughters of Afong Moy
Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed
Memoir of the Sunday Brunch
Memoirs of a Geisha
Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend
Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore: A Novel
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
The Midnight Library
Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind: A Novel
The Mourning Hours
The Music of Bees
My Antonia
My Name Is Mary Sutter


News of the World: A Novel
Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West
Nothing to See Here
Nutshell: A Novel


Olive Kitteridge
Once Upon a Wardrobe
The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot
One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd
Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love
Ordinary Grace: A Novel
Other People's Houses
Our Missing Hearts
Our Souls at Night


Parkland: Birth of a Movement
The Patron Saint of Liars
Patty Jane's House of Curl: A Novel
The Poison Squad: One Chemist's Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
Pride and Prejudice
The Princess Bride
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio
The Promise: How One Woman Made Good on Her Extraordinary Pact to Send a Classroom of 1st Graders to College


Razorblade Tears
The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend
Red at the Bone
Remarkably Bright Creatures
Return to Wake Robin: One Cabin in the Heyday of Northwoods Resorts
The Ride of Her Life: The True Story of a Woman, Her Horse, and Their Last-Chance Journey Across America
Road from Coorain
Room: A Novel
The Rosie Project


The Santa Suit
Sarah's Key
The Savage Garden
Saving CeeCee Honeycutt: A Novel
The Second Sister
The Seed Keeper
The Seventeen Second Miracle
The Sign for Home
Skipping Christmas: A Novel
Small Things Like These

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan: A Novel
So Long Chester Wheeler
Sold on a Monday: A Novel
Someone Knows
The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires
Still Alice: A Novel
Still True
The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry
Stress Fracture: A Memoir of Psychosis
The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat: A Novel


A Tale for the Time Being: A Novel
There There
The Things They Carried: A Work of Fiction
Those Who Save Us
A Thousand Splendid Suns
The Time Traveler's Wife: A Novel
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Tortilla Curtain
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Two Rivers: A Novel


Under the Tuscan Sun
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry: A Novel
Untamed: The Wildest Woman in America and the Fight for Cumberland Island


The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox


Walking Across Egypt
Water for Elephants
We are Unprepared: A Novel
We Begin at the End
The Wedding Dress
West with the Night
Where the Crawdads Sing
Where the Forest Meets the Stars
Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel
Whistling in the Dark
The Whistling Season
White Oleander
Wingshooters: A Novel
Winter Garden
The World's Largest Man: A Memoir

Bags of book club kits on shelf

Kits designed to keep the conversation going, complete with multiple copies of the selected title and a master discussion guide. Please note: you must see library staff to place holds on kits.

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Youth Book Discussion kit in green tote bag on shelf

Thematic book kits designed for educators and group leaders to share and discuss with youth. Please note: you must see library staff to place holds on youth kits.

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