Book Discussion and Reader's Corner

Book Club Kits

Novi’s Book Club Kits are now available for holds! 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 Kits! Each kit contains eight copies of a title selected by our librarians, along with a folder containing book discussion questions, author biography, and book reviews.

The kits are checked out to one person who is responsible for all of the materials. The kits check out for 6 weeks, they can be placed on hold, but are not renewable. New kits will be added throughout the year.

 Book Club Kits

Download Destination

The Novi Public Library is a member of Download Destination; a website that allows downloading of audio books and eBooks.  Click here to visit the Download Destination website.

Suggested Reading

Here are some themed book lists with suggested reading you might enjoy.

 Arthurian Tales
 Biographies of 2012
 Christian Fiction
 Christmas Novels
 Hidden Treasures
 Michigan Novels
 Non-Fiction that Reads Like Fiction
 Novels Featuring Gay Men
 Novels Featuring Gay Women
 Pulitzer Prize Winners
 Regency Authors
 Steampunk
 Urban Fiction
 Vampires
 World War II Novels
 Zombies

Literature Links

Alex Catalog of Electronic Texts - This is a collection of public domain and open access documents with a focus on American and English literature as well as Western philosophy.

Classics at the Online Literature Library - Primarily English and American novels from the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Project Gutenberg - Over 100,000 free books online.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare - Full texts of Shakespeare's plays and poetry provided by Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The Perseus Digital Library - Digital texts for humanities students including ancient Latin and Greek works, provided by Tufts University.

 

Man reading a book and smiling

Calling all book clubs!  If your book club has any needs (discussion questions, title suggestions, help getting books) let us know. E-mail librarian Michael Postula and let him know what you need to make your book club better at mpostula@novilibrary.org

The current month's selections can always be found on our Program Calendar.

Please remember you are able to reserve a copy of the book discussion selections at the Library, by calling the Library’s Reference Desk, or accessing the online catalog.

 

NEIGHBORHOOD READS

Enjoy meeting your neighbors to discuss fiction, nonfiction, classics, and contemporary novels.

Date Day Time Age
Sep 8 Mon 7-8:15pm 18+
Book/Author: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
Oct 6 Mon 7-8:15pm 18+
Book/Author: The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers
Nov 3 Mon 7-8:15pm 18+
Book/Author: We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
Dec 1 Mon 7-8:15pm 18+
Book/Author: Mind of Winter by Laura Kasischke

 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration: No Registration
Location: Board Room

 

BOOKED FOR LUNCH

Bring your lunch and we’ll provide the beverage, while we all enjoy a thoughtful book discussion.

Date Day Time Age
Sep 10 Wed 12-1pm 18+
Book/Author: Little Bee by Chris Cleave
Oct 8 Wed 12-1pm 18+
Book/Author: Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
Nov 12 Wed 12-1pm 18+
Book/Author: We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
Dec 10 Wed 12-1pm 18+
Book/Author: An Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff

Price: Free Community Event
Registration: No Registration
Location: Board Room
Registration Ends: When Program is Filled

COMMUNITY LED DISCUSSION

Join this book discussion group led by members of the Novi Community!

Date Day Time Age
Sep 16 Tue 7-8pm 18+
Book/Author: The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian
Oct 21 Tue 7-8pm 18+
Book/Author: Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou
Nov 18 Tue 7-8pm 18+
Book/Author: Canceled due to Community Reads
Dec 16 Tue 7-8pm 18+
Book/Author: The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration: No Registration
Location: Second Floor Meeting Room

 

Reserve your copy of the book discussion titles at the Library by calling the Information Desk 248.869.7203 or accessing the online catalog. (novilibrary.org)

 

Senior Book Discussion Group

The Senior Book Discussion Group is currently full and not accepting new members at this time.