Book Discussion

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.

 Adventure
 Arthurian Tales
 Christian Fiction
 Christmas Novels
 Futuristic
 Hidden Treasures
 History Mysteries
 Michigan Novels
 Non-Fiction that Reads Like Fiction
 Novels Featuring Gay Men
 Novels Featuring Gay Women
 Paranormal/Supernatural
 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

Booked For Lunch Community Led Book Club Book Club Kits

 

If you have any questions about our book clubs or book club kits, please feel free to contact librarian Jessica Schenk at jschenk@novilibrary.org

Information about our current month's book club selections can always be found on our Program Calendar.

Recommended Reads:

Check out some of the titles our staff members are currently reading and enjoying!

     New of the World         Husbands Secret

     Underground Railroad         A Man Called Ove

                            Hillbilly Elgy

Booked For Lunch

Wednesdays, 12-1pm
April 12 - Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
May 10 - Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
June 4 - The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
July 12 - Faithful by Alice Hoffman
August 9 - The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore

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

Age: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: Board Room

Community Led Discussion

Tuesdays, 7-8pm
April 18 - Blood Will Out by Walter Kirn
May 16 - A Box of Darkness: the story of a marriage by Sally Ryder Brady

Join this book discussion led by members of the Novi community!

Age: 18+
Price: Free Community Event
Registration Begins: No Registration
Location: Second Floor Meeting Room

Book Club Kits

If you are already in a book club, don't forget to check out our Book Club Kits!  Each kit contains eight books, 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 the materials.  Kits may be checked out for six weeks.

Check out our complete list of Book Club Kits!