Book Discussion and Reader's Corner

Book Club 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 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 and may not be renewed or placed on hold.  New kits will be added throughout the year.  Check out the kits we currently own!

 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.

 

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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, non-fiction, classics, and contemporary novels.

Date Day Time Age Book/Author
May 5 Mon 7-8pm 18+ Instructions for a Heatwave
by Maggie O’Farrell
Jun 2 Mon 7-8pm 18+ A Tale for the Time Being
by Ruth Ozeki
Jul 7 Mon 7-8pm 18+ The Aviator’s Wife
by Melanie Benjamin
Aug 4 Mon 7-8pm 18+ A Constellation of Vital Phenomena
by Anthony Marra
 
Price: Free Community Event
Registration: No Registration
Location: Second Floor Meeting 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 Book/Author
May 14 Wed 12-1pm 18+ Longbourn
by Jo Baker
Jun 11 Wed 12-1pm 18+ A Week in Winter
by Maeve Binchy
Jul 9 Wed 12-1pm 18+ When the Emperor Was Divine
by Julie Otsuka
Aug 13 Wed 12-1pm 18+ The Butler: A Witness to History
by Wil Haygood

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

 

COMMUNITY LED DISCUSSION

Join this book discussion group led by members of the Novi Community! The group will resume monthly discussions in September.

Date Day Time Age Book/Author
Apr 15 Tue 7-8pm 18+ My Notorious Life by Kate Manning
May 20 Tue 7-8:30pm 18+ 5 Days at Memorial by Sheri Frank
 
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.