A Book Kit is a canvas bag filled with 10 copies of one title and a discussion guide. The guide comes complete with book reviews, author information, discussion questions, and additional tips and resources for book groups.

Requesting a book kit

Place a hold in the catalog using your library card number. If you’re not a member of our Partner Sharing Group, your library will need to contact us for a reservation. Click the button below to see a list of available titles in the catalog. 

Additional questions or need assistance? Please email or call us at (406)721-2665.

book kits example

List of Available Titles

The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho

All Systems Red – Martha Wells

Americanah – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The Art of Fielding – Chad Harbach

The Art of Racing in the Rain – Garth Stein

Atonement – Ian McEwan

Beautiful Ruins – Jess Walter

Bend in the River – Susan Gibbs

Blind Your Ponies – Stanley Gordon West

Blood and Chocolate – Annette Curtis Klaus

The Bluest Eye – Toni Morrison The Book Thief – Markus Zusak

Brief, Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao -Junot Diaz

Caleb’s Crossing – Geraldine Brooks

Caramelo – Sandra Cisneros

Case Histories – Kate Atkinson

The Cat’s Table – Michael Ondaatje

City of Thieves – David Benioff

Cloudstreet – Tim Winton

Corelli’s Mandolin – De Bernieres, Louis

Cry, The Beloved Country – Alan Paton

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Mark Haddon

Cutting for Stone – Abraham Verghese

Disgrace – J.M. Coetzee

The Elegance of Hedgehog – Muriel Barbery

Empire Falls – Richard Russo

Euphoria – Lily King

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close – Jonathan Safran Foer

Faithful Place  – Tana French

Fates & Furies – Lauren Groff

The Gap of Time – Jeanette Winterson

The Gathering – Anne Enright

A Gentleman in Moscow – Amor Towles

Giovanni’s Room – James Baldwin

Glaciers – Alexis M. Smith

Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn

The Good Lord Bird – James McBride

The Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck

The Great Alone – Kristin Hannah

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

The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

Have You Seen Luis Velez? – Catherine Ryan Hyde Heartbeat of the Bitterroot – Janice Mineer (6 Books)

The Heartsong of Charging Elk – James Welch

The Help – Kathryn Stockett

Hotel on Corner of Bitter & Sweet – Jamie Ford

Housekeeping – Marilynne Robinson

If Not For This – Pete Fromm

I’ll Be Seeing You – Suzanne Hayes & Loretta Nyhan

Interior Chinatown – Charles Yu

Interpreter of Maladies – Jhumpa Lahiri

Jesus Out to Sea – James Lee Burke

The Last Crossing – Guy Vanderhaeghe

The Last Good Kiss – James Crumley

The Last Queen – C.W. Gortner

Life of Pi – Yann Martel

The Light Between Oceans – M.L. Stedman

Looking Backward – Edward Bellamy

A Lost Lady – Willa Cather

Love in the Time of Cholera—Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Love Medicine – Louise Erdrich (2016 Big Read)

Loving Frank – Nancy Horan

The Luminaries – Eleanor Catton

Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand – Helen Simonson

A Man Called Ove – Fredrik Backman

Manhattan Beach – Jennifer Egan

The Maytrees – Annie Dillard

The Memory Keeper’s Daughter – Kim Edwards

Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides

Minaret – Leila Aboulela

The Ministry for the Future – Kim Stanley Robinson

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness – Arundati Roy

The Moonflower Vine – Jetta Carleton

The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern

No! I Don’t Want to Join a Book Group – Virginia Ironside

Nora- Nuala O’Connor

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous– Ocean Vuong

On Immunity: An Inoculation – Eula Biss

The Orchardist – Amanda Coplin

Orfeo: A Novel – Richard Powers

The Orphan Master’s Son – Adam Johnson

The Other Boleyn Girl – Philippa Gregory

The Outsiders – S.E. Hinton

Parable of the Sower – Octavia E. Butler

The Paris Wife – Paula McLain

Pearl of China – Anchee Min

People of the Book – Geraldine Brooks

Perma Red – Debra Magpie Earling

Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

The Raven’s Gift – Don Rearden

Red Rover – Deirdre McNamer

A Reliable Wife – Robert Goolrick

The Revenant – Michael Punke

A River Runs Through It, and Other Stories – Norman Maclean

The Round House: A Novel – Louise Erdrich

Sarah’s Key – Tatiana de Rosnay

The Secret, book & Scone Society – Ellery Adams

The Secret River – Kate Grenville

A Separate Peace – John Knowles

The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafón

The Silver Swan – Elena Delbanco

Sisters Brothers – Patrick deWitt

So Big – Edna Ferber

Solitude of Prime Numbers –  Paolo Giordano

Something Wicked This Way Comes – Ray Bradbury

The Song of Achilles – Madeline Miller

The Sound and the Fury – William Faulkner

Sound of Things Falling – Juan Gabriel Vásquez

Stargirl – Jerry Spinelli

State of Wonder – Ann Patchett

Still Alice – Lisa Genova

Suite Francaise – Irene Nemirovsky

The Sun Also Rises – Ernest Hemingway

The Surrounded – D’Arcy McNickle

Swing Time – Zadie Smith

The Sympathizer – Viet Thanh Nguyen 

Take Me With You – Catherine Ryan Hyde

Tales of the City – Armistead Maupin

The Tenth Circle – Jodi Picoult

Their Eyes Were Watching God – Zora Neale Hurston

The Things They Carried – Tim O’Brien

A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini

Thunderstruck & Other Stories – Elizabeth McCracken

The Tiger’s Wife – Tea Obreht

To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

Train Dreams: A Novella – Denis Johnson

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry – Rachel Joyce

The Wayfaring Stranger – James Lee Burke

The Weird Sisters – Eleanor Brown

White Teeth – Zadie Smith 

Whose Names Are Unknown – Sanora Babb

Winter Garden – Kristin Hannah 

Winter Wheat – Mildred Walker

A Wizard of Earthsea – Ursula K. Le Guin (2018 Big Read)

All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, a Black Family Keepsake- Tiya Miles

As the World Burns: 50 Simple Things You Can Do to Stay in Denial – Derrick Jensen (Graphic Novel)

Becoming – Michelle Obama

Becoming Dr. Q – Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa 

Behind the Beautiful Forevers – Katherine Boo

Between the World & Me – Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Big Short – Michael Lewis

Blink – Malcolm Gladwell

Catfish & Mandala – Andrew X. Pham

Cleopatra: A Life – Stacy Schiff

Deep South – Paul Theroux

The Devil in the White City – Erik Larson

Down from the Mountain – Bryce Andrews

Educated – Tara Westover

Empty Mansions – Bill Dedman 

Escape From Camp 14 – Blaine Harden

Evicted – Matthew Desmond

Fire and Brimstone – Michael Punke

From the Oder to the Bitterroot-Werner Will

Garlic and Sapphires – Ruth Reichl

The Geography of Bliss – Eric Weiner

The Girl Who Smiled Beads– Clemantine Wamariya

The Glass Castle – Jeannette Walls

Great Tales and Poems – Edgar Allan Poe

Gulp! – Mary Roach

Her Last Death – Susanna Sonnenberg

Hillbilly Elegy – J.D. Vance

Home Waters – John N Maclean

I Am Malala – Malala Yousafzia

Immortal Irishman – Timothy Egan

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – Rebecca Skloot

In the Garden of Beasts – Erik Larson

In the Shadow of Man – Jane Goodall

Infidel – Ayaan Hirsi Ali

The Innocents Abroad – Mark Twain

Killers of the Flower Moon – David Grann

Lentil Underground – Liz Carlisle

The Library Book – Susan Orlean

Life on the Mississippi – Mark Twain

The Lochsa Story: Land Ethics in the Bitterroot Mountains – Bud Moore

A Long Way Gone – Ishmael Beah

Maid – Stephanie Land

The Man Who Loved China – Simon Winchester

Moonwalking with Einstein – Joshua Foer

My Life in France – Julia Child

On Immunity: An Inoculation – Eula Biss

One-Sentence Journal – Chris La Tray

Our Time is Now- Stacey Abrams

A Perfect Red – Amy Butler Greenfield Proof of Heaven – Eben Alexander, M.D.

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down – Anne Fadiman

Strength in What Remains – Tracy Kidder

This House of Sky – Ivan Doig

The Tiger: True Story of Vengeance & Survival – John Vaillant

Truck: A Love Story – Michael Perry

Turn Right at Machu Picchu – Mark Adams

Undaunted Courage – Stephen Ambrose

West with the Night- Beryl Markham

Where Rivers Change Direction – Mark Spragg

Wild -Cheryl Strayed

The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts – Maxine Hong Kingston

The Worst Hard Time – Timothy Egan

The Yellow House– Sarah M Broom

Young Men and Fire – Norman Maclean

The Zookeeper’s Wife – Diana Ackerman 

Book Kits are sponsored by Friends of the Library

Book Kits We Recommend

Animals in the Title

Search Our Catalog or Website