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The Logan Library provides bookclub kits to reading groups. Each kit contains 8-10 copies of one book along with a folder containing information about the author and title and a list of possible discussion questions. You can only check out two kits at the same time.

Click here to see the Book Club Kit Reservation Calendar.

Click here to Reserve a Bookclub Kit.

Please complete your request online at least one week before your preferred pickup time. Librarians can also assist in placing your request. Call 435-716-9120.

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ORPHAN TRAIN by Christina Baker Kline. Seventeen-year-old Penobscot Indian Molly Ayer knows that a community-service position helping an elderly widow clean out her attic is the only thing keeping her out of juvenile hall. But as Molly helps Vivian sort through her keepsakes and possessions, she discovers that she and Vivian aren't as different as they appear. Moving between contemporary Maine and Depression-era Minnesota, ORPHAN TRAIN is a dramatic, emotional story of unexpected friendship from a little known time in our nation's history.

DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY by Erik Larson. A vivid account of the tragedies and triumphs of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago and the concurrent depravities of America's first serial killer. In alternating chapters, former Wall Street Journal reporter Eric Larson tells the stories of Daniel H. Burnham, chief planner and architect of exposition, and Dr. Henry Howard Holmes, whose World's Fair Hotel, just a short streetcar ride away, housed windowless rooms, a gas chamber, secret chutes, and a basement crematory. A gripping story!

FRANKENSTEIN by Mary Shelley. A monster assembled by a scientist from parts of dead bodies develops a mind of his own as he learns to loathe himself and hate his creator. The 1818 text of this classic cautionary tale was selected as Utah State University's 2014 Common Literature Experience.


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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What titles are available as book club kits?
  2. Click here to see a complete list of available book group titles.

    Biography (Hold mouse over title for a short description.)


    84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
    And There was Light by Jacques Lusseyran
    Barefoot Heart: Stories of a Migrant Child by Elva Trevino Hart
    Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua
    Below Stairs by Margaret Powell
    Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah
    Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominque Bauby
    Favored Daughter by Fawzia Koofi
    Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls
    Hope in the Unseen, A by Ron Suskind
    Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
    Left to Tell by Immaculee Illibagiza
    Long Way Gone, A: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beal
    Man in the White Sharkskin Suit by Lucette Lagnado
    Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder
    Outcasts United by Warren St. John
    Zeitoun by Dave Eggers

    Classic Fiction (Hold mouse over title for a short description.)


    Age of Innocence, The by Edith Wharton
    Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder
    Christmas Carol, A by Charles Dickens
    Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell
    Death Comes for the Archibishop by Willa Cather
    East of Eden by John Steinbeck
    Emma by Jane Austen
    Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
    Good Earth, The by Pearl Buck
    Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
    House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
    Howard's End by E. M. Forster
    Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
    Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
    Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
    My Antonia by Willa Cather
    Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
    Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
    Persuasion by Jane Austen
    Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
    Room With a View, A by E. M. Forster
    Scarlet Pimpernel, The by Baroness Orczy
    Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
    Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
    Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
    Virginian, The by Owen Wister
    Winesberg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson
    Woman in White, The by Wilkie Collins
    Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

    Fiction (Hold mouse over title for a short description.)


    Alchemist, The by Paulo Coehlo
    And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
    Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
    Austenland by Shannon Hale
    Before I Go to Sleep by S. J. Watson
    Chosen, The by Chaim Potok
    Crow Lake by Mary Lawson
    Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
    Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
    Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
    Emperor was Divine, The by Julia Otsuka
    Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
    Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok
    Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
    Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls
    Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
    Help, The by Kathryn Stockett
    Hotel on the Corner of Bitter & Sweet by Jamie Ford
    Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa
    In the Woods by Tana French
    Lacuna, The by Barbara Kingsolver
    Life of Pi by Yann Martel
    Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman
    Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde
    Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
    Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean
    Magic of Ordinary Days, The by Ann Howard Creel
    Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear
    Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonsen
    Mrs. Mike by Benedict & Nancy Freedman
    Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
    Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
    Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
    Paris Wife, The by Paula McLain
    Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
    Persian Pickle Club by Sandra Dallas
    Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
    Postmistress, The by Sarah Blake
    Rent Collector, The by Camron Wright
    Room by Emma Donoghue
    Sarah: Women of Genesis by Orson Scott Card
    Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
    Secret Keeper, The by Kate Morton
    Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
    Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
    Snow Child, The by Eowyn Ivey
    Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
    State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
    Suspect, The by L. R. Wright
    These is My Words: Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine by Nancy E. Turner
    Tiger's Wife, The by Tea Obreht
    Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
    To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
    Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
    When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuka
    Whistling Season by Ivan Doig
    Widow's War, The by Sally Gunning

    Fantasy Science Fiction (Hold mouse over title for a short description.)


    Elantris by Brandon Sanderson
    Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
    Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
    Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
    Hobbit, The by J.R.R. Tolkein
    Princess Bride, The by William Goldman
    Stardust by Neil Gaiman
    Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs

    Juvenile Fiction (Hold mouse over title for a short description.)


    Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
    Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
    Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
    Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos
    Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
    Little Women by L. M. Montgomery
    Long Way from Chicago, A by Richard Peck
    Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
    When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
    Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
    Wonder by R. J. Palacio
    Wrinkle in Time, A by Madeline L'Engle

    Non-fiction (Hold mouse over title for a short description.)


    1776 by David McCullough
    Beast in the Garden by David Baron
    Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing & Life by Anne Lamott
    Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
    Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba
    Complications: A Surgeon's Notes by Atul Gawande
    Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey
    Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
    End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
    Half the Sky by Kristof & WuDunn
    Heaven Help Us! by Kari J. Rich
    Heaven is Here by Stephanie Nielson
    In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
    In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan
    In the Heart of the Sea by Nathan Philbrick
    Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
    Mary, Martha, and Me by Camille Fronk Olson
    Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis
    Quiet by Susan Cain
    Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis
    Seabiscuit by Lauren Hillenbrand
    Simple Act of Gratitude: 365 Thank You's by John Kralik
    Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
    Unbroken by Lauren Hillenbrand
    Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes
    Warriors Don't Cry by Melba Pattillo Beals

    Young Adult Fiction (Hold mouse over title for a short description.)


    Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
    Book Thief, The by Marcus Zusak
    Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
    Chosen One, The by Carol Lynch Williams
    Cinder by Marissa Meyer
    Fault in Our Stars by John Green
    Fault in our Stars - Set 2 by John Green
    Feed by M. T. Anderson
    Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson
    Flygirl by Sherry L. Smith
    Giver, The by Lois Lowry
    Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
    Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
    I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
    It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
    Just Ella by Margaret Haddix
    Miss Spitfire: Reaching Helen Keller by Sarah Miller
    Nothing but the Truth by Avi
    Paper Towns by John Green
    Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
    The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
    Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
    Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
    Uglies by Scott Westerfield
    Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmidt
    What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell
    Woman in Black: A Ghost Story by Susan Hill

  3. Who can check out book club kits?
    Logan Library patrons. The person who checks out the kit is responsible for returning it on time to the Logan Library. When book club kits are returned after the due date, there is $.10 per day fine for each book in the kit.
  4. Can I reserve book club kits in advance?
    Book club kits can be reserved up to six months in advance, either online or by calling 435-716-9120. It is not possible to place holds on kits through the library catalog.
  5. Where do I pick up the book club kit?
    Book club kits that have been reserved in advance can be picked up at the Logan Library Circulation Desk.
  6. Can I check out one book from the kit?
    Book club kits check out as a group. The library has copies of all the books that can be checked out individually.
  7. How many kits can I check out?
    Two book club kits can be checked out at the same time.
  8. How do I suggest a title to be added to the collection?
    Call the Reference desk at 435-716-9120.
    Or log into your account on the library website and select "Request an Item."
  9. How can my book club sponsor/donate a title?
    Call the Library Director at 435-716-9130.
  10. How do I request a Book Club kit from the State Library if they have a Book Club kit title that the Logan Library doesn't have? (See a list of the State Library's Book Club kit titles at Book Buzz.)
    Call the Reference desk at at 435-716-9120.
    Or fill out this request form.
    (Note: Allow at least 2 weeks notice for Book CLub kit requests from the State Library.)