Book Clubs

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The Santa Clarita Public Library is ready with lots of resources to help you make your book club meetings memorable.


Books and Better Education Book Club (BABE)

BABE meets the 2nd Saturday of every month 10:30 am – 12:00 pm at The Old Town Newhall Library.

January – The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

February – Where the Crawdads Sign by Delia Owens

March – Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

April – This is Your Life, Harriet Chance! by Jonathan Evison

May – The Overstory by Richard Powers

June – Heartland by Sarah Smarsh

July – The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richards & The Giver of Stars by JoJo Moyes

August – Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

September – Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

October – Americanah by Chimamanda Adichie

November – Mama Day by Gloria Naylor

December – No Book

January 2021 – Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler

Canyon Country Adult Book Club

The Canyon Country Adult Book Club meets the 3rd Thursday of the month 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library.

January – Slaughter House Five by Kurt Vonnegut

February – Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

March – Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

April – Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson

May – Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyou

June – The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen by Hendrik Groen

July – 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan B. Peterson

August – The Secret Wife by Gill Paul

September – Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris

October – Circe by Madeline Miller

November – There There by Thomas Orange

December – The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish

Up For Discussion – Valencia Library Reader’s Group

Up For Discussion meets the 1st Thursday of every month from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Valencia Library. For those 18 and older.

January – Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

February – Becoming by Michelle Obama

March – Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

April – Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

May – Garbology by Edward Humes

Worlds of Whimsy- A Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Club

Worlds of Whimsy meets the 3rd Thursday of each month 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm at the Valencia Library.

January – Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

February  – The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin

March  – The Witch Boy by Molly Ostertag

April  – Santa Olivia by Jacqueline Carey

May  – Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett

August – (Book Schedule Changed)

September – Old Man’s War by Scalzi, John

October – So you want to be a wizard? by Diane Duane

November –Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

December –Finna  by Nino Cipri


Book Club in a Bag Kits

Get a book-club-to-go with our Book Club in a Bag kits (serves 10-12) with multiple copies of a great read and some juicy conversation starters. Available at the Valencia Library, stop by to see what is currently available.

1. Olive Kitteridge (Fiction) Elizabeth Strout

2. Curious Incident of the Dog in the night-time (Fiction) Mark Hadden

3. In the Woods (fiction) Tana French

4. Stiff: the Curious Lives of Human Cadavers (Nonfiction) Mary Roach

5. Into the Wild (Nonfiction) Jon Krakauer

6. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (Fiction) Lisa See

7. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Nonfiction) Rebecca Skloot

8. Case Histories (Fiction) Kate Atkinson

9. Beautiful Boy (Nonfiction) David Sheff

10. Juliet (Fiction) Anne Fortier

11. Mennonite in a Little Black Dress (Nonfiction) Rhoda Janzen

12. To Kill a Mockingbird (Fiction) Harper Lee

13. A Tale of Two Cities (Fiction) Charles Dickens

14. Orphan Master’s Son (Fiction) by Adam Johnson [Pulitzer Prize Winner 2013]

15. The Kill Room: A Lincoln Ryhme Novel (Fiction) by Jeffery Deaver

16. The Quickening Maze (Fiction) by Adam Foulds

17. The Lincoln Lawyer (Fiction) by Michael Connelly

18. The Lotus Eaters (Fiction) by Tatjana Soli

19. Norwegian Wood (Fiction) by Haruki Murakami

20. Twelve Years a Slave (Fiction) by Solomon Northup

21. The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka

22. The Lost City of Z by David Grann