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.


Up For Discussion – Valencia Library Reader’s Group

The Valencia Library Reader’s Group meets the first Thursday of every month from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm in the meeting room for those 18 and older.

March 2018 Being mortal:  medicine and what matters in the end by Gawande, Atul

April 2018 Hillbilly elegy:  a memoir of a family and culture in crisis by Vance, J. D.

May 2018    A Gentleman in Moscow: a novel by Towles, Amor

June 2018 A Truck full of Money by Kidder, Tracy

July 2018  Are we smart enough to know how smart animals areby Waal, F. B. M de (Frans B. M.)

 August 2018 The immortalists by Benjamin, Chloe

 September 2018 Anasi boys by Gaiman, Neil

October 2018 Loving Frank: a novel by Horan, Nancy

November 2018 The Ministry of Utmost Happiness: a novel by Roy, Arundhati

 December 2018  Sourdough: a novel by Sloan, Robin

Newhall Library Saturday Morning Book Club

The Newhall Library Saturday Morning Book Club meets the second Saturday of every month 10:30 – 12:00 in the meeting room.

February 2018 – Marjorie Morningstar by Herman Wouk

March 2018 – Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

April 2018 – The Path Between the Seas by David McCullough

May 2018 – The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

June 2018 – A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Science Fiction Book Club

The Science Fiction Book Club meets the second Monday of each month 6:30 – 8:00 at Valencia Public Library.

Feb. 12, 2018  Neuromancer  by William Gibson

March 12, 2018  Lock In  by John Scalzi  and Ready Player One  by Earnest Cline

April 9, 2018  The Left Hand of Darkness  by Ursula K. Le Guin

May 14, 2018  The Fifth Wave  by  Rick Yancey

June 11, 2018  The Just City  by Jo Walton

July 9, 2018  The Three-body Problem  by Cixin Liu

Canyon Country Adult Book Club

The Canyon Country Adult Book Club meets the third Thursday of the month 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

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