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 2021 – Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler

February – Anxious People by Fredric Backman

March – Eat Joy by Natalie Eve Garret – One City, One Story

April – The Humans by Matt Haig

May –  Last Flight by Julie Clark

June – Meet me at the Museum by Ann Youngson

July – Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney

August –  Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli

September – The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht.

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

Romance Reads Book Club

The Romance Reads Book Club meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm via Zoom.

September & October – The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

November – Get a Life Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

December – The Weekend Wedding Assistant by Rachel Gladstone

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 – The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan

February  – The Rise of Kyoshi by F.C. Yee

March  – The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle

April  – The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

May  – Stardust by Neil Gaiman

August – The Princess Bride by William Goldman

September – All Systems Red by Martha Wells

October –  Beasts of Burden: Animal Rites by Jill Thompson

November – Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

December – Terrier by Tamora Pierce


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