Book Club Kits

Reading between the wines…because it’s not just about reading the book!

The Library loves a good Book Club because, as we all know, a Book Club is about more than just reading.

If you are already a Book Club member or are considering starting one, the Library can lend your group a Book Club Kit from our Book Club Kit Collection.

Book Club Kit Titles & Availability

See the latest list of Book Club titles Book Club list July 2023

The Library holds the following Book Club Kits. Check the availability of a Book Club Kit (click 'Book Club Kit 1, 2' etc, then click 'MARC Display' to show full item record, including book title).

Burial Rites by Hannah KentThe Night Guest by Fiona McFarlane Gone Girl by Gillain FlynnThe Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard FlanaganQuestions of Travel by Michelle de KretserThe Rosie Project by Graeme SimsionThe Light Between Oceans by M.L. StedmanBoy, Lost by Kristina OlssonA World of Other People by Steven CarrollAn Officer and a Spy by Robert HarrisAll the light we cannot see by Anthony Doerr

Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas HardyThe Eye of the Sheep by  Sofie LagunaThe Snow Kimono by Mark HenshawWhen the Night Comes by Favel Parrett

Us by David Nicholls

Eyrie by Tim WintonThe Paying Guests by Sarah WatersLife After Life by Kate Atkinson

H is for Hawke by Helen Macdonald

This house of grief by Helen GarnerA man called Ove by Fredrik BackmanThe spare room by Helen Garner

Brave new world by Aldous HuxleyA spool of blue thread by Anne TylerBig little lies by Liane Moriarty

Butterfly Summer by Harriet Evans

The Dry by Jane HarperLif of Pi by Yann Martell

Zeitoun by Dave EggersA Man's Got to Have a HobbyTell the wolves I’m home by Carol Rifka BruntThe poisonwood bible by Barbara Kingsolver

Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey

Journey to the stone country by Alex MillerWedding Bush Road by David FrancisBlack rock white city by A S Patric

The last painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith

Long Bay by Eleanor LimprechtOur souls at night by Kent HarufSalt Creek by Lucy Treloar

Useful by Debra OswaldHope farm by Peggy FrewBehold the dreamers by Imbolo MbueBilly Lynn's long halftime walk by Ben FountainGoodwood by Holly ThrosbyThe light of Paris by Eleanor BrownThe Chilbury ladies choir by Jennifer RyanThe ninth hour by Alice McDermottForce of nature by Jane HarperThe trip of a lifetime by Monica McInerneyQ & A by Vikas SwarupThe hand that first held mine by Maggie O'Farrell

The Kookaburra Creek cafe by Sandie DockerA month of Sundays by Liz ByrskiThe nowhere child by Christian WhiteBefore I let you go by Kelly RimmerScrublands by Chris HammerThe other wife by Michael RobothamThe peacock summer by Hannah RichellThe President is missing by Bill Clinton & James PattersonIndelible ink by Fiona McGregorThe fault in our stars by John GreenI am Malala by Malala YousafzaiIn the morning I'll be gone by Adrian McKinty

The mother-in-law by Sally HepworthBecoming by Michelle ObamaThe place on Dalhousie by Melina MarchettaToo much lip by Melissa LucashenkoThe trauma cleaner by Sarah KrasnosteinEducated by Tara WestoverEight lives by Susan HurleyThe hollow bones by Leah KaminskyWhere the crawdads sing by Delia OwensDark emu by Bruce PascoeAmerican dirt by Jeanine CumminsBlack 13 by Adam Hamdy

Hamnet by Maggie O'FarrellSee what you made me do by Jess HillLady in waiting by Anne GlenconnerUntamed by Glennon Doyle

Book Club Kit FAQs

Who may borrow Book Club Kits?

  • Book Clubs who register with Wingecarribee Public Library may borrow Book Club Kits. Any member of Wingecarribee Public Library can register a Book Club.
  • To register your Book Club,  Book Club Registration Form  or collect a copy from your Library and return for registration to one of our library branches

How can a Book Club Kit be borrowed?

  • Visit Bowral Library to collect a kit, or visit our website, or contact us on 1300 266 235 to check kit availability.

Where can Book Club Kits be collected?

  • Book Club Kits may be collected from any Wingecarribee Public Library branch. Please allow delivery time if collecting a Kit from branches other than Bowral.
  • To collect a Book Club Kit, either the Book Club library card or the patron’s own WPL library card showing them as a registered Book Club member, must be produced.

How are Book Club Kits to be returned?

  • Book Club Kits may be returned to any Wingecarribee Public Library branch. Each Book Club Kit (container and all of its contents) must be returned as a complete set.

What is the loan period?

  • 6 weeks.
  • To allow fair access, it is not possible to renew Book Club Kits.

Can a Book Club borrow more than one Book Club Kit at a time?

  • Yes, a Book Club may borrow a maximum of 2 Kits at any one time.

What is in the Book Club kit?

Each Kit contains:

  • 1 plastic box containing 10 copies of the book.
  • 1 folder containing author biography and discussion notes, plus a list of all Book Club Kit titles and a short review of each title.

What are the Book Club’s responsibilities?

The borrowing Book Club group will be responsible for:

  • Paying fees for lost or damaged items. Borrowing restrictions will be applied to Book Clubs with outstanding items.
  • Notifying Wingecarribee Public Library of any change in Book Club contact details or the cancellation of the Club.

Can I suggest a title for a Book Club Kit?

  • Yes, please contact Bowral Library on 1300 266 235 to suggest a title.