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Finding books and materials for your book club has never been easier with the Book Club in a Bag program!

What do I need to know about the program?

  • Each kit contains 10 copies of the book and discussion questions.
  • Kits can be requested delivered to any library branch.
  • The kit will be checked out on the library card of the person requesting and picking up the bag.
  • That person is responsible for the return of the bag and all of its contents.
  • The loan period is six weeks and kits may not be renewed.
  • No more than one kit may be borrowed at a time by a cardholder.
  • Late fee is $1/day.
  • Lost items are subject to a replacement fee.

 ** At this time, only Book Club in a Bag kits located at the Santa Maria Public Library are available for pickup.

Book Club in a Bag Kits available at the Santa Maria Public Library


Adult Fiction

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood
America’s First Daughter by Stephanie Dray
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
Beartown by Fredrik Backman
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan
The Book that Matters Most by Ann Hood
Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra
Defending Jacob by William Landay
Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
The Good Daughter by Karen Slaughter
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker
History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund
The Home for Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman
How High We go in the Dark by Sequoia Nagamatsu
Idaho by Emily Ruskovich
In Five Years by Rebecca Serle
Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
The Leavers by Lisa Ko
Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
The Martian by Andy Weir
Me Before you by Jojo Moyes
My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman
Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris
Ordinary Grace by William Krueger
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
Paris Wife by Paula McLain
People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
The Rose Code by Kate Quinn
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
This is How it Always Is by Laurie Frankel
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani
A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl by Mona Awed
Where’d you go Bernadette by Maria Semple

Adult Non-Fiction

Blended by Sharon M. Draper
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Patterson
Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly – Adult Non-Fiction
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren – Adult Non-Fiction
Wild by Cheryl Strayed – Adult Non-Fiction
The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman – Adult Non-Fiction

NEW Young Adult Book Club Kit

The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas
Lines We Cross by Randa Abdel-Gattah
Booked by Kwame Alexander

Children’s Fiction

Blended by Sharon M. Draper
Bridge to Terabithia
by Katherine Patterson
Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
New Kid by Jerry Craft (graphic novel)
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
The Wild Robot by Peter Brown
Starfish by Lisa Fipps
Land of the Cranes by Aida Salazar
Before the Ever After by Jacqueline Woodson

Children’s Non-Fiction

El Deafo by Cece Bell – Children’s Non-Fiction
All Thirteen: The incredible cave rescue of the Thai boys' soccer team by Christina Soontornvat

List Updated November 2021

The Book Club in a Bag program is supported by both the Friends of the Santa Maria Public Library and the Friends of the Orcutt Library.