Is 2022 the year you join a book club?

Book groups are a great way to bring people together. The key to a successful group comes down to not only picking the right book, but having the tools to create deep and animated discussion. If you’re thinking about starting a new group, or to ensure your group gets off to a strong start in 2022, Boroondara Library Service has a number of resources available.

Borrow a book group kit

Our book group kits take the hard work out of book club. In 2021 alone, we issued more than 200 to different groups. The kits can be borrowed for up to 60 days and offer dozens of thought-provoking titles including Maggie O’Farrell’s Hamnet, Pip William’s The Dictionary of Lost Words, and Sally Hepworth’s The Mother-in-Law. Each kit contains 10 copies of the book, two large-print books and two audio books, along with discussion notes and reviews.

For more information about book group kits, visit our Book groups page

Reading recommendations

Our knowledgeable librarians are on hand to provide book recommendations, but you can also borrow or reserve some of the most popular reads of 2021. With books like Jane Harper’s The Survivors at the top of the most borrowed books for 2021, our Hottest 100 list outlines the most borrowed books across our libraries last year.

Read our Boroondara Hottest 100 adult fiction titles 2021 article to see the full list of titles.

Join an existing club

If the idea of starting your own book club sounds daunting, you can join our online Chatterbooks sessions or the book groups located at Hawthorn or Kew libraries.

For more information about joining, visit our Book groups page

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