Book Club Tips & Suggestions

Fiction Titles of the Month

My Name is Lucy Barton
by Elizabeth Strout

The Things We Keep
by Sally Hepworth

The Swans of Fifth Avenue
by Melanie Benjamin

The Portable Veblen
by Elizabeth McKenzie



Non-Fiction Title of the Month

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Classic Title of the Month

by James Joyce
(note: most copies are over 700 pages long)

Book Club Help

The Huntley Area Public Library strives to provide the most convenient hold system possible for area book clubs. If you would like to use our services to place holds on your upcoming book club titles, please use the links below.

If you have any questions, you may call the Information Desk at (847) 669-5386 and press 3. Our librarians also offer personalized assistance upon request.

Leading the Discussion

If the website links below don't have discussion questions that are specific to your title, try these out:

FictionNon-Fiction/Biography | Christian Fiction

Tip of the Month

As a warm-up, ask everyone to say their name and give the book a thumbs up or down.

Email Us!

Is there a website or a tip that you would like to share with other book clubs? Do you have a book club related question to ask our staff? Contact us.

Online Book Club

Do you use Facebook? Join the Huntley Area Public Library's Online Book Club. We provide a selection each month, and take suggestions from members too! Read at your own pace and leave comments about the books your read. Also share other books you are reading or have read with other avid book lovers.