Book Club Picks

Currently in a book club and looking for titles to propose at your next meeting? Interested in finding multiple copies of a well-written, discussion worthy book but looking for a less formal option than our book club kits? We’ve got you covered with our Book Club Picks Collection!

We’re offering multiple copies of titles which have been previously read in our six library book clubs. Books check out for the regular 3-week period, and can be requested by calling the reference desk (415) 389-4292 x3. Or, you can simply stop by and check them out in person!

You can view our fiction and nonfiction book club picks in our catalog.

Shelf displaying previous selections from the Mill Valley Public Library's book clubs

Our previous picks (alphabetical by title)

A Burning by Megha Majumdar - 9 copies

The Alice Network by Kate Quinn - 6 copies

All for Nothing by Walter Kempowski - 6 copies

Antitrust: Taking on Monopoly Power from the Gilded Age to the Digital Age by Amy Klobuchar - 9 copies

The Beekeeper of Aleppo: A Novel by Christy Lefteri - 13 copies

The Bell in the Lake by Lars Mytting - 10 copies

The Bluest Eye: A Novel by Toni Morrison - 8 copies

The Book of Eels: Our Enduring Fascination with the Most Mysterious Creature in the Natural World by Patrik Svensson - 8 copies

The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez - 8 copies

The Border Keeper by Kerstin Hall - 6 copies

Burr: A Novel by Gore Vidal - 8 copies

Cloudstreet by Tim Winton - 8 copies

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson - 9 copies

The Centaur by John Updike - 8 copies

Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine - 10 copies

Crooked House by Agatha Christie - 8 copies

Days Without End by Sebastian Barry  - 8 copies

The Devil in The White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson - 6 copies 

Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line by Deepa Anappara - 10 copies

Dora Bruder by Patrick Modiano - 8 copies

Eventide by Therese Bohman - 8 copies

Fight No More by Lydia Millet - 7 copies

The Heart by Maylis de Kerangal - 8 copies

How Beautiful We Were by Imbolo Mbue - 10 copies

Howards End by E. M. Forster - 10 copies

Huck Out West by Robert Coover - 8 copies

Humankind: A Hopeful History by Rutger Bregman - 9 copies

"I Heard You Paint Houses” : Frank ‘the Irishman’ Sheeran and Closing the Case on Jimmy Hoffa by Charles Brandt -10 copies

Inland: A Novel by Téa Obreht - 8 copies

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab - 7 copies

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson - 5 copies

Kill Switch: The Rise of the Modern Senate and the Crippling of American Democracy by Adam Jentleson - 10 copies

Kindred by Octavia Butler - 6 copies

Lake Success: A Novel by Gary Shteyngart - 8 copies

The Leavers: A Novel by Lisa Ko - 8 copies

Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA by Amaryllis Fox - 6 copies

Lives Other Than My Own by Emmanuel Carrere - 7 copies

The Maid's Version by Daniel Woodrell - 8 copies

Man of My Time by Dalia Sofer - 13 copies

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and our Lives Revealed by Lori Gottlieb - 8 copies

The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa - 9 copies

Mill Town: Reckoning With What Remains by Kerri Arsenault - 10 copies

The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gates - 9 copies

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander - 8 copies

The Night Watchman: A Novel by Louise Erdich - 8 copies

Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick - 15 copies

OMG WTF Does the Constitution Actually Say? : A Non-boring Guide to How Our Democracy is Supposed to Work by Ben Sheehan - 12 copies

On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder - 12 copies

Our Towns: A 100,000-mile Journey into the Heart of America by James Fallows and Deborah Fallows - 10 copies

Palimpsest: A Memoir by Gore Vidal - 6 copies

Piranesi by Susanna Clarke - 5 copies

The Round House by Louise Erdrich - 8 copies

Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe - 8 copies

She Came to Slay: The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman by Erica Armstrong Dunbar - 8 copies

Shuggie Bain: A Novel by Douglas Stuart - 7 copies

Simon the Fiddler: A Novel by Paulette Jiles - 8 copies

Sisters in Hate: American Women on the Front Lines of White Nationalism by Seyward Darby - 14 copies

The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson - 2 copies

The Spectator Bird by Wallace Stegner - 8 copies

A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler - 7 copies

Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo - 7 copies 

The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule - 9 copies

Them: Why We Hate Each Other -- and How to Heal by Ben Sasse - 11 copies

There There by Tommy Orange - 8 copies

Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone - 3 copies

Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi - 6 copies

The Vanished Birds by Simon Jimenez - 5 copies

We Should Get Together: The Secret to Cultivating Better Friendships by Kat Vellos - 9 copies

What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism by Dan Rather & Elliot Kirschner - 12 copies

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard to Talk to White People About Racism by Robin DiAngelo - 8 copies

Yellow Bird: Oil, Murder, and a Woman's search for Justice in Indian Country by Sierra Crane Murdoch - 10 copies

The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom - 10 copies

You’re Not Listening: What You're Missing and Why it Matters by Kate Murphy - 11 copies