How it Works

The following fiction and non-fiction books are available for book discussion groups in multiple copy sets (usually between 10 and 15).  An additional copy of these books may be available to check out from the regular Library collection.  The book sets are available for pick up by local librarians, reading groups, individual patrons and their families.

If you are a librarian or an individual borrower picking up a book set in person on behalf of a reading group, there is no fee, and you may reserve a title in advance.   Please specify the number of copies needed and the discussion date, so that we can determine the appropriate pick up and due dates.  Please be aware that if a book set is reserved for use by the Milton Public Library, or on loan to another user, the books may not be available at a particular time for use by your group.

Book Titles


In the Time of Butterflies by Alvarez, Julia

Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Atkinson, Kate

Emma by Austen, Jane

Little Women by Alcott, Lousia May

The Particular Sadness of the Lemon Cake by Bender, Aimee

The Third Secret by Berry, Steve

Quentins by Binchy, Maeve

Something Wicked This Way Comes by Bradbury, Ray

The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson

Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Capote, Truman

Girl with a Pearl Earring by Chevalleir, Tracy

The Christmas Quilt by Chiaverini, Jennifer

Death by Darjeeling by Childs, Laura

Hercule Poirot’s Christmas by Christie, Agatha

The Power of One by Courtenay, Bryce

The Alchemist by Coelho, Paulo

Prey by Crichton, Michael

A Christmas Carol by Dickens, Charles

Frog Music by Emma Donaghue

The Master Butcher’s Singing Club by Erdrich, Louise

High Five by Evanovich, Janet

The Christmas List by Evans, Richard Paul

Still Alice by Genova, Lisa

The Longest Trip Home by Grogan, John

Code to Zero by Follett, Ken

A Redbird Christmas by Flagg, Fannie

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Gaiman, Neil

The Turn of the Screw by James, Henry

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Irving, Washington

Water for Elephants by Gruen, Sara

The Wailing Wind by Hillerman, Tony

The Secret Life of Bees by Kidd, Sue Monk

Confessions of a Shopaholic by Kinsella, Sophia

Life of Pi by Martel, Yann

The Surrogate Thief by Mayor, Archer

The Road by McCarthy, Cormac

Mutant Message Down Under by Morgan, Marlo

Waiting for Teddy Williams by Mosher, Howard Frank

The Time Traveler’s Wife by Niffenegger, Audrey

My Sister’s Keeper by Picoult, Jodi

The Reader by Schlink, Bernard

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Shaffer, Mary Ann & Barrows, Annie

The Help by Stockett, Kathryn

An Irish Country Doctor by Taylor, Patrick

The Glass Castle by Walls, Jennifer

Brideshead Revisited by Waugh, Evelyn

The Devil Wears Prada by Weisberger, Lauren


 100 Best-Loved Poems by Philip Smith

The Bedford Boys by Alex Kershaw

Bringing Down the House by Ben Mezrich

Chicken Soup for the Traveller’s Soul by Canfield, Hawsen, Zikman

Ghosts, Ghouls& Unsolved Mysteries by Joseph Citro

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

Poems to Live by in Uncertain Times by Joan Murray

Typhoid Mary Judith Leavitt

Under a Wing by Reeve Lindbergh

Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes

The Pattern in the Carpet by Margaret Drabble

updated 8.25.15