Book Clubs

The Newton Public Library is pleased to assist local book clubs with locating titles for their meetings. All new book clubs should read and review the Library Book Club Guidelines prior to requesting books. Please remember to submit a new Title Request Form each time your book club selects a new title. Title Request Forms and questions regarding book clubs may be dropped off at the Library or emailed to: newtonpl@newton.lib.ia.us

Looking for book sets for your book club? Check out the State Library of Iowa Book Club Titles website to search multiple copy sets available to Iowa libraries. The Library also has a collection of book club titles with multiple copies, that may be borrowed for book club use.

For more information on book clubs or assistance with your request, please contact:

Rebecca Klein
Public Services Librarian
rklein@newton.lib.ia.us
641-792-4108

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Newton Public Library Multiple Copies for Book Clubs

Title Author Print Copies in Set
Before We Were Yours Lisa Wingate 10
Blood, Bones, and Butter Gabrielle Hamilton 10
The Book of Lost Friends Lisa Wingate 8
The Book of Lost Names Kristin Harmel 7
Bottomland Michelle Hoover 8
The Christmas Bookshop Jenny Colgan 10
Educated Tara Westover 12
Emma Jane Austen 8
The Four Winds Kristin Hannah 7
The Giver of Stars Jojo Moyes 10
Hamnet Maggie O'Farrell 9
The Hate U Give Angie Thomas 10
It's Always the Husband Michele Campbell 10
Last Flight Julie Clark 8
The Last Letter from Istanbul Lucy Foley 10
The Last Thing he Told Me Laura Dave 10
The Light We Lost Jill Santopolo 8
Little Men Louisa May Alcott 5
Little Women Louisa May Alcott 9
Malibu Rising Taylor Jenkins Reid 9
Mansfield Park Jane Austen 10
Northanger Abbey Jane Austen 10
Persuasion  Jane Austen 10
Remarkably Bright Creatures Shelby Van Pelt 9
Seeing Red Sandra Brown 13
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo Taylor Jenkins Reid 10
The Shoemaker's Wife Adriana Trigiani 9
The Silver Suitcase Terrie Todd 9
The Underground Railroad Colson Whitehead 10
Where the Crawdads Sing Delia Owens 8
The Whip Karen Kondazian 6
The Wife Between Us Greer Hendricks 12

Gory Stories True Crime Book Club

Do you love true crime? Bring your lunch and join other true crime addicts to share our favorite podcasts, books, documentaries, and more! 

Upcoming Book Club Meetings

Meeting Date Title Author
February 6, 12:00 p.m. Small Sacrifices Ann Rule
March 6, 12:00 p.m. Dead Run Dan Schultz

Introvert Book Club

Want to join a book club but just don't have time for a regular meeting? Would you like to read a monthly recommendation from the comfort and quiet of home? This is the book club for you! Each month there's a new book selection, but there's never a meeting. Pick up your copy of the monthly book at the library Information Desk. 

Month Title Author
January 2023 The Thursday Murder Club Richard Osman
February 2023 The Bookshop of Yesterdays Amy Meyerson

B.Y.O.B Book Club

Join our new B.Y.O.B. Book Club and share what you've been reading! Everyone chooses their own book to read, based on a monthly theme.

Meeting Date Theme
January 26, 3:00 p.m. Best Sellers
February 16, 3:00 p.m. Romance
March 23, 3:00 p.m. Literary Fiction
April 20, 3:00 p.m. Mystery