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 recommendations for your book club? Check out the State Library of Iowa Book Club Titles website to view 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 Large Print Copies Book on CD Copies
Before We Were Yours Lisa Wingate 10 0 0
Blood, Bones, and Butter Gabrielle Hamilton 10 0 1
Bottomland Michelle Hoover 8 0 1
Educated Tara Westover 12 0 1
Emma Jane Austen 8 0 0
The Giver of Stars Jojo Moyes 10 0 1
The Hate U Give Angie Thomas 10 1 1
It's Always the Husband Michele Campbell 10 0 0
The Light We Lost Jill Santopolo 9 0 0
Little Men Louisa May Alcott 5 0 0
Little Women Louisa May Alcott 9 1 2
Mansfield Park Jane Austen 10 0 0
Northanger Abbey Jane Austen 10 0 0
Persuasion  Jane Austen 10 0 2
Seeing Red Sandra Brown 13 0 0
The Shoemaker's Wife Adriana Trigiani 10 0 0
The Silver Suitcase Terrie Todd 10 1 0
The Underground Railroad Colson Whitehead 11 0 1
The Whip Karen Kondazian 6 0 0
The Wife Between Us Greer Hendricks 12 0 0

Readers Rendezvous Book Club

Get a jump start on your 2022 reading goal with our new adult book club! This book club will read popular titles in a variety of genres, and is sure to have something for every reader. Monthly meetings will be held in the library meeting room and attendees are invited to bring a lunch. Copies of the monthly title can be picked up at the library information desk. New members are always welcome.

Upcoming Book Club Meetings

Meeting Date Title Author
May 18, 1:00 p.m. Wuthering Heights Emily Bronte
June 15, 1:00 p.m. The Night Watchman Louse Erdich
July 20, 1:00 p.m. Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I've Loved Kate Bowler
August 17, 1:00 p.m. The Beekeeper of Aleppo Christy Lefteri

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
June 6, 12:00 p.m. Helter Skelter Vincent Bugliosi

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
June 2022 The Keeper of Lost Things Ruth Hogan
July 2022 The Night Tiger Yangsze Choo
August 2022 The Sun Does Shine Anthony Ray Hinton
September 2022 The Bookshop on the Corner Jenny Colgan

Overbooked Book Club

Check out our new evening adult book club! The book club meets on the last Tuesday of the month, unless otherwise specified. Copies of the monthly selection can be picked up at the library information desk. New members always welcome. 

Upcoming Book Club Meetings

Meeting Date Title Author
May 31, 5:30 p.m. The Book Charmer Karen Hawkins