Book Discussion Sets

Have a book club coming up? Reserve a kit with 10 copies to share among your club members. Several kits are in-house and come with some information and discussion questions. Over 100 other kits are possible to borrow through our collaboration with other Vermont libraries. Ask a staff member to help you place a reservation today.

Burnham Owned Titles

  • The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson 
  • An American Childhood by Annie Dillard
  • The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro
  • Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson
  • Big Brother by Lionel Shriver 
  • Brewster by Mark Slouka 
  • A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra
  • The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon
  • Educated by Tara Westover 
  • Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine by Gail Honeyman
  • Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng 
  • Fordlandia by Greg Grandin 
  • The Good Lord Bird by James McBride 
  • The Gun by Fuminori Nakamura 
  • Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood 
  • The Hours by Michael Cunningham 
  • The Improbability of Love by Hannah Rothchild
  • The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer 
  • Join by Steve Toutonghi 
  • Life After Life by Kate Atkinson 
  • Mary Coin by Marisa Silver 
  • The Martian by Andy Weir 
  • Mrs. Poe by Lynn Cullen 
  • Radium Girls by Kate Moore 
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas 
  • The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan
  • The Returned by Jason Mott 
  • The Round House by Louise Erdrich
  • The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
  • The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien 
  • Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand 
  • The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce 
  • The Weight of Water by Anita Shreve 
  • When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro 
  • Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple 
  • The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers 

Book Kits from Other Libraries


100 Great Short Stories
44 Scotland Street
84, Charing Cross Road
A Beautiful Place to Die
A Beauty
A Christmas Carol 
A door in the earth
A Gentleman in Moscow
A god in ruins
A Heart in a Body in the World
A Jewish Refugee in New York
A loyal character dancer
A man called Ove
A Man Called Ove
A path appears : transforming lives, creating opportunity
A Room with a View
A Streetcar Named Desire
All That I Have
All That is Solid Melts into Air
All the light we cannot see
All The Light We Cannot See
All the Names
All the Ugly and Wonderful Things
Aloha kitchen: recipes from Hawaii
American Born Chinese
American gods
American Wife : A Novel
An American marriage
An American Marriage
An Irish Country Doctor
Artic Drift
Ask again, yes
Asymmetry: a novel
Basic fermentation
Beautiful ruins
Because of Winn-Dixie
Before We Were Yours
Behind the beautiful forevers : life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity
Behind the Scenes at the Museum
Being mortal : medicine and what matters in the end
Bel Canto
Bellweather Rhapsody
Between the world and me
Blind Justice
Book thief
Born a crime : stories from a South African childhood
Boys in the Boat
Braiding sweetgrass
Bridge of Clay
Britt-Marie was here : a novel
Brown girl dreaming
Bull Run
Cannery Row
Can't we talk about something more pleasant? [graphic novel]
City of Thieves
Clan of the Cave Bear
Coal River
Coconuts & collards : recipes and stories from Puerto Rico to the Deep South
Commonwealth : a novel
Consuming kids: protecting our children from the onslaught of marketing and advertising
Counting on Grace
Crossing to safety
Cutting for stone : a novel
Dandelion Wine
David Copperfield
Deep down dark : the untold stories of 33 men buried in a Chilean mine ...
Delta Wedding
Devotions : the selected poems of Mary Oliver
Displacement: A Travelogue
Don't let my baby do rodeo : a novel
Dreamland : the true tale of America's opiate epidemic 
Educated : a memoir
Emily, Alone
Ender's Game
Endurance : a year in space, a lifetime of discovery
Enemies, a Love Story 
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library
Etta and Otto and Russell and James
Evicted : poverty and profit in the American city
Far from the Madding Crowd
Farewell to Manzanar : a true story of Japanese American experience during and after the World War I
Fifth business
Flight Behavior
Forgotten Drinks of Colonial New England: From Flips & Rattle-Skulls to Switchel & Spruce Beer
Frankenstein in Baghdad : a novel
Friends and Other Liars : A Novel
Frog Music
Ghosts, Ghouls & Unsolved Mysteries
Girl at War
Girls Burn Brighter
Glass Houses
Go Set a Watchman
Gold of Our Fathers
Halal Food : a history
Half Broke Horses
Half broke horses : a true-life novel
Half of a yellow sun
Hand to Mouth: living in bootstrap America
Happiness project
Heat and Light
Hend and the soldiers : a novel
Hidden figures
Hillbilly Elegy
Hillbilly Elegy
Hillbilly Elegy 
Homegrown : Cooking from my New England roots
Hotel on the corner of bitter and sweet
How to be a good creature : a memoir in thirteen animals
How to be an antiracist
How to eat a peach : menus, stories, and places
How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia
If only you people could follow directions : a memoir
Imagine Me Gone : A Novel
In a sunburned country
In the garden of beasts : love, terror, and an American family in Hitler's Berlin
In the Time of the Butterflies
Indian (-ish)
Interpreter of Maladies : stories
Ireland's Green Larder
James And The Giant Peach
Joe Beef: surviving the apocalypse: Another Cookbook of Sorts
Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African American Cooking
Just kids
Just mercy : a story of justice and redemption
Katie Up and Down the Hall
Kaukasis: A Culinary Journey through Georgia, Azerbaijan & Beyond
La Línea
Lab Girl
Last child in the woods: saving our child from nature-deficit disorder
Life in a jar : the Irena Sendler Project : a novel
Life on the other border
Lillian Boxfish takes a walk
Lincoln in the bardo
Little Bee
Little fires everywhere
Little Women
Long Time Coming
Major Pettigrew's last stand : a novel
Manhattan Beach
Mansfield Park
March [graphic novel]. Book 1
March: Book One
Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor
Me before you
Missing, presumed : a novel
Moneyball : the art of winning an unfair game
Moon Tiger
Mr and Mrs Prince
Mrs Dalloway
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh
My Brilliant Friend
My grandfather would have shot me: A black woman's discovers her family's nazi past
My grandmother's hands: racialized trauma and the pathway to mending our hea
My Name is Lucy Barton
Nopalito : a Mexican kitchen
Nora Webster : a novel
Normal people
North and South
Olive Kitteridge
Olive, Again
Orange is the New Black
Orphan train
Our Souls at Night
Our Town
Paint the wind
Parrot and Olivier in America
Poet's Corner
Prospero's daughter
Rage Against the Dying
Reading Lolita in Tehran : a memoir in books 
Ready player one
Red at the Bone
Salvage the bones : a  novel
Sandrine's Case
Sauces & shapes : pasta the Italian way
She's not there : a life in two genders
Simon and the fiddler
Simply pho : a complete course in preparing authentic Vietnamese meals at home
Sing, Unburied, Sing
Sing, unburied, sing
Snow falling on cedars 
So you want to talk about race
So you've been publicly shamed 
Spies of the Balkans
Star of the North
State of wonder
Station Eleven
Still Life with Breadcrumbs
Suite francaise
Tell the Wolves I'm Home
Test Kit for Training
Tevye the Dairyman and Motl the Cantor's Son
The African Queen
The age of wonder : how the romantic generation discovered the beauty and terror of science 
The alchemist
The almost nearly perfect people : behind the myth of the Scandinavian utopia
The Beautiful Mystery
The Blackbird Season : A Novel
The Boston Girl
The Call
The Christmas quilt. The New Year's quilt : two Elm Creek quilts novels
The Circle
The City of Your Final Destination
The color of law : a forgotten history of how our government segregated America
The cooking gene : a journey through African-American culinary history in the Old South
The cuckoo's calling
The Curiosity
The dawn watch : Joseph Conrad in a global war
The devil in the white city : murder, magic, and madness at the fair that changed America
The Devotion of Suspect X
The Dirty Life
The Dutch House
The Elegance of the Hedgehog
The emperor's children
The end of loneliness
The enigma of arrival
The Fault in Our Stars
The feather thief : beauty, obsession, and the natural history heist of the century
The Friend
The girl in the road
The Girl on the Train
The goldfinch
The Grapes of Wrath
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
The Hamilton Affair
The hate U give
The Help
The High Divide
The house on Mango Street
The Immigrant Cookbook
The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks
The Importance of Being Earnest
The invention of wings : a novel
The Last Equation of Isaac Severy : A Novel in Clues
The Leavers : A Novel
The left hand of darkness
The library book
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid
The light between oceans
The Lost Painting
The Martian
The Moor's account
The Nest
The new Jim Crow
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
The new kids : big dreams and brave journeys at a high school for immigrant teens
The new kosher : simple recipes to savor & share
The New Wildcrafted Cuisine
The Night Tiger
The Nowhere Child
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
The Painted Veil
The Paris architect : a novel
The Paris wife
The paying guests : a novel
The Poacher's Son
The Poet's dog
The power of play: how the power of spontaneous, imaginative activities lead to happier, healthier children
The queue
The Red Badge of Courage : An Episode of the American Civil War
The Report : A Novel
The Samurai's Garden
The Scent Keeper
The Secret Life of Bees
The Sellout
The Seventh Wish
The Shadow of the Wind
The short and tragic life of Robert Peace
The Sioux chef's indigenous kitchen
The Sixth Extinction
The Snow Child
The souls of Black folk 
The spirit catches you and you fall down
The Strangler Vine
The Submission
The Swans of Fifth Avenue : a novel
The sweetness at the bottom of the pie
The teeth of the comb and other stories
The Three Musketeers
The tiger's wife
The Time Machine
The time traveler's wife : a novel
The Turner house
The Underground Railroad
The Underground Railroad
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
The Unquiet Dead
The Valley of Amazement
The View from Penthouse B
The Wailing Wind
The Weight of Ink
The widows of Malabar Hill
The Wives of Los Alamos
The Woman Who Smashed Codes
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
There there
Think again: the power of knowing what you don't know
This changes everything : capitalism vs. the climate
This is how it always is
This Tender Land
Those turbulent sons of freedom : Ethan Allen's Green Mountain Boys and the American Revolution
Trans-Sister radio
Triumph of the city : how our greatest invention makes us richer, smarter, greener, healthier, and h
Twelve Years a Slave
Unbroken brain : a revolutionary new way of understanding addiction
Uncivil Liberties
Under the Tuscan Sun
Universe of Two
Washington Black
Water For Elephants
We Were Liars
When breath becomes air
When the Killing's Done
Where the crawdads sing
Where the Crawdads Sing 
Where'd You Go, Bernadette
White fragility: Why it's so hard for white people to talk about racism
Wicked : the life and times of the wicked witch of the West : a novel
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
Wolf Hall : a novel
You as of today my homeland : stories of war, self, and love
Z : a novel of Zelda Fitzgerald