HUSH: a podcast from your library – Episode 38 – New Book Group in a Bag Titles

Thad Hartman and Lissa Staley host a roundtable discussion with our guests around an engaging and interesting topic — new titles in the library’s Book Group in a Bag collection for book discussion groups!

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Book Group in a Bag

Deb Bryan

Deb Bryan

Our guest this episode is Deb Bryan. She reveals the book titles that will be added to the library’s Book Group in a Bag collection in 2013, as well as promotes that service to book groups.

Learn more about Book Group in a Bag and reserve titles for your book discussion group at

Books mentioned

These are the new titles that will be added to the library’s Book Group in a Bag collection in 2013:

  • Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  • End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
  • The Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  • Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan
  • Please Look After Mom by Kyung-sook Shin
  • The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
  • My Abandonment by Peter Rock
  • These Things Hidden by Heather Gudenkauf
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  • The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
  • The Language of Flowers: A Novel by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
  • Appetite for America: Fred Harvey and the Business of Civilizing the Wild West–One Meal at a Time by Stephen Fried
  • Brother I’m Dying by Edwidge Danticat
  • Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson (the Bloggess)
  • Room by Emma Donoghue

Take advantage of the library’s Book Group in a Bag service to reserve 10 copies of the book, plus a discussion guide, in a handy bag that checks out for 6 weeks. Reserve online at


Your turn to talk

Continue the conversation about Book Group in a Bag and great books for book discussions. Talk to us here on the blog, or on the library’s Goodreads group at our Book Group in a Bag discussion.

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Lissa Staley

Lissa Staley helps people use the library. She is a Book Evangelist, Health Information Librarian, Arts & Crafts Librarian, Trivia Emcee, Classics Made Modern book group leader, and frequent library customer, especially with her children. She reads a new book every few days, but recently loved Adorkable by Sarra Manning, Fortunately the Milk by Neil Gaiman and Tin Star by Cecil Castellucchi.