The Lemont Public Library has a growing collection of Book Discussion Kits available to lend to our patrons and fellow libraries. Each set contains 10 – 12 books. If you are interested in reserving a kit, click on the catalog link to place a hold.contact the Adult Reference Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Aloha Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini [Large Print]
Bonnie faces a bleak winter alone, as her quilting shop goes out of business and her divorce quickly approaches. A welcome escape comes when Claire invites her to Maui to help launch an exciting new business: a quilter’s retreat set at a bed and breakfast amid the vibrant colors and balmy breezes of the Hawaiian Islands.
The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks [Large Print]
This is the story of two small-town former high school sweethearts from opposite sides of the tracks. Now middle-aged, they have taken wildly divergent paths, but neither has lived the life they imagined, and neither can forget the passionate first love that forever altered their world. When they are both called back to their hometown for the funeral of the mentor who once gave them shelter, they will be forced to confront the choices each has made, and ask whether love can truly rewrite the past.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Hazel and Gus are two extraordinary teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on an unforgettable journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that they met and fell in love at a cancer support group.
The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
Discovering a tattered letter that says she is to open it only in the event of her husband‘s death, Cecelia, a successful family woman, is unable to resist reading the letter and discovers a secret that shatters her life and the lives of two other women. By the author of What Alice Forgot.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
After a family tragedy, Jacob feels compelled to explore an abandoned orphanage on an island off the coast of Wales, discovering disturbing facts about the children who were kept there.
The Soldier’s Wife by Margaret Leroy
As World War II draws closer and closer to Guernsey, Vivienne de la Mare knows that there will be sacrifices to be made. Not just for herself, but for her two young daughters and for her mother-in-law, for whom she cares while her husband is away fighting. What she does not expect is that she will fall in love with one of the enigmatic German soldiers who take up residence in thehouse next door to her home. As their relationship intensifies, so do the pressures on Vivienne.
Winterdance: the Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod by Gary Paulsen
The author’s account of his most ambitious quest, to know a world beyond his knowing, to train for and run the Iditarod.
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
A powerful, blazingly honest, inspiring memoir: the story of a 1,100 mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe–and built her back up again.
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student.