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First two parts debuted Sunday, November 2 at 9PM, followed by the debut of the final two parts on HBO


Book Club Books Being Made Into Movies This Year

Reserve your book bag below for your book club. You will get 10 books and a reader's guide. Then you can all go and watch the movie together. So much fun!

Here are the release dates for the following movies.
Divergent by Veronica Roth  -  March 21, 2014
Fault in our Stars by John Green - June 6, 2014
The Giver by Lois Lowry - August 15,2014
The Maze Runner by James Dashner Sept 19, 2014
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn - Oct 3, 2014
Wild by Cheryl Strayed - December 5, 2014
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand - December 25, 2014

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Divergent - Veronica Roth
ISBN: 9780062024039
Paperback features over fifty pages of bonus materials, including a sneak peek of Insurgent, an author Q&A, a discussion guide, a Divergent playlist, faction manifestos, and more!

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The Fault in Our Stars - John Green
ISBN: 9780525478812
Now a Major Motion Picture TODAY Book Club pick TIME Magazine’s #1 Fiction Book of 2012 "The greatest romance story of this decade." —Entertainment Weekly Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

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The Giver - Lois Lowry
ISBN: 9780440237686
Lois Lowry's The Giver is the quintessential dystopian novel, followed by its remarkable companions, Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son. Jonas's world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear of pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the community. When Jonas turns 12 he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. Now, it is time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back.

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The Maze Runner - James Dashner
ISBN: 9780385737951
When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He's surrounded by strangers--boys whose memories are also gone.   Nice to meet ya, shank. Welcome to the Glade.   Outside the towering stone walls that surround the Glade is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It's the only way out--and no one's ever made it through alive.   Everything is going to change.   Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying.   Remember. Survive. Run. Praise for the Maze Runner series:   "[A] mysterious survival saga that passionate fans describe as a fusion of Lord of the Flies, The Hunger Games, and Lost."   "Wonderful action writing--fast-paced...but smart and well observed."--Newsday   "[A] nail-biting must-read." "Breathless, cinematic action."--Publishers Weekly   "Heart-pounding to the very last moment."--Kirkus

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Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn
ISBN: 9780307588364
One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York Times bestseller Gillian Flynn takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong. The Chicago Tribune proclaimed that;her work "draws you in and keeps you reading with the force of a pure but nasty addiction."

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Wild - Cheryl Strayed
ISBN: 9780307592736
Oprah's Book Club 2.0 selection. A powerful, blazingly honest memoir: the story of an eleven-hundred-mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe--and built her back up again.

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Unbroken - Laura Hillenbrand
ISBN: 9780375435010
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE *;Hailed as the top nonfiction book of the year by Time magazine * Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for biography and the Indies Choice Adult Nonfiction Book of the Year award On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane's bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most extraordinary odysseys of the Second World War. "Staggering . . . mesmerizing . . . Hillenbrand's writing is so ferociously cinematic, the events she describes so incredible, you don't dare take your eyes off the page."--People; "A meticulous, soaring and beautifully written account of an extraordinary life."--The Washington Post; "Ambitious and powerful . . . a startling narrative and an inspirational book."--The New York Times Book Review; "Marvelous . . . Unbroken is wonderful twice over, for the tale it tells and for the way it's told. . . . It manages maximum velocity with no loss of subtlety."--Newsweek


Dovekeeper's TV mini-series Easter 2015

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The Dovekeepers - Alice Hoffman
ISBN: 9781451617481
Publication Date: 2012-04-03
The Dovekeepers is Alice Hoffman's most ambitious and mesmerizing novel, a tour de force of research and imagination. Nearly two thousand years ago, nine hundred Jews held out for months against armies of Romans on Masada, a mountain in the Judean desert. According to the ancient historian Josephus, two women and five children survived. Based on this tragic and iconic event, Hoffman's novel is a spellbinding tale of four extraordinarily bold, resourceful, and sensuous women, each of whom has come to Masada by a different path. Yael's mother died in childbirth, and her father, an expert assassin, never forgave her for that death. Revka, a village baker's wife, watched the murder of her daughter by Roman soldiers; she brings to Masada her young grandsons, rendered mute by what they have witnessed. Aziza is a warrior's daughter, raised as a boy, a fearless rider and expert marksman who finds passion with a fellow soldier. Shirah, born in Alexandria, is wise in the ways of ancient magic and medicine, a woman with uncanny insight and power. The lives of these four complex and fiercely independent women intersect in the desperate days of the siege. All are dovekeepers, and all are also keeping secrets-about who they are, where they come from, who fathered them, and whom they love.


Reserve a Book Bag

Whether you meet in your home with friends or someplace else, Omaha Public Library can supply all of the books that your group will need. Each set contains 10 paperback copies of the same title and one reader's guide.  Currently, we have over 900 book bags available.

The following guidelines apply to the use of these book bags:

- The bags are reserved and check out for a six-week period.

- These bags may be picked-up and returned at any of the Omaha Public Library locations.

To browse what book club books we have and reserve one for your book club, please click the search button below


Please call our department at 444-4828 or email if you would like more information about the program.


Small lists of available titles

Omaha Public Library has an extensive list of titles. Below the lists have been broken down by date purchased with List 1 being the oldest and List 24 being the newest. Also, we have added a few genre lists at the bottom.


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