The Random House Library Book Club


Once a year, we comb through our lists of thousands of titles to pick out the 21 books that we think the country’s population of book-club selectors absolutely need to know about.

Then, when they’re all picked out, we create a sort of “mini-guide,” which provides Readers’ Advisory notes (i.e. who’s going to like this one the most?), a description of the plot,¬†five discussion questions, and online resources for more.

Sound like something you could use? If so, there are three ways to get it! Here are your options:

1. Read through our mini-guide collection on Scribd

2. Download the PDF of the catalog

3. Request a hard copy of the catalog from

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