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

We hope you enjoy! Email suggestions to us at We are always looking to improve.