Estes Valley Book Clubs

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Estes Valley Library’s Book Club Bag Titles

Book club bag borrowing details


A Prayer for Owen Meany
by John Irving



A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
by Betty Smith



The Boston Girl
by Anita Diamant



The Children Act
by Ian McEwan



Depth of Winter
by Craig Johnson



The Handmaid’s Tale
by Margaret Atwood



by Yaa Gyasi



Lab Girl
by Hope Jahren



by Louise Erdrich



Men Explain Things to Me
by Rebecca Solnit



Orphan Train
By Kristina Baker Kline



Our Souls at Night
by Kent Haruf



The Truth According to Us
by Annie Barrows


Colorado Virtual Library’s Book Club Bag Titles

Complete a Book Club Request form below for any of these titles you want to borrow

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We recommend…

  • Plan ahead – pick your future titles at least 3 months in advance
  • Steer clear of bestsellers due to high demand
  • Read the classics
  • Frequently Asked Questions


Looking for a Book Club to join?

Here is a list of area book clubs who welcome new members

  • Book Broads Book Club @ Elkins Distillery.  For more information, contact Heather at
  • Estes Park Newcomers Couples Book Club
  • Estes Park Newcomers Morning Book Club
  • Monday Afternoon Book Club – 3:30 pm on the second Monday of the month from September through May.
  • Monday Morning Book Club –  8:30 am on the first Monday of the month.  From June through September at the restaurant at the 18 hole golf course.  October through May at the Egg & I.
  • Pinewood Springs Book Club – 7 pm on the fourth Wednesday of the month.
  • Reading is Doctor Recommended Book Club (co-sponsored by the Library and Salud Family Health Center) – 7 pm on the last Tuesday of the month (Jan through April & Sept through Nov).

For more information on joining an area book club, contact Cheryl Homan-Wendell, Program & Outreach Librarian, 970-586-8116, ext.823

More Resources

The 100 List (from PBS’s The Great American Read)

America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey).

ALA Book Club Central

American Library Association’s resource for book clubs and readers featuring book reviews, author interviews, discussionquestions and more.


It is a truth universally acknowledged that an avid reader in possession of a good book must be in want of another.


Monthly book review publication.  All of the content from the print edition is posted here.

Fantastic Fiction

An online catalog of authors and books for those of us who love to read fiction.


Good Reads’ mission is to help people find and share books they love.

Lit Lovers

WHAT we read, HOW we read, and HOW we THINK about our reading.

Pulitzer Prizes — Fiction  &  General Nonfiction

To learn more about the Pulitzer Prizes, click on ‘About’ on the Pulitzer home page

What Should I Read Next

Enter a book you like and the site will provide book recommendations and suggestions for what to read next.