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Karl, Retired Pastor

The West Des Moines Library has empowered retirement days for me in two ways. One, I am able to read extensively in the newspaper and magazine sections. Two, I am able to borrow books to read rather than to purchase and keep in my now limited home library. An added feature is borrowing audiobooks to savor while I drive to visit family in other states. 

 

Book Club Sets – YA Title List

Book club titles available for lending to book discussion groups.

  • We have sets of titles, mostly fiction, previously read in our adult book club, Club Read.
  • If books are to be mailed from our library to you, a shipping and handling fee of $10 per set will be charged. An invoice will be included with your book shipment and should be paid upon receipt.
  • If books are picked up in person, NO handling fee is charged.
  • Each set of books is due back 8 weeks from the time they are shipped from or leave our library.
  • The borrower is responsible for replacing any lost or damaged books and notifying our library in the event that this occurs.

To book Adult or Young Adult titles, please use the Online Form on the Book Club Kits page.

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West Des Moines Public Library Young Adult (Teen) Book Discussion List

Any questions?  Please contact the Reference Desk at 515-222-3403 or library@wdm.iowa.gov for more information.

Title (# copies available) Author
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (15) Alexie, Sherman
Acceleration (10) McNamee, Graham
Afterworlds (17) Westerfeld, Scott
Beauty Queens (17) Bray, Libba
The Brimstone Journals (10) Koertge, Ron
Double Helix (10) Werlin, Nancy
Elsewhere (10) Zevin, Gabrielle
Every Day (15) Levithan, David
Feed (10) Anderson, M.T.
I Am The Cheese (10) Cormier, Robert
Learning to Swear in America (10) Kennedy, Katie
The Love Letters of Abelard and Lily (15) Creedle, Laura
Monument 14 (15) Laybourne, Emmy
MunMun (15) Andrews, Jesse
One (15) Crossan, Sarah
Scarlett Epstein Hates it Here (15) Breslaw, Anna
The Serpent King (16) Zentner, Jeff
So Yesterday (10) Westerfeld, Scott
Stargirl (10) Spinelli, Jerry
Stuck in Neutral (6) Trueman, Terry
Tell Me Something Real (15) Devlin, Calla
What Goes Up (5) Kennedy, Katie
Who She Was (14) Smith, Stormy
Wink Poppy Midnight (15) Tucholke, April Genevieve

This book discussion lending program is made possible by the generosity of members of The Friends of the West Des Moines Library.