Welcome to the Take a Break Virtual Book Club!

This is a lighthearted book club for grown-ups, focusing on both fictional and informative titles. No genre is off-limits, as we explore the breadth of VIRL’s wide-ranging collection.

Each month’s title is always available with no holds in both e-book and digital audiobook formats.

Throughout each month, our librarians will moderate discussion in our dedicated Facebook group. At the end of the month, an online meeting is held for folks to chat about the book.  Participate as little or as much as you want. Just want to read the book and not talk to anyone? Great! Looking to make new bookish friends? Also great! Want to skip this month’s discussion, but join in next month? No problem! You’re in charge of how much or how little you join in.

JULY: Our title is Big Girl, Small Town by Michelle Gallen

AUGUST: Our title is Strong Poison by Dorothy Sayers

  • Ebook & Audiobook: no holds on Overdrive August 1-31
  • Discussion guide and link to the online meeting to come!

SEPTEMBER: Our title is An Elderly Lady Is Up to No Good by Helene Tursten

  • Ebook & Audiobook: no holds on Overdrive September 1-30
  • Discussion guide and link to the online meeting to come!




APRIL: Our title is The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim.

MAY: Our title is Kindred by Octavia E. Butler.

JUNE: Our title is The Woefield Poultry Collective by Vancouver Island’s own Susan Juby.