Welcome to the Take a Break Virtual Book Club!

This is a lighthearted book club for adults, 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.   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.


OCTOBER: Our title is The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

NOVEMBER: Our title is The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley

  • Ebook & Audiobook: no holds on Overdrive November 1-30
  • Discussion guide to come!

DECEMBER: Our title is A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

  • Ebook & Audiobook: no holds on Overdrive December 1-31
  • Discussion guide to come!


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

AUGUST: Our title is Strong Poison by Dorothy Sayers

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