Books by the Stack

Build your own book club kit

Check out as few or as many copies of the book as you need.  Each book checks out separately and can be returned separately to any GRPL location. Books by the Stack books are checked out for 6 weeks (one 3-week renewal is available). Plenty of time to read, meet, and discuss! Discussion questions for each book can be downloaded below. Or ask for a copy of the questions at the Information Desk on Level 1 of the Main Library. Is your stack too tall to carry home? Check out a handy tote bag! Ask for the bag at the Information Desk as well.

Also available:

Books by the Stack for Teens
Books by the Stack for Kids
Books by the Stack for Toddlers
Books by the Stack at the Branches

Call 616.988.5400 to place a hold on available copies

Give us a call at the Main Library and we’ll be happy to get your stack together and on hold for you. We can send it to the branch of your choice or you can come pick it up at the Main Library.


Your House Will Pay

by Steph Cha

Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982

by Cho Nam-Joo


by Susanna Clarke

Blacktop Wasteland

by S. A. Cosby


by Frank Herbert

A Single Man

by Christopher Isherwood
Discussion Questions

Klara and the Sun

by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Only Good Indians

by Stephen Graham Jones

The Poppy War

by R. F. Kuang

Deacon King Kong

by James McBride

Mexican Gothic

by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

The Sympathizer

by Viet Thanh Nguyen
Discussion Questions


by Anna North


by Maggie O’Farrell


by Nnedi Okorafor
Discussion Questions

The Flatshare

by Beth O’Leary

The Thursday Murder Club

by Richard Osman

Disappearing Earth

by Julia Phillips

Ship of Fools

by Katherine Anne Porter

The Overstory

by Richard Powers

Black Bottom Saints

by Alice Randall

Such a Fun Age

by Kiley Reid

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead

by Olga Tokarczuk

Non Fiction

Red Famine

by Anne Applebaum

The Making of Biblical Womanhood

by Beth Allison Barr

Felon: Poems

by Reginald Dwyane Betts


by Rutger Bregman

Minor Feelings

by Cathy Park Hong

Survival Math

by Mitchell Jackson
Discussion Questions

Work Won't Love You Back

by Sarah Jaffe

The Story of More

by Hope Jahren

The Feather Thief

by Kirk Wallace Johnson
Discussion Questions

When We Rise

by Cleve Jones

Hood Feminism

by Mikki Kendall

Stamped from the Beginning

by Ibram X. Kendi

Braiding Sweetgrass

by Robin Wall Kimmerer


by Kiese Laymon
Discussion questions


by Patricia Lockwood


by Robert MacFarlane

In the Dream House

by Carmen Maria Machado

The Sum of Us

by Heather McGhee

The Soul of an Octopus

by Sy Montgomery


by Emily Nagoski

You'll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey

by Amber Ruffin & Lacey Lamar

Entangled Life

by Merlin Sheldrake

Big Friendship

by Aminatou Sow

Just Mercy

by Bryan Stevenson
Discussion Questions

The Book of Eels

by Patrik Svensson

Trick Mirror

by Jia Tolentino