Book Clubs

YOUNG ADULT BOOK CLUB

The young adult book club will meet in May after taking a month off.  The book to be discussed is the awesome graphic novel, Nimona by Noelle Stevenson.  Stop by the library and pick up your copy at the front desk.  The discussion is sure to be lively!  The group will meet on Tuesday, May 10 at 5:30 p.m. and is open to all teens.  Hope to see you there!

Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

Boys in the boatTitle to be discussed: The boys in the boat by Daniel James Brown.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, May 10, 6:30 p.m.  Summary: "The University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the nine boys, in the depths of the Great Depression, showed the world what beating the odds really meant. They defeated elite rivals from California and eastern schools to earn the right to compete against the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic games in Berlin. The crew was assembled by an enigmatic coach and mentored by a visionary, eccentric British boat builder, but it was their trust in each other that made them a victorious team."

The Tuesday evening book club will discuss Heroes Are My Weakness by Susan Elizabeth Phillips on May 10th @ 7:00pm

Persons who love to read and discuss what they have read join in informal conversation. Everyone is welcome. May's selection will be : Heroes are my weakness by Susan Elizabeth Phillips 

Summary


New York Times bestselling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips is back with a delightful novel filled with her sassy wit and dazzling charm. He's a reclusive writer whose imagination creates chilling horror novels. She's a down-on-her-luck actress reduced to staging kids' puppet shows. He knows a dozen ways to kill his characters with his bare hands. She knows a dozen ways to kill an audience with laughs. But she's not laughing now.

The Tuesday evening book club will discuss Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri on April 12th @ 7:00pm

Persons who love to read and discuss what they have read join in informal conversation. Everyone is welcome. Aprils selection will be Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri .

Summary

Navigating between the Indian traditions they've inherited and the baffling new world, the characters in Jhumpa Lahiri's elegant, touching stories seek love beyond the barriers of culture and generations.

Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

20 poemsTitle to be discussed: Twenty poems that could save America and other essays by Tony Hoagland.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, April 12, 6:30 pm. From back cover: "With their characteristic verve and clarity, Tony Hoagland's essays always unravel fresh dimensions of the craft of poetry.  In this new collection, they also press for a serious conversation about the role of poetry in contemporary culture.  Essays on the 'vertigo' aesthetics of new poetry stand beside appraisals of Robert Bly, Sharon Olds, and Dean Young.  At the heart of this book is an honesty and curiosity about the ways poetry can influence American imagination at both the private and public levels.  Already one of the country's most provocative poets, Hoagland with this collection confirms his role as a restless and perceptive literary and cultural critic."

RAINBOW ROWELL FANS

This month’s teen book club will be discussing Rainbow Rowell’s novel, Fangirl.  Join us on Tuesday, March 8 at 5:30 p.m. for a lively discussion and yummy snacks!  The teen book club meets the second Tuesday of every month.

West University Book Group-April 6

cutting for stonePlease join us to discuss Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese.  

Wednesday, April 6, at 11 a.m.

“A marvel of a first novel. Verghese’s generosity of spirit is beautifully embodied in this gripping family saga that brings mid-century Ethiopia to vivid life. The practice of medicine is like a spiritual calling in this book, and the unforgettable people at its center bring passion and nobility—not to mention humor and humility—to the ancient art, while living an unforgettable story of love and betrayal and forgiveness. It’s wonderful.” —Ann Packer

The Tuesday evening book club will discuss So, you’ve been publicly shamed by Jon Ronson on March 8th @ 7:00 PM

Persons who love to read and discuss what they have read join in informal conversation. Everyone is welcome. The March selection will be So, you’ve been publicly shamed by Jon Ronson 


Summary


From the New York Times bestselling author of The Psychopath Test, a captivating and brilliant exploration of one of our world's most under appreciated forces: shame.

Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

Fannie Flagg I still dream about youTitle to be discussed: I still dream about you by Fannie Flagg.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, March 8, 6:30 p.m.  Summary: "Meet Maggie Fortenberry, a still beautiful former Miss Alabama. To others, Maggie's life seems perfect, practically; she is lovely, charming, and a successful real estate agent at Red Mountain Realty. Still, Maggie can't help but wonder how she wound up in her present condition. Maggie had been on her way to becoming Miss America and realizing her childhood dream of living in an elegant old home on top of Red Mountain, with the adoring husband the 2.5 children, but then something unexpected changed everything.... But just when things seem completely hopeless, Maggie suddenly comes up with the perfect plan to solve it all. Maggie has heartbreaking secrets in her past, but she soon discovers that everybody has secrets of their own...."

YOUNG ADULT BOOK CLUB

Hey teens, join us for a lively discussion of The Book Thief, Tuesday, February 9 at 5:30 p.m.  Haven’t read the book, come anyway to help select books for future meetings.

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