Book Clubs

KUDOS FROM AN AUTHOR

If you missed our author event last week, I hope you won’t miss the next one. We had a great time. Watch for our next author, who is coming in May. You will want to be a part of that exciting time at the Tomball Community Library.
Here are Rachel Brady’s remarks about her time at the Tomball library. writeitanyway.blogspot.com/
 

Baldwin Boettcher Branch -- Club de Literatura Hispana

Title to be discussed: La Atrevida: el ultimo capitulo de la historia de Gloria Trevi y el escandalo que fascino al mundo by Christopher McDougall, translated by Ana del Corral. Date of meeting: Tuesday, April 20, at 6:00 PM.

North Channel Book Club for March

Quentins by Maeve binchyAfter Ella Brady suffers a trust shattering personal disappointment, she throws herself headlong into documenting the history of Quentin's, the local restaurant, and its patrons.  As she uncovers personal stories and secret tales, she begins to wonder if she should unveil the mysteries of Quentin's after all.

Join the North Channel Book Club on Wednesday, Mar. 24, at 10 am to discuss Quentins by Maeve Binchy. 

Mothers & Daughters: Reading Together

The Mother Daughter Book Club is in its third year and still going strong! Once a month a group of mothers and their teenage daughters meets to discuss a Young Adult book (as picked by the members), chat about life (and pop culture), eat (chocolaty) refreshments, and build friendships.

In April, we will be discussing Nina LaCour's Hold Still. Come join us! Wednesday, April 14 from 7:00-8:30 pm in the second floor Conference Room.

Here are a few of our favorite books discussed so far:

Katy Branch - Who Dun It@ the Library?

Title to be discussed:  The Girl in the Glass by Jeffrey Ford.  Date of meeting:  Saturday, April 3, 10:30am.  During the Great Depression, shysters scam New York's grieving rich with elaborate, ingeniously staged seances -- until an impossible occurrence changes everything.  Join the Katy Branch Mystery Group, which meets the first Saturday of every month.

Bear Creek Mystery Book Club

Join us on Wednesday, March 17th at 11:00 am to discuss Catherine Coulter’s, FBI thriller, Knock Out.
 

Barbara Bush Library -- Afternoon Book Discussion

Lacuna, by Barbara Kingsolver

Title to be Discussed: The Lacuna, by Barbara Kingsolver. Date of meeting: Thursday, March 25, 1:30pm in the Earl Elliott Meeting Room. Repeated Friday, March 26, 2:30pm in the WCR Conference Room. Summary: From the Mexico City to the America of J. Edgar Hoover, this novel tells the poignant story of a man pulled between two nations, and involved with such historic characters as Frida Kahlo, Lev Trotsky, and Diego Rivera. Next selection: Lost City of Z by David Grann.

Bear Creek Book Club

 

The Bear Creek Book Club met on Wednesday, March 3rd and discussed the book My Antonia by Willa Cather. They will meet again On April 7th at 7 pm to discuss The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery.

Why Are Book Clubs So Important?

Book clubs have been important to women throughout history. Ever wonder why? Book clubs: women and the uses of reading in everyday life by Elizabeth Long takes a look at how book clubs have evolved. She focuses on an academic study of women's book groups in Houston which makes it especially interesting for us in Harris County. You can reach out to more readers for your groups using a table top sign offered by Ingram Library services.

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