Book Clubs

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.

SPANISH BOOK CLUB/CLUB DE LIBROS HISPANOS

Join the Katy Library’s Spanish Book Club for lively book discussions the first Wednesday of each month.  The club will meet Wednesday, February 3 at 6:00 p.m. to discuss Detras de la Lluvia by Joaquin M. Barrero.

West University Book Group-March 2

Please join us to discuss The Whites, by Richard Price writing as Harry Brandt.  

the whitesWednesday, March 2, 2016.

“Riveting… [Price] has a knack for using…detective work the way John le Carré has used spy stories and tradecraft, as a framework on which to build complex investigations into the human soul... No one these days writes with more kinetic energy or more hard-boiled verve… A gripping police procedural and an affecting study in character and fate.” ―Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

 

Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

Invention of wingsTitle to be discussed: The invention of wings by Sue Monk Kidd.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, February 9, 6:30 p.m.  Summary: "The story follows Hetty "Handful" Grimke, a Charleston slave, and Sarah, the daughter of the wealthy Grimke family. The novel begins on Sarah's eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership over Handful, who is to be her handmaid. "The Invention of Wings" follows the next thirty-five years of their lives. Inspired in part by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke (a feminist, suffragist and, importantly, an abolitionist), Kidd allows herself to go beyond the record to flesh out the inner lives of all the characters, both real and imagined."

The Tuesday evening book club will discuss The All-Girl filling station's last reunion by Fannie Flagg on February 9th @ 7:00 PM

Persons who love to read and discuss what they have read join in informal conversation. Everyone is welcome. The February selection will be The All-Girl filling station's last reunion by Fannie Flagg.

 

Summary

West University Book Group-February 3

all our namesPlease join us to discuss All Our Names, by Dinaw Mengestu.  This book selection is in observance of African American History Month.

Wednesday, February 3, at 11 a.m.

Fleeing war-torn Uganda for the American Midwest, Isaac begins a passionate affair with the social worker assigned to him. But the couple’s bond is inescapably darkened by the secrets of Isaac’s past: the country and the conflict he left behind and the beloved friend who changed the course of his life—and sacrificed everything to ensure his freedom. From acclaimed author Dinaw Mengestu, here is a love story for our time.

 

The Tuesday evening book club will discuss the History of the World in 100 objects by Neil MacGregor on January 12th @ 7:00pm

Persons who love to read and discuss what they have read join in informal conversation. Everyone is welcome. This month’s book will be  History of the World in 100 objects by Neil MacGregor. 

Summary

From the renowned director of the British Museum, a kaleidoscopic history of humanity told through things we have made.

When did people first start to wear jewelry or play music? When were cows domesticated and why do we feed their milk to our children? Where were the first cities and what made them succeed? Who invented math-or came up with money?

Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

H is for HawkTitle to be discussed: H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald.  Date of meeting: Tuesday, January 12, 6:30 p.m.  Summary:  When Helen Macdonald's father died suddenly on a London street, she was devastated. An experienced falconer, Helen had never before been tempted to train one of the most vicious predators, the goshawk, but in her grief, she saw that the goshawk's fierce and feral temperament mirrored her own. Resolving to purchase and raise the deadly creature as a means to cope with her loss, she adopted Mabel, and turned to the guidance of The Once and Future King author T.H. White's chronicle The Goshawk to begin her challenging endeavor. Projecting herself "in the hawk's wild mind to tame her" tested the limits of Macdonald's humanity and changed her life.

YOUNG ADULT BOOK CLUB

On December 8 at 5:30 p.m., the teen book group will discuss Kazuo Ishiguro’s, Never Let Me Go.  Haven’t read the book?  Come anyway, enjoy some yummy snacks and share your thoughts on your favorite books.

West University Book Group-January 6

Please join us to discuss The Emperor of All Maladies, by Siddhartha Mukherjee.

Wednesday, January 6, at 11 a.m.

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