Book Clubs

Spring Branch-Memorial Library--The Page Turners

Home gameTitle to be discussed: Home game : an accidental guide to fatherhood by Michael Lewis.  Date of meeting: July 11, 6:30 p.m.  Summary: "When he became a father, Michael Lewis found himself expected to feel things that he didn't feel, and to do things that he couldn't see the point of doing. At first this made him feel guilty, until he realized that all around him fathers were pretending to do one thing, to feel one way, when in fact they felt and did all sorts of things, then engaged in what amounted to an extended cover-up. Lewis decided to keep a written record of what actually happened immediately after the birth of each of his three children. This book is that record. But it may also be the funniest, most unsparing account of ordinary daily household life ever recorded from the point of view of the man inside. The remarkable thing about this story isn't that Lewis is so unusual--it's that he is so typical."

Crosby Book Club meets Friday, June 23 @ 2 pm

Crosby Book Club will meet not meet on Friday, June 16 as originally planned.  It has been rescheduled for Friday, June 23 at 2 pm.  Join us in the meeting room to discuss A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman.  According to one reviewer, "If there was an award for most charming book of the year, this first novel by Swedish blogger turned overnight sensation would win hands down".  

June book discussion

Our book discussion this month takes place on Tuesday, June 27 at 2 p.m. We are reading Truth Be Told by Hank Phillippi Ryan. Stop by and pick up a copy!

June Book CLub

Stratford Library: Highlands Book Club

 

Join us Wednesday, June 14th @ 10:15am

 

(Copies available at the desk)

Spring Branch Memorial Library--The Page Turners

Page TurnersTime of meeting: July 13, 6:30 pm.  The Page Turners will be having a Readers’ Choice, during which they will give a 5-minute synopsis of a chosen title for the group to consider as a selection for the coming year.  

They invite everyone to come to the meeting to suggest a title for their consideration.

Teen Book Club: Ender's Game

Join us as our teen book club continues on Tuesday, June 20 at 4:00 pm. Discuss the intricacies of the narrative. Share in the interplay of literary minds. Work together to select more great books for next time.

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

This month's book will be Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

Atascocita Online Book Clubs start June 1

Just in time for summer, Atascocita Branch is starting two online book clubs via Goodreads.com.  One book club is for adults (18 and over) and the other for teens (grades 9-12).  Discussion will happen in the group online and guided by Atascocita Branch staff.  Each book read is two months long, but you can read at your own pace in that time.  Discussions are broken down by amount of pages or chapters, and there's a specific place for you speed readers for spoilers.

If your time is limited or maybe you communicate better through text, this is a great way to share reading with others in your community.  Anticipate some fun quizzes and polls along with these groups, as well as a variety of books to read.

Crosby Book Club meets Friday, May 19 @ 2 pm

In tribute to Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, Crosby Book Club will meet on Friday, May 19, at 2 pm to discuss The Wangs vs. the World, Jade Chang's debut novel.   When Charles Wang loses everything in the financial crisis of 2008, he embarks on a cross country trip to secure his family and return to his Chinese roots.  Chang's story chronicles some of the ridiculous excesses of the privileged, at the same time revealing her characters' marked capacity for humor and resilience.   

May Pages by the Pint Book Club

The Pages by the Pint Book Club May meeting is coming up at No Label Brewery on Tuesday, May 23 at 8 PM! Join us for beer, books, and bonding. The book is Fates and Furies by Laura Groff. There is still plenty of time to read it and you can check out a copy at the front desk at the Katy Branch Library.  Also, please bring your own lawn chair to the book club as seating is limited. Outside food and non-alcoholic drinks are welcome. See you then!

 

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