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In case you haven’t noticed, it’s Gulf Coast Reads month! Each October since 2011 we’ve partnered with other local library systems, schools and organizations along the upper Texas Gulf Coast in this community-wide reading program.  Members of  the community are encouraged to read the same book, chosen by a representative committee of librarians, and then discuss it with friends, family, neighbors, coworkers, book clubs and classrooms. 

The selection for 2021 is The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune - there’s no wait for a limited time on the eBook & eAudio formats! Whether or not you've finished the book yet, make sure you don’t miss our virtual visit with the author on Thursday, 10/21 at 6:00 p.m. You can register ahead of time via Eventbrite, or join us via Facebook or HCPL Virtual Programs. Want to ask a question? Submit your question online ahead of time.

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Can’t remember what other fabulous books we’ve enjoyed since Gulf Coast Read’s beginnings way back in 2011? Check out the list below to refresh your memory, and if you’ve missed out on any of them, click on the books for more details! You can also find all these titles in digital format in our “10 Years of Gulf Coast Reads” collection on Overdrive.

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

One Amazing Thing book cover

extremely loud and incredibly close movie tie-in book cover

the dog stars book cover


Remember Ben Clayton book cover

The Promise book cover

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

Train to Crystal City book cover

News of the World book cover

Bluebird Bluebird book cover

Library Book book cover

Gods of Jade & Shadow book cover


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