Book Clubs

HPL has a variety of Book Clubs for all reading interests. Please check the Events Calendar or contact your neighborhood library for more information about its Book Clubs. Please check Kids, Tweens, and Teens Book Clubs if you're looking for something for younger readers.


HPL Reads Online Book Club

Join us virtually! Vote for your pick. Read more in our blogpost.

Bracewell Neighborhood Library

  • Book Club (Not Your Mama's Book Club)
    Join in a lively book discussion.
     
    • May 18, 2017 | 6 PM - 7:45 PM
      On the Road by Jack Kerouac
    • June 15, 2017 | 6 PM - 7:45 PM
      Behold the Dreamers by Imboli Mbue 
    • July 20, 2017 | 6 PM - 7:45 PM
    • August 17, 2017 | 6 PM - 7:45 PM

Central Library

  • Classic Literature Book Club
    Do your reading tendencies lean toward the classics? If you enjoy reading and discussing classic literature, please join us.
     
  • The Year of Reading Dangerously​
    Do you have a secret desire to change the world? If you enjoy reading and discussing environmental issues and what makes people tick, you will want to join us. Led by Steve Stelzer, Program Director, Houston Green Building Resource Center.
  • May 11, 2017 | 12 PM - 1 PM
    Twenty-Six Seconds: A Personal History of the Zapruder Film by Alexandra Zapruder (copies ordered)
  • June 8, 2017 | 12 PM - 1 PM
    The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins
  • July 13 and August 10, 2017 | 12 PM - 1 PM
    Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
  • September 14 and October 12, 2017 | 12 PM - 1 PM
    1493 by Charles Mann
  • November 9 and December 14, 2017 | 12 PM - 1 PM
    World Made by Hand by James Howard Kunstler

Collier Regional Library

  • Collier Book Club
    Join in a lively book discussion.
     
    • May 18, 2017 | 1 PM - 2 PM
    • June 15, 2017 | 1 PM - 2 PM

Freed-Montrose Neighborhood Library

  • Montrose Great Books Group
    Do your reading tendencies lean toward works of great literature? If so, please join this lively discussion group, presented in partnership with the Houston Great Books Council.
     
    • First Thursday of every month | 6 PM - 7:45 PM

Heights Neighborhood Library

  • Heights Great Books (Great Books Council)
    Join in a lively book discussion.
     
  • Heights Library Readers Group
    Join the Heights Library Readers Group for a lively book discussion.
     
  •  Mystery on the Boulevard
     Do you enjoy reading and discussing books? Join us for a lively discussion.
     
    • May 20, 2017 | 2 PM - 4 PM
       
  • SciFi Book Club
    Join the SciFi book club for a lively book discussion.
     
    • May 6, 2017 | 2 PM - 3:30 PM
    • June 3, 2017 | 2 PM - 3:30 PM
    • July 1, 2017 | 2 PM - 3:30 PM
    • August 15, 2017 | 2 PM - 3:30 PM
       
  • History and Non-fiction Book Club
    Join the History and Non-fiction book club for a lively book discussion.
     
    • May 8, 2017 | 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
    • June 12, 2017 | 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
    • July 10, 2017 | 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
    • August 14, 2017 | 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Kendall Neighborhood Library

Looscan Neighborhood Library

McCrane-Kashmere Gardens Neighborhood Library

Meyer Neighborhood Library

  • Meyer Mystery Book Club
    Join us for a lively discussion with the Meyer Mystery Book Club.
     

Morris Frank Library an HPL Express Location

  • Morris Frank Express Book Club
    Do you enjoy reading and discussing books? Join us for a lively discussion.
     

Oak Forest Neighborhood Library

  • Book It! Book Club
    Do you enjoy discussing books with like-minded individuals? Our book club selections focus on best sellers, popular fiction, and recommendations.
     
    • First Saturday of every month | 2 PM - 3 PM
       

Ring Neighborhood Library

  • Mystery Book Club
    Do you enjoy discussing books with like-minded individuals? Join us for alternating book clubs at your Neighborhood Library.
     

Shepard-Acres Homes Neighborhood Library

  • Shepard-Acres Homes Book Club
    Bring a friend, meet some new ones, and enjoy discussing the latest in urban fiction!
     

Vinson Neighborhood Library

  • Vinson Book Club
    You are invited to join in a lively discussion for adults.
     

Book Club Resources

  • NoveList Plus: Use your MY Link Library Card to access this resource. A complete readers resource with information on well over 200,000 fiction and readable nonfiction titles. Includes book discussion guides and book talks for several titles.
  • Barnes & Noble Reading Group Favorites: Choose from among these popular book club selections to get started with your own book club.
  • Book Spot: An easy acess point to some of the top book-related sites, including information on awards and suggested reading.
  • MFAH Book Tours: Use these resources to start your own book club to coincide with exhibits at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
  • MASTERPIECE Book Club: Use these resources to create and manage your own MASTERPIECE book and film club to coincide with the programming on your local PBS station.
  • Oprah's Book Club: Read the books Oprah features on her television show and access discussion resources for your own book club.
  • Reader's Circle: Find or start a book club in your local area.
  • Reading Group Choices: Book lists and discussion guides for reading groups.
  • Reading Group Guides: Presents tips for starting and holding your own book club, including discussion guides.
  • SparkNotes: Leading a book discussion, but have no idea where to start? Book club meets tomorrow and you haven't even cracked open the book? Use this online resource to get some basic information about the book, including possible discussion questions.
  • Texas PBS Online Book Club: An online book club focused on Texas History.
  • TODAY Books: Read books featured on NBC's daily morning show, TODAY.