Book Clubs

HPL 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.
     

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.
     
    • November 14, 2017 | 12 PM - 1 PM
      Persuasion by Jane Austen
    • December 12, 2017 | 12 PM - 1 PM
      Middlemarch by George Eliot
       
  • 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.
     
    • 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.
     
    • October 19, 2017 | 1 PM - 2 PM
    • November 16, 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.
     
    • November 11, 2017 | 2 PM - 4 PM
      The Blazing World by Margaret Cavendish
    • December 9, 2017 | 2 PM - 4 PM
      Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
    • January 13, 2018 | 2 PM - 4 PM
       
  • Heights Library Readers Group
    Join the Heights Library Readers Group for a lively book discussion.
     
    • November 2, 2017 | 6:15 PM - 7:45 PM
      Born A Crime by Trevor Noah
    • November 9, 2017 | 6:15 PM - 7:45 PM
    • December 4, 2017 | 6:15 PM - 7:45 PM
    • December 7, 2017 | 6:15 PM - 7:45 PM
       
  •  Mystery on the Boulevard
     Do you enjoy reading and discussing books? Join us for a lively discussion.
     
    • October 21, 2017 | 2 PM - 4 PM
    • November 18, 2017 | 2 PM - 4 PM
    • December 16, 2017 | 2 PM - 4 PM
    • January 20, 2018 | 2 PM - 4 PM
       
  • SciFi Book Club
    Join the SciFi book club for a lively book discussion.
     
    • November 4, 2017 | 2 PM - 3:30 PM
      Kangaroo Too by Curtis Chen
    • December 2, 2017 | 2 PM - 3:30 PM
    • January 6, 2018 | 2 PM - 3:30 PM
       
  • History and Non-fiction Book Club
    Join the History and Non-fiction book club for a lively book discussion.
     
    • November 9, 2017 | 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
      Choose your own history book and discuss at the November meeting.
    • December 14, 2017 | 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
      Choose your own history book and discuss at the December meeting.
    • January 8, 2018 | 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
      Choose your own history book and discuss at the January meeting.

Kendall Neighborhood Library

This location currently closed due to Hurricane Harvey.
 

Looscan Neighborhood Library

  • Looscan Book Lovers
    Join us in a lively discussion for adults!
     
    • October 19, 2017 | 2 PM - 3:30 PM
      The Promise by Ann Weisgarber
    • November 16, 2017 | 2 PM - 3:30 PM
      Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
    • December 21, 2017 | 2 PM - 3:30 PM
      Jackdaws by Ken Follett
    • January 18, 2018 | 2 PM - 3:30 PM
      The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict

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.
    • November 1, 2017 | 10:30 AM - 12 PM
      Grand Opening 2 by Carl Weber
    • December 6, 2017 | 10:30 AM - 12 PM
    • January 3, 2018 | 10:30 AM - 12 PM
    • January 7, 2018 | 10:30 AM - 12 PM
       
  • Morris Frank Express Mystery Book Club
    Join us for a lively discussion.
    • October 19, 2017 | 1 PM - 2 PM
      Let Me Go by Chelsea Cain

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

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

Stimley-Blue Ridge Neighborhood Library

  • Mystery Book Club
    Join in our lively discussion with the Stimley-Blue Ridge Mystery Book Club.
     
  • Stimley-Blue Ridge Book Club
    Join in a lively discussion.

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.