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

Central Library

  • RAWA (Raindrop Women's Association) Book Club
     
  • 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.
     

Collier Regional Library

  • Collier Book Club
    On hold while the location is closed for repairs.
     

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
       
  • Montrose Book Club
    Join in a lively book discussion. Contact the library for book title information. 
     

Heights Neighborhood Library

  • Heights Great Books (Great Books Council)
    Join in a lively book discussion.
     
    • January 14, 2017 | 2 PM - 4 PM
    • February 11, 2017 | 2 PM - 4 PM
    • March 11, 2017 | 2 PM - 4 PM
    • April 8, 2017 | 2 PM - 4 PM
    • June 11, 2017 | 2 PM - 4 PM
      The Virginian by Owen Wister
    • July 9, 2017 | 2 PM - 4 PM
      Mosses from an old Manse by Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • August 13, 2017 | 2 PM - 4 PM
      Aspects of the Masculine by Carl Jung
       
  • Carpe Librum Book Club
    A book club with reading selections geared for young adults.
     
    • June 13, 2017 | 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
      Watchmen by Alan Moore, Illustrated by Dave Gibbons
    • July 11, 2017 | 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
      Wise Blood by Flannery O'Connor
       
  • Heights Library Readers Group
    Join the Heights Library Readers Group for a lively book discussion.
     
    • February 6, 2017 | 6:15 PM - 7:45 PM
    • March 6, 2017 | 6:15 PM - 7:45 PM
    • April 3, 2017 | 6:15 PM - 7:45 PM
    • June 4, 2017 | 6:15 PM - 7:45 PM
      The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro
    • August 1, 2017 | 6:15 PM - 7:45 PM
      A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
       
  •  Mystery on the Boulevard
     Do you enjoy reading and discussing books? Join us for a lively discussion.
     
    • January 21, 2017 | 2 PM - 4 PM
    • February 18, 2017 | 2 PM - 4 PM
    • March 18, 2017 | 2 PM - 4 PM
    • April 15, 2017 | 2 PM - 4 PM
    • June 18, 2017 | 2 PM - 4 PM
      Those Who Wish Me Dead by Michael Koryta
    • July 16, 2017 | 2 PM - 4 PM
      Made to Kill by Adam Christopher
    • August 20, 2017 | 2 PM - 4 PM
      The Second Girl by David Swinson
    • September 27, 2017 | 2 PM - 4 PM
      The Far Empty by J. Todd Scott
       
  • SciFi Book Club
    Join the SciFi book club for a lively book discussion.
     
    • February 4, 2017 | 2 PM - 3:30 PM
    • March 4, 2017 | 2 PM - 3:30 PM
    • April 1, 2017 | 2 PM - 3:30 PM

Kendall Neighborhood Library

  • Kendall Book Club
    Do you enjoying reading and discussing books? Join the discussion with the Kendall Book Club, celebrating 25 years of reading and talking about books.
     

 

Looscan Neighborhood Library

McCrane-Kashmere Gardens Neighborhood Library

Meyer Neighborhood Library

  • Meyer Book Club
    You are invited to join in a lively discussion for adults.
     
  • Meyer Mystery Book Club
    Join us for a lively discussion with the Meyer Mystery Book Club.
     
    • January 19, 2017 | 1 PM - 2 PM
      Those Who Wish Me Dead by Michael Koryta
    • Third Thursday of every month | 1 PM - 2 PM

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.
     
    • January 24, 2017 | 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • January 28, 2017 | 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • February 1, 2017 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
      Curious Minds by Janet Evanovich and Phoef Sutton
    • March 1, 2017 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • March 28, 2017 | 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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.