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

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.
     
    • 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.
     

Collier Regional Library

  • Collier Book Club
    Join in a lively book discussion.
     

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.
     
    • January 13, 2018 | 2 PM - 4 PM
      Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
    • February 10, 2018 | 2 PM - 4 PM
      The Age of Innoncence by Edith Wharton
    • March 10, 2018 | 2 PM - 4 PM
    • April 14, 2018 | 2 PM - 4 PM
       
  • Heights Library Readers Group
    Join the Heights Library Readers Group for a lively book discussion.
     
    • February 5, 2018 | 6:15 PM - 7:45 PM
    • March 5, 2018 | 6:15 PM - 7:45 PM
    • April 2, 2018 | 6:15 PM - 7:45 PM
       
  •  Mystery on the Boulevard
     Do you enjoy reading and discussing books? Join us for a lively discussion.
     
    • December 16, 2017 | 2 PM - 4 PM
    • January 20, 2018 | 2 PM - 4 PM
    • February 17, 2018 | 2 PM - 4 PM
    • March 17, 2018 | 2 PM - 4 PM
    • April 21, 2018 | 2 PM - 4 PM
       
  • SciFi Book Club
    Join the SciFi book club for a lively book discussion.
     
    • January 6, 2018 | 2 PM - 3:30 PM
      Downbelow Station by C.J. Cherryh
    • February 3, 2018 | 2 PM - 3:30 PM
    • March 3, 2018 | 2 PM - 3:30 PM
    • April 7, 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.
     
    • December 11, 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.
    • February 12, 2018 | 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
      Choose your own history book and discuss at the February meeting.
    • March 12, 2018 | 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
      Choose your own history book and discuss at the March meeting.
    • April 9, 2018 | 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
      Choose your own history book and discuss at the April 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!
     
    • 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
    • February 15, 2018 | 2 PM - 3:30 PM

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.
    • January 3, 2018 | 10:30 AM - 12 PM
      32 Candles by Ernessa T. Carter
    • January 7, 2018 | 10:30 AM - 12 PM
    • February 7, 2018 | 10:30 AM - 12 PM
      Stand the Storm by Breena Clarke
    • March 7, 2018 | 10:30 AM - 12 PM
      Rabbit by Patricia Williams
    • April 4, 2018 | 10:30 AM - 12 PM
      Ask staff for this month's selection.
       
  • Morris Frank Express Mystery Book Club
    Join us for a lively discussion.
     
    • December 14, 2017 | 1 PM - 2 PM
      Redemption Road by John Hart
    • January 18, 2018 | 1 PM - 2 PM
    • February 15, 2018 | 1 PM - 2 PM
    • March 15, 2018 | 1 PM - 2 PM
    • April 19, 2018 | 1 PM - 2 PM
    • May 17, 2018 | 1 PM - 2 PM

Oak Forest Neighborhood Library

  • Urban Fiction Book Club
    Join in a lively book discussion on various urban fiction titles. Please call the library to get details on the book being discussed during the month.
     
    • ​Third Saturday of every month | 2 PM - 3 PM
       
  • Oak Forest Book Club
    Join in a lively book discussion. Please call the library to get details on the book being discussed during the month.
     
    • ​First Saturday of every month | 12 PM - 1 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

  • 44 Book Club
    Bring a friend, meet some new ones, and enjoy discussing the latest in urban fiction!
    • January 27, 2018 | 2 PM - 3 PM
    • February 24, 2018 | 2 PM - 3 PM
    • March 24, 2018 | 2 PM - 3 PM

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.