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)
    • September 22, 2016 | 6 PM - 7:45 PM
      American Housewife by Ellen Ellis
    • October 27, 2016 | 6 PM - 7:45 PM
      Bird Box by Josh Malerman
    • November 17, 2016 | 6 PM - 7:45 PM
      I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

Central Library

Collier Regional Library

  • Collier Book Club
    You are invited to join in a lively discussion for adults.
    • September 15, 2016 | 1 PM
    • October 20, 2016 | 1 PM
    • November 17, 2016 | 1 PM
    • December 15, 2016 | 1 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
  • Montrose Book Club
    Join in a lively book discussion.

Heights Neighborhood Library

  • Carpe Librum
  • Heights Great Books (Great Books Council)
    Join in a lively book discussion.
  • Heights Library Readers Group
    • October 3, 2016 | 6:15 PM - 7:45 PM
  •  Mystery on the Boulevard
    Do you enjoy reading and discussing books? Join us for a lively discussion.
    • August 20, 2016 | 2 PM - 4 PM
    • September 17, 2016 | 2 PM - 4 PM
    • October 15, 2016 | 2 PM - 4 PM
      The Second Girl by David Swinson

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.


  • Kendall Mystery Book Club
    Do you enjoy reading and discussing books? Join us for a lively discussion with the Kendall Mystery Book Club.
    • September 1, 2016 | 1 PM
    • By Its Cover by Donna Leon
    • September 16, 2016 | 1 PM
      In this meeting, we will select titles for 2017.
    • October 6, 2016 | 1 PM
      The Cinderella Murder by Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke
    • November 3, 2016 | 1 PM
      Die Again by Tess Gerritsen
  • Kendall Library Non-Fiction Book Club
    The Non-Fiction Book Club is a new twist on an old idea. A different topic is covered each month and you get to choose the book you want to read. We’ll meet to review the books and discuss what we’ve learned. This month’s topic is Famous Battles in History. 

Looscan Neighborhood Library

  • Looscan Book Lovers
    Join us in a lively discussion for adults!
    • September 15, 2016 | 2 PM - 3:30 PM
      Defending Jacob by William Landay
    • October 20, 2016 | 2 PM - 3:30 PM
      Dracula by Bram Stoker

McCrane-Kashmere Gardens Neighborhood Library

McGovern-Stella Link Library

  • McGovern-Stella Link Book Club
    This club features a book and film pair each month. All selections are available for download from the Houston Public Library digital media collection to your tablet or smart device. Meetings are on the last Wednesday of each month.
    • September 28, 2016 | 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
      Contact branch for this month's selection.

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.
    • Second Thursday of every month | 1 PM - 2 PM

Morris Frank Library an HPL Express Location

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.