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

Carnegie Neighborhood Library and Center For Learning

  • Book Club
    Discuss books with others.

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.
     
    • March 10, 2020 | 12 PM - 1 PM
      Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
    • April 14, 2020 | 12 PM - 1 PM
      As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner

Collier Regional Library

  • Collier Book Club
    Join in a lively book discussion. Please call the library to get details on the book being discussed during the month.
     
    • March 19, 2020 | 1 PM - 2 PM
      The Unwinding of the Miracle by Julie Yip-Williams
    • April 16, 2020 | 1 PM - 2 PM
    • May 21, 2020 | 1 PM - 2 PM
    • June 18, 2020 | 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
    • First Friday 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.
     
    • March 2, 2020 | 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
      The Murmur of Bees by Sofia Segovia
    • April 6, 2020 | 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
    • May 4, 2020 | 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
    • June 1, 2020 | 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
       
  • Mystery on the Boulevard
     Do you enjoy reading and discussing books? Join us for a lively discussion.
     
    • March 21, 2020 | 2 PM - 4 PM
      Murphy's Law by Rhys Bowen
    • April 18, 2020 | 2 PM - 4 PM
    • May 16, 2020 | 2 PM - 4 PM
    • June 20, 2020 | 2 PM - 4 PM
       
  • SciFi Book Club
    Join the SciFi book club for a lively book discussion.
     
    • March 7, 2020 | 2 PM - 4 PM
      The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal
    • April 4, 2020 | 2 PM - 4 PM
    • May 2, 2020 | 2 PM - 4 PM
    • June 6, 2020 | 2 PM - 4 PM
       
  • History and Non-fiction Book Club
    Join the History and Non-fiction book club for a lively book discussion.
    • March 9, 2020 | 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
    • April 13, 2020 | 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
    • May 11, 2020 | 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
    • June 8, 2020 | 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
    • Second Monday of every month | 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
       

HPL Express Discovery Green

Open hours for programming only.

  • Mystery Book Club
    Are you a fan of mysteries? Whether you like cozy, thriller or historical we have something for your tastes. Join us at Discovery Green for Murder at Midday, if you want to find out whodunit!
    • March 31, 2020 | 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
      The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan
    • April 28, 2020 | 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
      The Ninja Daughter by Tori Eldridge

Kendall Neighborhood Library

This location currently closed due to Hurricane Harvey damage. 

Alternate location while Kendall is closed:
Robinson Neighborhood Library

  • Kendall Book Club
    ​Join us the fourth Tuesday of every month for a lively book discussion.
     
  • Kendall Mystery Book Club
    ​Do you enjoy reading and discussing books? Join us the first Thursday of every month for a lively discussion.

Lakewood Neighborhood Library

Alternate location while Lakewood is closed:
Northeast Multi-Service Center

Looscan Neighborhood Library

McCrane-Kashmere Gardens Neighborhood Library

This location currently closed due to Hurricane Harvey damage. 
 

Meyer Neighborhood Library

This location currently closed due to Hurricane Harvey damage. 
 

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. Please call the library to get details on the book being discussed this month.
     
    • First Wednesday of every month | 10:30 AM - 12 PM
    • March 4, 2020 | 10:30 AM - 12 PM
      Blue by Danielle Steel
    • April 1, 2020 | 10:30 AM - 12 PM
      Hindsight by Iris Johansen
    • June 3, 2020 | 10:30 AM - 12 PM
    • July 1, 2020 | 10:30 AM - 12 PM
       
  • Mystery Book Club
    Do you enjoy reading and discussing books? Join us for a lively discussion with the Meyer Mystery Book Club (hosted by Frank). Please call the library to get details on the book being discussed this month.
     

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 reading and discussing books? Join us for a lively discussion with the Ring Mystery Book Club. Contact your library for more details.
    • Second Thursday of every month | 1 PM - 2 PM

Robinson-Westchase Neighborhood Library

  • Mystery Book Club
    Join in a lively book discussion with the Robinson-Westchase Book Club.
     
    • First Thursday of every month | 1 PM - 2:30 PM
    • March 5, 2020 | 1 PM - 2:30 PM
      Ghostman by Roger Hobbs
    • April 2, 2020 | 1 PM - 2:30 PM
      Dove of Death by Peter Tremayne
    • May 7, 2020 | 1 PM - 2:30 PM
      Late Show by Michael Connelly
    • June 4, 2020 | 1 PM - 2:30 PM
      Missing Persons by Michael Brandman
    • July 7, 2020 | 1 PM - 2:30 PM
      Better Man by Louise Penny
    • August 5, 2020 | 1 PM - 2:30 PM
      Other Side of Silence by Phillip Kerr
    • September 3, 2020 | 1 PM - 2:30 PM
      Nightmare by Lars Kepler
    • October 1, 2020 | 1 PM - 2:30 PM
      Lady in the Lake by Laura Lippman
    • November 5, 2020 | 1 PM - 2:30 PM
      Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante
       
  • Book Club
    Join in a lively book discussion.

Shepard-Acres Homes Neighborhood Library

  • 44 Book Club
    Join the Shepard - Acres Homes Library 44 Book Club for a lively book discussion. 

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.

Young Neighborhood Library

  • Book Club
    Join in a lively book discussion.
     
  • Mystery Book Club
    Join us for a lively discussion with the Young Mystery Book Club. 
     
    • Fourth Thursday of every month | 1 PM - 2 PM

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 access 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.