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
    Join us for a lively discussion! Call 832-393-2580 for further information.
     
  • Book Club (Not Your Mama's Book Club)
    Join in a lively book discussion. Book Title to be announced. Call 832-393-2580 for further information.

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.
     

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.
     

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.
     
    • November 9, 2019 | 2 PM - 4 PM
      A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh
    • December 14, 2019 | 2 PM - 4 PM
      Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe
    • January 11, 2020 | 2 PM - 4 PM
    • February 8, 2020 | 2 PM - 4 PM
    • March 14, 2020 | 2 PM - 4 PM
    • April 11, 2020 | 2 PM - 4 PM
    • May 9, 2020 | 2 PM - 4 PM
       
  • Heights Library Readers Group
    Join the Heights Library Readers Group for a lively book discussion.
     
    • November 4, 2019 | 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
      The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
    • December 2, 2019 |  6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
      Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
    • January 6, 2020 | 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
    • February 3, 2020 | 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
    • March 3, 2020 | 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
    • April 6, 2020 | 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
    • May 4, 2020 | 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
       
  • Mystery on the Boulevard
     Do you enjoy reading and discussing books? Join us for a lively discussion.
     
    • October 19, 2019 | 2 PM - 4 PM
      The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra by Vaseem Kahn
    • November 16, 2019 | 2 PM - 4 PM
      Force of Nature by Jane Harper
    • December 21, 2019 | 2 PM - 4 PM
    • January 18, 2020 | 2 PM - 4 PM
    • February 15, 2020 | 2 PM - 4 PM
    • March 21, 2020 | 2 PM - 4 PM
    • April 18, 2020 | 2 PM - 4 PM
    • May 16, 2020 | 2 PM - 4 PM
       
  • SciFi Book Club
    Join the SciFi book club for a lively book discussion.
     
    • November 2, 2019 | 2 PM - 4 PM
      Sourdough by Robin Sloan
    • December 17, 2019 | 2 PM - 4 PM
    • January 4, 2020 | 2 PM - 4 PM
    • February 1, 2020 | 2 PM - 4 PM
    • March 7, 2020 | 2 PM - 4 PM
    • April 4, 2020 | 2 PM - 4 PM
    • May 2, 2020 | 2 PM - 4 PM
       
  • History and Non-fiction Book Club
    Join the History and Non-fiction book club for a lively book discussion.
    • November 14, 2019 | 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
    • December 9, 2019 | 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
    • January 13, 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!
     

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 Thurday of every month for a lively discussion.

Lakewood Neighborhood Library

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

  • Lakewood Book Club
    Join in a lively book discussion.
     
    • ​November 18, 2019 | 1 PM - 2 PM
      A Wish and a Prayer by Beverly Jenkins
    • December 19, 2019 | 1 PM - 2 PM
      Heart of Gold by Beverly Jenkins
    • January 13, 2020 | 1 PM - 2 PM

Looscan Neighborhood Library

  • Looscan Book Lovers
    Join us in a lively discussion for adults!
     
    • November 21, 2019 | 2 PM - 3:30 PM
      A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
    • Third Thursday of every month | 2 PM - 3:30 PM

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
    • November 6, 2019 | 10:30 AM - 12 PM
    • November 16, 2019 | 10:30 AM - 12 PM
      What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day by Pearle Cleage
    • December 4, 2019 | 10:30 AM - 12 PM
    • December 14, 2019 | 10:30 AM - 12 PM
      Smokescreen by Iris Johansen
    • February 5, 2020 | 10:30 AM - 12 PM
    • March 1, 2020 | 10:30 AM - 12 PM
    • April 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.
     
    • Third Thursday of every month | 1 PM - 2 PM
    • November 21, 2019 | 1 PM - 2 PM
      The Heist by Daniel Silva
    • December 19, 2019 | 1 PM - 2 PM
    • January 16, 2020 | 1 PM - 2 PM
    • February 20, 2020 | 1 PM - 2 PM
    • March 19, 2020 | 1 PM - 2 PM
    • April 16, 2020 | 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 reading and discussing books? Join us for a lively discussion with the Ring Mystery Book Club. Contact your library for more details.
     
    • November 14, 2019 | 1 PM - 2 PM
    • December 12, 2019 | 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
    • January 2, 2020 | 1 PM - 2:30 PM
      To Die But Once by Jacqueline Winspear
       
  • 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 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.