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

Join us virtually! Vote for your pick. Read more in our blogpost.

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.
     
    • October 10, 2017 | 12 PM - 1 PM
      Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
    • November 14, 2017 | 12 PM - 1 PM
      Persuasion by Jane Austen
    • 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.
     
    •  October 12, 2017 | 12 PM - 1 PM
      1493 by Charles Mann
    • November 9 and December 14, 2017 | 12 PM - 1 PM
      World Made by Hand by James Howard Kunstler

Collier Regional Library

  • Collier Book Club
    Join in a lively book discussion.
     
    • September 21, 2017 | 1 PM - 2 PM
    • October 19, 2017 | 1 PM - 2 PM
    • November 16, 2017 | 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

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.
     
    • September 25, 2017 | 2 PM - 4 PM
    • October 2, 2017 | 6:15 PM - 7:45 PM
      Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance
    • November 6, 2017 | 6:15 PM - 7:45 PM
    • December 4, 2017 | 6:15 PM - 7:45 PM
       
  •  Mystery on the Boulevard
     Do you enjoy reading and discussing books? Join us for a lively discussion.
     
    • October 21, 2017 | 2 PM - 4 PM
    • November 18, 2017 | 2 PM - 4 PM
    • December 16, 2017 | 2 PM - 4 PM
    • January 20, 2018 | 2 PM - 4 PM
       
  • SciFi Book Club
    Join the SciFi book club for a lively book discussion.
     
    • October 7, 2017 | 2 PM - 3:30 PM
      All Systems Red by Martha Wells
    • November 4, 2017 | 2 PM - 3:30 PM
    • December 2, 2017 | 2 PM - 3:30 PM
    • January 6, 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.
     
    • October 9, 2017 | 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
      Choose your own history book and discuss at the October meeting.
    • November 13, 2017 | 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
      Choose your own history book and discuss at the November meeting.
    • 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.

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.
     
  • 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 21, 2017 | 2 PM - 3:30 PM
      Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain
    • October 19, 2017 | 2 PM - 3:30 PM
      The Promise by Ann Weisgarber
    • November 16, 2017 | 2 PM - 3:30 PM
      Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
    • December 21, 2017 | 2 PM - 3:30 PM
      Jackdaws by Ken Follett

McCrane-Kashmere Gardens Neighborhood Library

Meyer Neighborhood Library

  • Meyer Mystery Book Club
    Join us for a lively discussion with the Meyer Mystery Book Club.
     
    • September 21, 2017 | 1 PM - 2 PM
      The Tresspasser by Tana French
    • October 19, 2017 | 1 PM - 2 PM
      Let Me Go by Chelsea Cain
    • November 16, 2017 | 1 PM - 2 PM
      Redemption Road by John Hart
    • December 21, 2017 | 1 PM - 2 PM
      Ten Lords-a-leaping by C.C. Benison
    • 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.
     

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!

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.
  • TODAY Books: Read books featured on NBC's daily morning show, TODAY.