May 25, 2022

Virtual book clubs and discussions scheduled at Fort Bend County libraries

Fort Bend County Libraries offer lighting enthusiasts a variety of ways to explore its collections. All Book Club meetings will be held online through Webex, allowing readers to interact with others in real time and participate from the comfort and safety of their own homes.

In the SPFL Book Talk series, library staff provide a summary of the featured books and share their thoughts on it. In the case of pre-recorded events, a link to the video will be posted on the FBCL online calendar on the designated date, and it can be viewed at any time.

Book club meetings are free and open to the public. Registration is required and a link to Webex sessions will be emailed to all who register. Visit www.fortbend.lib.tx.us, click on “Courses & Events”, select “Virtual Programs” and find the program for the date shown. Participants can also register by calling the Fort Bend County Libraries Communications Office at 281-633-4734.

Here is a list of the book club events coming up in May 2021.

Saturday May 1 11 a.m.-12 p.m. – Talk Back Book Club

The book to discuss is Nickel boys, written by Colson Whitehead. This book club, focused on general fiction, meets on the first Saturday of each month.

Wednesday May 5, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. – Literary Lunch League Reading Club

The book to discuss is The house in Riverton, a novel by Kate Morton.

Thursday May 6 – Book Talk: Bridgerton Read-Alikes (pre-recorded video).

In this episode, discover the read-alikes of “Bridgerton”.

Monday May 10, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Sienna Book Club

The book to discuss is Moloka’i by Alan Brennert.

Monday May 10, 5-6 p.m. – University branch reading club

The book to discuss is The Rise of Wolf 8: Witness the Triumph of the Outsider of Yellowstone, by Rick McIntyre.

Tuesday, May 11 – 2:00 p.m. – Mission Bend Book Club

The book to discuss is The Immortalists, by Chloé Benjamin.

Thursday, May 13, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. – Sugar Land book break

The book to discuss is Still life by Louise Penny.

Thursday May 13, 1:30 p.m. – Novel Expectations Book Club

The book to discuss is Such a fun age, a novel by Kiley Reid.


Thursday May 13, 4-5 p.m. – Sienna Subtext: graphic novel and lively club.

The book to discuss is Invincible Iron Man: Ironheart, Vol 1: Riri Williams, created by Brian Michael Bendis.

Saturday May 15, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. – Heavy Inks Graphic Novels Book Club

The books to discuss are Boxers and Saints, both created by Gene Luen Yang.

Saturday May 15, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. – Mystery Readers Club

This book club, focused on intrigues and detective novels, meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month. The book we will be discussing this month is Willful murder, by Jude Deveraux.

Monday May 17 – Reading Conference: Graphic Novels for National Pet Month (pre-recorded video).

In this episode, discover four graphic novels celebrating the love and loyalty of animals: Naughty, by Jean-Luc Deglin; Reggie and I, by Tom DeFalco; her and her cat, by Makoto Shinkai; and Beasts of burden, by Evan Dorkin.

Wednesday May 19 – Book Talk: The Republic of Pirates (pre-recorded video).

In this episode, discover The Republic of Pirates: Being the surprising true story of the pirates of the Caribbean and the man who brought them down, written by Colin Woodard.

Thursday, May 20, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. – Book Break Book Club @ George Memorial Library.

The book to discuss is In the kingdom of ice: the great and terrible polar voyage of the USS Jeannette, written by Hampton Sides.

Friday May 21 – Book Talk: We Have Always Lived in the Castle (pre-recorded video).

In this episode, discover We have always lived in the castle, written by Shirley Jackson.

Saturday, May 22, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – The Skin I’m In: A book club featuring authors of color.

The book to discuss is Jar of Hearts, written by Jennifer Hillier. This new book club meets on the fourth Saturday of each month.

Monday May 24, 3 p.m.-4 p.m. – Reserved for Crime Mystery Book Club

The book to discuss is When you see me, by Lisa Gardner.

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