July Book Club Picks

Take a break from the summer heat and join us in July for a Plano Public Library Book Club meeting. Are you a foodie? Literature lover? Mad about mysteries? Whatever your preferences, we have a book club for you. Currently, all book clubs are meeting virtually.


What Are You Reading Now?
Register here
Monday July 5 at 3 p.m.

Read and discuss great books you’ve read. Check out past recap book lists here on the blog.



Chinese Book Talk
中文书谈论会

Register here
Thursday, July 8 at 7 p.m.

Read and discuss great Chinese books you’ve read.
分享一本您读过的中文好书。



Second Tuesday Book Club
Register here
Tuesday, July 13 at 7 p.m.

The Yellow House: A Memoir by Sarah M. Broom
Available as an eBook

In 1961, Sarah M. Broom’s mother Ivory Mae bought a shotgun house in the then-promising neighborhood of New Orleans East and built her world inside of it. The Yellow House tells the story of a hundred years of her family and their relationship to home in a neglected area of one of America’s most mythologized cities. This is the story of a mother’s struggle against a house’s entropy, and that of a prodigal daughter who left home only to reckon with the pull that home exerts, even after the Yellow House was wiped off the map after Hurricane Katrina. 


Mystery Book Club
Register here
Thursday, July 15 at 7 p.m.

Mysteries Set in Foreign Countries

Examples:

The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey, set in India
Available as an eBook

The Dry by Jane Harper, set in Australia
Available as an eBook  

A Song for the Dark Times by Ian Rankin, set in Scotland
Available as an eBook and eAudiobook


Cook the Book
Register here
Tuesday, July 20 at 1 p.m.

Childhood Favorites/Vintage
Choose your favorite recipe for the monthly topic, prepare the dish and participate in a robust discussion on
cooking.


Brown Bag Book Club
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Thursday, July 22 at 12 p.m.

The Lager Queen of Minnesota: A Novel by J. Ryan Stradal
Available as an eBook and eAudiobook

A family is split when their father leaves the inheritance entirely to Helen, his younger daughter. Despite baking award-winning pies at the local nursing home, her older sister, Edith, struggles to make what most people would call a living. With the proceeds from the farm Helen builds one of the most successful light breweries in the country. Edith’s granddaughter, Diana, grows up knowing that the real world requires a tougher constitution than her grandmother possesses. She earns a shot at learning the IPA business from the ground up. Will that change their fortunes forever, and perhaps reunite her splintered family?

A novel of family, Midwestern values, hard work, fate and the secrets of making a world-class beer, from the bestselling author of Kitchens of the Great Midwest.


Reel Reading
Register here
Tuesday, July 27, 7:00 p.m.

Do you enjoy a good binge fest over books, tv series, or films? Join us to talk about all things binge worthy in our new Reel Reading club for Teens.


For more reading suggestions, check out our Plano Reads posts

               

              


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