Plano Reads: June Book Clubs

Get ready for some great summer reading! Join Plano Public Library book clubs in person or online to discuss and share thoughts on your latest reads. Choose from virtual, in-person and hybrid meeting options. 

Check out the 2022 Book Club catalog (PDF) for all sessions this year, with titles and themes. Continue reading for what’s coming up in June.

What Are You Reading Now?

Hybrid, meeting in person at Haggard Library and virtually on Zoom 

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

Thursday, June 9 at 7 p.m.

Register here for Zoom meeting

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

Tuesday, June 14 at 7 p.m. 

In-person at Schimelpfenig Library 

Have You Seen Luis Velez? by Catherine Ryan Hyde 

Available as Print 

Raymond Jaffe feels like he doesn’t belong. Not with his mother’s new family. Not as a weekend guest with his father and his father’s wife. Not at school, where he’s an outcast. After his best friend moves away, Raymond has only two real connections: to the feral cat he’s tamed and to a blind ninety-two-year-old woman in his building who’s introduced herself with a curious question: Have you seen Luis Velez? Mildred Gutermann, a German Jew who narrowly escaped the Holocaust, has been alone since her caretaker disappeared. She turns to Raymond for help, and as he tries to track Luis down, a deep and unexpected friendship blossoms between the two. Despondent at the loss of Luis, Mildred isolates herself further from a neighborhood devolving into bigotry and fear. Determined not to let her give up, Raymond helps her see that for every terrible act the world delivers, there is a mirror image of deep kindness, and Mildred helps Raymond see that there’s hope if you have someone to hold on to.


Mystery Book Club

Thursday, June 16 at 7 p.m. 

Hybrid, meeting in person at Haggard Library and virtually on Zoom 

Fantasy Mysteries 

Examples 

The House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard, available as Print 

The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo, available as Print | eBook | eAudiobook 

Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey, available as Print | eBook 

Murder in G Major by Alexia Gordon, available as Print | eBook | eAudiobook 

The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss, available as Print | eBook 

Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris, available as Print | CD Book | eAudiobook 


Cook the Book

Tuesday, June 21 at 1 p.m. 

Register here for Zoom meeting 

Exploring Vegetarian & Vegan Eats 

Examples:

The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook by America’s Test Kitchen, available as eBook 

Vegan for Everybody by America’s Test Kitchen, available as eBook 

A Hearty Book of Veggie Sandwiches: Vegan and Vegetarian Paninis, Wraps, Rolls, and More by Jackie Freeman, available as Print 

Practically Vegan: More Than 100 Easy, Delicious Vegan Dinners on a Budget by Nisha Melvani, available as Print 

Unbelievably Vegan: 100+ Life-Changing, Plant-Based Recipes: A Cookbook by Charity Morgan, available as Print 

The Weekday Vegetarians by Jenny Rosenstrach, available as Print 

Brown Bag Book Club

Thursday, June 23 at 12 p.m. 

In person at Parr Library – bring your lunch and discuss the featured book 

Anxious People by Fredrik Backman 

Available as Book | Large Print | eBook | eAudiobook  

Taken hostage by a failed bank robber while attending an open house, eight anxiety-prone strangers – including a redemption-seeking bank director, two couples who would fix their marriages, and a plucky octogenarian – discover their unexpected common traits. 


Reel Reading

Monday, June 27 at 7 p.m. 

Hybrid, meeting in person at Haggard Library and virtually on Zoom 

Graphic Novels 

Teens: Reel Reading is your club to talk about all things binge-worthy. A monthly binge fest on books, TV series or films. 


For more reading suggestions, check out our Plano Reads posts

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