Plano Reads: February Book Clubs
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Plano Reads: February Book Clubs

Ready to fall in love with a new favorite book or author? 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 February.

What Are You Reading Now?

Monday, February 7 at 3 p.m.

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.

Second Tuesday Book Club

Tuesday, February 8 at 7 p.m.
In-person at Schimelpfenig Library

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

Available as Print | Large Print | eBook | eAudiobook 

Memphis, Tennessee, 1936. The five Foss children find their lives changed forever when their parents leave them alone on the family shantyboat one stormy night. Rill Foss, just twelve years old, must protect her four younger siblings as they were wrenched from their home on the Mississippi and thrown into the care of the infamous Georgia Tann, director of the Tennessee Children’s Home Society.  South Carolina, present day. Avery Stafford has lived a charmed life. Loving daughter to her father, a U.S. Senator, she has a promising career as an assistant D.A. in Baltimore and is engaged to her best friend. But when Avery comes home to help her father weather a health crisis and a political attack, a chance encounter with a stranger leaves her deeply shaken.  Avery’s decision to learn more about the woman’s life will take her on a journey through her family’s long-hidden history. 

Chinese Book Talk


Thursday, February 10 at 7 p.m.

Register here for Zoom meeting

Read and discuss great Chinese books you’ve read.


Cook the Book

Tuesday, February 15 at 1 p.m.

Register here for Zoom meeting

Delicious Dumplings

Choose your favorite recipe for the monthly topic, prepare the dish and participate in a robust discussion on


Strudel, Noodles, and Dumplings: The New Taste of German Cooking by Anja Forrest Dunk, available as Print 

Chinese Soul Food: A Friendly Guide for Homemade Dumplings, Stir-Fries, Soups, and More by Hsiao-Ching Chou, available as Print 

Bowl: Vegetarian Recipes for Ramen, Pho, Biibimbap, Dumplings, and Other One-Dish Meals by Lukas Volger, available as Print 

Mystery Book Club

Thursday, February 17 at 7 p.m.

Register here for Zoom meeting

The Eighth Detective by Alex Pavesi 

Available as Print | eBook | eAudiobook 

There are rules for murder mysteries. There must be a victim. A suspect. A detective. The rest is just shuffling the sequence. Expanding permutations. Grant McAllister, a professor of mathematics, once sat down and worked them all out – calculating the different orders and possibilities of a mystery into seven perfect detective stories he quietly published. But that was thirty years ago. Now Grant lives in seclusion on a remote Mediterranean island, counting the rest of his days. Until Julia Hart, a sharp, ambitious editor knocks on his door. Julia wishes to republish his book, and together they must revisit these old stories: an author hiding from his past, and an editor, keen to understand it. But there are things in the stories that don’t add up. Inconsistencies left by Grant that a sharp-eyed editor begins to suspect are more than mistakes. They may be clues, and Julia finds herself with a mystery of her own to solve. 

Brown Bag Book Club

Thursday, February 24 at 12 p.m.

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

The Dry by Jane Harper 

Available as Print | eBook | Playaway 

After getting a note demanding his presence, Federal Agent Aaron Falk arrives in his hometown for the first time in decades to attend the funeral of his best friend, Luke. Twenty years ago when Falk was accused of murder, Luke was his alibi. Falk and his father fled under a cloud of suspicion, saved from prosecution only because of Luke’s steadfast claim that the boys had been together at the time of the crime. But now more than one person knows they didn’t tell the truth back then, and Luke is dead. Amid the worst drought in a century, Falk and the local detective question what really happened to Luke. As Falk reluctantly investigates to see if there’s more to Luke’s death than there seems to be, long-buried mysteries resurface, as do the lies that have haunted them. And Falk will find that small towns have always hidden big secrets. 

Reel Reading

Monday, February 28 at 7 p.m.

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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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