Plano Reads: May Book Clubs
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Plano Reads: May Book Clubs

Spring has sprung! It’s time to stop and smell the flowers…and read a good book. Check out our Plano Public Library Book Club picks for May. Choose a book, take it outside and enjoy the sunshine. Then join us online or in person to share your thoughts and converse with fellow book lovers.

What Are You Reading Now?

Monday, May 2 at 3pm

Hybrid, meeting in-person at Haggard Library and 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, May 10 at 7pm
In-person at Schimelpfenig Library

We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker

Available as Print |eBook | eAudiobook

Duchess Day Radley is a thirteen-year-old self-proclaimed outlaw. She is the fierce protector of her five-year-old brother, Robin, and her single mother, Star. Walk, the chief of police, is still trying to come to terms with having given the testimony that sent his best friend, Vincent King, to prison decades before. Now, thirty years later, Vincent is being released. And Duchess and Walk must face the trouble that comes with his return.

Chinese Book Talk


Thursday, May 12 at 7pm

Meeting virtually – register here

Read and discuss great Chinese books you’ve read.


Cook the Book

Tuesday, May 17 at 1pm
Meeting virtually – register here

Pizza Plus

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


The Elements of Pizza: Unlocking the Secrets to World-Class Pies at Home by Ken Forkish
Available as eBook

Pizza Camp: Recipes from Pizzeria Beddia by Joe Beddia
Available as Print

The Joy of Pizza: Everything You Need to Know by Dan Richer
Available as Print

Mystery Book Club

Thursday, May 19 at 7pm
Hybrid, meeting in-person at Haggard Library and virtually on Zoom

The Scholar by Dervla McTiernan

Available as Print | eBook | eAudiobook

When Dr. Emma Sweeney stumbles across the victim of a hit-and-run, she calls her boyfriend, Detective Cormac Reilly, bringing him first to the scene of a murder that would otherwise never have been assigned to him. As the murder investigation twists in unexpected ways and Cormac comes under scrutiny from the department and his colleagues, he is forced to question himself and the beliefs that he has long held as truths.

Brown Bag Book Club

Thursday, May 26 at 12pm
In-person at Parr Library

The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century by Kirk Wallace Johnson

Available as Print | Large Print | eBook |eAudiobook

In 2009, twenty-year-old American flautist Edwin Rist grabbed hundreds of old bird skins from the British Museum of Natural History. Author Kirk Wallace Johnson became consumed by the strange case. What would possess a person to steal dead birds? This is the gripping story of a bizarre and shocking crime, and one man’s relentless pursuit of justice.

For more reading suggestions, check out our Plano Reads posts

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