Plano Reads: September Book Clubs

It’s back to school for many of us, which is the perfect time to join a book club! Whether you prefer print books, audiobooks, and downloadable titles to read on-the-go, our book clubs are back with another round of great titles for September. Join Plano Public Library book clubs in person or online to discuss and share 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 September.

Chinese Book Talk | 中文书谈论会 

Thursday, September 8 at 7pm 

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。 


What Are You Reading Now?

Monday, September 12 at 3pm 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, September 13 at 7pm at Schimelpfenig Library

Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

Available as: Book | eBook | eAudiobook

William Shakespeare is both famous and obscure. While his plays and poems are possibly amongst the best known, the circumstances of his life are obscure. Maggie O’Farrell uses this to her advantage to enable some creative license. She expertly takes the known threads of Shakespeare’s life as the bones for a story of a loving, passionate, and complicated marriage marred by tragedy. Will marries Agnes Hathaway, a free-spirited and intuitive woman. It is Agnes who sees that Will has gifts that can only be realized away from their home. Agnes conspires to have Will sent to London, thinking she will follow. Unfortunately, the fragile health of their child prevents it.  While Will’s gift for writing brings prosperity to the couple, he seldom is able to return home. In a twist of fate Hamnet, the most robust of their children is taken by Plague. The grief and loss of Hamnet drive a further wedge in their marriage. When news of Hamlet, a new play by Will reaches Agnes, she goes to London to confront her husband.


Mystery Book Club

Thursday, September 15 at 7pm at Davis Library and virtually via Zoom

The Murder List by Hank Phillippi Ryan

Available as: Print | eBook

Law student Rachel North will tell you, without hesitation, what she knows to be true. She’s smart, she’s a hard worker, she does the right thing, she’s successfully married to a faithful and devoted husband, a lion of Boston’s defense bar, and her internship with the Boston DA’s office is her ticket to a successful future.

Problem is—she’s wrong.

And in this cat and mouse game—the battle for justice becomes a battle for survival.


Cook the Book

Tuesday, September 20 at 1pm at Davis Library and virtually via Zoom

Theme: Bountiful Breads

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

Examples:

Mooncakes & Milk Bread: Sweet & Savory Recipes Inspired by Chinese Bakeries by Kristina Cho, Kristina Print

Bittman Bread: No-Knead Whole-Grain Baking for Every Day by Mark Bittman Print

Bread Book: Ideas and Innovations from the Future of Grain, Flour, and Fermentation by Chad Robertson Print

Southern Ground: Reclaiming Flavor Through Stone-Milled Flour by Jennifer Lapidus Print


Brown Bag Book Club

Thursday, September 22 at 12pm at Parr Library

The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

Available as: eBook | eAudiobook | Print

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