Plano Reads: November Book Clubs
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Plano Reads: November Book Clubs

From a haunted amusement park to an English retirement village to a Dust Bowl encampment, this month’s book club picks will take you on a literary (or even culinary) journey. Try one of these selections or come and share your own recent reads. Choose from online or in-person meetings, check out (or download) this month’s picks and get ready to read and discuss.

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 November.

What Are You Reading Now?

Monday, November 7 at 3 p.m.

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

The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah

Tuesday, November 8 at 7 p.m. at Schimelpfenig Library

Available as Print | Large Print | eBook | eAudiobook

One of the darkest periods of the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl era, has arrived with a vengeance. In this uncertain and dangerous time, Elsa Martinelli—like so many of her neighbors—must make an agonizing choice: fight for the land she loves or go west, to California, in search of a better life.

Chinese Book Talk 中文书谈论会

Thursday, November 10 at 7 p.m.

Meeting on Zoom

Read and discuss great Chinese books you’ve read.


Cook the Book

Tuesday, November 15 at 1 p.m.

Hybrid, meeting in-person at Davis Library and on Zoom

Family Recipes

Choose your favorite recipe for the monthly topic, prepare a dish and participate in a robust discussion on cooking. Those on Zoom can prepare something delicious to “share” virtually with others. For those meeting in-person, bring the finished dish so everyone can get a sample. Don’t forget the recipe! 


Flavors of Africa: Discover Authentic Family Recipes from all Over the Continent by Evi Aki
Available as Print

Italian Moms: Something Old, Something New: 150 Family Recipes by Elisa Costantini
Available as Print

Whitney Miller’s New Southern Table: My Favorite Family Recipes with a Modern Twist by Louise Davidson
Available as Print 

Brown Bag Book Club

Thursday, November 17 at 12 p.m. at Parr Library

Joyland by Stephen King

Available as Print | CD book| eBook

Set in a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, Joyland tells the story of the summer in which college student Devin Jones comes to work as a carny and confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his life forever.

Mystery Book Club

Thursday, November 17 at 7 p.m.

Hybrid, meeting in-person at Davis Library and on Zoom

The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

Available as Print | eBook | eAudiobook

In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet weekly in the Jigsaw Room to discuss unsolved crimes; together they call themselves the Thursday Murder Club. When a local developer is found dead with a mysterious photograph left next to the body, the Thursday Murder Club suddenly find themselves in the middle of their first live case.

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