Winter weather making you feel like staying indoors with a good book and a hot beverage? Check out the latest reads with the Plano Public Library book clubs. Join us online or in-person for our February discussions. Share your thoughts and socialize with fellow book lovers. See all 2023 book club picks here or keep reading for this month’s titles.
Chinese Book Talk 中文书谈论会
Thursday, February 9 at 7pm
Meets virtually on Zoom
Read and discuss great Chinese books you’ve read.
Second Tuesday Book Club
Meets in-person at Schimelpfenig Library
Tuesday, February 14 at 7pm
Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
From her place in the store that sells artificial friends, Klara – an artificial friend with outstanding observational qualities – watches carefully the behavior of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass in the street outside. She remains hopeful a customer will soon choose her, but when the possibility emerges that her circumstances may change forever, Klara is warned not to invest too much in the promises of humans. In this luminous tale, Nobel Prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro looks at our rapidly changing modern world through the eyes of an unforgettable narrator to explore a fundamental question: what does it mean to love?
Mystery Book Club
Thursday, February 16 at 7pm
Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead
To his customers and neighbors on 125th Street, Carney is an upstanding salesman of reasonably priced furniture, making a life for himself and his family. Few people know he descends from a line of uptown hoods and crooks, and that his façade of normalcy has more than a few cracks in it. Cracks that are getting bigger and bigger all the time. See, cash is tight, especially with all those installment plan sofas, so if his cousin Freddie occasionally drops off the odd ring or necklace at the furniture store, Ray doesn’t see the need to ask where it comes from. He knows a discreet jeweler downtown who also doesn’t ask questions. Then Freddie falls in with a crew who plan to rob the Hotel Theresa and volunteers Ray’s services as the fence. The heist doesn’t go as planned. Thus begins the internal tussle between Ray the striver and Ray the crook. As Ray navigates this double life, he starts to see the truth about who actually pulls the strings in Harlem. Can Ray avoid getting killed, save his cousin, and grab his share of the big score, all while maintaining his reputation as the go-to source for all your quality home furniture needs?
Brown Bag Book Club
Meets in-person at Parr Library
Thursday, February 23 at 12pm
The Christie Affair by Nina de Gramont
London, 1925: In a world of townhomes and tennis matches, socialites and shooting parties, Miss Nan O’Dea becomes Archie Christie’s mistress, luring him away from his devoted and well-known wife, Agatha Christie. The question is, why? Why destroy another woman’s marriage, why hatch a plot years in the making, and why murder? How as Nan O’Dea so intricately tied to those eleven mysterious days that Agatha Christie went missing?