Plano Reads: April Book Clubs
From the last days of Communism in Eastern Europe to a purloined plot to siblings reckoning with their mother’s secrets, this month’s book club picks will immerse you in intrigue, espionage and family drama. Choose from 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. See all 2023 Book Club picks here.
What Are You Reading Now?
Monday, April 3 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, April 11 at 7pm
Meets in-person at Schimelpfenig Library
Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson
Available as Print | eBook | eAudiobook
“Two estranged siblings must set aside their differences to deal with their mother’s death and her hidden past–a journey of discovery that takes them from the Caribbean to London to California and ends with her famous black cake.”
Chinese Book Talk 中文书谈论会
Thursday, April 13 at 7pm
Meeting virtually – register here
Read and discuss great Chinese books you’ve read.
Mystery Book Club
Thursday, April 20 at 7pm
Hybrid, meeting in-person at Davis Library and on Zoom
The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz
Available as Print | Large Print | eBook | eAudiobook
“Jacob Finch Bonner, once a promising young novelist, now teaches in a third-rate MFA program. When he steals a plot idea from a deceased student and publishes it as his own work, he finds success again. But after receiving an email accusing him of theft, he struggles to hide the truth while finding out more about his antagonist and late student.”
Brown Bag Book Club
Thursday, April 27 at 12pm
Meets in-person at Parr Library
I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys
Available as Print | Large Print | Playaway | eBook | eAudiobook
“Romania, 1989. Seventeen-year-old Cristian Florescu dreams of becoming a writer, but Romanians aren’t free to dream; they are bound by rules and force. When Cristian is blackmailed by the secret police to become an informer, he’s left with only two choices: betray everyone and everything he loves—or use his position to creatively undermine the most notoriously evil dictator in Eastern Europe.”