Plano Reads: September Book Clubs
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Plano Reads: September Book Clubs

From the cliffs of Tasmania to the plains of Nebraska to small-town Newfoundland, our September book club picks will take you on a literary journey around the world. Choose from one of these selections or come and share your own recent reads. Check out (or download) this month’s picks and get ready to read and discuss online or in-person.

What Are You Reading Now?

Monday, September 11 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, September 12 at 7pm

Schimelpfenig Library

The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles

Available as Print | Large Print | eBook | eAudiobook

In June 1954, eighteen-year-old Emmett Watson is driven home to Nebraska by the warden of the juvenile work farm where he has just served fifteen months for involuntary manslaughter. His mother long gone, his father recently deceased, and the family farm foreclosed upon, Emmett’s intention is to pick up his eight-year-old brother, Billy, and head to California. But when Emmett discovers that two friends from the work farm have hidden themselves in the trunk of the car, they hatch an altogether different plan, one that will take them all on a fateful journey in the opposite direction—to the City of New York.

Chinese Book Talk 中文书谈论会

Thursday, September 14 at 7pm

Meeting virtually – register here

Read and discuss great Chinese books you’ve read.

Mystery Book Club

Thursday, September 21 at 7pm

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

The Survivors by Jane Harper

Available as Print | Large Print | eBook | eAudiobook | Playaway

Kieran Elliott’s life changed forever on the day a reckless mistake led to devastating consequences. The guilt that still haunts him resurfaces during a visit with his young family to the small coastal Australian community he once called home. Kieran’s parents are struggling in a town where fortunes are forged by the sea. Between them all is his absent brother, Finn. When a body is discovered on the beach, long-held secrets threaten to emerge. A sunken wreck, a missing girl, and questions that have never washed away…

Brown Bag Book Club

Thursday, September 28 at 12pm

Parr Library

The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in  Gander, Newfoundland by Jim DeFede

Available as Print | eBook | eAudiobook

When 38 jetliners bound for the United States were forced to land at Gander International Airport in Canada by the closing of U.S. airspace on September 11, the population of this small town on Newfoundland Island swelled from 10,300 to nearly 17,000. The citizens of Gander met the stranded passengers with an overwhelming display of friendship and goodwill.

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