With temperatures dropping, fall is a perfect time to curl up with a good book, and Plano Public Library Book Clubs have something for everyone. Experience a murder investigation in small town East Texas. Journey to the Galápagos Islands during the pandemic lockdown. Discover what happens when a suburban single mom and aspiring novelist is mistaken for a hitwoman. Choose from one of our November book 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.
Thursday, November 9 at 7pm
Meeting virtually – register here
Read and discuss great Chinese books you’ve read
Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult
Diana O’Toole is perfectly on track. She will be married and done having kids by thirty-five, and move out to the New York City suburbs, all while climbing the professional ladder in the cutthroat art auction world. Her boyfriend, Finn, a surgical resident, is about to propose on their romantic getaway to the Galápagos. But then a virus appears in the city, and Finn breaks the news: It’s all hands on deck at the hospital. He has to stay behind. He encourages her to go on her own and she does, reluctantly. In the Galápagos Islands, where Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection was formed, Diana finds herself examining her relationships, her choices, and herself—and wondering if when she goes home, she too will have evolved into someone completely different.
Bluebird Bluebird by Attica Locke
When it comes to law and order, East Texas plays by its own rules — a fact that Darren Mathews, a black Texas Ranger, knows all too well. Deeply ambivalent about growing up black in the Lone Star State, he was the first in his family to get as far away from Texas as he could. Until duty called him home.
When his allegiance to his roots puts his job in jeopardy, he travels up Highway 59 to the small town of Lark, where two murders — a black lawyer from Chicago and a local white woman — have stirred up a hornet’s nest of resentment. Darren must solve the crimes before Lark’s long-simmering racial fault lines erupt.
Finlay Donovan is Killing It by Elle Cosimano
Finlay Donovan is a stressed-out single-mom and struggling novelist, Finlay’s life is in chaos and when she is overheard discussing the plot of her new suspense novel, she’s mistaken for a contract killer, and inadvertently accepts an offer to dispose of a problem husband in order to make ends meet . . . Soon, Finlay discovers that crime in real life is a lot more difficult than its fictional counterpart, as she becomes tangled in a real-life murder investigation.