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The TBP Book Club is currently a phone-in format. We will give patrons a phone number and passcode, and they join us via conference call. The only technology you need to join the Book Club is a telephone!
 

When you are ordering a title for TBP Book Club, let us know so we can get the title out to you as soon as possible. All selected titles are also available for download from BARD. Whether ordering or downloading, please let us know if you plan on joining our book club discussion.
 

Please contact a Reader's Advisory Librarian at 1-800-252-9605 or at tbp.ral@tsl.texas.gov with any questions or to RSVP.

See the previous titles our Book Club has read
 


UPCOMING BOOK CLUB TITLES

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November 10 (Tuesday), 7:00-8:00 p.m. Central

WOMAN'S HOUR: THE GREAT FIGHT TO WIN THE VOTE, by Elaine F. Weiss

Woman's Hour Weiss book cover
An account of the battle to ratify the Nineteenth Amendment when, in 1920, Tennessee was the last state whose assent was needed.  Discusses the women fighting for ratification and the opposing forces, including politicians, liquor companies, and railroad magnates.  Some strong language.  2018.  DB 90697; LB 09425

 



January 28 (Thursday), 7:00-8:00 p.m. Central

BOOK WOMAN OF TROUBLESOME CREEK, by Kim Michele Richardson

Book Woman Troublesome Creek book cover
Kentucky, 1936. Nineteen-year-old Cussy Mary Carter has been working as part of the Pack Horse Library Project, but her father hopes she’ll marry—despite the family trait of blue skin. In addition to her father’s hopes, Cussy must also face the prejudice of the community she serves. Some violence. 2019. DB 95243; LB 12752

 



2021 BOOK CLUB SELECTIONS

** Titles and Dates Subject to Change **

 

January 28 (Thursday), 7:00-8:00 p.m. Central

BOOK WOMAN OF TROUBLESOME CREEK, by Kim Michele Richardson

Book Woman Troublesome Creek book cover
Kentucky, 1936. Nineteen-year-old Cussy Mary Carter has been working as part of the Pack Horse Library Project, but her father hopes she’ll marry—despite the family trait of blue skin. In addition to her father’s hopes, Cussy must also face the prejudice of the community she serves. Some violence. 2019. DB 95243; LB 12752


 

March 23 (Tuesday), 7:00-8:00 p.m. Central

THE BODY: A GUIDE FOR OCCUPANTS, by Bill Bryson

Body Guide Occupants book cover
Guides readers through the human body—how it functions, its remarkable ability to heal itself, and the ways it can fail.  Using facts—your body made a million red blood cells since you started reading this—and anecdotes, creates a deeper understanding of the miracle that is you.  Unrated.  Commercial audiobook.  Bestseller.  2019.  DB 96770; LB 12649


 

May 20 (Thursday), 7:00-8:00 p.m. Central

NICKEL BOYS, by Colson Whitehead

Nickel Boys book cover
1962. Elwood Curtis lives with his grandmother, works when not in school, and admires Dr. Martin Luther King.  But one innocent mistake sees him sentenced to reform school—the Nickel Academy.  There he meets Turner, whose skepticism challenges Elwood.  Their friendship has repercussions in the sadistic school.  Violence and strong language.  Commercial audiobook.  Bestseller.   2020 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.  2019.  DB 95925; BR 22817; LB 12153


 

July 27 (Tuesday), 7:00-8:00 p.m. Central

WHAT YOU WISH FOR, by Katherine Center

What You Wish For book cover
Samantha Casey loves being an elementary school librarian in Galveston, Texas until her school gets a new principal: Duncan Carpenter, Samantha’s former crush.  Unfortunately, Duncan is not the fun-loving goof she once knew and is soon turning the school into a veritable prison with his safety concerns.  Unrated.  Commercial audiobook.  2020.  DB 99569


 

September 23 (Thursday), 7:00-8:00 p.m. Central

SAM HOUSTON AND THE ALAMO AVENGERS: THE TEXAS VICTORY THAT CHANGED AMERICAN HISTORY, by Brian Kilmeade

Sam Houston Alamo Avengers book cover
An account of America’s continued fight for Texas after the crushing massacre at the Alamo.  The author describes how that defeat galvanized Texans to ultimately win independence for the state.  Unrated. Commercial audiobook.  Bestseller.  2019.  DB 97726; LB 12663


 

November 16 (Tuesday), 7:00-8:00 p.m. Central

TO THE LEFT OF INSPIRATION: ADVENTURES IN LIVING WITH DISABILITIES, by Katherine Schneider

To Left Inspiration book cover
Psychologist pens memoir, providing opinions and "pearls of wisdom" acquired during some fifty years as a blind woman.  Describes contracting fibromyalgia a decade ago.  Discusses the impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, her career as a clinical psychologist, and personal experiences with guide dogs and grocery stores.  2005.  DB 64437

 

 

 

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