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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

* * Dates Subject to Change * *
 

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

 



2021 BOOK CLUB SELECTIONS

** Titles and Dates Subject to Change **

 

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

THE 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

THE 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



June 24 (Thursday), 7:00-8:00 p.m. Central

WHAT UNITES US: REFLECTIONS ON PATRIOTISM, by Dan Rather

What Unites Us Rather book cover
Essays from the television journalist and his longtime collaborator that celebrate the values that tend to be shared throughout America, particularly those related to patriotism.  Topics discussed include public institutions such as parks and libraries, the drive for innovation, and more.  Narrated by Dan Rather.  Commercial audiobook.  Bestseller.  2017.  DB 90479; BR 22457

The Texas Talking Book Program is participating in the Read Across Texas initiative sponsored by the Texas Center for the Book. In honor of this event, we will be hosting a bonus book club meeting so that our patrons can participate in this year’s event. For more information visit https://www.tsl.texas.gov/readacrosstexas.

 

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

HOPE OF THE CROW: TALES OF OCCUPYING AGING
, by Katherine Schneider, PhD.

Hope Crow Aging Schneider book cover
The author reflects on life with disabilities and aging through seven years of vignettes of her life. She describes her work as a grass-roots activist, her personal life, and her beliefs. 2020. DB 101220; BR 23482

 

 

 

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