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TBP Book Club is currently a call-in format. We will give you a phone number to call and 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 English Book Club Titles for 2014

**Dates subject to change**

           

Cover image of Let the Great World Spin.May 22, 2014 (Thursday), 7:00-8:00 p.m. Central:

Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann 

New York City, 1974. Disparate residents--including Philippe Petit, who performs an illegal high-wire walk between the Twin Towers; the judge who hears Petit's case; and a grieving mother--encounter death, love, and salvation. Strong language, some violence, and some descriptions of sex. National Book Award.  2009.

                   

 

 

Cover image of The Secret Life of Bees.July 22, 2014 (Tuesday), 7:00-8:00 p.m. Central:

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

South Carolina, 1964. Fourteen-year-old Lily rescues her African American housekeeper--and substitute mother--Rosaleen, from the hospital. Rosaleen had been beaten for trying to register to vote.  They flee to a safe place where Lily's battered late mother had also 
fled--a beekeeping operation run by three black sisters. Some strong language. 2002.  

 

 

 

Cover image of Ready Player One.September 25, 2014 (Thursday), 7:00-8:00 p.m. Central:

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline 

2045. Multibillionaire James Halliday dies, leaving his last will and testament online for the world to see. His massively multiplayer online game OASIS has a hidden feature--an Easter egg--and the person who finds the egg first wins Halliday's fortune. Some strong language. Bestseller.  2011.                                                        

 

 

 

Cover image of The Great Gatsby.November 13, 2014 (Thursday), 7:00-8:00 p.m. Central:

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald 

 First published in 1925, this classic is set in the ebullient Jazz Age of the 1920s. Wealthy Jay Gatsby strives desperately to recapture his past and his lost love, Daisy Buchanan. Gatsby's hedonistic pursuit of the American dream leads him to a tragic fate.                                                                      

 

 

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