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Resolve to Read More Books in 2022 -- Join an Online Book Club!

January 2022

Book lovers don’t need to let social distancing keep them from sharing their opinions and feelings about books with other readers. Resolve to read more books in 2022, and join others online to discuss them virtually through FBCL’s online book clubs!

All FBCL book-club meetings are live-streamed through Webex so that readers can interact with others in real time and participate from home.

FBCL’s book clubs represent a wide variety of books and genres. Books can be requested by calling the libraries, or by placing them on hold in the online catalog. They can be picked up from the libraries, as well as through FBCL’s Curbside Pick-Up service. Digital versions of some books are also available for download from FBCL’s eLibrary.

Because the book-club meetings will be live-streamed over the Internet via Webex, participants should register for the meetings by clicking on the link to the online calendar or by calling the libraries. A link to the Webex sessions will be emailed to all who have registered.

The schedule of book-club meetings in January is as follows:

Literary Lunch League Book Club -- Wednesday, January 5, 12:00 noon-1:00 pm. 

The book to be discussed is A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II, written by Sonia Purnell. This title is available in print and on OverDrive; call the Cinco Ranch Branch Library to check availability of additional print copies. This book club meets on the first Wednesday of every month.


Talk Back Book Club -- Saturday, January 8, 11:00 am-12:00 noon.

The book to be discussed is Gods of Jade and Shadow, written by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. This title is available in print and on OverDrive; call the Missouri City Branch Library to check on availability of additional print copies. This book club normally meets on the first Saturday of every month, but it will meet on a different day in January because of the holiday.


Sienna Book Club -- Monday, January 10, 3:00-4:00 pm. 

The book to be discussed is The Lost City of the Monkey God, written by Douglas Preston. This title is available in print, audio, and on OverDrive; call the Sienna Branch Library to check availability of additional print copies. This book club meets on the second Monday of every month.


Mission Bend Book Club -- Tuesday, January 11, 2:00-3:00 pm. 

The book to be discussed is The Farm, written by Tom Rob Smith. This title is available in print; call the Mission Bend Branch Library to check availability of additional print copies. This book club meets on the second Tuesday of every month.


University Branch Book Club -- Wednesday, January 12, 5:00-6:00 pm. 

The book to be discussed is Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know, written by Malcolm Gladwell. This title is available in print, audio, and on OverDrive; call the University Branch Library to check availability of additional print copies. This book club meets on the second Wednesday of every month.


Sugar Land Book Break -- Thursday, January 13, 1:00-2:00 pm. 

The book to be discussed is The Rise of Wolf 8: Witnessing the Triumph of Yellowstone’s Underdog, written by Rick McIntyre. This title is available in print and as an ebook on OverDrive; call the Sugar Land Branch Library to check availability of additional print copies. This book club meets on the second Thursday of every month.


Novel Expectations Book Club -- Thursday, January 13, 1:30-2:30 pm. 

The book to be discussed is The Paris Library, a novel written by Janet Skeslien. This title is available in print, audio, and on OverDrive; call the First Colony Branch Library to check availability of additional print copies. This book club meets on the second Thursday of every month.


“The Butler Did It” Mystery Book Club -- Thursday, January 13, 2:00-3:00 pm. 

The book to be discussed is The Missing American, written by Kwei Quartey. This title is available in print and on OverDrive; call the Cinco Ranch Branch Library to check availability of additional print copies. This book club meets on the second Thursday of every month.


Sienna Subtext: Graphic Novel & Animé Club -- Thursday, January 13, 4:00-5:00 pm. 

The book to be discussed is Spider-Man: Bloodline, created by J.J. Abrams. This title is available in print; call the Sienna Branch Library to check availability of additional print copies. This book club meets on the second Monday of every month.


Heavy Inks Graphic Novels Book Club -- Saturday, January 15, 11:00 am-12:00 noon. 

The book to be discussed is All You Need is Kill, created by Hiroshi Sakurazaka. This title is available in print; call George Memorial Library to check on availability of additional print copies. This book club meets on the third Saturday of every month.


Mystery Readers Book Club -- Saturday, January 15, 11:00 am-12:00 noon. 

The book to be discussed is The Wife Between Us, written by Greer Hendricks. This title is available in print, audio, and on OverDrive; call the Missouri City Branch Library to check on availability of additional print copies. This book club meets on the third Saturday of every month.


Book Break Book Club -- Thursday, January 20, 12:00 noon-1:00 pm. 

The book to be discussed is American Dirt, written by Jeanine Cummins. This title is available in print, audio, and on OverDrive; call George Memorial Library in Richmond to check availability of additional print copies. This book club meets on the third Thursday of every month.


The Skin I’m In: A Book Club Featuring Authors of Color -- Saturday, January 22, 11:00 am-12:00 noon. 

The book to be discussed is An Extraordinary Union, written by Alyssa Cole. This title is available in print and on OverDrive; call the Missouri City Branch Library to check availability of additional print copies. This book club meets on the fourth Saturday of every month.


Booked on Crime Mystery Book Club -- Monday, January 24, 3:00-4:00 pm. 

The book to be discussed is Jar of Hearts, written by Jennifer Hillier. This title is available in print, audio, and on OverDrive; call the Sienna Branch Library to check availability of additional print copies. This book club meets on the fourth Monday of every month.


The book club meetings are free and open to the public. For more information, call Fort Bend County Libraries’ Communications Office at 281-633-4734.