Back in Time: Historical Fiction Book Club

If you like a bit of fiction with your history, join us for great discussions each month at 1:00 p.m. in LRNC 131 (unless otherwise noted) on the following dates. For more information, please contact the adult reference desk at 281.290.3214.

Widow's War book cover
June 4 - Widow's War by Sally Gunning
After her husband's death in 1761, Lyddie Berry must cope with the fact that she no longer owns her home but it is in the custody of her son-in-law, who has different ambitions.

Gift of Rain book coverJuly (Date TBA) - Gift of Rain by Tan Twan Eng
Philip Arminius Khoo-Hutton-half-British and half-Chinese, who has never been comfortable in either culture, finds his life in Malaysia further uprooted when the Japanese invade and he is again torn by his friendship with his Japanese aikido instructor.

Cop Town book coverAugust 6- Cop Town by Karin Slaughter
Set in Atlanta in 1974, Kate Murphy is one of the first female police officers in a good-old-boy run police force struggling with the murder of an officer.


Madame Tussaud book coverSeptember 3 - Madame Tussaud by Michelle Moran
Marie Tussaud struggles to make a name for herself as a wax sculptor and establish a wax salon amid the upheaval of the French Revolution.

Books without Borders

Throughout the year our group will be reading books, both fiction and non-fiction, that highlight the literature, culture, environment, and politics of various parts of the world. Each month a LSC-CyFair faculty member will introduce and facilitate the conversation in LRNC 215 on the dates listed below at 1:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Join us as we delve into Books without Borders. Contact Lindsey Bartlett at 281.290.3973 or for book copies and more information. 

Eighty Days book coverJune 18 - Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World by Matthew Goodman [World Travel]
Facilitator: Robert O'Brien, Professor of History

"In November 1889, two young women reporters, Nelly Bly and Elizabeth Bisland, one backed by a newspaper and the other by a monthly periodical, set off on a race to see who could make it first around the world. No one had actually beaten the fictional 80 days set by Phileas Fogg in Jules Verne's 1873 novel. Bly went east, Bisland west." - Library Journal review excerpt

I Love a Mystery Book Club

Enjoy the flexibility of a book club where everyone reads a different book from one theme or author—it’s a great way to add to your “to read” list! The club meets the last Wednesday of the month at 12:00 p.m. in LRNC 131. For more details contact Lindsey Bartlett at 281.290.3973 or

We have the group for you!

Upcoming Schedule:

Sports Page Book Club

On the second Wednesday of each month from 1:00-2:00 p.m. join your host Mick Stafford for sports talk and books in LRNC 117. Call 281.290.5276 for more information. 

Showdown book coverJune 10: Showdown: JFK and the Integration of the Washington Redskins by Thomas G. Smith

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