Book Discussion Groups
Join one of our lively book discussion groups and share your love of reading with others! Please contact individual locations for more details.
Central Library Book Group
Meets: Second Sunday of the month at 1:30 p.m. in the Adult Services Meeting Room on the bottom floor of the library.
All are welcome to gather and converse about the selected book of the month. You are also encouraged to suggest book titles for upcoming months. No need to pre-register. Call 817-392-7701 for more information.
- June 12: Lord of the Flies, by William Golding
- July 10: The Moviegoer, by Walker Percy
- Aug. 14: The Woman in White, by Wilkie Collins
- Sept. 11: Like Water for Chocolate, by Laura Esquivel
- Oct. 9: Absalom, Absalom!, by William Faulkner
- Nov. 13: Lord Jim, by Joseph Conrad
- Dec. 11: Under the Volcano, by Malcolm Lowry
Ridglea Branch Avid Readers Club
Meets: First Monday of the month, 1:00 p.m.
Our group loves to talk about books! Our reading tastes vary widely, so everyone just brings in a stack of their recent reads and shares them with the group. We frequently discuss nonfiction, and select a variety of books to read around a theme, such as History, Mystery or Travel. No need to pre-register. Call 817-392-6631 for more information. Our upcoming themes are:
- June 6: Science Fiction and Fantasy
- July 11: Classic Fiction - Date change due to the 4th of July Holiday
- No meeting in August
Southwest Regional Library Jim Lee Book Club
Meets: First Monday of the month, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
The Jim Lee Book Club discusses an eclectic selection of adult books. No need to pre-register—all are welcome to drop in. Call 817-392-5860 for more information.
- June 6: Some Luck, by Jane Smiley
- July 11: Phantom Hill, by Carlton Stowers - Date change due to the 4th of July Holiday
- Aug. 1: A God in Ruins, by Kate Atkinson
- Sept. 12: Me Before You, by Jo Jo Moyes - Date change due to the Labor Day Holiday
- Oct. 3: The Burgess Boys, by Elizabeth Strout
- Nov. 7: Ordinary Grace, William Kent Krueger
- Dec. 5: At the Water’s Edge, by Sara Gruen
Summerglen Branch Non-Fiction Book Club
Meets: First Monday of the month, 6:30 p.m.
No ground rules about what we read—whatever non-fiction sounds interesting. Group members select the titles. Library staff provides reading group questions. You’re welcome to join us even if you haven’t read this month’s selection. No need to pre-register. For more information, call 817-392-5970.
- June 6: Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, by Atul Gawande
- July 11: Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic, by David Quammen - Date change due to the 4th of July Holiday
- Aug. 1: The Murder of the Century: The Gilded Age Crime that Scandalized a City and Sparked the Tabloid Wars, by Paul Collins
- Sept. 12: Glitter and Glue: A Memoir, by Kelly Corrigan - Date change due to the Labor Day Holiday
- Oct. 3: The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload, by David Levitin
- Nov. 7: How We Decide, by Jonah Lehrer
- Dec. 5: The Wright Brothers, by David McCullough
The Book Group @ Summerglen
Meets: Third Monday of the month, 6:30 p.m.
No ground rules about what we read—whatever fiction sounds interesting. Group members select the titles. Library staff provides reading group questions. You’re welcome to join us even if you haven’t read this month’s selection. No need to pre-register. For more information, call 817-392-5970.
- June 20: The Truth According to Us, by Annie Barrows
- July 18: Bird Box, by Josh Malerman
- Aug. 15: In the Unlikely Event, by Judy Blume
- Sept. 19: The Golem and the Jinni, by Helene Wecker
- Oct. 17: The Cuckoo’s Calling, by Robert Galbraith
- Nov. 21: Native American Month - will read from various authors
- Dec. 19: Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott
Last updated: June 1, 2016