New & Noteworthy Book Club discusses The Leavers

“The day before Deming Guo saw his mother for the last time, she surprised him at school. A navy blue hat sat low on her forehead, scarf around her neck like a big brown snake. ‘What are you waiting for, Kid? It’s cold out.’” So opens Lisa Ko’s The Leavers, National Book Award Finalist, winner … Continue reading New & Noteworthy Book Club discusses The Leavers

The Romance Bookshelves: Spring Chemistry

Cathy Maxwell is the Austin-based author of over thirty best-selling historical romance novels. She writes a monthly column for BookPeople. Visit www.cathymaxwell.com to learn more. Spring is always a busy time. Here is a trio of intense reads to help take your mind off your too full to-do list. Austin favorite Alisha Rai is hitting all targets … Continue reading The Romance Bookshelves: Spring Chemistry

Nightmare Factory reads ‘Psycho’ by Robert Bloch. Yep, it inspired the Hitchcock movie.

The Nightmare Factory book club meets the third Tuesday of every month to discuss the best in literary horror fiction. Join us this Tuesday, April 17 at 7 p.m., if you dare!  The iconic shower scene. A girl – Janet Leigh –  is interrupted mid-lather by an obscured figure holding a butcher knife. Cue the … Continue reading Nightmare Factory reads ‘Psycho’ by Robert Bloch. Yep, it inspired the Hitchcock movie.

Reading Guide: ‘Paradise’ by Toni Morrison

Voyage Out meets the last Sunday of every month at BookPeople. On April 29 at 5 p.m. the group will begin a three month exploration of the literature of Los Angeles, starting with Helena Maria Viramontes’ Their Dogs Came With Them. You (and your friends) are invited to join! Below, Brian offers a reading guide … Continue reading Reading Guide: ‘Paradise’ by Toni Morrison

Reading Guide: ‘Jazz’ by Toni Morrison

Voyage Out meets the last Sunday of every month at BookPeople. On March 25 at 5 p.m. the group will discuss Toni Morrison's Paradise. You (and your friends) are invited to join! Below, Brian offers a reading guide to another Morrison novel, Jazz, which Voyage Out discussed last month. Voyage Out reads books in three-month, … Continue reading Reading Guide: ‘Jazz’ by Toni Morrison

You’re invited to Mickey Spillane’s unofficial birthday party!

Enjoy a good mystery? Consider joining Murder in the Afternoon, our book club dedicated to crime and thriller fiction. The next meeting is March 19 at 1 p.m. on BookPeople’s third floor.  For March, our Murder in the Afternoon book club will celebrate the month that marks the hundredth year of hard boiled writer Mickey … Continue reading You’re invited to Mickey Spillane’s unofficial birthday party!

A playlist inspired by Joan Didion, courtesy of the RRR book club

The Required Reading Revisited (RRR) Book Club meets the second Sunday of every month to chat about titles that regularly appear on school syllabi. Below, Uriel recaps February’s meeting and offers up a playlist (!!!) to go with March's selection, Slouching Toward Bethlehem by Joan Didion.  Last month our book club, Required Reading Revisited (RRR … Continue reading A playlist inspired by Joan Didion, courtesy of the RRR book club

The Romance Bookshelves: February Edition

Cathy Maxwell is the Austin-based author of over thirty best-selling historical romance novels. She writes a monthly column for BookPeople. Visit www.cathymaxwell.com to learn more. I heartily endorse February as being Heart Month. One thing we need in the world is more love. So, here are some books that I know you will love.  Beyond Scandal and … Continue reading The Romance Bookshelves: February Edition

Book Club Spotlight: Murder in the Afternoon

Enjoy a good mystery? Consider joining Murder in the Afternoon, our book club dedicated to crime and thriller fiction. The next meeting is Feb. 19 at 1 p.m. on BookPeople's third floor. Below, Scott shares a bit more about the group.  Crimes don't always have to be committed at night. Our Murder in the Afternoon book club meets … Continue reading Book Club Spotlight: Murder in the Afternoon