Book Lovers Happy Hour

Book Lovers Happy Hour
An informal discussion group for readers who like to talk about books. Each session focuses on a general theme, rather than an individual book. 
We meet at 7 p.m. on the last Monday of every other month at the South Irving Library.
Meeting Topics in 2016

January 25 – Reader Resolutions
It’s that time once again to set yourself a challenge for the coming year. What one book are you determined to read in 2016? Name a book you would challenge someone else to read.  We’ll also share our favorites from this past year of reading. Come prepared to add to your TBR list.

March 28 – Favorite Literary Couples 
Favorite literary couples at 16. Favorite literary couples at 40. Is there a difference? Do you have to be young to appreciate Romeo and Juliet? Are Scarlet and Rhett swoon-worthy or annoying? Which lovers from literature are dear to your heart?

May 23 – Road Trips
“All I wanted was to go somewhere; all I wanted was a change, I warn’t particular.” So says Huck Finn as he begins his journey down the Mississippi. We’ll discuss road trip novels, those journeys of discovery - either physical, emotional, or spiritual - that have been a mainstay of literature from the time of The Odyssey to the modern-day bestsellers Eat, Pray, Love and Wild.  

July 25 – It’s a Mystery 
Cozies, noir, police procedurals, amateur detectives. Humorous, intense, grim, graphic. There are mysteries for every type of reader. Share your favorite authors and sleuths in the mystery genre. 

September 26 – Tearjerkers – the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Weepy, heartbreaking sob stories. You gotta love’em. Books that move us to tears can be cathartic and inspirational. But is there a difference between a good cry and a bad cry? Which stories have moved you to tears?  

November 28 – Scared Silly
Do you enjoy a good scare? Neil Gaiman says “Fear is a wonderful thing, in small doses. In order for stories to work — for kids and for adults — they should scare. And you should triumph. There’s no point in triumphing over evil if the evil isn’t scary.” Which books have had you cowering under the covers with the lights on? Come share your favorite scary reads.