Book Clubs

Want to talk about books? You've come to the right place. We offer three in-store book clubs: Tough Broads Out at Night, Coffee Cake, and Romance Book Club. Click below for details on when each club meets and what they're reading.

Also, local book clubs can register with Blue Willow and receive a 15% discount on the purchases of their book club selections! Do you organize a neighborhood book club? Contact us at (281) 497-8675, and we'll keep your club's information on file at the store.

Finally, scroll to the bottom of this page to see what your neighbors in local book clubs are reading. Plus, the picks from Reese, Oprah, Jenna, and other national book clubs!

 

What are local Houston book clubs and national book clubs (like Reese's Book Club, Oprah's Book Club, Read With Jenna, and NPR's SciFri Book Club) reading? Check out some recent picks!

 

Legacy: A Black Physician Reckons with Racism in Medicine By Uché Blackstock, MD Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593491287
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Published: Viking - January 23rd, 2024

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“This book is more than a memoir—it also serves as a call to action to create a more equitable healthcare system for patients of color, particularly Black women.” —Essence

One of NPR’s 11 Books to Look Forward to in 2024


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Redwood Court (Reese's Book Club): Fiction By DéLana R. A. Dameron Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593447024
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Published: The Dial Press - February 6th, 2024

REESE’S BOOK CLUB PICK • “[A] richly textured and deeply moving debut” (The New York Times Book Review, Editors’ Choice) about one unforgettable Southern Black family and its youngest daughter’s coming of age in the 1990s.


Let Us Descend: A Novel By Jesmyn Ward Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982104498
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Published: Scribner - October 24th, 2023

OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • Instant New York Times Bestseller • Named one of the best books of 2023 by The Washington Post, Vanity Fair, The Boston Globe, Time, The New Yorker, and more.

“Nothing short of epic, magical, and intensely moving.” —Vogue • “A novel of triump


Good Material: A novel By Dolly Alderton Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593801307
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Published: Knopf - January 30th, 2024

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK • From the New York Times best-selling author of Ghosts and Everything I Know About Love: a story of heartbreak and friendship and how to survive both


Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers By Mary Roach Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780393881721
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 31st, 2021

Beloved, best-selling science writer Mary Roach’s “acutely entertaining, morbidly fascinating” (Susan Adams, Forbes) classic, now with a new epilogue.


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Circe By Madeline Miller Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316556323
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Back Bay Books - April 14th, 2020

This #1 New York Times bestseller is a "bold and subversive retelling of the goddess's story" that brilliantly reimagines the life of Circe, formidable sorceress of The Odyssey (Alexandra Alter, TheNew York Times).

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born.


Deacon King Kong (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel By James McBride Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780735216730
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 2nd, 2021

Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Fiction
 
Winner of the Gotham Book Prize

One of Barack Obama's "Favorite Books of the Year"

Oprah's Book Club Pick

Named one of the Top Ten Books of the Year by the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly and TIME Magazine

A Washington Post Notable Novel


Parable of the Sower By Octavia E. Butler Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781538732182
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - April 30th, 2019

This acclaimed post-apocalyptic novel of hope and terror from an award-winning author "pairs well with 1984 or The Handmaid's Tale" and includes a foreword by N. K. Jemisin (John Green, New York Times).


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Our Missing Hearts: Reese's Book Club (A Novel) By Celeste Ng Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593492666
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Published: Penguin Books - August 22nd, 2023

An instant New York Times bestseller • A New York Times Notable Book • Named a Best Book of 2022 by People, TIME Magazine, The Washington Post, USA Today, NPR, Los Angeles Times, and Oprah Daily, and more • A Reese's Book Club Pick • New York Times Paperback Row Selection


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Lessons in Chemistry: A Novel By Bonnie Garmus Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780385547345
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Published: Doubleday - April 5th, 2022

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • GMA BOOK CLUB PICK Meet Elizabeth Zott: “a gifted research chemist, absurdly self-assured and immune to social convention” (The Washington Post) in 1960s California whose career takes a detour when she becomes the unlikely star of a beloved TV cooking show. STREAM ON APPLE TV+


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The Women: A Novel By Kristin Hannah Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781250178633
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Published: St. Martin's Press - February 6th, 2024

A #1 bestseller on The New York Times, USA Today, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times!

From the celebrated author of The Nightingale and The Four Winds comes Kristin Hannah's The Women—at once an intimate portrait of coming of age in a dangerous time and an epic tale of a nation divided.


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The Art of Racing in the Rain: A Novel By Garth Stein Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780061537967
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - May 22nd, 2018

The New York Times bestselling novel from Garth Stein—a heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope—a captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life . . . as only a dog could tell it.

“Splendid.” —People


Fresh Water for Flowers By Valérie Perrin, Hildegarde Serle (Translator) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781609456764
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Published: Europa Editions - May 4th, 2021

A WALL STREET JOURNAL BEST BOOK OF SUMMER 2021
A 2020 INDIES INTRODUCE & INDIE NEXT LIST PICK


A #1 international best-seller, Fresh Water for Flowers is an intimately told story about a woman who defiantly believes in happiness, despite it all.


Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk: A Novel By Kathleen Rooney Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250151162
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Published: Picador - April 3rd, 2018

NOW A NATIONAL INDIE BESTSELLER

A love letter to city life in all its guts and grandeur, Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney paints a portrait of a remarkable woman across the canvas of a changing America: from the Jazz Age to the onset of the AIDS epidemic; the Great Depression to the birth of hip-hop.


Everything I Never Told You: A Novel By Celeste Ng Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143127550
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Published: Penguin Books - May 12th, 2015

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year • A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice • Winner of the Alex Award and the Massachusetts Book Award • Named a Best Book of the Year by NPR, San Francisco Chronicle, Entertainment Weekly, The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, Grantland Booklist, St.


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Mad Honey: A Novel By Jodi Picoult, Jennifer Finney Boylan Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781984818409
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Published: Ballantine Books - September 5th, 2023

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Alternatingly heart-pounding and heartbreaking. This collaboration between two best-selling authors seamlessly weaves together Olivia and Lily’s journeys, creating a provocative exploration of the strength that love and acceptance require.”—The Washington Post
 


Remarkably Bright Creatures: A Read with Jenna Pick By Shelby Van Pelt Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780063204157
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Published: Ecco - May 3rd, 2022

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A Read With Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick!

NAMED A BEST BOOK OF SUMMER by: Chicago Tribune * The View * Southern Living * USA Today


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The Many Daughters of Afong Moy: A Novel By Jamie Ford Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781982158224
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Published: Atria Books - May 2nd, 2023

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick

The New York Times bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet returns with a powerful exploration of the love that binds a family across the generations in “one of the most beautiful books of motherhood and what we pass on to those that


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Solito: A Memoir By Javier Zamora Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593498088
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Published: Hogarth - June 6th, 2023

New York Times Bestseller • Read With Jenna Book Club Pick as seen on Today • Winner of the Los Angeles Times Christopher Isherwood Prize for Autobiography • Winner of the American Library Association Alex Award


Nettle & Bone By T. Kingfisher Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250244000
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Published: Tor Books - February 28th, 2023

Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel
An Instant USA Today & Indie Bestseller
An Oprah Daily Top 25 Fantasy Book of 2022
A Vulture Best Fantasy Novel of 2022
An NPR Best Sci Fi, Fantasy, & Speculative Fiction Book of 2022

A Goodreads Best Fantasy Choice Award Nominee


The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story By Diane Ackerman Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393333060
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 17th, 2008

The New York Times bestseller now a major motion picture starring Jessica Chastain.

A true story in which the keepers of the Warsaw Zoo saved hundreds of people from Nazi hands.