Round Rock New Neighbors is a social organization of women welcoming women in the Round Rock area since 1978. Both "new" and "old" neighbors are welcome. For more information: [Barnes & Noble requires that RRNN's book club be open to the public, so you do not need to be an RRNN member to attend book club, and both men and women are welcome and do attend. ]

Literary Events

Literary Events

What's New?__________

July 6th, author Neil Gaiman will speak at the Long Center. $32.

Thanks to Cindy V. for sending me listings of 2 TV series you might find interesting, and you might have access to:

The Son (book by Philipp Meyer), starring Pierce Brosnan. On AMC starting April 8.

American Gods (book by Neil Gaiman) on Starz, starting April 30.
The Friends of the Georgetown Public Library’s Hill Country Authors Series will feature Texas author Paulette Jiles discussing her upcoming novel News of the World, which was shortlisted for the 2016 National Book Award for Fiction.
WHEN: Thursday, May 11, 2017, at 2 pm. Doors open at 1:30 pm.
WHERE: The Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. 8th Street in Georgetown, Texas.
WHY: All proceeds from the event will go toward meeting unfunded projects of the library. Tickets for the event are $15 in advance or $18 at the door, and may be purchased starting April 3, 2017, at the Second-Hand Prose bookstore on the second floor of the library, online at, or by contacting Marcy Lowe at 512-868-8974. A dessert and beverage from the Red Poppy Café in the library will be served.
THE BOOK: In 1870 a 10-year-old girls makes a journey back to her aunt and uncle’s home after living with Kiowa warriors who had killed her parents four year earlier. Subsequently she is traded to Capt. Jefferson Kyle Kidd, a 70-year-old war veteran, who takes her 400 miles to her family near San Antonio.

Round Rock Public Library Book Group meets Tuesday May 16th 7:00-8:30. They will discuss Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, by Ben Fountain. They will be voting on future book choices. Check the library website for more information, or ask Carla.

Book Buzz - June 6th, evening - Round Rock Public Library - Free, but seating is limited. Reservations are necessary and will open closer to the time of the event.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

25 Best Book Club Choices

25 Best Book Club Choices: from Abe Books 7/3/10 Article by Beth Carswell

Our group has read or nominated a few of these. A few might not be of interest to us, and a few might be good candidates for our near future...

(Please excuse the changes in font and the line after the Atonement entry. The blog editing software is difficult to use.)

The Art of Racing in the Rain

Garth Stein


Ian McEwan

The Bite of the Mango
Mariatu Kamara

The Book of Negroes
Lawrence Hill

The Book Thief
Markus Zusak

City of Thieves
David Benioff

The Gargoyle
Andrew Davidson

The Golden Spruce
John Vaillant

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Rebecca Skloot

In the Heart of the Sea
Nathaniel Philbrick

In the Time of the Butterflies
Julia Alvarez

Let The Great World Spin
Colum McCann

Life of Pi
Yann Martel

Little Bee
Chris Cleave

Lullabies for Little Criminals
Heather O'Neill

My Cousin Rachel
Daphne Du Maurier

The Mysteries of Pittsburgh
Michael Chabon

Never Let Me Go
Kazuo Ishiguro

Laura Hillenbrand

Sea of Poppies
Amitav Ghosh

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
Alan Bradley

To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee

The White Tiger
Aravind Adiga

The Year of Magical Thinking
Joan Didion

Dave Eggers

-posted by Claudia

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