Books & Beans Adult Book Club

Books and Beans...Coffee that is.

If your love of books is only enhanced by a good cup of joe, then this book club is for you.
All adults are invited to join the Clara B. Mounce Public Library's Books & Beans book club.
Note:This club has moved to the 2nd Wednesday at 6:00 at The Village Cafe, 210 W. 26th St., downtown Bryan.

June 2015 Book Club Selection

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid’s Tale
by Margaret Atwood

Book Discussion: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Summary: In the world of the near future, who will control women’s bodies? Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are only valued if their ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the days before, when she lived and made love with her husband Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now…. Funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing, The Handmaid’s Tale is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and tour de force.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at 6:00 PM
The Village Cafe
210 W. 26th St.
Bryan, TX 77803
(979) 703-8514 (The Village Cafe, to ask directions)
(979) 209-5600 (Mounce Library, ask for the Reference Desk)
Contact Sam at for more information.

Upcoming Meetings & Books:

July 8, 2015: Chasing Aphrodite: The Hunt for Looted Antiquities at the World’s Richest Museum by Jason Felch & Ralph Frammolino
August 12, 2015: The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart

Previous Book Selections:


May: The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy
April: Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronovitch
March: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
February: Cinder by Marissa Meyer
January: Mastermind: How to think like Sherlock Holmes by Maria Konnikova


December: The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison
November: The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman
October: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
September: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
August: Jepp, Who Defied the Stars by Katherine Marsh
July: 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
June: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
May: Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
April: Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen
March: Murder Must Advertise by Dorothy Sayers
February: The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
January: Vermeer’s Hat by Timothy Brook


December: Dune by Frank Herbert
November: The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
October: Meeting cancelled
September: The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman
August : Silas Marner by George Eliot
July: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
June: Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley
May: Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
April: Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
March: Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
February: Sister Mine by Tawni O’Dell
January: Chasing Fireflies by Charles Martin



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