Virtual Book Club

The University of Houston Alumni Association is excited to announce the launch of a virtual book club for UH Alumni. Set in a private online community, alumni can connect with each other and enjoy books related to lifelong learning, social issues, literature, and other user-submitted ideas. Together, we read a book every two months. Choose just one or all — whatever works for your schedule or speaks to your interest. There is no cost to participate – you just have to get a copy of the book to enjoy.

Sign up by October 15 to join us for our first selection, Dare to Lead, by UH Alumna, Brené Brown (MSW ’96, PhD ’02).

Current Selection

Dare to Lead
Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.

Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston where she holds the Huffington Foundation – Brené Brown Endowed Chair at The Graduate College of Social Work. Brené is also a visiting professor in management at The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business.
She has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy and is the author of five #1 New York Times bestsellers: The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring GreatlyRising StrongBraving the Wilderness, and her latest book, Dare to Lead, which is the culmination of a seven-year study on courage and leadership.
Brené hosts the Unlocking Us podcast, and her TED talk – The Power of Vulnerability – is one of the top five most viewed TED talks in the world with over 45 million views. She is also the first researcher to have a filmed lecture on Netflix. The Call to Courage special debuted on the streaming service on April 19, 2019.
Brené lives in Houston, Texas, with her husband, Steve. They have two children, Ellen and Charlie.


How it works

The book club will connect through a private online forum where members can discuss the current book and network with each other. The group will spend approximately two months on each book, so you’ll have plenty of time to read. You can sign up and learn more.

PBC Guru manages professional book clubs for companies, libraries, and alumni associations. They will be moderating our book club to help make this program a great experience for all participants. Please email them at info@pbc.guru with any questions about the platform or visit their website at pbc.guru.

For all other questions, please email alumni@uh.edu.