Virtual Book Club

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.

Take My Hand Book Cover

Latest Selection
January 5, 2024

Latest Selection
Take My Hand

The University of Houston Alumni Book Club is excited to announce our latest selection, “Take My Hand” by Dolen Perkins-Valdez. Inspired by true events that rocked the nation, it is a searing and compassionate novel about a Black nurse in post-segregation Alabama who blows the whistle on a terrible injustice done to her patients.

Current Selection

Take My Hand
by Dolen Perkins-Valdez

Inspired by true events and brimming with hope, this captivating read is a stirring exploration of accountability and redemption.

Critics have lauded “Take My Hand” for its poignant narrative. Kirkus Reviews notes that the book “vividly highlights the deep and lasting impact of injustice.” BookPage appreciates the novel’s “memorable, astute examination of boundaries: moral, personal, professional and governmental,” calling it a “challenging, enlightening novel.”


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.

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