2018 Gulf Coast Reads

What is "Gulf Coast Reads"?

Gulf Coast Reads is an annual regional reading initiative focused on promoting the simultaneous reading or listening to a selected title by those living along the upper Texas Gulf Coast. The goal is to encourage our communities to read the same title during the month of October in order to encourage readers to come together in discussions about it with neighbors, co-workers, friends and their families, as well as in classrooms and in libraries throughout the region.

Read Along With Us

This year's book selection is Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke. It tells the story of a black Texas Ranger who must solve two murders in East Texas. It is "an exhilarating, timely novel about the collision of race and justice in America."

Bookcover of Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke

Attend an Event

From book clubs to guest speakers, all branches will be participating in Gulf Coast Reads themed events! Join us for discussions about the story and the chance to learn more about a variety of related topics.