Art and literature meet at MFAH Book Club Tours. The selections are chosen to complement the Museum’s art collections and exhibitions. To learn about the books that have been featured, scroll through the listings below for discussion guides.

Fall/Winter 2018–19

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez

Summer/Fall 2018

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

Spring 2018

Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

Fall 2017

Kiss Carlo by Adriana Trigiani

Summer 2017

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith

Spring 2017

Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina García

Fall 2016

Lisette’s List by Susan Vreeland

Summer 2016

The Lady in Gold by Anne-Marie O’Connor

Spring 2016

The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin

Fall 2015

An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine

Summer 2015

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doer

Spring 2015

The Pillow Book by Sei Shōnagon

Fall 2014

The Masterpiece by Émile Zola

Fall 2012/Winter 2013

In Country by Bobbie Ann Mason

Summer 2012

The Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal

An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro 

Spring 2012

Voices from the Other World: Ancient Egyptian Tales by Naguib Mahfouz

An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro 

Fall 2011

Cleopatra, A Life by Stacy Schiff

My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk

Summer 2011

Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

Spring 2011

The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Fall 2010

The Death of Ivan Ilych by Leo Tolstoy

Pictures at an Exhibition by Sara Houghteling

Summer 2010

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Spring 2010

Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper by Harriet Scott Chessman

My Ántonia by Willa Cather

Fall 2009

The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

The Private Lives of the Impressionists by Sue Roe