Boots, BBQ & Books: Travel Texas without Leaving Your Easy Chair

Many of us have had to forego our travels because of the ongoing pandemic. But booklovers know that a trip is always possible with a few turns of pages. The collection at HCPL has many items to satisfy the travel bug in all of us. This blog features some books that take place around the state of Texas. The HCPL collection can take you to the action of the Alamo in central San Antonio, to t

he Piney Woods of East Texas. Travel around with Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd in News of the World (and keep an eye out for the upcoming movie adaptation starring Tom Hanks!). Or maybe you want to stay more local with some fiction set in Friendswood or learn more about Houston rap history.  Whatever your preference, grab a book, settle in, and travel around without filling up the gas tank or packing an overnight bag.   

Tales as Big as Texas: Fiction about our State:


Bad Apple

Body and Bread

News of the World

Texas History & Nonfiction Books

Texas Rising

Black Women in Texas History

Ride the Devil's Herd

Houston Rap Tapes

True Crime, Texas-Style

Killers of the Flower Moon

Deliver Us


Monster in River Oaks

If you still need something to scratch that travel itch, call your HCPL branch and chat with a librarian. We are more than happy to help you find a good book to dive into! 

This article was written by HCPL blogger Alicia E. and originally published in January 2021