November Book Club Selection

Hello all, I am here to announce the November pick for the Speculative Chic Book Club!

Drum roll please . . .

The Night Circus (2011)
Author: Erin Morgenstern
Discussion Date: 11/24/17*

The Premise:

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.

But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway — a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love — a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.

True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus per­formers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead.

Written in rich, seductive prose, this spell-casting novel is a feast for the senses and the heart.

*Yes, the discussion date is Black Friday. The post will be available for discussion on this day, but please always keep in mind that you can participate in the post whenever you have finished reading the book. The posts don’t go away and neither do I! I’m happy to talk about the book whenever you finish it.


Vote for the next book! It seems silly to ignore the holiday season in December, so I decided not to. Here are three books that celebrate the holiday season in speculative fiction fashion.

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1 Comment

  • Kelly McCarty October 10, 2017 at 10:35 am

    The Night Circus is a book that reminds me of why I love to read. I’m jealous of the people who are getting to read it for the first time.

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