Book Club: February Selection and March Poll

It’s 2018, everybody! Congratulations on surviving 2017. I’m proud of all of you. And I’m also here to announce the book club selection for February, as voted on by you!

Brown Girl In the Ring (2001)
Author: Nalo Hopkinson
Discussion Date: 2/23/18

The premise:

The rich and privileged have fled the city, barricaded it behind roadblocks, and left it to crumble. The inner city has had to rediscover old ways–farming, barter, herb lore. But now the monied need a harvest of bodies, and so they prey upon the helpless of the streets. With nowhere to turn, a young woman must open herself to ancient truths, eternal powers, and the tragic mystery surrounding her mother and grandmother. She must bargain with gods, and give birth to new legends.

March is the month of Saint Patrick’s Day, so to celebrate something authentically Irish, I’ve decided to nominate speculative fiction set in Ireland or exploring Irish fairy tales.

The titles of the books are hot links to their Amazon pages, so take a look and cast your vote!


  • Weasel of Doom January 5, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    I voted for “Daggerspell” because I have not read it, but “The Dreaming Tree” is pretty awesome 🙂

    • Merrin January 5, 2018 at 10:57 pm

      Good to know, it definitely looked intriguing!!

  • stfg January 6, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    I voted for The Dreaming Tree because I love many of Cherryh’s science fiction books, but have never really read any of her fantasy.

    I also read Daggerspell many years ago. I enjoyed it, but it is not a book that stayed with me particularly.


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