Of Wonderland Book Club: November 2017

Posted November 1, 2017 by Inge in #OWBookClub, Features / 3 Comments


Welcome to another month of #OWBookClub. In January 2017, we started our very own book club. Instead of picking one title, we’ll pick a category each month. This can range from genres to more specific things, but will always be general enough to give you some play room. We didn’t want to send you to the bookstore to keep up every single month (although if you do need an excuse to go to the bookstore, here it is!), but rather we wanted you to be able to choose a book you may already own. This way, we’re hoping to ensure that #OWBookClub is accessible to everyone.

Our October theme was, very appropriately, Halloween. My only goal was to read Godsgrave, but for a long time it seemed like I wouldn’t be able to even manage that. I DID THOUGH. I SLAYED THE BEAST. I really struggled with it, so I’m kind of happy for it to be over. Also slightly Halloweeny were my ARCs of This Mortal Coil and Forest of a Thousand Lanterns, both really good books.

Now that Halloween is over, ARE YOU GUYS READY FOR CHRISTMAS? I’m joking, I’m joking, put down the pitchforks. But we do need a new theme, and you have chosen…

Rainy day reads!

Pretty perfect for a November month, no? This theme can also be interpreted broadly — it’s all about what you like to read on a day when it’s pouring outside. When I think of rainy days, I think of a) cosy, fluffy books that make me smile, and b) books that allow me to get lost in the story. As such, I plan to read How to Be Happy, which will hopefully fall in the first category, and Strange the Dreamer, for the latter.

As always, here are some recommendations from your Mistresses of Wonderland:

When Dimple Met Rishi // Bleaker House // My Lady Jane // The Upside of Unrequited // It Only Happens in the Movies
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue // Strange the Dreamer // Let’s Get Lost // The Hating Game // The Distance Between Us

Come join us on our Goodreads group for more recommendations and discussions!

We are nearing the end of our first year of the book club! It’s been such a fun experience, and we hope you’ll stay with us in the new year. But first, let’s close 2017 off with something good – what would you like to read in December?

Which book(s) will you be reading?

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3 responses to “Of Wonderland Book Club: November 2017

  1. Kicking off book club each month is always so exciting! This last month, I read Vittorio the Vampire by Anne Rice, The Lost Colony by Eoin Colfer, and The Ghost of Graylock by Dan Poblocki.

    Once I sit down to read an Artemis Fowl book, I simply can’t get up again until I’ve finished it. Maybe I’ll count Artemis Fowl and the Atlantis Complex as one of my November reads, since it’s totally the kind of thing I would sit down and binge on a rainy day. Once and For All by Sarah Dessen is a fluffier book I’m planning to read soon, so I might count that one as well!

    The choice for next month is so tough! I like all the categories. I think I have to go with pretty covers, though.

    Ellie | On the Other Side of Reality

  2. First of all, I love this month theme. It is just a ‘follow your mood’ month for me.

    For the next month? I am going with ‘SEQUELS’. I am so bad with series. SO, SO BAD.

    • Annelies

      Same here 🙂 I start series, but because I don’t binge read them, I tend to not pick up the sequel(s) soon enough :-/

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