The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow is the official January 2021 pick for the Peanut Blossom Book Club for Recovering Readers.
Hello, 2021! We’re all very glad to see you.
Who’s ready for another year of the Peanut Blossom Book Club?? ME!
I’m so excited about this year’s book line-up. I had so much fun picking the titles we’ll be spending the coming year with.
This month’s book came highly recommended by several of our book club members. I’ve had my eye on it for ages and I just couldn’t resist picking it for our January book pick.
What better time of year to read The Ten Thousand Doors of January than January itself, right??
Scroll down for more info about the book.
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What Is The Ten Thousand Doors of January About?
“In the early 1900s, a young woman embarks on a fantastical journey of self-discovery after finding a mysterious book in this captivating and lyrical debut.
In a sprawling mansion filled with peculiar treasures, January Scaller is a curiosity herself. As the ward of the wealthy Mr. Locke, she feels little different from the artifacts that decorate the halls: carefully maintained, largely ignored, and utterly out of place.
Then she finds a strange book. A book that carries the scent of other worlds, and tells a tale of secret doors, of love, adventure and danger. Each page turn reveals impossible truths about the world and January discovers a story increasingly entwined with her own.
Lush and richly imagined, a tale of impossible journeys, unforgettable love, and the enduring power of stories awaits in Alix E. Harrow’s spellbinding debut–step inside and discover its magic.“
The Ten Thousand Doors of January Book Club Discussion Questions
I believe the best book club questions to spark a lively discussion in your group help readers make personal connections to the story.
You can read about how to write the best book club questions on your own here, but hopefully these will get you started!
Do you normally read fantasy books? Is this a book you would have chosen yourself?
Which story did you prefer — January’s or Adelaide’s?
If you came upon a magical door that opened to a different world, what would you like that world to be like?
The author has said this was a stand-alone story but that the ending left room for “more adventures.” Would you read a second book set in this world?
What would be your last name if you lived in The Written?
Would you like to see this book as a movie or streaming TV series? Who would you cast?
What would you have changed about the ending if you wrote the book?
Book Club Party Menu
I think it is so fun to plan your book club dinner menu or dessert list based on the theme of the book but sometimes basing it on the time of year is a smarter choice.
In January, your book club friends may be trying to stick to a resolution. It is a thoughtful way to spoil them by offering a variety of delicious appetizers that can still fit their needs.
Start with my homemade dill dip and a big platter of fresh raw vegetables for dipping.
Then offer a lighter poolside dip with crackers, it is just loaded with veggies!
My hot buffalo chicken dip tastes amazing with fresh celery which is great for anyone who needs a low-carb appetizer while keeping a warm batch of sweet and sour meatballs in a Crockpot is perfect for anyone who needs a gluten-free option.