April 2019 Book Club Pick: The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin


Book club is back! Come join us in April as we continue our book club. Next up, our April book club pick is The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin.

After an unexpected hiatus, the Pingel Sisters Book Club is back!

Sorry about the radio silence on the book club. In February, Jaclyn hosted our book club pick – Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis. She wrote her discussion questions, but then we never held a discussion.

Why? She ended up having a baby instead!

That’s right, there’s a new Pingel sister in the family! After a difficult pregnancy, Jaclyn delivered a healthy baby girl in February, a bit earlier than expected. Baby girl is about the sweetest thing ever, and we are all in love.

With April upon us, it felt like the right time to restart our monthly book club. We had originally planned this book for March, so we decided to push it back a month. The two of us have different opinions on our April book club pick, so we are curious to see where all of our readers will fall.

If you are still interested in discussing Girl, Wash Your Face, head on over to our discussion page. Jaclyn  has finally been able to put together her thoughts on the topic. We’d love to see what you have to say.

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April 2019 Book Club Pick

The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin

The Fifth Season
by N. K. Jemisin

In true world-building fashion, Jemisin’s Broken Earth series starts off in a land plagued by seismic disruptions. Periodically throughout history, whole civilizations have been wiped out by Fifth Seasons – events where the sun has been blocked out for years at a time. The powerful Sanze Empire rules the land enforcing  a caste system with the lowest caste, orogenes, are magically able to control seismic activity. The narrative intertwines three orogene women – Essun, a mother desperate to find her daughter; Syenite, an orogene just starting in her career; and Damaya, a child just discovered to be an orogene. Read more →

Find on:  Goodreads Amazon  |  Barnes & Noble  |  Book Depository

Why We Chose The Fifth Season

N. K. Jemisin took the fantasy world by storm, winning Hugo Awards for Best Novel for all three books in her Broken Earth series. That’s three consecutive years earning the highest award for science fiction and fantasy books. Now, that is impressive.

My sister-in-law first mentioned Jemisin’s books to me, but I’ve been putting it off because adult fantasy isn’t generally my first choice. However, part of the purpose of the book club is to help me get through my massive to-read list, so this seemed like the perfect opportunity to diversify my reading. So join me and see what all the critics are talking about.

Let’s Discuss The Fifth Season

Here’s how it work. You read the book, we pick the questions, and then we have a fun conversation! Here is our April book club schedule:

April 11th – We will post our April book club discussion questions so you have a chance to reflect on them before our discussion begins.

April 24th – Let the discussion begin! For the last week of April, our discussion questions will be open for comment. We will update the post with our thoughts, and would love to hear what you have to say about The Fifth Season.

Coming Soon: May Book Club Pick

To give you some time to get your hands on a copy, next month Rachael will be discussing the National Book Award Winner from 2017.

Book cover for Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward

Combining a dysfunctional family characters study and a haunting ghost story, this story about a boy growing up in Mississippi has won rave reviews from critics.  Read more →

Find on:  Goodreads Amazon  |  Barnes & Noble  |  Book Depository

How do you feel about our April book club pick?

April 2019 Book Club Pick: The Fifth Season // Join the book Club! Come read along with the Pingel Sisters as we read The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin

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  • Reply KardBored April 9, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    So glad you are back. Congrats!! I’m loving the book club. I’ve read more so far this year than all of last year. Your list of book ideas is the best thing ever.

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