Prairie Wife Virtual Book Club: January 2024

Posted January 1, 2024 by Prairie Wife - 7 comments

It’s time to announce our book for the Prairie Wife Virtual Book Club: January 2024

This monthly Virtual Book Club is all thanks to Wind City Books, an Indie Bookstore in Downtown Casper, Wyoming.

Miranda from Wind City Books can ship you our book club book WHEREVER YOU LIVE, so please use the link provided below to purchase your Prairie Wife Book Club books.

If you’re feeling lucky, you can also enter the giveaway at the end of this post to WIN a copy of this month’s book. The winner will be chosen on January 11th so there will be plenty of time for the book to get to you before our Prairie Wife Virtual Book Chat!

So, how does The Prairie Wife Virtual Book Club Work?

It’s easy (I promise) and available to ANYONE who wants to join.

You don’t need social media because we’re doing it all with Zoom!

At our hour-long Virtual Book Club meeting, we will heavily discuss this month’s book using the questions given below the review as a guide.


Don’t forget to enter our GIVEAWAY at the end when you’re done learning about our book choice for the month.

Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries by Heather Fawcett

This month’s January 2024 book is book one in a series, which I LOVE because it means you never really have to say goodbye to the characters you love…at least not immediately!

Here’s what the publisher had to say about this month’s book Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries:

Cambridge professor Emily Wilde is good at many things: She is the foremost expert on the study of faeries. She is a genius scholar and a meticulous researcher who is writing the world’s first encyclopaedia of faerie lore. But Emily Wilde is not good at people. She could never make small talk at a party—or even get invited to one. And she prefers the company of her books, her dog, Shadow, and the Fair Folk to other people.

So when she arrives in the hardscrabble village of Hrafnsvik, Emily has no intention of befriending the gruff townsfolk. Nor does she care to spend time with another new arrival: her dashing and insufferably handsome academic rival Wendell Bambleby, who manages to charm the townsfolk, muddle Emily’s research, and utterly confound and frustrate her.

But as Emily gets closer and closer to uncovering the secrets of the Hidden Ones—the most elusive of all faeries—lurking in the shadowy forest outside the town, she also finds herself on the trail of another mystery: Who is Wendell Bambleby, and what does he really want? To find the answer, she’ll have to unlock the greatest mystery of all—her own heart.


  • What do you think of the book’s title?
    • How does it relate to the book’s contents?
    • What other title might you choose?
  • How did the setting impact the story?
  • If you had to trade places with one character, who would it be?
  • Did this book impact you emotionally?
  • Did you race to the end, or was it more of a slow burn?
  • What do you think happens to the characters after the book’s official ending?
  • If you could ask the author a question, what would you ask?


To enter the GIVEAWAY all you HAVE to do is let us know in the comment section below why you want to read our January 2024 Book Club Pick Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries”

You can earn more points towards the giveaway using the Rafflecopter form below.

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Looking for more books to read? Try last month’s book club pick.

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7 thoughts on "Prairie Wife Virtual Book Club: January 2024"

  1. PATTI ODWYER says:

    I am so excited to read this book! My daughter’s name means a Fairy Dream in Irish!

    1. Prairie Wife says:

      Oh YEAH! I can’t wait to read this one.

      1. Bobbi DeNaeyer says:

        This book seems different from anything that I have read, so I’d like to try something different.

        1. Prairie Wife says:

          It’s a great read!

  2. Keisha says:

    I’m trying something new this year as my power word for 2024 is “magical” I’m hoping that I can find books to help me create that imagination once more and a love for reading.

    1. Prairie Wife says:

      I have a feeling this book (and book club) will be perfect 🙂

  3. Lyn Hubacher says:

    Intriguing title! It seems like the right time to step out of my comfort zone and explore new worlds.

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