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Read Harder Book Group Recap: February

Jenn Northington

Director, Editorial Operations

Jenn Northington has worked in the publishing industry wearing various hats since 2004, including bookseller and events director, and is currently Director of Editorial Operations at Riot New Media Group. You can hear her on the SFF Yeah! podcast nerding out about sci-fi and fantasy. When she’s not working, she’s most likely gardening, running, or (obviously) reading. Find her on Tumblr at jennIRL and Instagram at iamjennIRL.

Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee

This month’s Read Harder Book Groups are sponsored by The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee.

Lilliet Berne is a sensation of the Paris Opera, a legendary soprano with every accolade except an original role, every singer’s chance at immortality. When one is finally offered to her, she realizes with alarm that the libretto is based on a hidden piece of her past. Only four could have betrayed her: one is dead, one loves her, one wants to own her. And one, she hopes, never thinks of her at all.

Featuring a cast of characters drawn from history, The Queen of the Night follows Lilliet as she moves ever closer to the truth behind the mysterious opera and the role that could secure her reputation — or destroy her with the secrets it reveals.


What does it look like when a bunch of booklovers get together once a month to talk about what they’re reading? So glad you asked! It looks like our Read Harder Book Groups (now meeting in 10 cities around the world). Check out some found footage from February’s meet-ups, and save the date for March (how is it March already, I ask you?).