November's Book is 'The Circle' by Dave Eggers: Reading Schedule

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Bestselling author Dave Eggers's novel, The Circle, made our recommended fall reading list last month, and it also just won the poll for November. So, The Verge Book Club will be tackling this beginning in just a few days.

The novel centers on Mae Holland, who goes to work at a very powerful technology company called... The Circle. Think of it as Google, Twitter, and Facebook all rolled into one giant, sometimes terrifying internet company, where she discovers that, you guessed it, things aren't as they appear to be. The book has found some controversy, too, as former actual Facebook employee and author of The Boy Kings Katherine Losse found that some details of Eggers's book hit a bit too close to home for her comfort.

If you've been reading them, the reviews for this novel have been pretty all over the place, with Wired calling the book's vision "what the internet looks like if you don't understand it," Vanity Fair saying that it's a "chilling new allegory of Silicon Valley," and Gawker's Nitasha Tiku saying that it reads like "The Hunger Games with apps."

We'll be reading the book all throughout the month of November, join the Verge Book Club Forum here, and join us! The reading schedule is below. See you in two days!

You can join our Goodreads group here.
We're still reading October's book, Stephen King's Doctor Sleep, and you can join in that discussion here.
Our new podcast for Paolo Bacigalupi's Ship Breaker is right here.
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Please note that The Circle doesn't have chapters, so we're just dividing it into even quarters.

November 1st - 8th: up to page 123
November 9th - 15th: up to page 246
November 16th - 22nd: up to page 369
November 23rd - 30: up to ending

Update: Hey, ebooks don't really have pages! As I said above, I've divided the book almost exactly in quarters, so read 25% each week (your reader will tell you that!) and you'll be good to go!

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The Circle was featured on our Fall Reading List.
Our discussion of Part One of The Circle is here.
Join the Verge Book Club forum here.
Our new podcast for Paolo Bacigalupi's Ship Breaker is right here.
You can subscribe to our podcast in iTunes here.
We're finishing up Stephen King's Doctor Sleep right now.
You can join our Goodreads group here.