GoodReads Monday!

This weekly meme was started by @Lauren’s Page Turners. To participate, choose a random book from your GoodReads TBR and show it off. Which sounds easy enough until you have to decide how to choose that book! I think I will use a different way each week, like picking a color or number of pages. I will let you know each week how I chose the book and then something interesting about it, like how it ended up on the list or why I want to read it. Got it? Okay let’s get started.

Happy Winter Solstice to all of you in the Northern Hemisphere! In honor of the day I decided to find a book that had a wintery cover and theme. And I think I have found a good one!

Five Total Strangers by Natalie D. Richards

When Mira flies home to spend Christmas with her mother in Pittsburgh, a record-breaking blizzard results in a cancelled layover. Desperate to get to her grief-ridden mother in the wake of a family death, Mira hitches a ride with a group of friendly college kids who were on her initial flight.

As the drive progresses and weather conditions become more treacherous, Mira realizes that the four other passengers she’s stuck in the car with don’t actually know one another.

Soon, they’re not just dealing with heavy snowfall and ice-slick roads, but the fact that somebody will stop at nothing to ensure their trip ends in a deadly disaster.

I am sort of a sucker for thrillers that have snowstorms as their setting. There is nothing I like better than curling up with a book in front of the fire and reading about a snowstorm. We just don’t get them that often in the Seattle area and I sort of miss them, having grown up in New England. So I always have to indulge in a good snow book or two in the winter. I’ve already put a hold on this one at the library and will be reading it hopefully in January.

What kind of book do you like to read in the winter?

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