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.

For this week’s post I decided to go with the book that I first added (maybe) to the list. It is possible that this isn’t really the very first, as I tend to remove books that I am no longer interested in quite frequently, but this one has been there a long time, since July 20, 2017. That was the year that I became more active on Goodreads, so it probably was one of the first books, and it is a testament to the book that I have kept it on the list for so long.

I have been pretty good about reading the books that I post here. So far I have read 10 out of 16 of the books I have talked about. Which is pretty darn good, and I have plans to read many of the other ones. I have been finding this post to be a good motivator to get some of my old books read.

The Wood by Chelsea Bobulski

Publication Date: August 1, 2017

Summary from GoodReads:

Beware the wood.

Winter didn’t ask to be the guardian of the wood, but when her dad inexplicably vanishes, she’s the one who must protect travelers who accidentally slip through its portals.

The wood is poisoned, changing into something more sinister. Once brightly colored leaves are now bubbling inky black. Vicious creatures that live in the shadows are becoming bolder, torturing lost travelers. Winter must then put her trust in Henry—a young man from eighteenth-century England who knows more than he should about the wood—in order to find the truth and, maybe, those they’ve lost.

This was one of those books that many people loved, and many people didn’t. It has a lot of mixed reviews, but the total is 3.71, almost 4 stars which is good enough for me. Plus, a couple of people who I totally trust in their opinions on books thought it was pretty good, which is enough for me to give it a chance. I have it on hold at the library and hopefully it will show up before the end of the month.

I think one of the reasons I have kept it on my TBR shelf for so long is that cover! I just love that leaf with blood dripping off it onto the snow. Gives me chills and makes me want to pick it up.

What book has been the longest on your TBR?

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