GoodReads Monday

This weekly meme was started by @Lauren’s Page Turners. It is now being hosted by Budget Tales Book Blog. 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.

I decided to use a random number generator this week again mostly just because I have been feeling a little under the weather and so didn’t want to have to think much. My first number came up with a pretty good book, so I decided to just run with that.

The Seven 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

Publication Date: May 7, 2019

Summary from Goodreads:

Aiden Bishop knows the rules. Evelyn Hardcastle will die every day until he can identify her killer and break the cycle. But every time the day begins again, Aiden wakes up in the body of a different guest at Blackheath Manor. And some of his hosts are more helpful than others. With a locked-room mystery that Agatha Christie would envy, Stuart Turton unfurls a breakneck novel of intrigue and suspense.

The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is a breathlessly addictive mystery that follows one man’s race against time to find a killer, with an astonishing time-turning twist that means nothing and no one are quite what they seem.

This one had a lot of hype when it first came out, which always makes me a bit skeptical. But then I read Mr. Turton’s next book, Devil and the Dark Water and decided that this one was maybe worth reading. It is a longish book coming in at 432 pages, and I don’t really have the time to tackle it right now, but I think it will be going on my summer reading list. I think it will make an excellent beach read!

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