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.

With fall starting in just a couple of days, I thought it would be fun to find a book on my TBR list that had a cover that at least gave the impression of fall, if not fall itself. I did manage to find one that fit the colored leaves image that I was looking for. I initially added this to my list last winter, mostly because I loved the cover, but also the summary sounds really good.

The Electric Kingdom by David Almond

Publication Date: February 9, 2021

Summery from GoodReads:

When a deadly Fly Flu sweeps the globe, it leaves a shell of the world that once was. Among the survivors are eighteen-year-old Nico and her dog, on a voyage devised by Nico’s father to find a mythical portal; a young artist named Kit, raised in an old abandoned cinema; and the enigmatic Deliverer, who lives Life after Life in an attempt to put the world back together. As swarms of infected Flies roam the earth, these few survivors navigate the woods of post-apocalyptic New England, meeting others along the way, each on their own quest to find life and love in a world gone dark. The Electric Kingdom is a sweeping exploration of art, storytelling, eternal life, and above all, a testament to the notion that even in an exterminated world, one person might find beauty in another. 

I seem to be in a bit of a mood for post apocalyptic stories lately, and ones that have to do with a pandemic as well. I have never read a book by this author, but have heard interesting things about his books. Hopefully I will find the time to listen to it when my hold on the audiobook becomes available.

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