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.

For this week I decided to look back and pick a book that was published in Spring 2021. I didn’t think I would have that many to choose from, but I was surprised to find nine books that I still haven’t read. Some of them I remember being excited about at the time, but for whatever reason never got around to reading. I decided on this one because it has such a pretty cover!

Threadneedle by Cari Thomas

Publication Date: May 27, 2021

Summary from Goodreads:

Within the boroughs of London, nestled among its streets, hides another city, filled with magic.

Magic is the first sin. It must be bound.

Ever since Anna can remember, her aunt has warned her of the dangers of magic. She has taught her to fear how it twists and knots and turns into something dark and deadly.

It was, after all, magic that killed her parents and left her in her aunt’s care. It’s why she has been protected from the magical world and, in one year’s time, what little magic she has will be bound. She will join her aunt alongside the other Binders who believe magic is a sin not to be used, but denied. Only one more year and she will be free of the curse of magic, her aunt’s teachings and the disappointment of the little she is capable of.

Nothing – and no one – could change her mind before then. Could it? 

It has a pretty high rating on Goodreads (4.08) with a respectable number of reviews (536). I remember seeing quite a few good reviews when it first came out. Just quickly glancing at a few it does sound like something I would like to read. But it is another long one, (576 pgs. ) so I don’t think I will be picking it up anytime soon. Plus, my library does not have a copy. I did request one, but who knows if that will happen. I know I could buy one, but I don’t think I want to read it bad enough to spend money on it. I will keep it on my goodreads list though, just to help me remember.

Have you read this book? What did you think?


  1. This was on my TBR last year and I finally read itwhen I saw it in my library. I was a bit disappointed with it after wanting to read it for so long. I hadn’t realised that it was basically a school story so it wasn’t quite what I was expecting. It is also very long!!!

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