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.

This week marks the end of summer and the start of fall here in the Pacific Northwest. Although we don’t get the dramatic color change like the east coast, I still love the fall here. The air is always crisper and I love just walking in my neighborhood and seeing all of the changes. For my book this week I tried to find something that had a fall look to either the cover or the story. The one I chose is for the cover. It is a subtle look of fall, but I still love it!

The Binding by Bridget Collins

Publication Date: January 7, 2019

Summary from Goodreads:

Books are dangerous things in Collins’s alternate universe, a place vaguely reminiscent of 19th-century England. It’s a world in which people visit bookbinders to rid themselves of painful or treacherous memories. Once their stories have been told and are bound between the pages of a book, the slate is wiped clean and their memories lose the power to hurt or haunt them.

After having suffered some sort of mental collapse and no longer able to keep up with his farm chores, Emmett Farmer is sent to the workshop of one such binder to live and work as her apprentice. Leaving behind home and family, Emmett slowly regains his health while learning the binding trade. He is forbidden to enter the locked room where books are stored, so he spends many months marbling end pages, tooling leather book covers, and gilding edges. But his curiosity is piqued by the people who come and go from the inner sanctum, and the arrival of the lordly Lucian Darnay, with whom he senses a connection, changes everything.

This one has been on my list since 2019, not really sure why I haven’t picked it up yet. It sounds like something I would enjoy but after looking at some of the reviews, I am having some second thoughts about picking this one up. It does sound a bit like a horror story, so it might be a good one to pick up in October. We shall see what my mood is like. Right now my physical TBR from the library is quite high and I need to get through those before picking anything else up. Still love that cover though!

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