Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme that was started by @Lauren’s Page Turners. The meme is pretty easy to follow, to participate simply choose a random book from your TBR and explain why you want to read it!
This week’s book:
The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
BLURB FROM GOODREADS
“It’s never the disasters you see coming that finally come to pass—it’s the ones you don’t expect at all,” says Julia, in this spellbinding novel of catastrophe and survival by a superb new writer.
Luminous, suspenseful, unforgettable, The Age of Miracles tells the haunting and beautiful story of Julia and her family as they struggle to live in a time of extraordinary change.
On an ordinary Saturday in a California suburb, Julia awakens to discover that something has happened to the rotation of the earth. The days and nights are growing longer and longer; gravity is affected; the birds, the tides, human behaviour, and cosmic rhythms are thrown into disarray.
In a world that seems filled with danger and loss, Julia also must face surprising developments in herself, and in her personal world: divisions widening between her parents; strange behaviour by her friends; the pain and vulnerability of first love; a growing sense of isolation; and a surprising, rebellious new strength.
Why I have not read it yet?
Oh who even knows… Haven’t been in the right mood yet I guess!! At the end of last year I read an eARC of The Dreamers also by Karen Thompson Walker and I was utterly beguiled by the book and its haunting prose so I immediately added this earlier novel of hers to my TBR. And on a book hunting expedition ….okay more shopping spree but expedition sounds more fun! Well I picked up a secondhand copy of this in nigh on pristine condition so I really need to read this already!!
Have you read this book yet? Or is it on your TBR? Let’s chat in the comments below.