Goodreads Monday (14/09/2020)

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 House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune


A magical island. A dangerous task. A burning secret.

Linus Baker leads a quiet, solitary life. At forty, he lives in a tiny house with a devious cat and his old records. As a Case Worker at the Department in Charge Of Magical Youth, he spends his days overseeing the well-being of children in government-sanctioned orphanages.

When Linus is unexpectedly summoned by Extremely Upper Management he’s given a curious and highly classified assignment: travel to Marsyas Island Orphanage, where six dangerous children reside: a gnome, a sprite, a wyvern, an unidentifiable green blob, a were-Pomeranian, and the Antichrist. Linus must set aside his fears and determine whether or not they’re likely to bring about the end of days.

But the children aren’t the only secret the island keeps. Their caretaker is the charming and enigmatic Arthur Parnassus, who will do anything to keep his wards safe. As Arthur and Linus grow closer, long-held secrets are exposed, and Linus must make a choice: destroy a home or watch the world burn.

An enchanting story, masterfully told, The House in the Cerulean Sea is about the profound experience of discovering an unlikely family in an unexpected place—and realising that family is yours. 

Why I Want to Read This


I’m here for the cover!!!!

I know… so shallow!!!

I’d never heard of this author before until a few weeks ago as this book comes highly recommended by one of my good book blogging friends, Leslie @Books are the New Black, which makes me super eager to read it…. and have I mentioned I love the cover???? Hoping to pick up a copy of this some day soon.

Have you read this one yet? Is it on your TBR?

Let’s chat in the comments below!

22 thoughts on “Goodreads Monday (14/09/2020)

  1. I’ve read his YA debut The Extraordinaries and it was pretty fun. SO MANY people have been recommending this book to me and I just cannot wait to read it, either! You mentioning The House in the Cerulean Sea has made me decide that it’s the final sign that I go buy this book. Hope you’ll enjoy it!!


  2. Yes, Emer. Big, huge, gigantic yes. This book will suffuse you with you all the warmth and good happy feelings that will lift your 2020 weary heart. It’s so beautiful! One of my favourite reads this year 😊


  3. I have been seeing this book EVERYWHERE! It looks and sounds amazing. I thought it was a MG book until I read someones review. I cannot WAIT to get my hands on this beauty! 😀


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  4. The cover is appealing all right, and the story sounds like something I should read. I’m in a bit of a rut at the moment. However I have just started Circe by Madeline Miller. I downloaded it to my kindle because I read so many good reviews of it here on WordPress and on Instagram.

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