Happy Monday everyone! Sorry that today’s post was a bit late. The boys kept me up most of the night last night and I ended up taking an afternoon nap.
I’m thrilled to be getting back into doing the weekly memes! I’m thrilled to have this content back on the blog and I hope that you all enjoy it too!
As you’re all aware, today is Monday (at least it still is in the States) meaning it Goodreads Monday! For those of you not familiar with this meme, Goodreads Mondays originated on Lauren’s Page Turners’ blog. To participate, you just showcase a random book from your Goodreads page. The twist is that I’m only going to feature my TBR shelf (aka the “want to read “shelf) like many other people do so I guess it’s not that much of a twist, BUUUUUT, I’m also going to predict my star rating of the book! I’ve seen both Regan (PeruseProject) and Sam (Thoughts on Tomes) do 5 Star TBR Prediction YouTube videos and have been inspired to do a video or post but was struggling to find some 5-Star predictions. This is kind of my middle ground where I can predict my star rating and why and then revisit this post after I read it to see how close I actually was.
To pick the books for this, I’m putting my Goodreads want to read shelf number in a random number generator and letting fate pick the number for me. The lucky number for this week was 864 and as you can see from the title, the lucky book was The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
Title: The Starless Sea
Author: Erin Morgenstern
Publisher: Harper Teen
Publication Date: November 5, 2019
Genre(s): Adult, Fantasy, Fiction
Source: Waterstone (I’m so excited to see the UK edition!)
Zachary Ezra Rawlins is a graduate student in Vermont when he discovers a mysterious book hidden in the stacks. As he turns the pages, entranced by tales of lovelorn prisoners, key collectors, and nameless acolytes, he reads something strange: a story from his own childhood. Bewildered by this inexplicable book and desperate to make sense of how his own life came to be recorded, Zachary uncovers a series of clues–a bee, a key, and a sword–that lead him to a masquerade party in New York, to a secret club, and through a doorway to an ancient library, hidden far below the surface of the earth.
What Zachary finds in this curious place is more than just a buried home for books and their guardians–it is a place of lost cities and seas, lovers who pass notes under doors and across time, and of stories whispered by the dead. Zachary learns of those who have sacrificed much to protect this realm, relinquishing their sight and their tongues to preserve this archive, and also those who are intent on its destruction.
Together with Mirabel, a fierce, pink-haired protector of the place, and Dorian, a handsome, barefoot man with shifting alliances, Zachary travels the twisting tunnels, darkened stairwells, crowded ballrooms, and sweetly-soaked shores of this magical world, discovering his purpose–in both the mysterious book and in his own life.
Star Rating Prediction:
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨ – 4.5/5
I’ve developed a love for books about book lovers. This one sounds like it’s going to be such a fun and atmospheric read. I didn’t love the Night Circus, but I was a fan of the atmosphere and I can’t wait to see how I enjoy Morgenstern’s sophomore novel.
I’m already intrigued by the synopsis and I genuinely think I’m going to love this book.
What are your thoughts on The Starless Sea?
Let me know below!