Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners where you choose a random book from your Goodreads TBR to talk about.
This Week’s Book:
Among Others by Jo Walton
Startling, unusual, and yet irresistably readable, Among Others is at once the compelling story of a young woman struggling to escape a troubled childhood, a brilliant diary of first encounters with the great novels of modern fantasy and science fiction, and a spellbinding tale of escape from ancient enchantment.
Raised by a half-mad mother who dabbled in magic, Morwenna Phelps found refuge in two worlds. As a child growing up in Wales, she and her twin sister played among the spirits who made their homes in industrial ruins, but her mind found freedom and promise in the science fiction novels that were her closest companions. When her mother tries to bend the spirits to dark ends with deadly results, Mori is sent away and must try to come to terms with what has happened without falling prey to the darkness.
Why I want to read it:
This isn’t a book that I’d heard a lot about until I saw it appear one an author’s list of their favourite books a while ago. I have absolutely no recollection of who that author was now, but I remember immediately rushing to Goodreads to add this book to my TBR. It sounds so magical, and I can’t wait to get to it.
Have you read this? What did you think? Let me know in the comments!