Waiting on Wednesday: The Binding by Bridget Collins

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Waiting on Wednesday was originally created by Jill at Breaking the Spine and is now being adapted as Can't Wait Wednesday by Tressa at Wishful Endings.

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The Binding: A Novel by Bridget Collins
Published on April 16, 2019 by William Morrow
Young Adult Fiction, Literary
Hardcover, 448 pages


Book Summary

Imagine you could erase your grief.

Imagine you could forget your pain.

Imagine you could hide a secret.


Emmett Farmer is working in the fields when a letter arrives summoning him to begin an apprenticeship. He will work for a Bookbinder, a vocation that arouses fear, superstition and prejudice – but one neither he nor his parents can afford to refuse.

He will learn to hand-craft beautiful volumes, and within each he will capture something unique and extraordinary: a memory. If there’s something you want to forget, he can help. If there’s something you need to erase, he can assist. Your past will be stored safely in a book and you will never remember your secret, however terrible.

In a vault under his mentor’s workshop, row upon row of books – and memories – are meticulously stored and recorded.

Then one day Emmett makes an astonishing discovery: one of them has his name on it.THE BINDING is an unforgettable, magical novel: a boundary-defying love story and a unique literary event.

Why I’m Excited about The Binding by Bridget Collins

This sounds like an incredibly beautifully written story about the power of books featuring a book binder! Plus, gorgeous-atmospheric writing, an alluring mystery and forbidden love—yes, please!

Are you a fan of literary stories featuring books and magic? What are some of your favorite reads lately from the genre?

Are you excited for The Binding? What reads are you looking forward to?