Shelf Control #17: Anne of Green Gables

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Welcome to the newest weekly feature here at Bookshelf Fantasies… Shelf Control!

Shelf Control is all about the books we want to read — and already own! Consider this a variation of a Wishing & Waiting post… but looking at books already available, and in most cases, sitting right there on our shelves and e-readers.

Want to join in? See the guidelines and linky at the bottom of the post, and jump on board! Let’s take control of our shelves!


My Shelf Control pick this week is:

Anne of Green GablesTitle: Anne of Green Gables
Author: L. M. Montgomery
Published: 1908
Length: 390 pages

What it’s about (synopsis via Goodreads):

As soon as Anne Shirley arrived at the snug,  white farmhouse called Green Gables, she knew she  wanted to stay forever… but would the Cuthberts  send her back to the orphanage? Anne knows she’s not  what they expected — a skinny girl with decidedly  red hair and a temper to match. If only she could  convince them to let her stay, she’d try very hard  not to keep rushing headlong into scrapes or blurt  out the very first thing she had to say. Anne was  not like anybody else, everyone at Green Gables  agreed; she was special — a girl with an enormous  imagination. This orphan girl dreamed of the day  when she could call herself Anne of Green Gables.


How I got it:

I bought it as an adult…

When I got it:

… several years ago…

Why I want to read it:

… because I could no longer bear the stigma of being the only person on the planet who hasn’t read the book! I know this is a childhood favorite for so many people. I’m not quite sure how I missed these books as a kid, but I think it’s about time that I find out for myself what makes these books so special!


Want to participate in Shelf Control? Here’s how:

  • Write a blog post about a book that you own that you haven’t read yet.
  • Add your link below!
  • And if you’d be so kind, I’d appreciate a link back from your own post.
  • Check out other posts, and have fun!

For more on why I’ve started Shelf Control, check out my introductory post here, or read all about my out-of-control book inventory, here.

And if you’d like to post a Shelf Control button on your own blog, here’s an image to download (with my gratitude, of course!):

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21 thoughts on “Shelf Control #17: Anne of Green Gables

  1. You aren’t the last person – I haven’t read the series either! I’ve been working through some children’s classics over the past couple of years and this is up there on the list. I’m currently reading a children’s classic of my own – The Chronicles of Narnia. Now, I may just well be the only person who hasn’t read that series!

    I hope you enjoy!

    • I think I was second to last with Narnia! I finally read the series with my son a couple of years ago! I’m looking forward to Anne — it seems like a really formative book experience for so many people!

  2. You’re not the last person! I’ve seen the Anne books so much lately that I just had to investigate further. I treated myself to a really pretty set and hope to read them for The Classics Club soon. I feel very under-read in the children’s classics and would love to remedy that 🙂

  3. I’ve never read this classic either! It’s one that I should check out eventually. It’s always interested me a lot because so many people really love it.

  4. Anne of Green Gables is a wonderful story. I loved it growing up. And I loved the movies, too. I would always borrow them from the library just about every other time I went haha.

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