Shelf Control #19: One Hundred Names

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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:

One Hundred NamesTitle: One Hundred Names
Author: Cecelia Ahern
Published: 2012
Length: 496 pages

What it’s about (synopsis via Goodreads):

Internationally bestselling author Cecelia Ahern delivers her biggest and most compelling book yet—a tale of secrets, second chances, and the hidden connections that unite our lives

Scandal has derailed journalist Kitty Logan’s career, a setback that is soon compounded by an even more devastating loss. Constance, the woman who taught Kitty everything she knew, is dying. At her mentor’s bedside, Kitty asks her, “What is the one story you always wanted to write?”

The answer lies in a single sheet of paper buried in Constance’s office—a list of one hundred names—with no notes or explanation. But before Kitty can ask her friend, it is too late.

Determined to unlock the mystery and rebuild her own shaky confidence, Kitty throws herself into the investigation, tracking down each of the names on the list and uncovering their connection. Meeting these ordinary people and learning their stories, Kitty begins to piece together an unexpected portrait of Constance’s life . . . and starts to understand her own.


How I got it:

I bought it, thanks to a Kindle price drop alert.

When I got it:

Sometime last year.

Why I want to read it:

I love the sound of a mystery involving a writer and a story never told. The plot sounds fascinating to me, and I’m really interesting in finding out the secret!


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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9 thoughts on “Shelf Control #19: One Hundred Names

  1. I’ve read this one – okay, I’ve read all her Ahern’s work – and I didn’t think it was one of her best. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed it, but I think she could have executed the premise way better – it seemed a little rushed. But that’s just my opinion!

  2. I like the idea of shelf control! I’m trying to limit my book expenses this year, as I’m feeling pretty guilty about the current size of my TBR pile! The only thing tripping me up is the amount of ‘sequels’ which I don’t already own – I read the first book, then think, I have to know what happens next! Lol. This particular book sounds great, I can see why you caved when you saw the kindle price drop!

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