Shelf Control #28: Jellicoe Road

Shelves final

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:

Jellicoe RoadTitle: Jellicoe Road
Author: Melina Marchetta
Published: 2006
Length: 432 pages

What it’s about (synopsis via Goodreads):

In this lyrical, absorbing, award-winning novel, nothing is as it seems, and every clue leads to more questions.

At age eleven, Taylor Markham was abandoned by her mother. At fourteen, she ran away from boarding school, only to be tracked down and brought back by a mysterious stranger. Now seventeen, Taylor’s the reluctant leader of her school’s underground community, whose annual territory war with the Townies and visiting Cadets has just begun. This year, though, the Cadets are led by Jonah Griggs, and Taylor can’t avoid his intense gaze for long. To make matters worse, Hannah, the one adult Taylor trusts, has disappeared. But if Taylor can piece together the clues Hannah left behind, the truth she uncovers might not just settle her past, but also change her future.

How I got it:

I bought it.

When I got it:

3 or 4 years ago (or more).

Why I want to read it:

I have heard so many people rave about this book, and a few bookish friends made a point of recommending it to me, so I feel like I’m really missing out! I do want to read it, and don’t really have a good excuse for why I haven’t yet.


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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6 thoughts on “Shelf Control #28: Jellicoe Road

  1. Ooooh I’ve not seen this cover for it before! I own two copies (because I forgot I ever bought the first one *facepalm*) and still haven’t read it either, but I love Looking for Alibrandi and Saving Francesca ❤ her fantasy series is meant to be amazing too, but I haven't got to it either D: terrible!

    I hope that you enjoy it when you get to reading it!

    • I picked up a copy of Looking for Altibrandi a couple of years ago as well… and haven’t read that one either! I really need to catch up. 🙂

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