Welcome to Shelf Control — an original feature created and hosted by Bookshelf Fantasies.
Shelf Control is a weekly celebration of the unread books on our shelves. Pick a book you own but haven’t read, write a post about it (suggestions: include what it’s about, why you want to read it, and when you got it), and link up! Fore more info on what Shelf Control is all about, check out my introductory post, here.
Want to join in? Shelf Control posts go up every Wednesday. See the guidelines at the bottom of the post, and jump on board!
My Shelf Control pick this week is:
What it’s about (synopsis via Goodreads):
In an emotionally raw voice alive with grief, compassion, and startling humor, a woman mourns the loss of her husband and son at the hands of one of history’s most notorious criminals. And in appealing to their executioner, she reveals the desperate sadness of a broken heart and a working-class life blown apart.
How I got it:
I bought a copy.
When I got it:
Right after reading Little Bee, so probably 5 or 6 years ago.
Why I want to read it:
Chris Cleave is an amazing writer. I was so impressed with Little Bee that when I came across this earlier novel, I had to get it. Have you read it? It’s been on my shelf long enough that I’ve considered donating it. What do you think — read or pass along to someone else?
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 in the comments!
- If you’d be so kind, I’d appreciate a link back from your own post.
- Check out other posts, and…