Shelf Control 001 – June 26, 2019

Shelf Control 001 – June 26, 2019

So I found a new weekly post that I can do, thanks to Bookish Fantasies! Well, new to me, not to the book blog world. I’m so excited to take part in this one, so I can go through everything on my shelf and figure out when the heck I’m going to read them!

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…

Have fun!

Title: Mermaid
Author: Jodi Picoult
Published: July 25, 2017
Length: 40 pages

Synopsis (via Goodreads):

There’s always more beneath the surface.

Once, Hope Payne was a mermaid, performing at the local theme park and captivating audiences young and old.

Today, she’s married to a pragmatic marine biologist who has filled the pool in their backyard with flounder for a special study. Before he begins, the fish vanish—echoing a loss Hope alone can understand. She senses there’s something underwater, something alive and hungry for more, but is she in too deep to ever resurface?

New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult’s “Mermaid” is a spellbinding short story about the sacrifice it takes to swim again.

How did I get it?

I think Kindle was having a sale on this or something, and I have Kindle unlimited, so I got it through there. It’s still on my Kindle Unlimited since I don’t really use it, but what sold me was duh, mermaid. I love anything mermaids honestly, and this is super short, so why not?

When did I get it?

Had to have been in 2017 when it came out. I know it wasn’t super recent.

Why do I want to read it?

I mean… mermaids. Even if I can’t tell right now whether Hope is an actual mermaid or just performs as one, it’s still something I want to eventually read. Since it’s short, I may read it sooner rather than later to get it over with. Plus, this would be my introduction to Jodi Picoult since people keep telling me I should read her books and I have been avoiding it for some reason. We’ll see. Stay tuned for a potential review about this one.


Well that was a fun one! And who knows? I may actually try to read this today since it’s so short! I had no idea it was less than 100 pages honestly. It totally counts as a read right? It’s a short story, but still a story. I’m gonna read it anyway.

Would you do this weekly post too? I think it’s a fun one and it comes out every Wednesday. I’m getting a bunch of content on my blog now! I’m freaking loving it.

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