Shelf Control #2: Olive Kitteridge


Shelf Control is a meme hosted by Lisa at Bookshelf Fantasies. It 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 then link up!


Happy New Year, Everyone! I wish you all a wonderful and prosperous 2017! I am happy to report that I did read The New Policeman by Kate Thompson that I mentioned last time as being one of the many books that have been sitting on my bookshelves for too long. I finished it on New Year’s Eve to close out my 2016 reads. I will be donating it as it was definitely not a keeper.

I have pulled another book now from my dusty shelves – Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout. This book won the coveted Pulitzer Prize. It is a collection of stories that center around Olive, a retired school teacher, who deplores the way in which her small town and the world are changing. She sounds kind of cranky. We’ll see. When I finish this book I’ll let you know and whether or not it’s a keeper. Happy Reading!

2 comments on “Shelf Control #2: Olive Kitteridge

  1. Some of Olive Kitteridge was a little perplexing. As I mentioned to others, there were 2 chapters where she left the reader guessing and honestly that drove me nuts lol I’ll be posting my official review soon. I do want to say there were very few happy spots in the book but try it out; you may enjoy it. Thank you for visiting. It was nice to hear from you again. – Vicky

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