Shelf Control – April 7, 2016

Shelf Control

Shelf Control is a weekly feature hosted by Bookshelf Fantasies.  Consider this a variation of a Wishing & Waiting post… but looking at books already available.  Take a look at your shelves and/or Kindle and post about a book you own but haven’t read yet.

13516154Title: The Song of Achilles
Author:  Madeline Miller
Published: Published April 12th 2012 by Bloomsbury Publishing (first published September 20th 2011)
Length: 352 Pages

Goodreads Summary: Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. Despite their difference, Achilles befriends the shamed prince, and as they grow into young men skilled in the arts of war and medicine, their bond blossoms into something deeper – despite the displeasure of Achilles’ mother Thetis, a cruel sea goddess.
But when word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, Achilles must go to war in distant Troy and fulfill his destiny. Torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus goes with him, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they hold dear.

How I Got It: I bought it at a used book store.

When I Got It: About a year and a half ago.

Why I Want To Read It: I heard about it from a fellow blogger and after hearing about it once I continued seeing things about it.  It’s fresh in my mind today because I saw it one someone’s Instagram yesterday!  I love Greek mythology and Troy is one of my favorite movies so this book really holds an interest for me.  Not to mention everyone talking about how good it is.

Have any of you read this book?  What did you think of it?

8 thoughts on “Shelf Control – April 7, 2016

  1. Love this weekly feature. I love seeing what kinds of books fellow bibliophiles have on their shelves but haven’t read yet.
    I’ve had this book for a while, as well. I need to read it. I’ve heard so many great things about it! 🙂

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  2. Oh my GOSH I fell in love with this book last year! It was my favorite book of 2015. I had seen some bloggers talk about it as well and I am so glad I read it. The writing is really gorgeous and so is the story and the relationship between the characters, particularly Achilles and Patroclus (sigh). I love the movie Troy too!! And Greek mythology. It was hard not picturing Brad Pitt at first haha but he was definitely aged up in the movie 😉 You should give this a try, I hope you love it!

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