Can’t Wait Wednesday // Wednesday Shelf Control

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine

#CWW – Learning to Talk to Plants by Marta Orriols

I’ve seen this mentioned on a few blogs and I haven’t read an angsty, ugly cry book in a while so am very much looking forward to reading this. It will also be another addition to my “read out of my comfort zone” challenge.

General Fiction


Release Date – 15th June 2021

An immersive, moving novel about complex grief: a woman attempts to rebuild her life after her boyfriend leaves her for another woman, then dies hours later
Paula’s partner has died in a car accident – but no one knows her true grief. Only hours before his death, Mauro revealed that he was leaving her for another woman.
Paula guards this secret and ploughs on with her job as a paediatrician in Barcelona, trying to maintain the outline of their old life. But all of Mauro’s plants are dying, the fridge only contains expired yoghurt and her mind feverishly obsesses over this other, unknown woman.
As the weeks pass, vitality returns to Paula in unexpected ways. She remembers, slowly, how to live. By turns devastating and darkly funny, Learning to Talk to Plants is a piercingly honest portrayal of grief – and of the many ways to lose someone.

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! For more info on what Shelf Control is all about, check out the introductory post, here.

Want to join in? Shelf Control posts go up every Wednesday. See the guidelines at the bottom of the linked post, and jump on board!

Shelf Control – The Case of the Dragon-Bone Engine by Galadriel Coffeen

OK, so I fell off the wagon big style and requested FOUR books from netgalley. The title and blurb sold this one to me. Plus it has fairies!

Mystery & Thrillers | Sci Fi & Fantasy


Dynamite couldn’t cause such a big explosion. It must be something worse, Agent Beka Finley is sure of it.
As she and her partner investigate the devastating train crash, she’s convinced the train was sabotaged. But everyone seems bent on persuading her it was an accident. Just like the crash that killed her father six years ago.
Determined to protect more lives from the growing unrest between humans and fairies, Beka puts her own life and reputation on the line to find the truth. But that truth might lead to more questions than answers.

So my fellow book lovers – what are you currently reading and is it from your TBR list?

4 thoughts on “Can’t Wait Wednesday // Wednesday Shelf Control

  1. I hope you enjoy Learning to Talk to Plants – though right now I’m not up to coping with such a searingly emotion book. And I thoroughly enjoyed The Case of the Dragon-Bone Engine, so I hope you do, too:)).

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  2. Learning to Talk to Plants does sound really good. I love a good emotional read. The Case of the Dragon sounds like it will be a fun read. I hope you enjoy both when you read them! I hope you are having a great week!

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