Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Shelf Control #2: Ender's Game

 Shelf control is a new weekly meme hosted by Bookshelf Fantasies. Shelf control is about the books we have on our shelves that we have not yet gotten around to reading, but want to.

My pick this week:

Title: Ender's Game
Author: Orson Scott Card
Published: 1985
Pages: 324

Synopsis (via Goodreads)The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Enter Andrew "Ender" Wiggin, the result of decades of genetic experimentation.

  Is Ender the general Earth so desperately needs? The only way to find out is to throw him into ever-harsher training at Battle School, to chip away and find the diamond inside, or destroy him utterly. Ender Wiggin is six years old when his training begins. He will grow up fast.

  But Ender is not the only result of the experiment. His two older siblings, Peter and Valentine, are every bit as unusual as he is, but in very different ways. Among the three of them lie the abilities to remake a world. If, that is, the world survives.

How I Got It: My brother gave me his copy. (I know, my big brother is amazing.)

When I Got It: August 2015

Why I Want To Read It: This book is famously good. It has won awards and even gotten a movie adaptation. Besides those obvious reasons, my brother read and enjoyed this book. My brother is NOT a reader! He rarely reads, let alone enjoys reading, books. So, for my brother to say a book is great, it really must be!

  Leave me a comment about a book you own that you have not read yet, or leave me a link to your Shelf Control blog posts. Happy reading!

~Miranda Kae


  1. Aah, I've had this one my shelf -- unread -- for years now!

    1. I always feel weird when I have popular books going unread on my shelf! Haha. Glad to know I'm not the only one. :)

  2. Not a genre I read but it sounds interesting and I love the Buggers. Would be interesting to read about them.

    1. It doesn't fall into a genre I usually read either, but it does seem interesting. :) Lemme know if you check it out!


Happy Reading,
Miranda Kae