Wednesday, the 27th of January, and time for Shelf Control once again! Shelf Control is a weekly feature hosted by Lisa at Bookshelf Fantasies, and celebrates the books waiting to be read on your TBR piles/mountains. To participate, all you do is pick a book from your TBR pile, and write a post about it–what its about, why you want to read it, and such. If you participate, don’t forget to link back to Lisa’s page, and do also leave your links in the comments below as I’d love to check out your picks, too!
This week my pick for shelf control is a short read that I picked up free on Kindle quite some time ago (perhaps two years), The Girl with Green Tinted Hair (2015) by Gavin Whyte.
This one is recommended for people who like The Little Prince by Antoine de St-Exupery, which is a book I certainly do love very much–a book that seems to sprout new gems of wisdom each time one picks it up. The Girl with the Green Tinted Hair is described as ‘a spiritual fable about personal growth, and seeing how truly magical life is’. This tells the story of a boy who finds a girl singing and dancing under his favourite tree not realising that he has chosen to be witness to something out of this world. He is shown how to live in joy and reminded of how to pursue his life’s calling. He also learns to deal with his fear of ageing and even death.
If this is anything like the Little Prince, I’m hoping there was be little pieces of wisdom and perhaps even eye-opening thoughts woven into the story the book tells. Of course, other than the Little Prince, this isn’t a genre I’ve read a lot of so I’m also a bit sceptical about it (particularly, the sense in which it is ‘spiritual’).
Have you read this one or any other like it? How did you like it? Would you recommend it, or any others? Looking forward to your thoughts and recommendations!
Cover image as always from Goodreads; book info from Amazon (here)
Lisa’s pick this week is Black Swan by Mercedes Lackey, a fantasy retelling of Swan Lake.