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Shelf Control #12

Hello friends and fellow book lovers! It’s another lovely Wednesday and I’m back with another Shelf Control. Similar to last week, I’m including a book featuring mental health and I’m so excited for this week’s pick. Let’s get into it 🙂

Before I get into the rules, here’s a brief idea of what this meme is. I’m just going to copy or paste what she shares before each post: 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 my introductory post, here.


  • Write a blog post about a book that you own that you haven’t read yet.
  • Add your link in the comments!
  • If you’d be so kind, I’d appreciate a link back from your own post.
  • Check out other posts, and…have fun 🙂

We Are Never Meeting In Real Life by Samantha Irby

We Are Never Meeting In Real Life

Published: 2017 // Length: 288 pages

Sometimes you just have to laugh, even when life is a dumpster fire. With We Are Never Meeting in Real Life., “bitches gotta eat” blogger and comedian Samantha Irby turns the serio-comic essay into an art form. Whether talking about how her difficult childhood has led to a problem in making “adult” budgets, explaining why she should be the new Bachelorette–she’s “35-ish, but could easily pass for 60-something”–detailing a disastrous pilgrimage-slash-romantic-vacation to Nashville to scatter her estranged father’s ashes, sharing awkward sexual encounters, or dispensing advice on how to navigate friendships with former drinking buddies who are now suburban moms–hang in there for the Costco loot–she’s as deft at poking fun at the ghosts of her past self as she is at capturing powerful emotional truths.

Why I want to read We Are Never Meeting In Real LifeThe main reason I want to read this is that it was featured in Joce’s book club. She focuses on woc authors and I trust her opinion on most books.

Considering this book has a focus on mental health and its cover, I knew I had to pick it up. Roxane Gay also left a review on Goodreads so that’s basically screaming for me to read it already!

Have you read We Are Never Meeting in Real Life?


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