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Shelf Control #19

Hello friends and fellow book lovers! It’s Wednesday on my blog and that means: It’s time for another Shelf Control post. Sadly, it’s the last of my June posts but I’ll be back next month, of course. 🙂

If you’ve read my posts this month, you’ll know I’m spotlighting my unread books with characters or authors on the LGBTQIA spectrum. Here is what Shelf Control is and the rules: 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 🙂

Noteworthy by Riley Redgate


Published: 2017 // Length: 400 pages

Jordan Sun is embarking on her junior year at the Kensington-Blaine Boarding School for the Performing Arts, hopeful that this will be her time: the year she finally gets cast in the school musical. But when her low Alto 2 voice gets her shut out for the third straight year—threatening her future at Kensington-Blaine and jeopardizing her college applications—she’s forced to consider nontraditional options.

In Jordan’s case, really nontraditional. A spot has opened up in the Sharpshooters, Kensington’s elite a cappella octet. Worshipped…revered…all male. Desperate to prove herself, Jordan auditions in her most convincing drag, and it turns out that Jordan Sun, Tenor 1, is exactly what the Sharps are looking for.

Jordan finds herself enmeshed in a precarious juggling act: making friends, alienating friends, crushing on a guy, crushing on a girl, and navigating decades-old rivalries. With her secret growing heavier every day, Jordan pushes beyond gender norms to confront what it means to be a girl (and a guy) in a male-dominated society, and—most importantly—what it means to be herself.

Why I want to read NoteworthyIf you saw my June TBR, you’ll notice I put Seven Ways To Lie by Riley Redgate on it. Since then, I’ve been thinking about her other release so I knew I had to feature it. Unlike my previous entries though, I have this one on hold at the library.

Does it still count if I feature it on Shelf Control? I digress, but this book sounds like it’s going to be heavy while still being fun. I can’t wait to see how the book tackles sexuality and relationships and friendships. Gah, I’m just so excited to read it already!

Have you read Noteworthy?


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