Shelf Control Week #2: The Last Unicorn

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It’s that time of week again. So it’s time for more Shelf Control.

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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

For this week I chose The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle.

The Last Unicorn • Peter S. Beagle

Length: 320 pages

Genre: Fantasy

Publication: Ace; Reissue Edition [January 1, 1991]

Book Description

The unicorn lived in a lilac wood, and she lived all alone... she ventured out from the safety of the enchanted forest on a quest for others of her kind. Joined along the way by the bumbling magician Schmendrick and the indomitable Molly Grue, the unicorn learns all about the joys and sorrows of life and love before meeting her destiny in the castle of a despondent monarch—and confronting the creature that would drive her kind to extinction....

In The Last Unicorn, renowned and beloved novelist Peter S. Beagle spins a poignant tale of love, loss, and wonder that has resonated with millions of readers around the world.

When I Got It

July 2016

Why I Wanted to Read It

I wanted to read The Last Unicorn because it’s a piece of classic fantasy literature, and I’ve heard such wonderful things about it. I’ve never seen the movie either, though I’ve also heard great things about that, too. It just seems like such a beautiful story, and I wanted to experience it for myself.

Why I Haven’t Read It Yet

I acquired it at the same time as several other books, and it just got lost in the shuffle. And I just kind of forgot that I had it on the back burner and never got around to reading it. I’d still like to though; hopefully soon rather than later.

Have you read The Last Unicorn? Did you find it to be as wonderful as everyone says it is?

As always, thank you to everyone for tuning in, and have a fantastic day/night!