Book Shelves

Bookshelf Tour 2015 – Part 1

Book Case 1 on the left.

As I’ve said before, I’ve been thinking of showing you guys my book shelves.And I’m finally doing it.  So in August I will show you a portion of my downstairs book shelves. So welcome to this bookshelf tour of 2015! Part one! This book shelf tour will consist of pictures and which books I own. I’ll tell you guys something of the books if I’ve read them.

I would like to show you an overview of my book shelves downstairs but it has proven to be hard to capture them in one picture. I have two book cases with in between our tv and tv series so it is quite wide to show an overview. Plus we’ve expended on the original book case.

The book case is the Billy shelf from Ikea. The top shelf is an expansion we bought that you can put on top. As you can see it does not get the best lighting in the lower shelves as the couch is partly in front of it.

Of course on the day that I had the time to take these pictures, it was dark and cloudy day, and so the lighting overall was terrible. So I am sorry for the quality of the pictures.

Any books bought in August’s book haul will not appear in these pictures.

Shelf 1

So this is the top shelf of the left book shelf. This holds all of my completed and read series.

Eon and Eona from the Eon duology by Alison Goodman
★ This was an okay duology though I was dissapointed by Eona. I wish there were more dragons in it than there were.

Seraphina and Shadow Scale from the Seraphina duology by Rachel Hartman
★ If you know me, you will know I love this duology. I love the world, the dragons and the characters!

Bind-up of His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman which consists of Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass
★ I enjoyed Northern Lights, also known as The Golden Compass, but hated the other two books in this series. I could barely get through the last one. But this copy I own is super pretty!

Legend, Prodigy and Champion of the Legend trilogy by Marie Lu
★ These are the Dutch editions of the Legend trilogy. I enjoyed this trilogy.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy box set by Douglas Adams which consists of: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy/ The Restaurant at the end of the Universe/ Life, the Universe and Everything/ So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish/ Mostly Harmless.
★ Funny, but the first two remain the best ones!

Clockwork Angel, Clockwork Prince and Clockwork Princess from the Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare
★ The Mortal Instruments was not my series, but I really enjoyed this trilogy.

Angelfall, World After and End of Days from Penryn and the End of Days by Susan Ee
★ I loved Angelfall, and though I was dissapointed by the ending, I still consider this one of my favourite series. Angelfall is a Dutch edition, the others are English editions. I have gotten strangely fond of the Dutch editions and might get the entire sries in them.

Indigo Springs and Blue Magic from the Astrid Lethewood duology by A.M. Dellamonica
★ Indigo Springs is one of my favourite books and more people need to read it! I was very dissapointed by Blue Magic though. Funnily when my husband ordered Blue Magic for Christmas last year,(after it being unavailable for over a year) it said it was a paperback, but it turned out to be this hardcover.

Shelf 2

This second shelf are series that are completed (or soon to be completed). It’s a mix match of whether I’ve finished or started them.

The Demon King, The Exiled Queen, The Gray Wolf Throne and The Crimson Crown from The Seven Realms series by Cinda Williams Chima
★ I LOVE The Demon King. And though I’d like it to match with the rest of my series, I am odly fond of my Dutch edition of it. I didn’t realize until later that there are other covers out there that I like better, but oh well. I’ve finished this series and I heavily recommend it.

A bind-up of The Darkest Powers by Kelley Armstrong which consists of The Summoning, The Awakening and The Reckoning
★ I have not read this yet, but I am curious about it.

Ruby Red, Saphire Blue and Emerald Green of the Precious Stone trilogy by Kerstin Gier
★ I’ve read Ruby Red as an ebook earlier this year and really liked it. I’m hoping to finish this series soon.

The Iron King, The Iron Daughter, The Iron Queen and The Iron Knight from The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa
★ I recently finished this series, and though I really like the idea, I was not too fond of the romance in this series. These are the Dutch editions.

The Maze Runner, The Scorch Trials, The Death Cure and The Kill Order from The Maze Runner series by James Dashner
★ The first book was okay, but I really disliked the second one. I have yet to read the third or the prequel, and I might not for a while. I really like the coloured spines of these editions though.

Fairest, Cinder, Scarlet and Cress from The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
★ I love this series. It is on this shelf as Winter will come out this year. I’ve been thinking of maybe replacing the paperbacks with hardcovers before Winter comes out. But we’ll see.

Shelf 3

And the last shelf for now. These are books of series I’ve started or books of series I have more than one book of but have not yet started.

De Erfenis van Richard Grenville (De Verborgen Universiteit 1) by Natalie Koch
★ Read this book earlier this ear and loved it. It is by a Dutch author and so far only out in Dutch. I’m waiting on receiving the second book in hardcover and the last comes out in October. Really want that second book!

The 5th Wave and The Infinite Sea from The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
★ I recently caught up to this series and posted reviews for it.

Lycidas (Uralte Metropole 1) by Christopher Marzi
★  I’ve had this books for years, but have not been able to finish it once. I hope to do that this year.

A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night from The All Souls trilogy by Deborah Harkness
★  I read A Discovery of Witches last year, and thought it was okay. I’ve yet to read Shadow of Night. I dread it a bit as I’m scared that, like the first book, this book will have a lot of unneeded romance scenes. These are the Dutch editions.

The Raven Boys and The Dream Thieves from The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater
★  I’ve not yet read these, but I’m looking forward to it.

Schaduwschepen and Een Miljoen Zeilen from the Gran Terre Saga by Tais Teng
★ Tais Teng is an author I remember reading children’s books from so I found it interesting when my husband found these at a book fair a few years ago as they are adult fantasy. I tried to read the first one, but found it a bit hard to get into. I’ll give it another try soon.

The first two bind-ups of A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket that consist of the first six books; The Bad Beginning, The Reptile Room, The Wide Window, The Miserable Mill, The Austere Academy and The Ersatz Elevator. Also book 8, The Hostile Hospital, and book 9, The Carnivorous Carnival.
★ I’ve been so curious about this series as I’ve heard a lot about them over on Tumblr. These are the Dutch editions.

The Archived and The Unbound from The Archived series by Victoria Schwab
★  Very curious about this series. Hoping to read it soon.

The Alchemyst, The Magician, The Sorceress and The Warlock, the first 3 and 5th book of The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott. Also a bind-up of the two novella’s, The Death of Joan of Arc and Billy the Kid and the Vampyres of Vegas.
★  I’ve read the first two books of this series, and though I love the idea, I’m not really impressed by the series. I’m still hoping it will get better though.

So that was the first part. What do you think of the set-up like this? Do you have any questions about my shelves or books? Do you own any of the same books? Next week I’ll show you the second half of this book case.

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