Welcome to this third part to my downstairs bookshelf tour. This week I will start with showing you my book case on the right. As you can see from the picture on the right this book case also has seven shelves with books. It holds more themed shelves, focusing on some series for instance. For those interested, the picture on the wall was a picture drawn by a man who came to the door when I still lived with my parents in high school. He made amazing drawings and sold them. I bought this one. A bit later I saw he hadn’t signed it, and we tried to find him in our town but couldn’t. I still don’t know who he was, but he clearly was incredibly talented.
On the inbetween shelf that holds no books I also have a classics TBR jar. I don’t easily pick up classics, and this way I pick one up every few months. As said before, no books bought in August will show up in these pictures.
So this first shelf is my classics shelf. It is getting quite full as you can see. I do take the term classics losely. All my Wordsworth Classics are on the stack.
The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle which is a bind-up of the nine Sherlock Holmes books.
★ The Barnes and Nobles leaterbound edition. These editions are so pretty. I saw this last year in January, and after the third season of BBC Sherlock, had to have it. I finished reading it earlier this year and I’m glad I did.
Nobody’s Boy by Hector Malot, Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne and King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard in the Dutch Reader’s Digest editions
★ We found these at Boekenfestijn last year and grabbed them. They are simple but pretty editions. I’m reading Nobodoy’s Boy at the moment.
A bind-up of all seven Chronicles of Narnia books by C.S. Lewis with in them: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe/ Prince Caspian / The Voyage of the Dawn Treader / The Silver Chair / The Horse and His Boy / The Magician’s Nephew/ The Last Battle. This bind-up has them in chronological order. Dutch edition
★ My husband had read these all when he was younger, but I had never heard of them, if you would believe that. He found these through his parents and they read them to him. I love how we discover different kind of books during our childhood through our parents. But since I hadn’t read them we got them rather cheap.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia 1, publication order) by C.S. Lewis
★ This pretty hardcover Dutch edition is a book my husband received during his childhood from an aunt I believe.
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King from The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien
★ I got these editions at the time that the movies were coming out when I was in high school, I think. I decided I wanted to read the books. I really like these Dutch editions. They are very pretty.
Mathilda by Roald Dahl
★ I’ve read a few Roald Dahl books but this one I remember fondly because of the movie and the books of course.
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
★ I found this at the Boekenfestijn earlier this year for 2 Euro, and it is such a pretty edition. I have yet to read it though.
Perfume: the Story of a Murderer by Patrick Suskind
★ My mom found this when I was in high school, and though it was out of my comfort zone I decided to read it one night when i was home alone. I read most of it in one sitting. I found it very interesting.
Now I’ll list all of my Wordsworth Classics. I think these are editions are very pretty and small so they don’t take up a lot of space. Most of these I still have to read.
The Jungle Book & The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Tales From the Arabian Nights by C. Lang
English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs
Irish Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs
Alice in Wonderland by C.S. Lewis
Rip van Winkle, the Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories by Irving Washington
Peter Pan & Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens by J.M. Barrie
Emma, Pride and Prejudice, and Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
“The Lost World’ and Other Stories by Conan Doyle
A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
The Three Musketeers and The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas
This is my Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling shelf. Well mostly.
The first two books are The Philosopher’s Stone and The Chamber of Secrets in Dutch that I bought for my husband. We still have to reread The Chambers of Secrets together.
Next are the four first books in English paperbacks. The Philospher’s Stone, The Chamber of Secrets The Prisoner of Azkaban and The Goblet of Fire. As you can see, they are well loved.
And next are the last three in hardcover. The Order of the Phoenix, The Half-Blood Prince and The Deathly Hallows. I actually bought and read these before I read the first four. This was also in my period when I removed and threw away my dustjackets as you can see. I regret that now, but there is nothing I can do about that.
Then there is the Dutch edition of The Deathly Hallows that my husband owned.
Next are the three books from The Hogwarts Library. Tales of Beedle the Bard, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, and Quidditch Through the Ages.
As I still had some space left I decided to also display my Barnes and Nobles leatherbound copy of Alice in Wonderland and Other Stories by C.S. Lewis.
And this is my Rick Riordan shelf.
With the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series with The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, The Titan’s Curse, The Battle of the Labyrinth and The Last Olympian.
I also have two companion novels. The Demigod Diaries and The Greek Gods.
And next is of course The Heroes of Olympus with The Lost Hero, The Son of Neptune, The Mark of Athena, The House of Hades and The Blood of Olympus. Having the wolves there seemed fitting.
Do you have any seperate shelves for authors or series?
Next week the fourth and last part will go up.
5 thoughts on “Bookshelf Tour 2015 – Part 3”
At the moment, half my books (ok, maybe a third), live with me in Germany, the rest are still in the Netherlands; it really makes my physical shelves look weird!
I love your classics shelf; it’s very pretty
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It must be weird to have an itch to read a certain book and realize it is in a different country. Or does that never happen?
Thank you! I’m quite happy with it. 🙂