Welcome to this last installment of my bookshelf tour. I think it will be fun to do this again next year, around the same time, to see how my bookshelves have changed. I hope you have enjoyed seeing these two book cases and seeing which books I own and what I still have to read. I hope the lists weren’t too boring.
This is my Neil Gaiman/Discworld/Jonathan Stroud shelf.
The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell
★ This has such gorgeous art, and a good story.
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
★ The Graveyard Book was a great book. Really loved it.
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
★ The more often I think about this book, the more I love it.
The Colour of Magic and Eric from the Discworld Rincewind collection by Terry Pratchett
★ I read both of these now.
Raising Steam from the Discworld Moist von Lipwig collection by Terry Pratchett
★ Raising Steam is currently the last Discworld book out, though at the end of August that will change. I have yet to get to rest of Moist von Lipwig so I haven’t read this yet.
Mort, Reaper Man, Soul Music and Hogfather from the Discworld Death collection by Terry Pratchett
★ I’ve read Mort and Reaper Man and I really enjoyed them. I still have to get Thief of Time to complete this collection.
Equal Rites from the Discworld Witches collection by Terry Pratchett
★ The first one. I have yet to read it.
Guards! Guards! from the Discworld City Watch collection by Terry Pratchett
★ I also have yet to read this one, but that cover is so pretty! I love these Gollancz hardcover editions even if they are only out in the first 21 books.
Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
★ Again, I have yet to read it, but I am looking forward to it.
The Ring of Solomon, The Amulet of Samarkand, The Golem’s Eye and Ptolemy’s Gate from The Bartimaeus Sequence by Jonathan Stroud
★ I really love this series. And yes I do have two copies of Ptolemy’s Gate because one of my cats put her claws in my first copy.
This shelf holds some vampire books and some standalones.
Interview with the Vampire, The Vampire Lestat and The Queen of the Damned from The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice
★ I read Interview with the Vampire but wasn’t very impressed with it. I have yet to pick up the other two and I’m not sure if I will.
Vampire Academy, Frost Bite, Shadow Kiss, Blood Promise, Spirit Bound and Last Sacrifice from The Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead
★ I read the first five. I still have to read the last one. Not sure if I will be holding on to this series.
The Vampire’s Assistant, a bind-up of the first three Cirque du Freak books by Darren Shan.
★ Very interesting Middle Grade series.
Glass Houses, The Dead Girl’s Dance, Midnight Alley, Kiss of Death and Ghost Town, books 1,2, 3, 8 and 9 from The Morganville Vampires by Rachel Caine
★ I read Glass Houses. I thought it was okay. I got the others cheap so I’d like to see how the series progresses
Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis
★ Great fantasy book with bisexuality and disability, a combination you don’t see that often.
Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt
★ A fantasy thriller set in the Netherlands. Gives you nightmares!
Fearie Tales: Stories of the Grimm and the Gruesome. Edited by Stephen Jones. Illustrated by Alan Lee
★ A collection of stories by various authors inspired by the Brother Grimms Fairy Tales. I really loved the illustrations.
The Golem and the Djinni by Helene Wecker
★ The writing in this was great.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
★ Great, detailed book with great writing.
Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Book Store by Robin Sloan
★ This was a cute read.
Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
★ I haven’t read this yet, though I tried to last year.
This is my favourites manga shelf. I love these all. I used to read a lot of manga when I was in high school. I have gravitated away from it because the series go on so long, and it is expensive.
Get Backers volume 2, 3, 4, 5 and 13, and Get Backers Infinity Fortress volume 1 and 2 by Yuya Aoki and Rando Ayamine
★ One of my favourites. I own and have watched the complete anime. I don’t own the manga completely nor have I read beyond the volumes I own unfortunately. But Get Backers has 25 volumes and Infinity Fortress 15. I hope one day to be able to finish the manga, but not at the moment. I love Ginji and Akebane the most ❤
Soul Eater volume 1 to 5 by Atsushi Ohkubo
★ I love the idea of this, and some of these characters are very funny.
Naruto volume 47 by Masashi Kishimoto
★ I have a few volumes of the start but they are Dutch and different editions so they are upstairs. I have yet to finish Naruto though I read a good portion of Shipuuden as well. I also watched some of the anime.
Air Gear volume 7, 13 and a bind-up of volume 15, 16, 17 by Oh! Great
★ I read the first few volumes online when I was in high school, and then I stopped having time to keep up with it. The main characters in this manga I really enjoyed though, the story a little less.
XXXHolic volume 2, 7, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16 by CLAMP
★ Though I only own these, I have read the complete series (19 volumes) at the time. I also read the first volume of the new released XXXHolic: Rei that I am planning on getting some day as well.
Legal Drug volume 1 to 3 by CLAMP
★ Another one I love because of the characters (and that I should really reread). It was later on continued with Drug & Drop that I’d like to get at some point.
Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles volume 1, 17, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28 by CLAMP
★ I’ve also finished this series (28 volumes). It is a cross over with XXXHolic and uses characters from other series like Cardcaptor Sakura
Cardcaptor Sakura bind-up book 2 with the volumes 4 to 6 by CLAMP
★ I found this bind-up visiting a comic store last year. I had watched a good chunk of the anime years ago that I enjoyed. So it seemed right to read a bit of the manga. It is also great.
This is my shelf with some contemporary/mystery/crime books. And in the corner some companion novels and character guides.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
★ This book made me cry. What more can I say?
Fangirl and Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
★ I thought both books were okay.
Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss 1) by Stephanie Perkins
★ I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would.
These next two books are books I borrowed from my mother to read, but the fancy hasn’t stricken me yet. So I won’t mention them. I’ve put them on the shelf so that they don’t get damaged elsewhere.
The Drowning (Patrick Hedstrom 6) by Camilla Lackenberg
★ I’ve tried reading this, but it couldn’t quite capture me. It’s a crime/detective book and I have to be in the mood for one of those.
Bind-up of 4:50 from Paddington and The Mirror Crack’d, books 8 and 9 from Miss Marple by Agatha Christie
★ I haven’t actually read anything by Agatha Christie before so this bind-up I found interesting. I have yet to read it though.
The Da Vinci Code and The Lost Symbol , books 2 and 3 from the Robert Langdon series by Dan Brown
★ I haven’t read these. We got them for my husband as he enjoyed the movies, but he hasn’t read them yet either. I didn’t realise until I saw on goodreads that Angels and Demons is the first book. I was never really interested in the movies. I might get that one for my husband if he still wants to read them.
Midwinter Sacrifice (Malin Fors 1) by Mons Kallentoft
★ I got this along with another book I ordered a few years ago as a present, and I really enjoyed it. I think it was a great crime/detective book.
Paaz by Myrthe van der Meer
★ I have yet to read this, but I have to really be in the mood for this one
The Virgin in the Ice (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael 6) by Ellis Peters
★ Complete impulse buy for cheap prize last year. I have yet to read it.
The Unseen by Alexandra Sokoloff
★ Same as The Virgin in the Ice
De Zomer Hou Je Toch Niet Tegen by Dimitri Verhulst, Een Mooie Jonge Vrouw by Tommy Wierenga, Incendio by Tess Gerritsen and Grijs Gebied by Marion Pauw. Four novella’s that I received as a boekenweek geschenk in the last few years. We have a week in October and one in June that are Book Weeks. In that month you receive a novella gift with a book purchase.
★ I’ve read three of these and the only one I enjoyed was Incendio.
Cure by Robin Cook
★ Same as The Virgin in the Ice
Deeply Odd (Odd Thomas 6) by Dean Koontz
★ My mom found this book and gave to me for obvious reasons. But as it is part of a series I’m not sure if I want to invest in it. It doesn’t appeal to me entirely.
The Bodies Left Behind by Jeffery Deaver
★ Same as The Virgin in the Ice.
Nightfall and Exogenesis, two companion novels to the tv show Stargate: Atlantis. City of the Gods, companion novel to the tv show Stargate: SG-1
★ I love Stargate. I would love to get some of the other novels, but not all are available anymore here.
XXXHolic character guide and the Tsubasa character guide 2 by CLAMP
★ I love CLAMP and I love these series so I had to have these.
Neon Genesis Evangelion volume 1 by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto
★ Evangelion is great. i only read this volume though. I saw the movie a long time ago and I have the first two newer brought out movies.