The end of July is nearing. And that makes it time for part 3 of this bookshelf tour. Today we are starting with the first four shelves of my left main bookshelf. This book shelf doesn’t have any author specific shelves nor is it very seperated in genres. Since I mostly read fantasy this whole bookshelf has mostly fantasy with some sci-fi. Again this will be compared to last year which you can find here. So let’s start.
Remember that these picture were already taken at the start of June to be able to plan these posts in. So bits have changed since then, and you can’t see any new books I got after May.
These first two shelves have evolved themselves into complete hardcover shelves. When I redid my bookshelves earlier this year I felt that this looked a lot neater. Looking at the first shelf compared to last year there is not one the same book on this shelf. It now houses the taller hardcovers, slowly moving down in height. Where as last year this shelf held my completed and read series. I also had more room to showcase covers of some books. Not anymore…
One of the tallest hardcovers I own has to be Armada by Ernest Cline. But Uprooted by Naomi Novik is a close second. Uprooted has such a gorgeous cover and I really enjoyed reading this book. Next to that we have Truthwitch by Susan Dennard. I had pre ordered this book at the start of the year, but for some reason I couldn’t get into it right away. I’ve been putting it off ever since.
Next to that is the Dutch trilogy De Verborgen Universiteit by Natalie Koch. I’ve only read the first two at the moment of writing this but I loved both of them. They are quite lengthy reads but I don’t mind that in exchange for the world we get.
Another trilogy is beside them. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey which consists of The 5th Wave, The Infinite Sea and The Last Star. I really loved the first book but was a bit dissapointed by the second one. The Last Star felt like a reasonable good ending to the trilogy though.
And lastly on this picture is Clockwork Prince, the second book of The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare. The whole trilogy you will find later on during this post on shelf 3.
On the second half of this shelf we find Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley. Initially I thought this was going to be a standalone but after its release it was said there would be a sequel book. I was quite dissapointed in this book so I’m not sure if I’m going to look into getting the second one. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard was a bit of an impulse buy from the end of last year. I’m not sure if I’m going to like it to be honest. But we shall see. One day.
Blue Magic is the second book in the Astrid Lethewood duology by A.M. Dellamonica. It is seperated from the first book because that is a mass market paperback. It looks so weird next to each other.
Then we have another series by a Dutch author on this shelf. The Gran Terre Saga by Tais Teng was a random pick-up by my husband a few years ago at the boekenfestijn, because he thought it looked interesting. Unfortunately he has never picked them up. I tried last year but I coulldn’t really get into them. I’ll try again some time, but they might just be for me. Which would be a shame because I remember the author well from his children’s books.
Then we have the Kingkiller Chronicles novella by Patrick Rothfuss, The Slow Regard of Silent Things. I had a gift card at the time and this tiny hardcover looked so pretty.
And next to that I have the first five books from the Temeraire series by Naomi Novik in Dutch. I think it was only released in Dutch up to the fifth book so that is a shame. I haven’t started the series yet though but they were a secondhand book store buy last year. And hey, it has dragons!
Shelf 2 – Hardcovers
This shelf continues on with the hardcovers. Last year this shelf was a shelf where I put the series that I owned completely or were up to date with the last release. The Lunar Chronicles were also on here for instance as it is now. But then I had a mix match of paperbacks and hardcovers.
First up is another Boekenfestijn haul. It is up without dustcover because it was super dirty, but the hardcover underneath is so gorgeous. The King by Mark Menozzi. Next up is The Letter for the King by Tonke Dragt. It is a well known children’s books that was translated to English as well.
Then there are the first ten books of A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snickett. I have read the first two bind-ups (with each 3 books) but I have yet to read the others.
The Seraphina duology, consisting of Seraphina and Shadow Scale, by Rachel Hartman is one of my favorite series. I was so happy to find Seraphina in hardcover in a secondhand book store last year, just in time for the release of Shadow Scale. I swallowed them whole, haha.
Of The Darkest Powers trilogy by Kelley Armstrong I have this Dutch bind up. It consists of The Summoning, The Awakening and The Reckoning. This trilogy was a recent read for me that I actually quite enjoyed. Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch is a book that I highly enjoyed reading last year. The sequel, Ice Like Fire, however was a bit of a dissapointment. I still have high hopes for the next book though.
The Archived and The Unbound are Victoria Schwab‘s young adult books that I quite enjoyed. They are the first books by her that I read actually. There seems to be a possibility for a third book in this series, The Returned, but for now there isn’t that much known about it I think.
And then we have a long row of Marissa Meyer books, all set in The Lunar Chronicles of course. Now that I look at the series like this Fairest really doesn’t match that well with the rest of the series, does it? Which is a bit of a shame I think.
And lastly we have the most recent release of On the Edge of Gone by Corinne Duyvis. She is a Dutch author who publishes her books straight to English which is rather interesting I think. The main character has autism in this sci-fi book which is quite interesting and not something you see a lot.
Shelf 3 – Hardcovers, and Series and Trilogies
Shelf 3 starts with the remainder of my hardcovers. Then it moves into series and trilogies that I own completely. But if the author has another book I own then I have put them together. Last year this was a series I’ve started shelf. Funny how these shelves and my orginazation have changed so much. Anyway, we continue with Corinne Duyvis and her first book Otherbound. I quite enjoyed this one as well. Next to that there is It’s a Wonderful Death by Sarah J. Schmitt. I have read this but was a bit dissapointed by it. Shutter is a great book to read during Halloween. It has also put Courtney Alameda on my radar. The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh has such a pretty spine. I have yet to read it though.
Then we have the third book in the series The Tapestry called The Fiend and the Forge. It’s by Henry H. Neff. I also have the first one in paperback that you will see in the next post. Unread for the time being. The new Dutch hardcover of The Iron Trial, the first Magisterium book by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare. Next to that there is The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black. This last one I really enjoyed again. And the orangy cover of this book is so pretty. And the last hardcover is The World of Pooh by A.A. Milne in Dutch. Then we have a bind-up of Starters and Enders by Lissa Price. I had seen the seperate books before, but this bind-up was a bit cheaper. #sorrynotsorry So I’m curious to get to this at some point. I heard some good things recently. The Darkest Minds trilogy I finished earlier this year, and it is a trilogy I quite enjoyed and have some emotional attachment to. It consists of The Darkest Minds, Never Fade and In the Afterlight. All by Alexandra Bracken of course.
Inbetween In the Afterlight and Legend you see my red Sony e-reader. Sony apparently stopped making e-readers so this is a bit ancient I suppose, haha. Moving on, I have the Legend trilogy in Dutch which consists of Legend, Prodigy and Champion. One of the few dystopians without fantasy/paranormal elements that I really enjoyed. As did my sister in law who I had gifted the first book for her birthday and had lend the other two to read. Next to Champion you see The Young Elites, Marie Lu’s new series. I haven’t read it yet but I’m curious about it. I have heard some mixed things though.
And next there is the Penryn and the End of the Days which has Angelfall (in Dutch), World After and End of Days. I really enjoyed this trilogy, I actually loved Angelfall. But I was super dissapointed by End of Days. I guess that has to do that initially it was said this was a six book series, but it ended as a trillogy. However I am curious to see what Susan Ee will write next.
And lastly on this shelf we have The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare. I am not a fan of Cassandra Clare and The Mortal Instruments did not do a whole lot for me besides Alec and Magnus. But The Infernal Devices are so different, and I love them a little. The trilogy consists of Clockwork Angel, Clockwork Prince and Clockwork Princess.
Shelf 4 – Five Authors
Shelf four has only 5 different authors on it with different series, not all read or that I own them completely. It is a bit more of a mix match when it comes to height which is a bit annoying to be honest. Where as last year it was more series that I hadn’t finished yet. The only book from last year that is also now on this shelf is Shadow and Bone.
This shelf starts with 5 Maggie Stiefvater books and I have to confess I have yet to read one (at the time of typing this). I know! I have a Dutch copy of The Scorpio Races. Then we have The Raven Cycle. The first two books, The Raven Boys and The Dream Thieves, I have in Dutch. But I think the Dutch publisher stopped publishing them. So I got the other two, Lily Blue, Blue Lily and The Raven King, in English. If I like this series I might replace my Dutch copies so it all matches.
And then we have my Cinda Williams Chima books. If you know me a little you will know that I love The Seven Realms books. Especially The Demon King of which I have a Dutch copy. I have the other three in English. But I regret now buying these editions. I want to get the other editions some day, but my husband keeps refusing to buy the boxset for my birthday, haha. Next to that is her newest release, Flamecaster. It’s the first book of The Shattered Realm series which follows after The Seven Realms. And then we have The Warrior Heir from The Heir Chronicles, her earlier series.
Then we move onto Victoria Schwab, or V.E. Schwab as these books say. Vicious I still have to read. My expectations for this one is so high I have yet to pick it up. And then we have A Darker Shade of Magic and it’s sequel A Gathering of Shadows. I’m curious to see how this trilogy will end next year.
My Leigh Bardugo section starts with The Grisha trilogy of ocurse. Shadow and Bone, Siege and Storm, and Ruin and Rising. With this huge paperback of Six of Crows next to it. I highly recommend Six of Crows. Read it. NOW.
And last but not least we have Brandon Sanderson of who I also have 5 books that I have not read one of yet (at the time of writing this). It starts with The Final Empire from the Misborn series. I really like these UK editions but they are so expensive to get. Sad face. Then we have the massive The Way of Kings. I’m secretly scared of that one. And then there is The Reckoners trilogy which is apparently more of a young adult series with Steelheart, Firefight and Calamity.
I really hope you enjoyed this third part. For the fourth part you have to wait a little longer. It will be up on August 12th!