Book Shelves

Bookshelf Tour 2017 – Part 2

Welcome to this second part of my bookshelf tour that is moving on to a shelf I already had but got upgraded a bit. The one on the left. As I am a bit chatty in these bookshelf tours and this shelf is a bit larger I decided to go back to cutting up these shelves in two parts. Which means that after this post there are still three more posts to come. Aren’t you all lucky?

As these posts are a lot of work I did take these pictures of this bookshelf at the start of May in a moment there was some reasonable light. Keep that in mind if you think you don’t see something that came up in a book haul or something. Of if I have read something in the mean time.

Intro / The Number Games / Part 1 / Part 3 / Part 4 / Part 5
Previous bookshelf tours

Shelf 1 – Read Hardcovers in Cubes

If you saw my bookshelf tour last year of this shelf than you know that those two cubes at the start weren’t there before. We couldn’t get a long one like below it to put on top of it as Ikea stopped producing this color of Billy bookshelves, but we found those in the sale section just after I did my last bookshelf tours last year. This way I had a bit more space. But as this is so far on top (you can see the ceiling and we have a heigh ceiling) I can’t reach it so I have put read hardcovers all the way on top that I might feel less inclined on taking photos of. Not my favorites but not ones I want to get rid of either.

So the first cube has my taller hardcovers. First on the stack is Clockwork Prince, the second Infernal Devices book, by Cassandra Clare. I have the whole trilogy in paperback but I found this cheap and could not leave it.

Under that you see The 5th Wave trilogy consisting of The 5th Wave, The Infinite Sea and The Last Star, all by Rick Yancy of course. Under there you find the Untraceable University books by Natalie Koch. De Erfenis van Richard Grenville, Het Levende Labyrint and De Stad van de Alchemist. I quite enjoyed those.

Then we find Caraval by Stephanie Garber, Heartless by Marissa Meyer and Uprooted by Naomi Novik. And Stuard. Obviously.


In this cube I have my tinier hardcovers. At the top of the stack we find The Wrath and the Dawn duology by Renee Ahdieh that consists of The Wrath and the Dawn and The Rose and the Dagger. Below we find the Snow Like Ashes trilogy by Sara Raasch that ended up dissapointed me quite a bit. The three are Snow Like Ashes, Ice Like Fire and Frost Like Night. Another dissapointment to me was The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury unfortunately.

Then we have a bind-up of The Darkest Powers by Kelley Armstrong. It’s a Wonderful Death by Sarah J. Schmitt is a book with an interesting concept but the execution needed some work. And last is Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis that I happily reccommend to you. Next to the stack we find the script play of Fantastic Beasts as I did not have that much place on my Harry Potter shelf. Blue Magic is the sequel to Indigo Springs (that I own as a paperback) from the Astrid Lethewood duology by A.M. Dellamonica. Then there is the novella the Ice Dragon by George R.R. Martin. And lastly, hidden by the witch, is The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black that I quite enjoyed.

Shelf 2 – Read Hardcovers

This shelf doesn’t hold that many books at the moment. These are some of my other read hardcovers that I like displaying more and potentially use in a photo for bookstagram. Some also are incompleted series. Of course we have my boxset of the Six of Crows duology, holding Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo. Next to that we find Illuminae from the Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff.

In Dutch we find The Letter for the King and The Secret of the Wild Woods by Tonke Dragt. An older fantasy children’s book that has been translated to English a few years ago.


Up next are The Archived and The Unbound by Victoria Schwab, her young adult series that has not been continued. I think because they didn’t want to publish the third one at the time. But correct me if I am wrong. Then we find Labyrinth Lost, Brooklyn Brujas 1 by Zoraida Cordova. Curious to see how this series will be continued. And lastly Shutter by Courtney Alameda. I am eagerly awaiting her next book but it keeps being pushed back. Sad face.

Shelf 3 – Unread Hardcovers

Moving on I have clearly decided to group more read vs unread books together. Which is why this shelf are unread hardcovers. And why there are two books on top of the rows. They just would not fit.


To start there is the Bookstore Day special of Thomas Olde Heuvelt, Om Nooit Te Vergeten, a collection of short stories. Below in the row are again some taller hardcovers. Truthwitch is the first book by Susan Dennard I own. Then there is Nevernight by Jay Kristoff which I am uncertain of reading as said before. Child of a Hidden Sea by A.M. Dellamonica is a book I’ve been wanting to read for ages (but haven’t gotten around to yet, I know).

Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel I am very curious about but not a 100% sure what it is about. A Closed and Common Orbit, the sequel to The Long Way to a Small and Angry Planet by Becky Chambers, I got for Christmas without owning the first one. My husband does not check if something is a first or second book. The Watchmaker of Filligree Street by Natasha Pulley has such a gorgeous cover. Then we have A Torch Against the Light, the second An Ember in the Ashes book by Sabaa Tahir. I did not like the first book that much but I got this in a book box and I might read it regardless. Then we have Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. I don’t even know why I have this in hardcover because it doesn’t even appeal that much to me. Oops.

Alle Verhalen is a collection of short adult stories by Roald Dahl that I thought would be interesting to try at some point. He has written so much. And then we have The Slow Regard of Silent Things, a novella for the Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss.


Moving on I have the last three books of The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott that are The Necromancer, The Warlock and The Enchantress. I have the first three upstairs. I’ve read those. I still have to read these three and then I will move them upstairs as well.

After that I have the first five Temeraire books by Naomi Novik in Dutch. His Majesty’s DragonThrone of Jade, Black Powder War, Empire of Ivory and Victory of Eagles. I found these cheap in a secondhand bookstore. Well four of them anyway. And then the fourth I got from my husband to be able to continue on reading these. I haven’t started them. But I’d like to binge them at some point. I know there are more books to this series but they are not translated I think and I don’t think they ever will be.

Iron Cast by Destiny Soria I am very curious about it. Then there is Possesed by Kaite Cain who I was drawn to by the naked hardcover underneath. I know. by On top we find the first Magisterium book, The Iron Trial by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black. I don’t think I would have ever gotten this had it not been on offer in Dutch for 5 Euro. And I want to give it a try for Holly Black.

And we finish this shelf with three contemporary reads. First & Then by Emma Mills I won from her on Twitter last year. I’ve been saving this one for the Summer. I am not much of a contemporary reader but the cover is so pretty and every now and then they can be great reads.  A World Without You by Beth Revis was in the first Bookly Bird box. And This is Where it Ends by Marieke Nijkamp I got as a gift.

Shelf 4 – Tallish (almost all) Read Paperbacks

The next shelf moves to my taller paperbacks. Most of these have been read. Of course there have to be exceptions.


The shelf starts with Invocatie by Jurgen Snoeren, the Dutch fantasy book I reviewed earlier this year. I haven’t heard anything about the next book yet though. I decided to clearly show a favorite of mine here which is The Pyramids of London by Andrea K. Host. I am eagerly awaiting the sequel. The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid is next. It will have sequels I’ve heard (it was initially a standalone) and I’m not sure if I will be reading those.

Het Zwarte Hart is the Dutch edition of Caraval. Six of Crows is the paperback I had initially bought and read when the book came out. Hex is of course by Thomas Olde Heuvelt and is the Dutch edition. I still prefer this cover. Next to Hex is Sisters Red by Jackson Pierce that I bought in a sale ages ago. I still haven’t picked it up yet I’m still interested in it. Then we have De Klauw, Magycker 1, by Adrian Stone. Again, I haven’t heard of any sequel to this so I might need to start bothering publisher L.S. Amsterdam.


On this part of my shelf we find some more series with more than one book. Of Enchanted Inc. by Shanna Swendson I have owned the first four for ages. They just are such easy read. The first four are Enchanted Inc, Once Upon Stillettos, Damsel Under Stress and Don’t Hex with Texas.

Next to those is my boxset of Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy with 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, and Mostly Harmless.  Then we have my boxset of the first five Wings of Fire books by Tui T. Sutherland. The books are The Dragonet Prophecy, The Lost Heir, The Hidden Kingdom, The Dark Secret and The Brightest Night.

Lastly we have my two graphic novels as they didn’t seem to fit anywhere else. Of course Nimona by Noelle Stevenson and The Stonekeeper, first volume to Amulet by Kazu Kibuishi.

There you have it. Part two is done. Part three will focus on the rest of this bookshelf.

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20 thoughts on “Bookshelf Tour 2017 – Part 2

  1. Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis looks awesome and I’ve added it to my wishlist!
    Have you read Illuminae yet? Curious to hear what you think of the book – one of my favorites ❤
    And what did you think of Shutter by Courtney Alameda? Bought it last year and wanted it to read for Halloween but didn't make it so I'm planning on reading it this year's Halloween.
    OMGGGG.. you still need to read 'een fakkel tegen het duister' by Sabaa Tahir? dghbdhfjghdbfghbdfg I LOVE LOVE LOVEEEE this book so much. So sad to hear you weren't all that impressed with the first book. Hope you'll give this sequel a change 🙂
    I've started nevernight a couple of months ago but couldn't completely give myself to this book at the time since I've had a lot going on at my mind. But what I've read I really, really liked so far so I want to finish this read in the nearby future.

    Really love your collection!! Reading this article makes me very enthusiastic about finishing my next tour article as well.

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    1. I have read Illuminae and I really liked it at the time but I have had little interest in reading Gemina since. I also really liked Shutter and I am early awaiting her next book!
      I’ve heard a lot of negative things about Nevernight so we’ll see if I get around to it.

      Thanks. 😀

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  2. Haha, ik heb exact hetzelfde probleem met de opzetstukken van mijn Billy-muur … ik kan er niet makkelijk aan. Op die bovenste planken staan dan ook de boeken die ik al gelezen heb of minder snel zal lezen. Naast de boekenmuur staat ook zo’n houten keukentrapje van Ikea. Ik kan er dus wel aan maar heb geen zin om telkens dat trapje te moeten verplaatsen.

    Iedere keer dat ik hier jouw boeken van Shanna Swendson zie staan heb ik weer zin om verder te lezen.

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    1. Zelfs met mijn gele keukentrapje kan ik nog niet bij de hoogste kubussen. -.- Ik moet echt een grote huishoudtrap pakken. Ik ben dan ook niet zo groot, haha. Maar ik heb ook niet vaak zin om weer dat trapje te verzetten. Vaak ligt daar mijn ereader op en/of mijn current read.

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  3. In het najaar verschijnt het vervolg van Jurgen Snoeren, als het goed is! En zover ik weet is Adrian Stone druk bezig met schrijven (ik loop stage bij LS 😉 )

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    1. Ja die heb ik inmiddels op pre order staan. 😉 En fijn om te horen dat Adrian Stone flink aan het schrijven is. Dan wacht ik nog maar even op het vervolg. 😉

      En wat leuk dat je daar stage loopt. 😀

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  4. What is that on the very top on the left in the first photo? I am so jealous of that Six Of Crows boxed set! I love boxed sets, but I can never find them of the books I want, usually. I love the title of the Rothfuss book. I think you will love A Long Way To a Small Angry Planet when you get it. You know why I decided not to finish reading Nevernight, but I never got the full story on why you decided maybe not to read it.

    I am so happy there are three more tours to come! 😀

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  5. The pig? It is a big stone piggy bank I got from my parents when we moved in this house. Don’t ask, haha. It is there because I have no idea where to put it. It is so pretty, the boxed set and well worth it.

    There were some bad reviews going around for the use of savage in the book I think and his response wasn’t always very courtly towards those that asked him about it politely. It just kind of put me off from reading it. I might pick it up. I don’t know. Not in the near future though I think.

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