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