And here we are already at part 5. Well perhaps not already as I started in May with an introduction to my shelves. In any case this part is the last of this years bookshelf tour. I hope you enjoyed it. And if you do have any questions regarding my shelves, books or organization feel free to ask them.
As these posts are a lot of work I did take these pictures of this bookshelf at the middle 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 5 – Shorter Paperbacks TBR
Another completely TBR shelf with some shorter tbr paperbacks. These are mostly first books in series. What can I say? I like to hoard I guess.
This shelf starts us off with Splintered by A.G. Howard, a fairytale retelling of sorts. I’ve heard a lot of it. Then we have Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins. Another book I’ve heard great things about. Replica by Lauren Oliver drew me in because of the concept of having both stories on opposite sides of the book and I’m curious to see how that will read. We also have Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige, a Wizard of Oz retelling.
I got Pride & Prejudice & Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith because of the movie last year but then never read it. Oops. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake is a little out of my usual comfort zone but I’ve heard great things. A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess I pre ordered for the cover. I have no shame. I’ve heard some mixed things but I’m still curious. Also, have you seen the cover for the second book? It is gorgeous. As a Seven Realms fan I have been wanting to read The Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Chima. I tried once but could not get into it.
The Ruins of Gorlan is the first Ranger’s Apprentice book by Joe Flanagan. A series that is quite popular in middle grade and is quite big. I’m mostly curious to see if this can be a book for Merijn in 10 years or so, haha. Never forget the older titles! The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson is a book I really want to read but I have been putting off because I am scared I will be dissapointed.
Sea of Shadows by Kelley Armstrong is a cover that I loved and since reading her Darkest Powers trilogy I am interested in more of her books. The international edition Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt you should all know by now. Incarceron by Catherine Fisher I am very curious about because I loved her Snow Walker trilogy.
I got Red Rising by Pierce Brown because of the hype surrounding him.We’ll have to see if this is a sci-fi book that can draw me in though. Joe Abercrombie and his Half a King I heard a lot about for a while there and so I got it. Unearthly by Cynthia Hand was a cheap buy at Boekenfestijn. Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray was a recent buy. I’m interested after reading her other trilogy. The Beast is an Animal by Peternelle van Arsdale drew me in because of the title and the cover since first heard about it. And Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones sounds very interesting. I do like wintery things.
Shelf 6 – Funko
Shelf 7 – Mystery
This shelf is filled only halfway. I don’t have a lot that I would consider realy mystery. That I want displayed downstairs anyway. But The Mysteries by Lisa Tuttle is a paranormal mystery that I quite enjoyed last year. Another series that I have been into is The Graveyard Queen by Amanda Stevens. The series is a little up and down for me but I still enjoy the idea most of all. I am currently missing the third one in Dutch and as you can see they changed the editions. But that is okay I guess. They are cheaper now, haha. In any case I own The Restorer, The Kingdom, The Visitor and The Sinner.
And you can see some of the In Death books by J.D. Robb I have in Dutch. I’m slowly collecting these as cheap as I can find them #sorrynotsorry I have Naked in Death, Immortal in Death, Rapture in Death, Vengeance in Death and Holiday in Death.
Shelf 8 – Fantasy Mass Market Paperbacks TBR
This next shelf holds a big amount of mass market paperbacks that I still need to read. All fantasy of course. I love how this looks height wise again. Especially the start. It moves up just slightly. I must say I am pleased with how many female fantasy adult authors are on this shelf.
This shelf starts us of with a few Karen Miller books. I haven’t read anythign by her but for a while these books drew my interest. I was able to buy them all rather cheaply so I was quite happy with that. I have A Blight of Mages, prequel to the Kingmaker, Kingbreaker duology, and the two main books, The Innocent Mage and The Awakened Mage. Next to that we have The Prodigal Mage, the first book of the sequel series, The Fisherman’s Children. Then I have books 1 and 3 of the Godspeaker series. Empress and Hammer of God.
Sworn by Gail Z. Martin is a book I have heard literally nothing about but just for that reason I found it interesting enough to pick it up and be surprised some day.
And then we have Robin Hobb. I love fantasy but I have yet to pick one of her books. I know. But you know, what if I don’t love her. What kind of fantasy lover does that make me? Anyway I have the complete Farseer trilogy with Assassin’s Apprentice, Royal Assassin, and Assassin’s Quest.
Moving further right I have two Earthsea books by Ursula K. Le Guin. A Wizard of Earthsea and The Thombs of Atuan. Another series where I feel like I should have read this already. Then we have The Sovereign Stone trilogy with Well of Darkness, Guardians of the Lost and Journey into the Void by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. I debated on unhauling these but something told me I needed to keep them a little longer even though I’ve had them for years and have yet to pick them up. Then we have N.K. Jemisin of who I really want to read a book. But I could not quite get into The Fifth Season. And I think I might need to start another series by her. Which is why obviously I got two second books of two other series cheaply without having the first one. They are The Broken Kingdoms and The Shadowed Sun. Very curious about both series though. You must not tell me to read The Kingkiller Chronicles, that are The Name of the Wind and The Wiseman’s Fear, by Patrick Rothfuss I know. And I know it even more for The Magician’s Guild by Trudi Canavan. So much great fantasy to read still. Not enough time.
Shelf 9 – Contemporary + Misc.
This last shelf is only half full and is a bit of everything. I have Stephen King’s On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. I found it cheap and thought it might be interesting to read in the future. Then we have Onder Mijn Huid by Marlies Slegers, a book that I won on facebook. Then we have I Am the Messenger and The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.
Paaz by Myrthe van der Meer is one of those books about mental health that I loved. It just resonated with me. Then we have Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda and The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli. Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan was an unexpected cute read.
Under the Dome by Stephen King is a huge paperback in Dutch that I bought for my husband because he loved the tv show and when I still entertained the idea that he might read it slowly. Lol never happening. Then we have The Lost Symbol and The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. My husband picked these up for cheap. He has a bigger interest than I do. Midwinterblood by Mons Kalentoft was an interesting detective.
And there you have it! All my bookshelves and books downstairs!