Book Shelves

Book Shelf Tour 2018 – Part 3

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Previous Years

I will update these with links as they are published.
The pictures were taken on April 26th so any books that came in after that were not included on any of the shelves. All links lead to Goodreads.

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Overview Left Book Shelf

Hello and welcome to part 3 of the 2018 book shelf tour. Today we start with the first half of the left book shelf. In the recent organization I made this my read shelf. With a few exceptions these have all been read. I have never done a read and tbr shelf before. As you could see in my infographic, I have a lot of unread books and as such there are a lot of books in the right one and a bit less in this left one.

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Shelf 1 + 2

Shelf 1 – Read Hardcovers Part 1

Like last year I have kept most of my hardcovers together. You will see that compared to last year, not that much has changed on these shelves. I want to keep these for now but I hardly ever pick them of the shelf to take photos of. Since it wasn’t possible to buy one long ad on for my ikea book shelf at the time I have two cubes on the top.

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Cube 1 houses pretty much all of the same books as last year. I don’t really reorganize these. Lets start with the stack. Clockwork Prince, the second Infernal Devices book by Cassandra Clare, I found cheap as a hardcover which is why I own it.

Then we move onto The 5th Wave trilogy by Rick Yancey which consists of The 5th Wave, The Infinite Sea and The Last Star. I enjoyed this series for the most part (with the exception of the second book) but I am also not hugely attached to it anymore.

The next trilogy at the bottom of the stack is by a Dutch author Natalie Koch, called The Untraceable University but is not translated to English. This consists of De Erfenis van Richard Grenville, Het Levende Labyrint and De Stad van de Alchemist.

And moving on to the last three. Heartless by Marissa Meyer is one I look back on and wonder if maybe I rated this one too high. Caraval by Stephanie Garber was a great read and I am curious for its sequel, but not immediately. Uprooted by Naomi Novik I loved but I just needed a hardcover to fill this space, haha. I am likely to move this down below again once I get Spinning Silver that I pre ordered.

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The next cube has another stack (and an annoying bookmark smack in the middle that I forgot to remove when I took the picture). It starts with Dragon’s Green by Scarlett Thomas, a book I enjoyed. Next is Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by that author. I really enjoyed this book but later heard the author isn’t too great when responding to negative reviews on his books. There is a good chance I’ll get rid of this one at some point in the future.

The Wrath and the Dawn duology by Renee Ahdieh consists of The Wrath and the Dawn and The Rose and the Dagger. I so much want to love her books because she seems like a great person but so far I haven’t been really swept up my feet. I did enjoy this duology for the most part.

Snow Like Ashes by Sarah Raasch is one of those series I would have unhauled a long time ago if I hadn’t love the first book, it didn’t have so many pretty covers and has one of my favorite side characters. The rest of the series just didn’t live up to it all. The series consists of Snow Like Ashes, Ice Like Fire and Frost like Night.

Then we have my bind-up of The Darkest Powers trilogy by Kelley Armstrong. I unexpectedly enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I would. Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis is a great read.

Next to that you can find Om Nooit te Vergeten by Thomas Olde Heuvelt, a small book with some of this short stories. Blue Magic is the second and final book to the Astrid Lethewood duology by A.M Dellamonica. It dissapointed me a little unfortunately. The Ice Dragon by George R.R. Martin is an illustrated novella.Ā  The Darkest Part of the Forest was my first real introduction to Holly Black and I really enjoyed that. And lastly we have Journal 3 from Gravity Falls.

Shelf 2 – Read Hardcovers Part 2

The next bit, are as the shelf title suggest, read heardcovers. I have organized these in order of height.

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This shelf starts with Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom which is the Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo. This with The Language of Thorns that is next to it are set in The Grisha verse. I really ended up loving the duology. And The Language of Thorns had the best illustrations.

Next to that you see Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel, book 1 in the Themis Files. This book is told through journals and interviews which creates an interesting dynamic. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff also use different mediums to tell a story but use a bit more images and graphics.

Shutter and Pitch Dark are both by Courtney Alameda and have the best covers.

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The second half of this shelf is filled by one series and that is of course The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. My collection starts with Fairest, the novella, and heads into Cinder, Scarlet, Cress and Winter. Stars Above is a collection of short stories. Wires and Nerve and Gone Rogue is the graphic novel duology that focuses on Iko.

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Shelf 3 – Read Hardcovers Part 3

Shelf 3 houses even more read hardcovers. The shorter ones.

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We start with two books by a Dutch author I read quite a long time ago. I can’t even remember that much about them so a reread would be in order. Letter for the King and The Secrets of the Wild Wood are both by Tonke Dragt who is a well known children’s author here in the Netherlands. These books were actually translated in the last few years to English and I saw another one recently got translated as well. And yes, these are fantasy. I should do a post on them at some point.

And then we have my three Rachel Hartman books. Facing forward is Tess of the Road. A book I loved but I understand why others feel very conflicted about it, especially if you haven’t even read the Seraphina duology. Which by the way is right next to it. It consists of Seraphina and Shadow Scale.

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Then we have two beauties next to one another. Timekeeper and its sequel Chainbreaker by Tara Sim. The spines are so different from each other as it got a cover change with the second book but it doesn’t look too weird. Next to that we find The Archived and The Unbound by Victoria Schwab. These were the first books of hers that I read and I am forever bitter that we (most likely) won’t be getting a third. And now I kind of really want to reread these.

The title is a bit hard to read on the spine but next we find The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee. I really loved this one. Ruined by Amy Tintera was a great read last year but I haven’t picked up the next one yet. Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova was such an interesting read and I am curious to see how the story will continue in the next book.

Another book by Corinne Duyvis, this time On the Edge of Gone. I prefer this one over Otherbound as it takes place in the Netherlands and the main character is autistic. The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee is such an amazing diverse read. Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh came out this January and was such a nice read with necormancers.

The Last Namsara, the first Iskari book by Kristen Ciccarelli, is another great book with dragons. I am eagerly awaiting the next installment and I can’t wait to see what cover the Dutch edition will have this time. Lastly I have A Monster Calls the illustrated edition by Patrick Ness. This is still the only book by him that I have read. I know. But I loved it.

Shelf 4 – Read Dutch Paperbacks

The fourth shelf starts with the tall Dutch read paperbacks I own. I tried to keep series together though so not everything is sorted in height. It would be so much easier if publishers just used the same heights for all their books. -_-

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A little darkened in the corner is Invocatie, the first Demon van Fellswyck book by Dutch author Jurgen Snoeren. I have the second ready to read but these books are so massive and it has been a year and so much happened, I’m not sure I remember what happened. Then you see the Dutch edition of Caraval by Stephanie Garber.

Half Bad by Sally Green is also on this read shelf with The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon next to it. I have others parts in these series but haven’t picked them up yet. The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid was suppose to be a standalone but now has a sequel… The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden was a book I really liked and I hope the sequel will be translated to Dutch as well.

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Het Laatste Licht by Dutch author Jen Minkman is a paranormal standalone. Talon by Julie Kagawa is signed and of course appealed to me because of dragons. But I haven’t been able to motivate myself to pickup the rest.

Then we have the first four books in the In Death series by J.D. Robb. The first one, Naked in Death, was a pocket sized cheap book published to get more people to pick it up I think, including me. But now it is rather mix matched. The other three are Glory in Death, Immortal in Death and Rapture in Death.

Then we find book 1,2, 4 and 5 of The Graveyard Queen series by Amanda Stevens. The reason I don’t have the third is that they decided not to publish it in the left versions anymore and I don’t think they published it in the right version either when they were popped over. I did read it as I have it as an ebook. Anway they are called The Restorer, The Kindom, The Visitor and The Sinner.

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Then we find this lovely purple cover which is the original Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt. Next to that is De Klauw by Dutch author Adrian Stone. It is the first Magycker book and I am eagerly awaiting its sequel. Lastly I have the Legend trilogy by Marie Lu wich consists of Legend, Prodigy and Champion. I still prefer this trilogy over anything else I have read by her.

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14 thoughts on “Book Shelf Tour 2018 – Part 3

  1. This is very impressive! If I took pictures of my shelves and attempted to explain them… well it would be like this “Here’s shelf 1, with a bunch of books I have never/probably WILL never read but I am lying to myself about” šŸ˜‚ You make me want to organize mine and make them look all fancy too! Love this!

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  2. The Language of Thorns is such a beautiful book! I’ll be getting it at some point, but I don’t know when. I am happy you liked The Bear and the Nightingale and that you are going to read the next one because it is better in my opinion. I promised myself I was going to get through the Serafina duology because Tess of the Road sounds more like my thing. I have them all as ebooks, but they are so pretty I want them for my shelves. Ha ha. šŸ“ššŸ“ššŸ“ššŸ“ššŸ“ššŸ“š

    Thanks for sharing your shelves again. I always look forward to these! šŸ’œ

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    1. Yes read Seraphina. Though I agree that Tess of the Road is more your thing. If you really wanted to you could read Tess of the Road without having read the duology buy you might struggle with some of the world building. I thought it did bank a lot on knowing things from the Seraphina duology.

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