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Book Shelf Tour 2018 – Part 4

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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.

Shelf 5 – Read Paperback Series

This shelf mostly consists of read trilogies. In some cases it isn’t a trilogy but I wanted to keep the author’s paperbacks together or they just fit best on this shelf.

So lets start at the top of the stack. Lady Midnight, the first Dark Artifices book, is one that I repeatedly told myself I wouldn’t get because I was not continuing on with this shadowhunters series. Yet here we are. Beneath that you will find The Infernal Devices, my favorites of Cassandra Clare‘s books. They consist of Clockwork Angel, Clockwork Prince and Clockwork Princess.

Moving on to the four Victoria Schwab books. Of course there are the Shades of Magic trilogy there with A Darker Shade of Magic, A Gathering of Shadows and A Conjuring of Light. A Conjuring of Light is the first Schwab book that I have rated 5 stars. This Savage Song wasn’t quite for me and I haven’t picked up the sequel. I’m hanging onto it for now though.

Next to the stack we find The Darkest Minds trilogy by Alexandra Bracken, consisting of The Darkest Minds, Never Fade, and In the Afterlight. I quite enjoyed this series but I am not sure how I feel about another book set in this world and if I want to read it.

The Firebird trilogy by Claudia Gray is one I am slightly conflicted about. But the covers are gorgeous so I am for sure hanging onto them. The trilogy consists of A Thousand Pieces of You, Ten Thousand Skies Above You and A Million Worlds With You.

The not trilogy on this shelf is Enchanted Inc. by Shanna Swendson. These aren’t even all the books that are out. Only the first four and as I am typing this I see that the fourth one is in the wrong place. Why do i always do that? Anyway the correct order is Enchanted Inc., Once Upon Stillettos, Damsel Under Stress and Don’t Hex with TexasDon’t Hex with Texas. These are just fun fantasy chick lits.

Lastly I have The Grisha trilogy by Leigh Bardugo which consists of Shadow and Bone, Siege and Storm, and Ruin and Rising.

Shelf 6 – Read and Small or Mass Market Paperbacks

This shelf doesn’t hold quite as much. I don’t seem to have that many read small paperbacks or mass market paperbacks. Huh.

We start with Robin Hobb and her Realm of Elderlings. The Farseers trilogy which consists of Assassin’s Apprentice, Royal Assasin and Assassin’s Quest. I hope to one day get these in the matching paperbacks as the series next to it which is The Liveship Traders trilogy. That consists of Ship of Magic, The Mad Ship and Ship of Destiny. So far The Mad Ship is my favorite of all the books I’ve read by Robin Hobb.

Then we have a new favorite series, The Broken Earth by N.K. Jemisin. The Fifth Season and The Obelisk Gate both were stellar. Slave to Sensation is the first Psy-Changeling book by Nalini Singh that I have heard so much about. I quite enjoyed this one. And then I have my first bind up of the Chronicles of Chrestomanci by Diana Wynne Jones which consists of Charmed Life and The Lives of Christopher Grant.

Shelf 7 – Graphic Novels and First in Series

From there on we move towards books of which I have one. In this case mostly some grahic novels and first in series. In some cases I have the sequel, in other cases I don’t have the sequel, and in even other cases I don’t have the sequel but have read it. Just to make things confusing, you know.

First in the corner is Adulthood is a Myth, the first Sarah’s Scribbles book by Sarah Anderson. I enjoyed her comics on facebook a lot before this even came out and someday I would like to have her other collections physically. Nex to that is the fist volume of Amulet, the Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi. This is a graphic novel I had intended to keep up with but then never bought the rest. I did read a few more volumes through lending it from a friend. I still want to complete it. The last graphic novel is Nimona by Noelle Stevenson, another one I enjoyed.

A book whose sequel I am still eagerly awating is that of The Pyramids of London by Andrea K. Host. I loved the concept of this world and the writing, and I can’t wait to see how it continues. Next to that is Finnikin of the Rock, the first Lumatere Chronicles book by Melina Marchetta. I honestly had highter expectations of this series and I am not sure I want to continue with it.

Sunbolt I read as an ebook in the hospital when I just got Merijn and quite enjoyed it. I got this physical copy when I won it from the author Intisar Khanani and it is signed. If you haven’t given her books a chance please do so. She is also a sweetheart.

Then we have Replica by Lauren Oliver, the first in the Replica…trilogy I want to say but I am not sure. Flamecaster is the first book in the spin off from the Seven Realms series by Cinda Williams Chima that I loved. And while I did like this I also was a bit dissapointed? I haven’t been able to pick up the sequel and haven’t even bought the third book. I might also be bitter about the cover changes.

Moving on we find Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee, the first book in that series and quite a good read. The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson I really liked but I’m not sure if I want to continue. I don’t feel that urge to. Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray was quite the surprise to me with how much I liked it.

Endymion Spring by Matthew Skelton is a cute middle grade read about a book and partially set in Oxford and libraries. Gilded Cage, the first Dark Gifts book by Vic James was a good read but I haven’t been able to get myself to read the next one. I might actually wait until the third one is released around my birthday in October.

Graceling by Kristin Cashore was an okay read that I have the other two books for but have yet to read. I can’t see myself hanging on to this companion series for very long after I’ve read them.

Then we have The Mysteries. A fey mystery standlone that was a nice read by Lisa Tuttle. And lastly on this shelf one of my absolute favorites, Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho. ❀

Shelf 8 – Box Sets and Contemporary/Mystery

This is again a mix match kind of shelf. My boxes didn’t seem to fit quite as nicely on other shelves and I don’t have that much contemporary and mystery to begin with.

We start off with The Hithchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy box set by Douglas Adams. This consists of 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, andΒ  Mostly Harmless. I quite enjoyed this but prefer the first book.

The next box set is the first five books in the Wings of Fire series by Tui T. Sutherland which is a middle grade book about dragons. I had different expectations about these to be honest, but I am hanging on to them for now. I have not read the last three of this box set yet but I didn’t want to seperate the box set. It consists of The Dragonet Prophecy, The Lost Heir, The Hidden Kingdom, The Dark Secret and The Brightest Night. (Apparently the box set is upside down. Why am I like this?)

Moving onto the Contemporary and mystery section of which I have not read everything yet. This starts with The Upside of Unrequited and Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli, of course. Then we have Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan. One I surprisingly quite liked. A detective I liked was Midwinter Blood by Mons Kallentoft.

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson is one I wanted to try, but when I started it I found it a little hard to get into. My science never was very strong, haha. I really enjoyed The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.

The Dan Brown books, The Lost Symbol, and below The Da Vinci Code are books my husband picked up but then never read. So they are kind of here. I read The Da Vinci Code. Maybe someday I’ll try The Lost Symbol.

And lastly we have my Myrthe van der Meer books. Paaz was a book I really loved when I read it but it was a hard read and that is why I haven’t picked up Up yet. I also have the hardcover special edition of Paaz. Het Houden van Mannen was a bit of a let down.

Shelf 9 – Mix Matched Series

Sometimes I start a series in Dutch and move to English because the series isn’t continued or for some other reason. And that causes mix matched series. And then I sometimes just buy the wrong edition…

The Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater unfortunately only had the first two books translated which are The Raven Boys and The Dream Thieves. Then I got Blue Lily, Lilby Blue and The Raven King in English. Some day i hope to exchange my dutch copies to match my series (which counts for most of the books on this shelf). But I might need to have more money haha.

Then we have The Seven Realms books which starts with the Dutch edition of The Demon King and continues on in English with The Exiled Queen, The Gray Wolf Throne and The Crimson Crown.

And moving on to the last five on this shelf. Penryn and the End of Days by Susan Ee I started in Dutch with Angelfall. I got it really cheap. And then I couldn’t wait and got the other two in English. Those are World After and End of Days. I had no chill with this series.

And with The Girl from Everywhere duology by Heidi Heilig I just got the wrong edition. It consists of The Girl from Everywhere and The Ship Beyond Time. I enjoyed this duology for the most part.

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27 thoughts on “Book Shelf Tour 2018 – Part 4

  1. I gave up with Cassanda Clare and then read Lady Midnight, and fell in love with the characters! I don’t know that I’ll continue with her books after the final book in this series, but I do love The Dark Artifices.

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  2. I love this series! It’s so interesting to see all the books on your shelves! The Wings of Fire series looks really cool (it’s honestly so relatable that the box was upside down!)

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  3. I love this! I don’t have any special way that my books are on my shelf. I do have incomplete series on one shelf, books I’ve read on another, completed series on another, and then my most colorful/books I want to read next on the one in my room. And then I have a small shelf that has my ARC’s I need to review, and my leatherbound books.

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  4. Haha, no chill with the Angelfall series. I really loved those books. I think I ended up devouring them as well. I really like those Shades of Magic editions. I haven’t picked up the sequel for This Savage Song either. It’s just been sitting on my bookshelf, collecting dust for the last year. Whoops. Loved taking a peek at your shelves!

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  5. Those Robin Hobb books are huge! And I didn’t realize the third Shades of Magic book was that long. 😱

    I read The Da Vinci Code, too, but never went on to the rest. πŸ“š

    Again, thanks for taking the time to do these. πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ

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    1. Yes they are. :O Yeah she went from decent size to bam, here you have double the size.
      I only have them because the husband insisted on picking them up. Not that he ever reads them haha.

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    1. For some reason I can’t not have any organization haha.
      Right? Like why? Just do the same size and all for paperbacks and hardcovers and mass market paperbacks and call it a bloody day.

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  6. Iedere keer dat ik jouw Shanna Swendson boeken zie bedenk ik me dat ik benieuwd ben hoe die serie is verder gegaan. De eerste drie (of twee?) boeken zijn vertaald in het Nederlands maar dan zijn ze niet meer verder gegaan. Ondertussen is het dan ook al jaren geleden sinds ik die eerste delen las maar ik vond ze inderdaad heel vermakelijk.

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    1. Ja zoiets denk ik. Ik heb ze ondertussen denk ik al 3x herlezen ofzo. Ze zijn gewoon heerlijk om even snel te lezen met je verstand op nul. Ik moet eigenlijk 5,6 en (ik geloof dan toch) 7 lezen/kopen maar volgens mij zijn die alleen als ebook. Hmm.

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