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 1 – Harry Potter
Unsurprisingly this first shelf of the left book shelf is completely Harry Potter. There are multiple editions of some of them.
Let us start with the left stack and the bottom seven. These are the newer Dutch editions. I took a liking to them and was able to get them cheaply for my husband. But I guess now they are also for Merijn in the future.
I think you all know by now what the titles are of Harry Potter or who the author is (spoiler: J.K. Rowling) but I’ll still mention them and link to the English editions I have. So at the tope of the left stack is The Philosopher’s Stone. Then we have the bottom right stack with The Chamber of Secrets, The Prisoner of Azkaban and The Goblet of Fire (and seriously, what is it with me and putting books in the wrong order…). On the top we have The Order of the Phoenix without dusjacket as well as The Half-Blood Prince without dustjacket.
Shelf 2 – Classics and Harry Potter
The next shelf is quite full with classics and a few illustrated editions of Harry Potter. A lot of the classics were bought cheaply but that is the fun part haha.
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Suskind is a book I adopted when I was a teen. I read it then but totally need to do a reread of it. Next to that, though you can’t see the spine very well, is The Time Machine by H.G. Wells.
Then the wordsworth classics start. I am just quite drawn to these editions. Cheap but still with some lovely covers, especially the children ones. First I have The Man in the Iron Mask and The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas. Next to that is The Lost World and Other Stories by Arthur Conan Doyle. I’m mostly interested in this one for The Lost World because dinosaurs.
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte is next. Then I have three books by Jane Austen which are Emma, Northanger Abbey and Pride and Prejudice. The last mentioned is one I have read as an ebook and enjoyed. Lastly of the black spines I have A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare.
Moving to the white spines. Lets start with one I’ve read already:Rip van Winkle, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories by Washinton Irving.
Then we have some fairy tales. English Fairy Tales, Tales from the Arabian Nights and Irish Fairy Tales. Unfortunately The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett is stuck inbetween because I apparently suck at shelving things in proper order.
Peter Pan and Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens by J.M. Barrie is one classic I really disliked. But it fits with these editions so I am keeping it for now. Next we have another Alice in Wonderland edition. And finally I have The Jungle Book and the Second Jungle Book by Rupyard Kipling.
Moving on to the stack we have my Dutch editions of The Lord of the Rings (again in the wrong order, seriously!) and The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. There is also the lovely edition of Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. I have no itch to pick this up at the moment but I love this Splinter edition. Then I have a bind up of the Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis.
Below that I have Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne, King Solomon’s Mines by H. Rider Haggard, and Nobody’s Boy by Hector Malot, all in the Dutch Reader’s Digest editions. As you can see I started Nobody’s Boy once but I got bored and never picked it back up. I will some day.
Next to the stack we have my husband’s copy of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. Then we have this gorgeous illustrated edition of The Nut Cracker by E.T.A. Hoffmann. For sure reading this next Christmas season. The BFG by Roald Dahl is the 30th anniversary edition. The BFG was the first book I read on my own according to my mom so having a special edition feels right.
We end this shelf with some more Harry Potter. It starts with the three illustrated books: The Philosopher’s Stone, The Chamber of Secrets and The Prisoner of Azkaban. I also have the illustrated edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. And lastly I have The Case of Beasts that focuses on the movie of Fantastic Beasts.
Shelf 3 – TBR Hardcovers
And with this shelf we start the TBR section of my shelves. Everything on here and beyond (at the time of taking the photo anyway which was in April) are TBR. Yes all of those and more…
Lets start with Child of a Hidden Sea by A.M. Dellamonica, the first Hidden Sea Tales book. I loved the authors Indigo Springs but was less taken by its sequel. I guess I am just nervous about this so I haven’t picked this up yet. Next to that we find The Inheritance by Robin Hobb and Megan Lindholm, who are the same person if you didn’t know it yet. I’m glad I found this cheaply last year at the Deventer book market and I hope that I can read it once I finish The Realm of Elderlings some time next year.
Nevernight by Jay Kristoff I pre ordered but then heard some negativity surrounding this book and the author so I have not picked it up yet. I will most likely, some day. But I think I’m going to wait for the hype to die down quite a bit. The Song Rising is the third The Bone Season book by Samantha Shannon and the only one of the series I have in English. But I fell in love with this hardcover. The white and orange I tell you.
By the time this posts I hope I will have read A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers in preparation for the third Wayfarers book coming out. I am still bummed out I can’t find the first book in hardcover. The Watchmaker of Filligree Street by Natasha Pulley was an impulse buy. I am still not sure if it will be a good fit for me. The Buried Giant was another impulse buy though with this one because it was cheap and I hear nothing but good things about Kazuo Ishiguro.
Then we have the first two Summoner books by Taran Matharu called The Novice and The Inquisition. I am very curious about this series.
Spellslinger by Sebastien De Castell is the first book and I was very excited it got translated but less excited now the second book came out in paperback instead of a matching hardcover to this. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfusis the tenth anniversary edition that I fell in love with despite not having read the book yet. The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty looks stunning and one that I really want to take my time with this Fall I think. The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell I’ve only heard great things about but I had to put it down last year after 30 pages. I am hoping to give it another shot later this year though I am dissapointed to see it has turned into at least a duology. I thought it was just a standalone. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor is going to be my second chance with this author as her previous series wasn’t for me and I stopped after the first book.
The top 3 books are the original three of the Abhorsen trilogy by Garth Nix which consists of Sabriel, Lireal and Abhorsen. I’ve heard great things about him. Next we have the first five Temeraire books by Naomi Novik. These are the only ones that were translated. They are His Majesty’s Dragon, Throne of Jade, Black Powder War, Empire of Ivory and Victory of Eagles. Finally I have The Collected Short Stories by Roald Dahl on this shelf.Well I think it is. I haven’t looked inside.
Shelf 4 – TBR Hardcovers and TBR Dutch Paperbacks
I appologize in advance for the bad photos in these two. For some reason this shelf just doesn’t want to be photographed properly… In any case it continues on with the hardcovers and moves into Dutch paperbacks. Translated or by Dutch authors.
Starting at the top of the stack we have Possessed by Kate Cann which I think is going to be perfect for Halloween. Then we have This Monstrous Thing by Mackenzi Lee which is a Frankenstein retelling. Below that we have the last three The Secret Life of Nicholas Flamel books by Michael Scott. I have the first three upstairs for Merijn in the future. I’ve read those. Anyway these three are The Necromancer, The Warlock and The Enchantress. It is high time I finished this series.
Below that we have the first Nevermoor book by Jessica Townsend, called The Trials of Morrigan Crow. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi is one I am still excited for but man does hype create expectations. And lastly on the stack is the Dutch edition of the novella The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss.
Standing up we have Iron Cast by Destiny Soria, a historical fantasy standalone I need to get to. Just like The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco, the need to get to part anyway. Friends have really recced me this one. Everless by Sara Hollands people seem to feel more conflicted about.
The next one is Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick. I’ve never ready anything by him before but I am so intrigued by the format. The first Magisterium book, The Iron Trial, is written by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black. I only bought this for the Holly Black portion of the book at the time but haven’t read it yet. Then we have the first two books of the Serafina trilogy, Serafina and the Black Cloak and Serafina and the Twisted Staff. I was so pleased when they got translated. I am waiting on the third one to binge read them or so I hope.
Then you see three books I got from the library sale earlier this year. The first one is The Merlin Conspiracy which is the second Magids book by Diana Wynne Jones. I hadn’t realized it was the second one but for 50 cents I couldn’t leave a Diana Wynne Jones book. Next we have the third Artemis Fowl book, The Eternity Code, by Eoin Colfer. I read the first two and want these for Merijn in the future mostly. The same goes for the Ranger Apprentice books by John Flanagan. This is the second one called The Burning Bridge. You will see the first one amongst the paperback in the next part.
Moving on to the Dutch paperbacks I have the first two Draconis Memoria books by Anthony Ryan called The Waking Fire and The Legion of Flame. I haven’t read any books by him yet but with these covers, these were obviously written for me… And lastly we have the final to the Demon van Felswyck duology by Jurgen Snoeren, called Revocatie. I loved the first book but also found some problematic bits. I hope they will be solved in this one. These books are quite the commitment though so I have been putting of reading it.