Book Shelves

Book Shelf Tour 2018 – Part 6

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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 – TBR Dutch Paperbacks

Here we continue with Dutch paperbacks either by Dutch authors or translated. You will see from now on that these shelves are pretty overflowing.

We start with a cheap buy and that is more on the bottom of my tbr. The Fire Sermon by Francesca Haig. I’ve seen some mixed things about them. Next we have The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater. I’ve heard only good things about this one but I haven’t felt like picking it up yet. Then we have Half Wild and Half Lost, the second and third book of the Half Bad trilogy by Sally Green. I’m kind of on the fence at the moment about continuing on with this series after also not liking her newest book.

The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon is the second The Bone Season book that I will continue one day. Maybe once the fourth actually comes out… Then we have two books that got shoved in my hands last Summer haha. The Finisher part 1 and 2 by David Baldacci. They are pretty thin so I’ll get to them some day I am sure. Next to that is The Jewel by Amy Ewing, a book I’ve had some reservations about starting.

Moving on to the stack in the middle of the shelf. On the top we have book two  of The Dresden Files, Full Moon. An impulse buy of my husband who was never going to read it but after initially unhauling it this year I think I will give this series a chance. Next is De Stem van de Zee by Mara Li. It is signed. Since I got this though this book and the rest of the series has been rereleased and touched upon so yeay outdated book.

Then we have book 5 to 8 in the In Death series by J.D. Robb in Dutch. Ceremony in Death, Vengeance in Death, Holiday in Death, and Conspiracy in Death. Below that you see Starters & Enders in a bind-up. The duology is by Lissa Price. Lastly on the stack is the Under the Never Sky trilogy by Veronica Rossi. Under the Never Sky, Through the Ever Night and Into the Still Blue.

Moving further to the right we have Roque and Soldier, books 2 and 3 of the Talon series by Julie Kagawa. These are signed. But I am still on the fence on actually continuing it despite this being about dragons. Than we have the first Mercy Thompson book, Moon Called, by Patricia Briggs with On the Edge by Ilona Andrews next to it.

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake I’ve had for a while. I didn’t realize for the longest time that this was the same author as Three Dark Crowns. Phobos by Victor Dixen has an interesting concept but I’m not sure if it is going to be for me. In Transit by Margaretha van Andel however is a different matter and I hope to read this for Sci-Fi month later this year.

Finally we have some Stephen King. The massive Under the Dome and the first Dark Tower book called The Gunslinger.

Shelf 6 – TBR Mass Market Paperbacks

This shelf doesn’t fit bigger books as you can see so mostly the tiny books are on here. Most are English with the exception of two.

This shelf starts with Robin Hobb. The third Tawny Man book called Fool’s Fate. Then we have the third Broken Earth book by N.K. Jemisin, The Stone Sky. From the same other I also have the second Inheritance book called The Broken Kingdoms, and the second Dreamblood book called The Shadowed Sun. Then we have the second Dark Gifts book called Tarnished City, by Vic James.

Then we have The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss. Lastly you see The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson which apparently is getting a sequel. And here I thought I had a standalone. Ugh…

Moving to The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey. Next to that we have the first two Earthsea books by Ursula K. Le Guin, A Wizard of Earthsea and The Tombs of Atuan. Some more Brandon Sanderson in the form of The Stormlight Archive. The Way of Kings, Words of Radiance and the novella Edgedancer.

Next to that we have the Abhorsen novella called Across the Wall. Next to that you see a bind-up of two novella’s that go with Michael Scott’s The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel called Billy Kid and the Vampyres of Vega and The Death of Joan of Arc . And finally the Three Dark Crowns novella Queens of Fennbirn by Kendare Blake.

Moving on to this lovely stack. We have the novella Out of Time by John Marsden. Then we have two bind-ups of The Chronicles of Chrestomanci  volume 2 and 3 by Diana Wynne Jones. They consist of The Magicians of Caprona, Witch Week, Conrad’s Fate and The Pinhoe Egg.

Who Fears Death is a standalone by Nnedi Okorafor (though there is apparently also a 200 page novella). Red Sister by Mark Lawrence is the start to a new series called Book of the Ancestor. The Map of Time by Felix. J. Palma drew me in because of the title. And lastly there is The Sworn by Gail Z. Martin, the first Fallen Kings Cycle.

Shelf 7 – TBR Dutch Paperbacks and English Paperbacks

This shelf continues on from shelf 5 with Dutch paperbacks and then turns to larger English paperbacks. I do quite like how this shelf looks. For now, haha.

We start of this stack with The Awakening, the sixth and finaly book of The Graveyard Queen by Amanda Stevens. I had been waiting on this and waiting and yet now I’ve owned it for several months but have not read it. I’m so nervous.

Next up are the first two books in the Dragon trilogy by An Janssens, a Belgian author. They are Drakenkoningin and Drakentovenaar. Then we have the two Nachtuilen books by Jeroen van Unen. I’m not sure if there are going to be more in this or if it is a duology. The first two are De Nachtuilen and De Slang van Havilah. And they are both signed.

Then we have the Dutch edition of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith. I got this when the movie was about to come out and yet never read it and never saw the movie.  And lastly we have the first two books in the Duivel trilogy by Adrian Stone. They are Profeet van de Duivel and Zoon van de Duivel. Duivel is Devil if you hadn’t guessed already. I’m curious about these but they aren’t on the top of my tbr.

So I got these two books by David Hair before realizing that they are actually together the first book in the Moontide Quartet called Mage’s Blood. But I liked the covers we had and the English paperbacks are huge so I figured why not go for the Dutch ones. But then they started halving or putting out 3 books for one book and then stopped translating all together and I am just so happy I haven’t got more of these books. But I am also peeved that again I should have probably just gone for the English versions. -_- #endrant

Then we have the Dutch movie tie-in edition of A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle. I had never heard of these books before the movie came out but that trailer looked so good.

Next we have two Cocky van Dijk boeken. The first Drakenijs boek called Kristallen Hart and the first boek of the Drakenzieler series called Spiegelgeest. If you hadn’t guessed, these are dragon books. I should host a dragon month haha. Then we have the Dutch edition of Dream a Little Dream by Kerstin Gier. And finally the first Ranger Apprentice book by John Flannagan called The Ruins of Gorlan.

Look at this gorgeous colored stack. I swear when I started putting these together I didn’t realize right away how nicely the spines were matching up. But here we are. I’ll be sad to break them up if I want to read books from this.

It starts with the Bone Gap by Laura Ruby. An impulse buy when I saw this pretty edition. Well impulse want and husband bought it right away for my birthday. Then we have Vicious by V.E. Schwab. The only Schwab book on my shelves I haven’t read yet. I’m a bit hesitant about this one as I read the first 30 pages a while ago and didn’t really like it. Please tell me it gets better.

Moving on we have Ringer by Lauren Oliver, the second Replica book. Traitor’s Blade by Sebastien de Castell is a book I found signed earlier this year.  Under the Pendulum Sun by Jeannette Ng makes me so curious and scares me at the same time… I hear few people talk about it but when they do they do seem to really like this one.

Wintersong and Shadowsong form a lovely duology by S. Jae Jones and lastly we have Invictus by Ryan Graudin.

And onto the last of this shelf we have The Dark Forest and The Three-Body Problem (in the wrong order, insert grumbling here) by Cixiun Liu. I am so curious and yet also scared.

The Beast is an Animal by Peternelle van Arsdale is another one I hear very little about but the cover just took me in. It isn’t very big so I really should pick it up as it is a standalone. The Extinction Trials by S.M. Wilson is a dinosaur dystopia and with Jurassic World and recently having read Jurassic Park this is in my mind a lot to read lately.

The very thin book is The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie and ending the pack is Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake.

Shelf 8 – TBR Mass Market Paperbacks

Are you still with me? Good, because we have another two full shelves to go. I thought about splitting this one up again but that just seemed a bit too much overal. This shelf focuses on mass market paperbacks. Again, mostly English.

We start with a bunch of Karen Miller I acquired rather cheaply. The Innocent Mage and The Awakened Mage are from the Kingmaker, Kingbreaker duology while A Blight of Mages (blue spine standing up) is a prequel. Oh yeah the prequel is almost bigger than the original duology…  If I am correct The Prodigal Mage is a sequel to Kingmaker, Kingbreaker and the first book of the Fisherman’s Children duology. Empress and Hammer of God are book 1 and 3 from Godspeaker trilogy.

Moving on we have the Sovereign Stone trilogy by Weis and Hickman, a duo. They consist of Well of Darkness, Guardians of the Lost and Journey into the Void. I’ve had these forever, haven’t read them and yet I can’t seem to part with them. I need to make reading them happen within the next year though. Then we have book one of The Black Magician trilogy called The Magician’s Guild and its prequel The Magician’s Apprentice. Again with the big prequel books. What is up with that? Then you see The Final Empire and just below The Hero of Ages, books 1 and 3 of the original Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson.

Then we have this striking blue book called The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp by Rick Yancey. We have some long titles here with next to it The Girl of Cirumnavigated Fairland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherine M. Valente. I’ve heard great things and the dragon like creature on the cover is of course super appealing.

The brick is The Mists of Avalon by Marion Bradley. Next to that we have this short stories collection by Stephen King called Different Seasons. I mainly have this for the short story in here that was used to base of the movie Stand by Me, one of my favorites.

Open Sesame is by Tom Holt who I have heard a lot about. The Diamond Throne by David Eddings sounds super interesting, and lastly we have Archangel’s Kiss, the second Guild Hunter book by Nalini Singh.

Shelf 9 – TBR English Paperbacks

We finally reached the last shelf. This holds a bunch of English paperbacks and some mix matched series at the end.

Half a King by Joe Abercrombie appealed to me because of the spine. It just stands out with that color. Than I have a bind up of the first two Skulduggery Pleasant books by Derek Landy. It has Skulduggery Pleasant and Playing with Fire. This edition of Hex is the English edtion with alternative ending so I have it on my tbr shelf even though I have technically read it. I am not sure if I am still as keen as before to read it though.

Next is Incarceron. This mostly pulled me because of the author Catherine Fisher. I really loved her Snowwalker trilogy when I was younger (I have those upstairs). And lastly on the stack my boxset of the Splintered trilogy by A.G. Howard which has Splintered, Unhinged and Ensnared.

Next to that we have Unearthly by Cynthia Hand and Sea of Shadows by Kelley Armstrong. I find it interesting how the last mentioned author seems to write in so many targe groups and genres. I think that is great.

The next stack starts with the second Shattered Realms book by Cinda Williams Chima called Shadowcaster. I don’t know what happened but I kind of lost interest in this series. Not enough to unhaul but I haven’t even gotten the third one yet. I think I might end up getting them all and then just reread the first and binge the others after it once the series is completed. (I am also still bitter about the cover change though I do actually like the one of the third book, it is pretty.)

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert has been reccommended to me a few times. A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess I was super excited for and then I never read it… Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor has been on my wishlist forever and I finally got it for my last birthday. I hear nothing but great things about that one.

Dorothy Must Die is a Wizard of Oz retelling by Danielle Paige that piques my interest. Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins I found interesting a few years ago, but I think I might have lost interest. Has anyone read it and thinks it is for me? Or not?

Blameless by Gail Carriger is the third Parasol Protectorate book and the only one I have. I found it cheap and I hope to one day pick up the others so I can read it. I’ve only heard good things. The Warrior Heir is the first Heir Chronicles book and was written before even the Seven Realms books by Cinda Williams Chima. I tried the first 30 pages but wasn’t feeling it and then never continued. It does show how much she has improved writing wise though.

Shadowfall by James Clemens came in my Anderwereld second-hand English box. Then we have The Cruel Prince by Holly Black. I know there have been some conflicted sounds about this one but I haven’t disliked anything written by her yet and I will totally give it a good shot.

Then we have my complete mix matched A Chaos Walking trilogy by Patrick Ness that consists of The Knife of Never Letting Go, The Ask and the Answer and Monsters of Men. Next to that you can see books 3 and 2 of the Graceling Realm books which are more companion books. They are Bitterblue and Fire.

And there you have it, my book shelf tour 2018 completed. I hope you enjoyed it!

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21 thoughts on “Book Shelf Tour 2018 – Part 6

  1. Your shelves are so organized and pretty. xD Mine are just big old messes lol. You’ve got a lot of great books in there. 🙂 Look forward to seeing what you think about some of your TBR ones.

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  2. I like how you organized your shelves with books you need to read and books you’ve completed. When I get to put my books together on the shelves next year, I may try something similar (though it’ll prolly just turn into most of the books being on my TBR bookshelf…*facepalm*). Awesome series of posts! Thanks for taking us through your bookshelves!

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  3. Oh, get to reading The Scorpio Races! The writing is the same as The Raven Cycle books. I loved it. 💟

    How do the spines hold up on those super thick paperbacks like that one Steven King? Those bricks amaze me. Ha ha. I still have to read Enders. I remember enough of the first one to not have to re-read, but our library never bought it (I hate when they don’t finish up series). I will have to look to see if Hoopla has it. Starters wasn’t fabulous, but I was invested enough in the characters to want to find out what happened. Didn’t there end up being a third one of some kind? 📚

    I loathed Vicious, and I never read Dorothy Must Die because I read the prequel while I was waiting for the author to send the signed hardcover I won. To me her writing was a mess. Heh heh. Baz found my paperback of Mists of Avalon in storage and I was excited to read it again for the third time, but shortly thereafter Anne from Inked Brownies mentioned that the author and her husband had been charged with child abuse and sexual abuse with their daughter. I Googled and they belong to some weird social society where they think having sexual relations is normal for all ages, including children. I was going to donate it to our library sale, but I decided to toss it in the trash instead. 😒

    You know, I can accept when a series of paperbacks is totally mismatched (no two from the same editions) like your Chaos Walking trilogy. There is something very paperbackish about it. Ha ha. I think my Rincewind Discworld arc might end up being like that. 📖📔📓📕📘

    I think you will love Valente’s Fairyland books! I am curious what you will think of the Dresden File books if you get around to reading them. I loved the SyFy Channel show (I was angry they stopped making them so quickly), but Baz doesn’t think I will like the books. It would be interesting to hear what you think. 👍

    I do love your tours and I’m sad they are over for this year. I should try to do a couple after I get Baz’s kids’ books situated in my old bookcase. 💜

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    1. I really need to. They are huge ass bricks. It is why books from Tad William’s or George R.R. Martin or other fantasy writiers that write big books are often cut into two parts with translations because there would be no reading them otherwise (And they still look like bricks).

      Oh I remember that coming up. I couldn’t remember the author’s name though. Sucks that was her. 😦 Luckily I bought the book for like 50 cents hehe.
      Haha that totally suits Rincewind too. He is a mess anyway.

      Hmm I’m still hmm about the dresden files. I have read that his first few books have very sexualized females. He makes up for that later on in the series apparently but I’m not sure if I could get through that. We shall see.

      I am going to do an anime tour in October for the big of anime I still have upstairs. 🙂
      And yes you should!

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  4. Ik heb dus nog steeds maar één boek van Stephen King gelezen maar ooit ga ik nog meer van hem lezen. Misschien lukt het me dan ook om een aantal boeken te lezen die ik hier voorbij zag komen en al een tijdje benieuwd naar ben. De Spintered-trilogy bijvoorbeeld, maar ook Rebel Belle, The Girl with all the Gifts, de boeken van Jim Butcher, …

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