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This year the book shelf tours will only have four parts. I now have four shelves and doing eight parts seemed like a bit of an overkill. So these tours will be insanely long. I asked on twitter which shelf you’d like to see first and the overwhelming vote was for the tbr shelf. So here we are.
The Small Shelf
Way at the top of the small shelf you can see our Ron Hogwarts Cart of Funko Pop. It takes up so much space but as they were for my husband, they stay in the box because that is what he wants.
The manuscript is the Dutch translation of Marked in Flesh by Anne Bishop that a bookseller of Westerhof in Zwolle got me early. ❤ Still cherish that. Next to that is my arc of The Keepers of Verdorso by L.A. Millett and my arc of Seafire by Natalie C. Parker.
Below that is my small collection of Roald Dahl books. I have collected a lot of these for Merijn. First you see the 30th anniversary edition of The BFG from Puffin with next to it the normal Dutch edition of it. Next to that are the Dutch editions of The Twits, The Witches, Matilda, James and the Giant Peach and George’s Marvelous Medicine. Then we have the big the collection of short stories by him. He wrote a lot of adult short stories as well which I’ve read very little of.
Then below that we have some more books that I got, mostly from the library sale as you can see, for Merijn. First you see The Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne. I really need to read this myself too.
Then we have books from the Artemis Fowl and Ranger’s Apprentice series. A bit mixed because I put them on size rather than series. Up on top are the first two Artemis Fowl books: Artemis Fowl and The Arctic Incident. Then there is The Ruins of Gorlan, the first Rangers Apprentice book. Another Artemis Fowl, The Opal Deception. Books 2 and 4 of The Ranger’s Apprentice: The Burning Bridge and The Battle for Skandia. Lastly two Artemis Fowls: The Eternity Code and The Last Guardian.
Last on the actual stack is The Merlin Conspiracy, book 2 of the Magids series by Diana Wynne Jones.
And then you see the remainder of the small shelf. The top shelf on the pic has some Sesamy street audio books and Roald Dahl audiobooks. There are also dvd’s. Then lower we keep the library books for him and the books that have lose items like puzzles in them. And then you see the rest of the books I have downstairs for him (except I also have a book standard for him haha).
The Big Shelf
Shelf 1 – Donald Duck
Shelf 1 + 2
Not a seperate picture but still showing you the top shelf of the tbr shelf. It has the Harry Potter side to the hogwarts train of Funko Pop. The rest are all Donald Ducks I got for my husband. Now he just needs to read them all. He is not a very committed reader haha.
Shelf 2 – Hardcovers
Moving down we are starting with my large hardcovers. First there is the huge hardcover of Norse Myths: Tales of Odin, Thor and Loki by Kevin Crossley-Holland. Illustrated by Jeffrey Alan Love. Something drew me right in to get this book when I saw it but I haven’t quite picked it up yet.
Onto the large stack, at the top is my Dutch copy of The Watchmaker of Filligree Street by Natasha Pulley. I’ve gone back and forth on unhauling that one but for now I am keeping it. Below that is The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon, book 3 of The Bone Season. Totally did not get those for the orange dyed pages…
I’ve yet to read anything by Kazuo Ishiguoro but The Buried Giant is the first on my list. The Broken Eye is book 3 of the Lightbringers serie by Brent Weeks that I have yet to start. The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborthy is still happily waiting on me.
Moving on I have Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo and Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu from the DC Icons series. I wasn’t going to read these first but I ended up finding these hardcovers reasonably cheap.
Child of a Hidden Sea is the first book in the Hidden Sea Tales by A.M. Dellamonica. I really liked Indigo Springs by this author that I ended up getting this book too. However I still haven’t picked it up. Story of my life.
Next to Child of a Hidden Sea is my dutch copy of Spellslinger, and book 3 in English which is Charmcaster. I switched languages because I hated that the dutch publisher switched from hardcover to paperback midway. Then we have The Summoner Trilogy by Taran Matharu with The Novice, The Inquisition and The Battlemage. Then we have A Crown for Cold Silver, book 1 of the Crimson Empire, by Alex Marshall. A bit of a chunker as you can see. Next to that is the 10th anniversary edition of The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. On top is Legendary by Stephanie Garber.
Shelf 3 – Hardcovers
Shelf 3 + 4
Moving down we have Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto. I really need to start this one. The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell is one I am STILL on the fence about unfortunately. Half the World is book 2 of the Shattered Sea trilogy by Joe Abercrombie that I have an old library edition of. Then an old hc of The Diviners by Libba Bray because let us be real, I am never going to have a matching set of those if I really like the series with all those cover changes.
Moving on to some Dutch I have The Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyami. Next to that is a novella of the Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss which is The Slow Regard of Silent Things. Then I have Abhorsen 1 to 3 by Garth Nix: Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen. And on top we have Lud-in-de-mist by Hope Mirrlees.
The Darkest Legacy, the fourth Darkest Minds book by Alexandra Bracken, I still have not read. Avalon and Polaris by Mindee Arnett I am saving for Sci-fi month. Then we have Iron Cast and Beneath the Citadel by Destiny Soria. I have read nothing by these authors but I am in awe of the covers. Beyond a Darkened Shore by Jessica Leake is the last English book on this shelf.
Last we have 2 more series on this shelf. First the first 5 Temeraire books by Naomi Novik: His Majesty’s Dragons, Throne of Jade, Black Powder War, Empire of Ivory and Victory of Eagles. Below those are The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel books 4-6 by Michael Scott: The Necromancer, The Warlock and The Enchantress. I own books 1-3 as well but they are upstairs.
Shelf 4 – Hardcovers and Paperbacks
Moving further down, you can see I took this book before I got my wedding anniversary gifts with that packaged one. If you were wondering what was in there you can find what I got in my May book haul.
First up is The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco. I still haven’t started this but all my friends love it so I am expecting to as well. Next is the Dutch edition of Renegades by Marissa Meyer. Bought it cheap from the publisher. Everless from Sara Holland is also the Dutch version from the same publisher.
The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi lee I still haven’t read even though I pre-ordered it last year. I am just scared I won’t end up loving it. The Library of Fates by Aditi Khorana is gorgeous but the reviews haven’t been overly great. Still I really want to try it. Bruja Born by Zoraida Cordova is one I still want to read. However she was apart of the whole clean judging squad on twitter and it has made me less excited. Not at the top but I will get to it.
Next up is a series, Serafina by Robert Beatty: Serafina and the Black Cloack, Serafina and the Twisted Staff and Serafina and the Splintered Heart. Apparently there is also a book 4 out now. Next to it is Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick. I’m really interested in trying out his format with half story and half illustrations.
On top is The Emerald Storm, book 4 of the Riyria Chronicles by Michael J. Sullivan that I bought in a library sale. Revocatie is the sequel to Invocatie by Dutch author Jurgen Snoeren. Then I have the first two books of the Draconis Memoria books by Anthony Ryan: The Waking Fire and The Legion of Flame.
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater I bought when I found it super cheap. I read The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon but still have to read on with the series with the sequel The Mime Order. And then we have another book I am super curious about, Godblind by Anna Stephens.
Shelf 5 – Dutch Paperbacks
Shelf 5 + 6 + 7
Moving on to Dutch paperbacks, mostly translated. While I really enjoy her J.D. Robb books I’ve only ever read a chicklit by Nora Roberts with that name. I am super curious about this one, Year One, but I still keep putting it off.
Arrowood by Mick Finlay is a little out of my comfort zone as it is a detectve, but it is set in the world of Sherlock Holmes and that quite honestly amuses me. Below that, upside down, is Fool Moon, the second Dresden book by Jim Butcher. I’m still as undecided as ever on starting that series. Silber is Dream a Little Dream by Kerstin Gier. Then you see The Six Heirs by Pierre Grimbert, the first book in the Secret of Ji. Very curious about it but again, just haven’t started it yet.
Next is De Stem van de Zee by Maria Li, a Dutch author. Then we have the Under the Never Sky trilogy by Veronica Rossi with Under the Never Sky, Through the Ever Night and Into the Still Blue. And at the bottom of the stack is Starters duology by Lissa Price. Lastly you see Lethal White by Robert Gailbraith.
Next to that is The Awakening, the final book in The Graveyard Queen series by Amanda Stevens. I haven’t picked this up because I don’t think I am quite ready to finish it yet. Price & Prejudice & Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith is one I was very curious about when the movie came out (that I haven’t seen) but I haven’t read it yet. On the Edge by Ilona Andrews and Moon Called by Patricia Briggs are two books I bought in a cheap bundle with this publisher still published urban fantasy. Unfortunately they decided to stop as it wasn’t selling as good as they wanted it to. The last one not in a stack is Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake that I keep saving for Halloween and then never read haha.
At the top of the stack is Mage’s Blood by David Hair that was published in Dutch in two books as they were so big. De Nachtuilen and De Slang van Havilah are by Dutch author Jeroen van Unen. Then we have a King, The Gunslinger. De Drakentovenaar and Drakenkoningin are by Belgian author An Janssens. Dragons! Under the Dome is of course by Stephen King.
Shelf 6 – Harry Potter Merchandise
Shelf 7 – Paperback
Shelf 7 is more paperback. It starts of with some Dutcha and moves into English. First we have Rogue and Soldier (though in the wrong order) by Jullie Kagawa. I read the first one, didn’t love it, and have not gotten myself to pick up the other two. Spiegelgeest and Kristallen Hart by Dutch author Cocky van Dijk. More dragons! The Complete Robot by Isaac Asimov next to that is an anthology of many robot stories. Profeet van de Duivel and Zoon van de Duivel are books 1 and 2 in a trilogy by Adrian Stone, another Dutch author (see I do own them). Rune is the follow up duology to that.
Then we have The Emperor’s Blades by Brian Stavely. I’ve been curious about this author for a while since I’ve heard mostly good things. And next to that is Shadowfall by James Clemens. An author I’ve not heard much about but seems to be a bit before my fantasy time.
The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang most will have heard of by now. It still scares me but I want to read it. Then we have the Conqueror’s Saga by Kierstin White (not in order on the shelf I know): And I Darken, Now I Rise and Bright We Burn. Next to that is my Splintered boxset by A.G. Howard: Splintered, Unhinged and Ensnared. Then we have Rebel Belle, a book I thought I’d already unhauled. Guess what I am doing now…
Dorothy Must Die seemed great but I’ve heard so many mixed things. Blameless is the third book Parasol Protectorate book by Gail Carragher. Since taking these photos I have acquired the first book. The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert seems like it will be a great read. A Shadow Bright and Burning is one I was looking forward to but then never picked up. (Story of my life.) Shadowshaper by Daniel Jose older is a thin one that I really need to start. Kelley Armstrong writes a lot of books and Sea of Shadows is just one of the books I am interested in.
Shelf 8 – English Paperbacks
Shelf 8 + 9
Going further down. In the corner we have two novella’s. Across the Wall, an Abhorsen story, and The Death of Joan of Arc/Billy the Kids and the Vampyres of Vegas binded up from The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel. Then we have The Way of Kings, Words of Radiance and the novella Edgedancer by Brandon Sanderson. The Map of Time is one of those books I saw on the shelves of a bookstore for a long time before finally deciding to pick it up. I haven’t seen anyone actually read it near me in the blogging world so I am curious. Who Fears Death by Nnedi Okorafor I got from a blind date with a book and somehow scares me a little. Or rather intimidates me a bit.
Then we have volume 2 and 3 of the bind-ups of The Chronicles of Chrestomanci by Diana Wynne Jones. Sworn by Gail Z. Martin I am still curious about, even more so since I read an article about her talking about ptsd in fantasy. Then we have Grey Sister by Mark Lawrence.
A Wizard of Earthsea and The Tombs of Atuan were bought a few years ago. They are small and yet I haven’t read them yet. What is wrong with me? Then we have Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K Dick. I haven’t read anything by this author yet but this is always the one I hear talked about the most when it comes to his work. The Rithmatist is by Brandon Sanderson. The Girl with all the Gifts is one I am curious about. And its yellow. Yellow is always good.
The Gathering is by Kelley Armstrong. Then we have 2 books that are book 2 in two series by N.K. Jemisin: The Broken Kingdoms and The Shadowed Sun. On the stack we only have Jen Williams books. Since taken this photo I finished the Copper Cat trilogy: The Copper Promise, The Iron Ghost and The Silver Tide. And I have read The Ninth Rain which leaves me with just The Bitter Twins.
Shelf 9 – Paperbacks
This last shelf starts us of with a stack. Half a King by Joe Abercrombie was partially a spine buy okay. Look at that color! The Bone Gap by Laura Ruby is such a nice edition. Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige was a steal at the local charity shop. I still love the cover of The Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke. Under the Pendulum Sun by Jeannette NG was a random buy for my birthday a few years ago but since I’ve seen quite a few people talk about it. Traitor’s Blade I managed to pick up a signed copy of. And two of this author’s other books are at the bottom of the stack, Shadowblack and Soulbinder. Sandwiched in between is Ringer by Lauren Oliver.
On top of the books next to the stack is Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt. It is the rewritten version. I read the Dutch original version. I still want to compare them someday for you guys. I say this every year. Then we have Incarceron by Catherine Fisher.
Beneath them I have the Chaos Walking trilogy by Patrick Ness that I have been meaning to read for ages. It has The Knife of Never Letting Go, The Ask and the Answer and Monsters of Men. The Abyss Surrounds Us is one I have read since taking this photo. Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor has me so curious but I haven’t picked it up quite yet. Then we have Shadowcaster by Cinda Williams Chima. It is book 2 of the sequel series to the Seven Realms and book 1 didn’t entirely sell me over and I am just scared of what is going to happen to my lovelies in the rest of this series. So I haven’t picked it up yet nor bought the rest of the series.
And the last few books on this tbr shelf people! We start with The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O by Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland. I first heard Maraia talk about this and I knew I needed to get it at some point. The Shadow of What Was Lost by James Islington sounds like it is super up my alley.
Nyxia and Nyxia Unleashed by Scott Reintgen are two books I am saving for sci-fi month later this year. City of Stairs and City of Blades are the books i picked up after loving this author’s Foundryside. Jade City by Fonda Lee sounds quite epic. The Extinction Trails and Exile seem like quick reads but I am undecided on if I want to invest my time in them. One Dark Throne is the sequel to Three Dark Crowns, a series I still need to continue.