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Book Shelf Tour 2019 // Part 2 / Hardcovers, Graphic Novels and the Like, Mostly Read

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As always I’ll update these with the correct links as the posts publish.

For some reason a lot of these pictures didn’t turn out as nice as I wanted them to but I didn’t have time to retake them. These were taken in April 2019.

Shelf 1 + 2

Shelf 1 – Hardcovers

So we start with the first cube which are all read. Way on the top is a Dutch edition of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. It is my husband’s, absorbed into my collection haha. Then we have a hardcover of The Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare. Downwards we have The 5th Wave trilogy by Rick Yancey; The 5th Wave, The Infinite Sea and The Last Star. The second half of this series was a bit of a let down for me.

Lastly on the stack we have a trilogy by Dutch author Nathalie Koch who wrote a kind of New Adult magical college story set in London. De Erfenis van Richard Grenville, Het Levende Labyrinth and De Stad van de Alchemist. Next to the stack is The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Gailbraith. I also have Blue Magic, the second book in the Astrid Lethewood duology by A.M. Dellamonica. And lastly is The Nutcracker by E.T.A. Hoffman. It didn’t fit on the shelf with my classics so here it is.

Moving to the next cube, at the top we have Het Juiste Spoor by Marieke Nijkamp and Corinne Duyvis. It is a small booklet with a novella from each author that was released in the Netherlands for the very nice price of 7,50 Euro. I enjoyed it. Then we have a collection of a few novella’s by Thomas Olde Heuvelt in Om Nooit te Vergeten. Beneath that is Pindakaas en Sushi by Roderick Leeuwenhart which is an entertaining story about con events. I still need to read on with the series through the library at some poin.

Next we have Ruined by Amy Tintera that I enjoyed a lot more than I thought I would. Beneath that I have two books by Corinne Duyvis: On the Edge of Gone and Otherbound of which the first mentioned is my favorite. Then I have The Wrath and the Dawn duology by Renee Ahdieh, The Wrath and the Dawn, and The Rose and the Dagger. And lastly in this stack is The Darkest Powers trilogy bind-up by Kelley Armstrong which consists of The Summoning, The Awakening and The Reckoning.

Next to the stack is The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black and The Ice Dragon by George R. R. Martin. And finally I have The Themis Files by Sylvain Neuvelt which consists of Sleeping Giants, Waking Gods and Only Human.

Shelf 2 – Hardcovers

Moving downwards we have some of my large hardcovers with Leigh Bardugo. It starts with the Six of Crows duology which of course consists of Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom. Nex to that is the lovely The Language of Thorns. Faced forward is of course King of Scars. I’ll be honest and say that it dissapointed me a bit but I can imagine that after so much hype and want over the years it is hard to live up to everyone’s expectations.

Next to that we have my very pretty Naomi Novik books, Uprooted and Spinning Silver. Still incredibly pleased with these. And lastly my second-hand find of The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch.

Then we have A Closed and Common Orbit, and Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers. Unfortunately I do now own a physical copy of A Long Way since no hardcover available. Sad face.ย  Next to that is Caraval. By the time this posts I will have read book 2 and 3 of this series as well, haha, which is just going to look really nice.

The lovely golden spine is Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman. If I ever reread A Game of Thrones I will be doing it in this illustrated edition. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor is the large print version because I am an idiot. And lastly we have Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman.

Shelf 3 + 4

Shelf 3 – Hardcovers

This shelf starts with The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. First up are the two volumes of Wires and Nerve that focuses on Iko. Then we have Fairest, Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, Winter and Stars Above. Yes they take up almost half a shelf haha.

Next to that are my two dutch editions of Iskari by Kristen Ciccarelli: The Last Namsara and The Caged Queen. I can’t wait to see what the third book will look like in the Dutch edition.

Then we have one of my favorites, The Epic Crush Genie Lo by F.C. Yee. Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh is still one I have to continue with. Its a duology so it shouldn’t be as daunting as it feels. Toil & Trouble is an anthology edited by Jessica Spotswood and Tessa Sharpe. And next to it is A Thousand Beginnings and Endings, another anthology, this time edited by Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman.

The Timekeeper trilogy by Tara Sim is finally complete. You can see by the spines that there was a cover change. But it’s not too bad and I really like the first design of Timekeeper. Chainkeeper and Firestarter are also pretty though.

And lastly we have my two Courtney Alameda books; Shutter and Pitch Dark.

Shelf 4 – Hardcovers

Continuing on with the hardcover this shelf starts with a dutch author Tonke Dragt who in recent years has had some of her work translated to English. While these editions are Dutch The Letter to the King and The Secrets of the Wild Wood are translated to English. I still want to do a reread of these for you guys some day.

Then we have some middle grade with The Worldquake Sequence by Scarlett Thomas of which I have Dragon’s Green and The Chosen Ones. Then we have The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell. And of course Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend of which I have The Trials of Morrigan Crow and Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow.

Next to that is my Dutch edition of The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. With A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness next to that.

Another middle grade is A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig. I still have to try out some of his other work. Labyrinth Lost is the first book in the Brooklyn Brujas by Zoraida Cordova.

Moving on we have The Archived and The Unbound by Victoria Schwab. The first thing I read by her. This Monstrous Thing and The Gentleman’s Guide of Vice and Virtue are by Mackenzi Lee. While I unhauled books 2 and 3 of this series because I was dissapointed by it I still decided to keep Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch for the loving memories of Theron. No I am not still bitter about what happened to Theron. Not at all… *seethes*

And lastly we have Seraphina, Shadow Scale and Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman. Some of my favorite books.

Shelf 5 + 6 +7

Shelf 5 – Hardcovers and Graphic Novels

The last of the hardcovers are mostly novella’s.I have the first three books of the Wayward Children series by Seanan McGuire; Every Heart a Doorway, Down Among the Sticks and Bones and Beneath the Sugar Sky. Then we have the first two Murderbot books by Martha Wells; All Systems Red and Artificial Condition. Lastly there is Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Chris Riddell.

Then we have a section of graphic novels. First there is Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Anderson in the book seat my friend gave me last year. Night Shift by Debi Gliori was a gift from La La in the Library. Then we have the first three volumes of Amulet by Kazu Kibuishi.

Nimona by Noelle Stevensonย  is the Dutch translation. Next to that we have Robocity by Marlon Teunissen. Then we have Odd and the Frost Giants, and The Sleeper and the Spindle. Both by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Chris Riddell. Volume 2 of Fables by Bill Willingham is Animal Farm. I read a bunch of the volumes in bind-ups. I got to volume 7. Giant Days 1 is the Dutch bind-up of volumes 1 & 2. And lastly I have I Kill Giants by Joe Kelly.

Shelf 6 – Manga

So of course this shelf is mostly filled with manga by Clamp. First you see XXXHolic and the first volume of XXXHolic:Rei. Rei is the sequel to the original series that finished a few years ago. I still don’t own all the volumes though. Sad me.It is one of my favorites.

Then I have Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle. I will secretly admit to having read the scans online as it published. But I did end up buying a lot of the volumes. There are like 28 in total though.

The stack is more Clamp. On the bottom is bind-up book 2 of Cardcaptor Sakura. Then we have the 3 volumes of Legal Drug. Drug & Drop is the continuation of that series. But has been on hiatus since 2013 lesigh.

Next to that we have my other love. Get Backers. And the black ones are Get Backers Infinity Fortress, a kind of prequel. But I think they stopped translating them after the second one which was a real shame. The original series is also hard to come by these days I Think.

Shelf 7 – J.D. Robb / Nora Roberts

Hello there J.D. Robb aka Nora Roberts. Right now this just carries my J.D. Robb books but I do have Nora Roberts Fantasy on my tbr that might end up being put here when I read it.

Anyway this is the In Death series, the first 8 in Dutch.

And these are books 5 to 13 in English mass market paperback I found cheap at a flea market. Since then I switched to reading the English because the Dutch publisher changed to these ugly ass covers that don’t work with the series at all. Anyway I am just linking to the series here and not to each individual book.

Shelf 8 + 9

Shelf 8 – White Unread

This shelf only carries these white TBR paperbacks. It has books 1 and 3 of Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson; The Final Empire and The Hero of Ages. I bought these at a time that I thought I was going to love Sanderson. Not so much yet.

And then we have The Black Magician trilogy by Trudi Canavan that I am still very curious about. It starts with (or on my shelf it does) The Magician’s Apprentice, the prequel. Then we get The Magician’s Guild, The Novice and The High Lord.

Shelf 9 – Mystery and Contemporary

And then we have my least known shelf. The one that doesn’t have fantasy or sci-fi.It starts with Death and the Afterlife by Clifford A. Pickover. It goes into different topics and cultures surrounding death. Still unread.

Then we have two Dan Brown books: The Da Vinci Code and The Lost Symbol. My husband picked them up at some point. I also have Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson. I started it once but Merijn was like 2,5 months and not having it haha. Also I might be better of trying to read the Dutch version because science is already me weak bit..

Then we have Paaz (hardcover and pb). Up is it’s sequel. They are the story of being admitted to a psychiatric ward. I’ve read Paaz but not yet Up. Het Houden van Mannen is by the same author, Myrthe van der Meer.

Moving further along we have Body Positive Power by Megan Jayne Crabbe that I’ve heard good things about. Midwinter Blood is an interesting detective by Mons Kallentoft. Then of course we have The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak. I love this copy.

The Upside of Unrequited, Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda and Leah on the Off Beat are of course all by Becky Albertalli. Then we have Wonder by R.J. Palacio that I haven’t read yet. Of course I have A Thousand Perfect Notes by C.G. Drews. And lastly Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan.

And there you have it. The end of part 2.

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9 thoughts on “Book Shelf Tour 2019 // Part 2 / Hardcovers, Graphic Novels and the Like, Mostly Read

  1. I am still scratching my head why the new publisher isn’t rereleasing a hardcover of The Long Way. I emailed Becky Chambers and asked if that was ever going to happen, and although her webpage says that is the only place she answers questions, she never responded. Maybe I should email again. Maybe everyone from our group read should email her so the chances of her seeing one is upped. Ha ha. ๐Ÿ˜

    Did I tell you I bought a hardcover of Shadow Scale? I’m going to get them all in HC. That’s how committed I am to reading them. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ

    It always amazes me how much manga you have. ๐Ÿ“š

    Thanks for sharing more of your shelves! ๐Ÿ‘โœจ

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  2. Iedere keer wanneer ik hier jouw boekenkasten kom bewonderen vraag ik me af of ik niet nog eens aan een nieuwe Shelfies-reeks moet beginnen. De laatste jaren lijkt de inhoud van mijn boekenkasten steeds vaker te veranderen. De voorbije drie jaren zijn er bijvoorbeeld heel veel vervangen door andere exemplaren.

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