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Book Shelf Tour 2019 // Part 3 // Harry Potter and Mostly Read Paperbacks

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Moving towards the right you will be seeing almost only paperbacks here with the exception of the first two shelves. Because I kept series together there. This will have a lot of series and some mass market paperbacks. Mostly will be read with the exception of one shelf.

Some photo’s aren’t too great and I’ve sized them down somewhat. Others are fine-ish so yeay.

Shelf 1 – Harry Potter

shelf 1 +2

And here we go. This shelf is Harry Potter and I moved it up quite a bit. I don’t grab as much of this shelf so it makes sense it is at the top. I also moved some doubles upstairs. the english paperbacks I had for instance because it was taking up too much space here.

So to start I have the illustrated Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them with next to it The Case of Beasts from the movie. Then I have the three illustrated by Jim Kay books: The Philosopher’s Stone, The Chamber of Secrets and The Prisoner of Azkaban. The colourful spines are the Dutch paperbak editions of the series that came out later and I collected these for my husband as he had never read the whole series. Still hasn’t.

At the top of the stack is Quidditch Through the Ages and next to it The Tales of Beedle The Bard and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Then we have the two screenplays of the Fantastic Beasts movies. And I have a Ravenclaw edition of The Philosopher’s Stone. And lastly a nice copy of The Deathly Hallows. The picture is of Husband and I visiting the Harry Potter Expo when it came to the Netherlands.

Lastly in the corner is a mythology book. And an Alice jigsaw book.

Shelf 2 – The Others and The Realm of the Elderlings

Moving a shelf down I have The Others series by Anne Bishop. I have the first 5 in Dutch which is the stack of paperbacks: Written in Red, Murder of Crows, Vision in Silver, Marked in Flesh and Etched in Bone. The publisher decided to stop translating so I have Lake Silence in English and hardcover.

And then we have The Realm of Elderlings by Robin Hobb. I don’t have them all yet but I do hope to at some point.

First we have The Farseers trilogy which consists of Assassin’s Apprentice, Royal Assassin and Assassin’s Quest. Then there is The Liveship Traders Trilogy which consists of Ship of Magic, The Mad Ship and Ship of Destiny. Currently I am working my way through The Tawny Man trilogy: Fool’s Errand, The Golden Fool and Fool’s Fate.

Shelf 3 – Dutch Paperbacks

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And onto the Dutch paperbacks. Some of these are translated, others are by Dutch authors. We start it off with The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon. One I still have to continue reading. Next we have Invocatie, book 1 of the duology De Demon van Felswyck. In Transit is a sci-fi story by Margaretha van Andel.

Then we have three Jen inkman books. Het Boek van Voorheen and De Wereld Achter het Water are the first 2 books in a dystopia. Het Laatste Licht is a paranormal romance. Next to that is the original version of Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt.

Then we have The Legend Trilogy by Marie Lu with Legend, Prodigy and Champion. And lastly on this photo is the Precious Stone trilogy by Kerstin Gier: Ruby Red, Sapphire Blue and Emerald Green.

Julie Kagawa has 2 books here, Talon and Shadow of the Fox, but I have The Iron Fey books upstairs. Then we have the beauty The Bear and the Nightingale and The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden. I am in love witht his trilogy and I can’t wait for the dutch translation to come out so it can match prettily on my shelves (since I already read the 3rd book).

The Many Worlds of Albie Bright by Christopher Edge is one of my favorite middle grade reads. An interesting series is The Graveyard Queen series by Amanda Stephens of which I am missing book 3 for some reason. De Klauw, book 1 of Magycker by Adrian Stone was a lovely read.

Shelf 4 – Tallish English Paperbacks

This shelf isn’t entirely full. Go me. It starts with And the Ocean Was Our Sky by Patrick Ness, an illustrated novel. Next is one of my favorite reads of 2018, Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black is one of those books I enjoyed but don’t have any real push to read on with the series.

The Pyramids of London by Andrea Host I think I read an e arc of in 2015 and I am STILL waiting on that sequel. Sunbolt is my won and signed edition by Intisar Khanani. Next to it is The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White. Flamecaster is the first book in the Shattered Realms series and a continuation of the Seven Realms, by Cinda Williams Chima.

Replica by Lauren Oliver had the interesting concept of having a two stories you could read in a few different ways. Three Dark Crowns and the novella bind up Queens of Fennbirn are by Kendare Blake.

Then we have two trilogies as the last bit on this shelf. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken which consists of: The Darkest Minds, Never Fade and In the Afterlight. I know there is a book 4 but it doesn’t quite feel like it is a part of the series for me. Just an extra. The other trilogy is the Firebird trilogy by Claudia Gray: A Thousand Pieces of You, Ten Thousand Skies Above You and A Million Worls With You.

Shelf 5 – More English Paperbacks

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My pretty red, white and a little black stack haha. They fit so well together. From the bottom we start with Victoria Schwab. Vicious was a standalone but has a sequel now. This Savage Song couldn’t quite sell me over and I don’t know if I will be reading the sequel. But I did love The Shades of Magic books which consists of A Darker Shade of Magic, A Gathering of Shadows and A Conjuring of Light. On top is the Dark Gifts trilogy by Vic James which consists of Gilded Cage, Tarnished City and Bright Ruin.

The True Queen is the second Sorcerer Royal book by Zen Cho and my editions don’t match. I cry. The boxset next to it is of collaborations between Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell for The Graveyard Book, Coraline and Fortunately the Milk.

Enchanted Inc by Shanna Swendson is one of those feel good series. I own the first four. Next to that we have Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee.

Then we have Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Choksi is a great middle grade. The Beast is an Animal by Peternelle van Arnsdale made me think of The Bear and the Nightingale.

Next we have a duology by S. Jae-Jones, Wintersong and Shadowsong. Slayer by Kiersten White is set in the Buffy verse. The Golem and the Djinni by Helene Wecker is getting a sequel and I am mighty curious. Invictus was an okay time travel story by Ryan Graudin. And lastly we have my boxset of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. No I am not counting the supposed 6th book by Eoin Colfer.

Shelf 6 – Mostly Mass Market Paperbacks

This section starts with the Broken Eart trilogy by N.K. Jemisin which consists of The Fifth Season, The Obelisk Gate and The Stone Sky. I highly recommend you read these. Next we have The Magicans and The Magician King by Lev Grossman. My worn copy of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern is next to them.

The Ocean at the end of the Lane by Neil Gaiman is one I want to reread soonish. Stardust is also by him. The Winds of Change and Other Stories by Isaac Asimov did not convince me all that much. Slave to Sensation is a fun paranormal romance book. Red Sister by Mark Lawrence I hesitated on reading but once I did was glad I did.

The Dragonbone Chair by Tad Williams is one I read from the library but when I found this cheap I bought it. The Chronicles of Chrestomanci volume 1 by Diana Wynne Jones consists of Charmed Life and The Lives of Christopher Chant.

The Night Angel trilogy by Brent Weeks is one I read way back in 2009 and really enjoyed it at the time. A bind up of the books is coming out or is already out. Indigo Springs is a fun first book of a duology by A.M. Dellamonica.

And lastly of course you can find the A Song of Ice and Fire books by George R.R. Martin here.

Shelf 7 – More English Paperbacks

Moving down to a shelf not completely filled we start with The Grisha trilogy by Leigh Bardugo which consists of Shadow and Bone, Siege and Storm, and Ruin and Rising. Then we have a few Cassandra Clare books. Clockwork Angel, Clockwork Princess, Clockwork Prince (who make up the Infernal Devices, and oops wrong order again), Lady Midnight and Lord of Shadows (the first two Dark Artifices books).

Next to those we have my beautiful copy of Sorcerer to the Crown. Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray I enjoyed much more than I thought I would. Howl’s Moving Castle and Castle in the Air are by Diana Wynne Jones. And lastly I have The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of her Own Making by Catheryne M. Valente.

Shelf 8 – Unread, Mostly Mass Market Paperbacks

Shelf 8 + 9

 

These are pretty much all unread. Lets start at the bottom with the Sovereign Stone trilogy which consists of Well of Darkness, Guardians of the Lost and Journey into the Void. I have had these for ages but I can never seem to unhaul them. They just aren’t at the top of my tbr.

Then we have Gardens of the Moon, the first Malazan Book of the Fallen by Steven Erikson. I was really excited for this when I bought it last year but I have since read a sci-fi book by him and really didn’t like it. Though according to his fans I just didn’t understand it haha.

The Black Prism and The Blinding Knife from The Lightbringer series by Brent Weeks. I really enjoyed his Night Angel Trilogy and Regan from Peruse Project really loves these books so I need to give them a chance at some point.

A Blight of Mages is only the first book by Karen Miller on this shelf.

I found her books cheap once and I just got all the ones I could find. So here we have The Innocent Mage, The Awakened Mage, The Prodigal Mage, Hammer of God and Empress. On top is Foundation by Isaac Asimov.

Next to the stack is The Name of the Wind and The Wiseman’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss. I was really excited for this but then it is taking him forever with the third book and recently I have been hearing some rumors his take on females isn’t all that great so meh.

The Three-Body Problem and The Dark Forest by Cixin Liu are book one and two of a sci-fi trilogy that scares me for the science in it. Archangel’s Kiss is a book 2 in a series and I just need to get the first book to start it.

Different Seasons by Stephen King is a collection of short stories and I mainly got it to read the story that the movie Stand by Me was based on. Open Sesame by Tom Holt is said to be as great as Pratchett. And The Diamond Throne by David Eddings is an older fantasy I’ve never tried.

Shelf 9 – Mixed Matched Series

Mixed matched series are the bane of my existence. It hurts my soul but I can’t afford to replace them to get them matching. Boo.

Anyway this shelf starts with The Seven Realms series by Cinda Williams Chima. The Demon King is the white spine of the Dutch edition. Then we get The Exiled Queen, The Gray Wolf Throne and The Crimson Crown.

Another mix matched series due to having Dutch and English is The Raven Cycle. First we have The Raven Boys, The Dream Thieves, Blue Lily, Lily blue and The Raven King.

And onto the last few books where we continue with Penryn and the End of Days by Susan Ee which consists of Angelfall, World After and End of Days. The Ship Beyond Time and The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig is a duology.

And as many I am eagerly awaiting the continuation of the Gentleman Bastard books by Scott Lynch which so far has been published with The Lies of Locke Lamora, Red Seas under Red Skies and The Republic of Thieves.

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10 thoughts on “Book Shelf Tour 2019 // Part 3 // Harry Potter and Mostly Read Paperbacks

  1. Ik kwam onlangs bij de kringloopwinkel een hele serie nederlandstalige Harry Potter boeken tegen en vond het zo’n triest idee dat iemand daar afscheid van had kunnen nemen. Zelf heb ik ze ook allemaal bij elkaar staan en ik kan het me ook moeilijk anders indenken. Al neemt mijn collectie ondertussen wel al meerdere planken in en worden het er in de toekomst waarschijnlijk nog meer met de scripts van Fantastic Beasts en de geïllustreerde edities erbij.

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  2. I haven’t seen a Dutch hardcover of Philosopher’s Stone anywhere on the web. I might have you keep an eye out for a used HC in good shape, and have you send it to me and I can pay you for it, plus shipping, by giving you a Book Depository, or Better World Books GC. 😊

    I am not going to read the sequels to Vicious, nor This Savage Song. Ha ha. It’s just strange to me how wobbly they are (and City of Ghosts) compared to A Darker Shade of Magic. 😯

    I had forgotten about the sequel to The Gollem and the Djinni. I think I’ll wait to read the first book I have on my Kindle until the second book comes out. Thanks for reminding me. I didn’t know someone wrote a sixth Hitchhiker’s book! 😱 Why even do that?

    Thanks again for these shelf tours. I love them. 👍✨

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    1. I’ll keep an eye out. Yeah I am not really interested in the Vicious sequel. Maybe the savage song one day if I can find it really cheap or if it ever gets translated and I can find it in the library.

      I know! I don’t get that either 😦

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