For some reason I’ve never done a bookshelf tour.
I’ve posted photos every now and again, but not my complete shelves. Although to be fair, I don’t have many shelves, so some books have to stand on their own. Or be crowded on my desk. But I’m excited to show you my shelves today! First we have a zoomed out version of both shelves so you can see them from a distance.
So on the left we have my tall bookshelf. It used to have ornaments and tropies and things in a few of the shelves, but I gradually…erm, kicked them out. I needed the shelf space!
Then on the right are the two bookshelves above my desk. Lots of stuffed toys there too. Those two shelves hold most of the books I love the ABSOLUTE most. I’m always rearranging the bottom one.
The Tall Bookshelf
Let’s go shelf by shelf, shall we?
Top shelf: This holds a bunch of MG books. There’s Clarice Bean, Ruby Rosemount, Liesel and Po. Up the top are Inkheart and Inkspell as well as Mao’s Last Dancer and a very battered copy of The Fellowship of the Ring. There’s actually a layer behind all of these but I…do not take these books out because they’re VERY jammed in!
This has some of my school books, like Christopher Koch’s The Year of Living Dangerously. Then there’s the first three books in the Mortal Instruments series – I KNOW, they’re out of order, but whatever. I think there are some more MG books in the row behind, and we’ve got the awesome Spark by Rachael Craw there too.
This is my TBR shelf! On the right we have review copies and ARCs: Falling into Place, The Summer of Kicks, The Rapunzel Dilemma, The Realm of Possibility, Apple and Rain and A Thousand Pieces of You. They’re more or less in release order so I know which ones to read first. Then on the left is the pile of library books/books I own – library books on top. There are some ones that I REALLY WANT TO READ SOON. Like A Corner of White and Love Letters to the Dead, for example.
Here we have some Michael Scott books (The Alchemyst, The Magician etc) but they’re out of order. Then there’s my second copy of Every Breath, We Were Liars, Geek Girl and Head of the River. There are also a few Jodi Picoult books.
Sorry for how dark this photo is! This is kind of the overflow shelf. I JUST cleared it out so there aren’t many books here yet. We’ve got The Peculiars, How to Keep a Boy From Kissing You, Tape, Half Bad and Butter.
Erm. Just pretend these two photos follow on 🙂 This shelf basically contains all my favourite series: Ingo, Harry Potter, The Last Dragon Chronicles, His Dark Materials, Princess Diaries (plus other Meg Cabot books) and some Gail Carson Levine books. There are other standalones like The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland and North Child that I also really like. Up there are also Divergent, a few others, and Jamintha in the top right corner, which is SO GOOD. I think. I can’t remember it that well, but it’s still very underrated.
I’m actually quite pleased with how these two pictures matched up. Let’s go left to right. So we have Eleanor and Park (amazing) then the shiny Disruption by Jessica Shirvington. Then there’s The Last Girl and The Last Shot by Michael Adams, and then Esther Earl’s This Star Won’t Go Out. Then there are three BEAUTIFUL hardcovers (so pretty). These Broken Stars, then Splintered and Unhinged, It’s Kind of a Funny Story, Ellie Marney’s FABULOUS Every Breath and Every Word. Then there’s Anna and Lola (STILL WAITING FOR ISLA). We have a couple John Green, then some Kasie West, back to John Green. After that is Breaking Butterflies followed by Bird and The Minnow (both fabulously unique). After that’s Looking for Alibrandi. Then we have the last two in the Hunger Games series, because I lent the first one out. Searching for Sky, The Book Thief, Holes, August, Writing Clementine, The Protected, Maybe One Day, Now is Good, The Fault in Our Stars, two copies of The Intern, Perks, This Song Will Save Your Life and Saving June.
Plus we have some on the top, like the Inheritance cycle. This is probably my favourite shelf out of all of them, which is why I listed all the books. How positively long-winded of me.
The Rainbow TBR
This stack resides on my desk. Makes it very difficult to study. They are in rainbow order as you can probably tell. It’s another TBR, but I probably won’t get to these for a while. I do like looking at them, though.
The Slightly Neglected Pile
Dark photo again, sorry. But anyway, these books aren’t rainbow so I can’t put them on the rainbow TBR, and also I don’t want to read them urgently enough to put them on the tall bookshelf TBR. So they’re kind of languishing here next to my door, but I WILL GET TO THEM EVENTUALLY. Some of them look really good.
And Some Rainbow Books
Well, not quite rainbow. But I will gather my green, blue, purple and pink books at a later date. It was hard enough trawling through all my shelves to find these! I have a lot of red books, apparently. This isn’t part of the bookshelf tour, I was just bored.