Let me take a shelfie

I cleaned my bookcase this week and had a good sort out, so I thought I’d do a post with a before and after! We’re redecorating our spare bedroom at the moment, which is where all my books live, so I took the opportunity to take a couple of shelfies for you.


Lyndsey's Book Blog my empty book case
Lyndsey's Book Blog my donate pile
The donate pile
Lyndsey's Book Blog my keep pile
The keep pile
Lyndsey's Book Blog Half full bookcase
Almost done…
Lyndsey's Book Blog beautiful shelfie
The finished article!

So, I’ve got DVDs and Blu Rays on the bottom half, books on the top half, a few candles and nick nacks, and souvenirs from holidays. On top is a Bluetooth speaker that my husband’s mum bought him for his birthday last year, in the shape of a jukebox.

In case you can’t see, and don’t recognise books at fifty paces (call yourself a bookworm??), on the top shelf we have:

The Mortal Instruments and Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

Bone Season and Mime Order by Samantha Shannon

Half Bad by Sally Green (where is my copy of Half Wild? Nobody knows.)

Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling

Delirium series by Lauren Oliver

The Sin Eater’s Daughter and The Sleeping Prince by Melinda Salisbury

Divergent series by Veronica Roth

Who is Tom Ditto? By Danny Wallace (tbr)

I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh (tbr)

The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty (tbr)

Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton (tbr)

It Had to be You by Ellie Adams (tbr)

And on the second shelf, we have:

Fallen series by Lauren Kate

The Wolves of Mercy Falls series by Maggie Stiefvater

Books of Faerie series by Maggie Stiefvater

Once Upon a Dream by Liz Braswell

Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer

Hush, Hush series by Becca Fitzpatrick

Anna dressed in Blood and Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake

The Diabolic by S. J. Kincaid

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare

On the right, I’ve put Harry Potter and the Cursed Child because it wouldn’t fit next to the other HP books (Why? Why?), and Red Sister by Mark Lawrence and Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones, which I got in last month’s Illumicrate and am yet to read. Underneath them are a few of my husband’s books, including Hannibal by Thomas Harris and Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin. I’m pretty sure I’m going to borrow that one at some point!

So, these are the books I own physical copies of, as you know I’m a big audio book fan and I do love a good library (free books, you say? I’ll take them all). I also donate any books I didn’t love (The Maze Runner series – couldn’t get past Scorch Trials) or won’t reread (The Fault in our Stars and Before I go to Sleep). I don’t currently own a Kindle or read e-books, I’m not against it per se, but I do prefer the feel of a paperback in my hands.
Have you ready any of the books on my shelf? Which are your favourites? What would you recommend to someone who enjoyed these series? Give me all the recommendations! We all know my TBR is far too small and needs to grow.



Second draft word count: 36,041


  1. ailynk says:

    I am afraid of cleaning my shelves, because if I touch one all will come tumbling down…


  2. writingroze says:

    Your shelves are so pretty! 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    1. lyndleloo says:

      Thanks! 😄 x


  3. PenelopeCrumb says:

    *gasp* You have Harry Potter and The Cursed Child!!!!!! Have you read it? What is it like? I hope to read it soon…

    Liked by 2 people

    1. lyndleloo says:

      Yes! I got it for my birthday as it was a few days after it came out last year. Personally I loved it, I know a lot of people didn’t but I knew not to expect a proper book like the others, after all it’s supposed to be seen on the stage rather than read. I managed to get tickets to the play for next December as well and I’m so excited!!!!! 😄

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      1. PenelopeCrumb says:

        😮 Wowwwwwwww…… Okay, now i so wanna read the book. I read and watched the rest so I’m super excited that a new one is coming out!!!

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