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.
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:
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 A 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.
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