Monday, April 9, 2012

Book Shelf Tour (Finally)

I cleaned my room! I finally did it! And, now I am going to give you guys a bookshelf tour as I have been promising for ages. I don't have one or two large bookshelves like a lot of the readers I see on here. I have one shelf that doubles as a desk, some shelves near my bed(that are half filled with other gear like sketchbooks and an ipod dock), some shelves in my cupboard, a shelf near the door and a skinny bookshelf near my cupboard. Not all of the unread stuff is in my TBR pile. To make this easier I will use itallics for the unread stuff an bold favourites.

This shelf is the one that doubles as a desk. It's organised by genre/category. The top shelf is classics, the second shelf is historical fiction (books written in chronological order are on the right and the books that switch between past/present tense are on the left), the left side of the bottom shelf are books set mainly in present tense or books that don't go back far enough to be considered historical, And the books on the right side of the bottom shelf are adult fantasy/Magical Realism.

^Here is a picture of the left side of the adult shelf.

-'The Complete Novels of Jane Austen' by Jane Austen (Which I am half way through), 'Little Women', 'Good Wives' and 'Little Men' Bind-up by Louisa May Alcott, 'Shirley' by Charlotte Bronte, 'An Education' by Lynn Barber, 'A Portrait of a Lady' by Henry James, 'A Little Princess' by Frances Hodgson Burnett (I know it's a children's classic, but I wanted to group all of my classics together), 'The Secret Garden' by Frances Hodgson Burnett (Which I've read, but can't remember), 'Black Beauty' by Anna Sewell, 'The Scarlet Letter' by Nathaniel Hawthorne, 'Much Ado About Nothing'by William Shakespeare, 'The Hobbit'by J.R.R Tolkien, 'To Kill A Mockingbird' by Harper Lee.

HISTORICAL FICTION (With an Inconsistent time line)
-'The Distant Hours' by Kate Morton, 'The Tulip Virus' by Danielle Hermans, 'Blossoms and Shadows' by Lian Hearn, 'Fallen Angels' by Tara Hyland, 'Juliet' by Anne Fortier, 'The Forgotten Garden' by Kate Morton, 'The Shifting Fog' by Kate Morton, 'The Hand That First Held Mine' by Maggie O'Farrell, 'The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox' by Maggie O'Farrell, 'Water for Elephants' by Sara Gruen, 'Sixty Lights' by Gail Jones, 'Worldwide Adventures in Love' by Louise Wener, 'The Past and Other Lies' by Maggie Joel.

-'The Language of Flowers' by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, 'At Home With The Templetons' by Monica McInerney, 'Those Faraday Girls' by Monica McInerney, 'One Day' by David Nicholls, 'The Memory Keepers Daughter' by Kim Edwards, 'Daughters of Fortune' by Tara Hyland.

^ Here is a picture of the top two shelves on the right side.

-'Jane Eyre' by Charlotte Bronte, 'I Capture The Castle' by Dodie Smith, 'Revolutionary Road' by Richard Yates, 'The Great Gatsby' by F. Scott Fitzgerald, 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' by Oscar Wilde, 'Cranford' by Elizabeth Gaskell, 'The House of Mirth' by Edith Wharton, 'The Tenant of Wildfell Hall' by Anne Bronte, 'To The Lighthouse' by Virginia Woolf, 'Villette' by Charlotte Bronte, 'The Best of Sherlock Holmes' by Arthur Conan Doyle,  'Wuthering Heights' by Emily Bronte, 'Flappers and Philosophers' by F. Scott Fitzgerald, 'Ariel' by Sylvia Plath, 'Johnny Panic and The Bible of Dreams' by Sylvia Plath, 'The Bell Jar' by Sylvia Plath.

-'Atonement' by Ian McEwan, 'March' by Geraldine Brooks,' 'Pearl In A Cage' by Joy Dettman, 'Thorn On The Rose' by Joy Dettman, 'Moth To The Flame' by Joy Dettman, 'The Captain's Daughter' by Leah Fleming, 'The Seamstress' by Maria Duenas, 'Catching The Tide' by Judith Lennox, 'The Dressmaker' by Posie Graeme-Evans, 'The Daisy Club' by Charlotte Bingham.

^Here is the bottom right hand shelf.

-'The Peach Keeper' by Sarah Addison Allen, 'Remarkable Creatures' by Tracy Chevalier, 'The Ladies of Grace Adieu' by Susanna Clarke, 'The Secret Lives of Dresses' by Erin McKean, 'The Lace Reader' by Brunonia Barry, 'Her Fearful Symmetry' by Audrey Niffeneger, 'The Host' by Stephenie Meyer, 'A Discovery of Witches' by Deborah Harkness, 'Garden Spells' by Sarah Addison Allen, 'The Story Sisters' by Alice Hoffman, 'The Third Angel' by Alice Hoffman, 'Angels and Insects' by A.S. Byatt, 'The Girl Who Chased The Moon' by Sarah Addison Allen, 'The Sugar Queen' by Sarah Addison Allen, 'Graveminder' by Melissa Marr, 'The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, 'The Lost Book of Salem' by Katherine Howe, 'The Red Garden' by Alice Hoffman.


^ 1st shelf: Harry Potter Series
2nd Shelf: Vampire Accademy Series by Richelle Mead, 'Bloodlines' by Richelle Mead, Vampire Kisses Books 1 & 2

 1st shelf: Vampire Diaries Series by L.J Smith, Stefan's Diaries, 'The Summoning' by Kelly Armstrong, 'Marked' by P.C and Kristin Cast, 'Blue Bloods' by Melissa de La Cruz, Blue Bloods 2,3,4 by Melissa de La Cruz.

2nd Shelf: 'Claire de Lune' by Christine Johnson, 'Nocturne' by Christine Johnson, 'Burn Bright' by Marienne de Pierres, 'Angel Arias' by Marienne de Pierres, 'Clock WorK Angel' by Cassandra Clare, 'City of Bones' by Cassandra Clare, Mortal Instruments Books 2,3,4 by Cassandra Clare.

1st Shelf: Wings Series (Books 1, 2, & 3) by Aprilynne Pike, 'Faerie Tales and Night Mares' by Melissa Marr, Wicked Lovely Series (Books 1, 2, 3) by Melissa Marr, 'Darkest Mercy' by Melissa Marr.

2nd Shelf: Fallen Series (Books 1 & 2) by Lauren Kate, 'The Replacement' by Brenna Yovanoff, 'Smoulder' by Brenna Yovanoff, Unearthly series (Books 1& 2) by Cynthia Hand, 'Hush Hush' by Becca Fitzpatrick, Hush Hush Series (Books 2 & 3) by Becca Fitzpatrick.


 ^ DIY and Fashion Books. I am not going to list these ones, because I think you can read it pretty well.

 ^Here is my TBR. Also I'm not going to list these ones. When I eventually get through it I might do an updated book shelf tour or something.

 ^'Fated' by Sarah Alderson, 'Hunting Lila' by Sarah Alderson, 'Winter's Shadow' by M.J Hearle, 'The Secret Adventures of Charlotte Bronte' by Laura Joh Rowland, 'The Howlow' by Jessica Verday, 'Burnt Snow' by Van Badham, 'Revolution' by Jenifer Donelly, 'Fury' by Elizabeth Miles, 'Born Wicked' by Jessica Spotswood, 'Prophecy of the Sisters' by Michelle Zink, Prophecy of the sisters series (Books 2 & 3), The Gemma Doyle Trilogy by Libba Bray.

 ^Here are most of the Paranormal Romances hidden behind yarn.
I've got: Twilight & New moon movie guides, 'Evermore' by Alyson Noel, 'The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer' by Michelle Hodkin, 'Spellbound' by Cara Lynn Schultz, The Twilight Saga (Not in the right order I know), Elixir Series by Hilary Duff.

^ Two rows or art books.

 ^ My Jodi Picoult books

 ^ Here are my YA Contemporary books:
The Sisterhood of The Travelling Pants series by Ann Brashares, 'Speak' by Laurie Halse-Anderson, 'Imaginary Girls' by Nova Ren Suma, 'Something in The World Called Love' by Sue Saliba, 'Looking for Alibrandi' by Melina Marchetta, 'Hating Alison Ashley' by Robin Klein, 'Amy and Roger's Epic Detour' by Morgan Matson, 'Here Lies Bridget' by Paige Harbison.

^ My Currently Reading/ Giving-This-Book A Break Pile. Plus Dictionary and Thesaurus.

^ Here are my Budget Buys.

Hope you enjoyed looking through my collection. Sorry about any typos, this took a lot longer than I thought it would to type.

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1 comment:

Lisa said...

Wow, I'm impressed. I can understand why this post took a long time. I love the mix of books and figures.