Bookshelf Tour Series – Part 1

Hi there! And welcome to my first ever bookshelf tour series! This is something i’ve wanted to do on the blog for SO LONG but haven’t figured out a way to do it. Some of my favourite BookTube videos are bookshelf tours. No matter how long the video is, i’ll devour it from start to finish. I love them for so many reasons, but three main reasons are this:

  1. I’m nosy lol!
  2. It gives me an even clearer picture of the reading tastes of a person that I’m following.
  3. If my reading tastes match theirs, there are a TON of books I can look into!

So, as much as I’m doing this for me, I’m mainly doing this for my fellow readers. I hope that through this series, I can help at least one person with similar reading tastes to find their next great read 🙂

Here’s how this will work – I will include a picture of just one of my shelves (you’ll have to wait until the end to see the whole picture of my shelves!) and I will list all of the titles and authors on that shelf, along with the star rating I gave the book. A lot of these I read before I started the blog, so there won’t be a review for every book. All of the titles that actually have a review will be linked for you to see more. If there is ever a book that you want to know my thoughts, you can check out my Goodreads account (let’s be friends 🙂 ) or comment asking what I thought of it and I would be more than happy to discuss it with you and see if it’s a book you would enjoy! Also, at the end of every post, I will have links to all parts of this series so it’s easier for you to navigate. The books shown in this series are all books that i’ve read – there will be no TBR books shown. If you want to know what’s on my TBR shelves, I may extend the series to show those. I organize my books by genre but I’m not too strict about it (my fantasy and sci-fi are usually mixed together, etc.). I also do have pop figures and trinkets on my shelves but removed most of them so the spines are clearly visible. And, lastly, if there is a series on my shelf, I will list them in order of publication and NOT in the order they appear on my shelf 🙂

Now that the lengthy intro is over and you have all the information you need, let’s get to the books!! This week I have 2 shelves. I know I literally JUST said that there will be no TBR books, but there are actually a few on my historical fiction shelf because I had nowhere else to place them. And the second shelf is dedicated to just one series…… you’ll see in just a second lol.

Bookshelf tour 1

SHELF #1 – HISTORICAL FICTION

MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA by Arthur Golden – 5 stars

THE BOELYN INHERITANCE by Phillipa Gregory – 3.5 stars

THE OTHER BOELYN GIRL by Phillipa Gregory – 5 stars

THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS by John Boyne – 4 stars

CITY OF THIEVES by David Benioff – 5 stars

INVICTUS by Ryan Graudin – 4.25 stars

THE WALLED CITY by Ryan Graudin – 5 stars

WOLF BY WOLF by Ryan Graudin – 4 stars

BLOOD FOR BLOOD by Ryan Graudin – 4 stars

BETWEEN SHADES OF GRAY by Ruta Sepetys – 5 stars

OUT OF THE EASY by Ruta Sepetys – 4 stars

SALT TO THE SEA by Ruta Sepetys – 4 stars

THE BOOK THIEF by Markus Zusak – 5 stars

BURIAL RITES by Hannah Kent – 2 stars

THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ by Heather Morris – 3.25 stars

OUTLANDER by Diana Gabaldon – 5 stars

The rest of the books on this shelf I haven’t had the chance to read yet so I will list them quickly here:

  • The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  • The Constant Princess by Phillipa Gregory
  • Unbroken by Lauren Hillenbrand
  • All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  • At The Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen
  • Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum
  • The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
  • Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

Bookshelf tour 2

SHELF #2 – THE HARRY POTTER SHELF!

And here lies the holy grail of my shelves – the Harry Potter shelf! This is where all of my editions live together – along with a bunch of pop figures, a wand, the Trivial Pursuit game, an advanced potions notebook, and a few of the candies and chocolates that have been made throughout the years – unopened of course! I would list them all here but I’m sure you know what these are. I’ve got the full series in the original covers, a few different anniversary editions, and the three current illustrated editions. This shelf just makes me smile! I preordered the advent calendar and I can’t wait for it to come in!!!

Flower divider

There it is! The first in the bookshelf tour series. I’m sorry for the lengthy intro but I hope that it might clear up some questions you may have. I hope that this is easy to read and navigate. If you have any suggestions for the format, please let me know! I left spaces between all the titles so they were easier to read. Hope you enjoyed!

Until next time, happy reading!

 

 

 

 

22 Comments Add yours

  1. This is great! I’m nosy too so I love bookshelf tours. You’re so much more organized than me. I really should sort my shelves my genre!

    P. S. Love that your shelves are yellow. So pretty!

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  2. evelynreads1 says:

    I love looking into other people’s shelves haha! Can’t wait to see the rest of your shelves 🙂

    (www.evelynreads.com)

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  3. Sara@YearofReadingDangerously.com says:

    The Harry Potter shelf is awesome! So cute!

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  4. CJR The Brit says:

    I have a Harry Potter shelf too but my son keeps taking my funkos and putting in his room! It’s the battle of the funkos at the mo! Love this feature!

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  5. Zezee says:

    I’m so excited for this series!!
    And totally love your Harry Potter shelf! So cute!

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  6. Love this! I also love your bright yellow bookcase, that seems super cheery!

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  7. inkandbrushes - books,art and musings says:

    Omg i love this

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  8. I am going to love this series!! Also, the yellow in your shelves is so lovely!!

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