In-Depth Bookshelf Tour 2019

Sunday, 10 November 2019

Welcome to my first ever bookshelf tour! I absolutely love reading these posts and seeing how everyone organises their bookshelves, so I figured I would finally do my own. One thing I have come to realise is that photographing a bookshelf is HARD.

And please, let's all ignore the accidental paint sample patch behind my bookshelf from about 5 months ago that I am still yet to fix.

There are also a few books missing from my shelf, mainly because I've lent them out to friends and family, for instance, I own all three books in the Scythe series but the first book I have lent to a friend and so I've only currently got books 2 & 3 from the series (which is secretly killing me inside but still).

Okay, so starting with the skinnier part of the bookshelf, which is a new(ish) addition because the wider one was just not wide enough anymore.

The top shelf is where I keep my fantasy paperback books. We have:

The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins
Circe by Madeline Miller
A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer
Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield
The Girl the Sea Gave Back by Adrienne Young
War of the Worlds by H.G Wells
Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman
The Toll by Neal Shusterman
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

I also have a couple of miscellaneous books here too, which you can see on the end.

The second shelf is where I keep my miscellaneous chicklits. We have:

After by Anna Todd
Living My Best Life by Claire Frost
Wait For You by J Lynn
The Ship of Brides by Jojo Moyes
The Last Letter from your Lover by Jojo Moyes
One Plus One by Jojo Moyes
Christmas at Rachel's Pudding Pantry by Caroline Roberts
Rachel's Pudding Pantry by Caroline Roberts
My Summer of Magic Moments by Caroline Roberts
Billy & Me by Giovanna Fletcher
The Pet Shop at Pennycombe Bay by Shiela Norton
Our Song by Dani Atkins
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
A Year of Marvellous Ways by Sarah Winman

Moving onto the next shelf, we have some hardback books that are kind of just 'there'. We have:

Never Greener by Ruth Jones
The Tattooist of Auschwitz and Cilka's Jorney by Heather Morris
The Flat Share by Beth O'Leary
The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
The Secret Hours by Santa Montefiore
Ellie and the Harpmaker by Hazel Prior
An Island Christmas by Jenny Colgan
My Name is Monster by Katie Hale
Toffee by Sarah Crossan
October Man by Ben Aaronvitch
The Blue Salt Road by Joanne Harris
Peter Pan by by J.M Barrie

On the shelf below that, we have some more fantasy hardbacks. There is:

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
Twelve Kings in Sharakhai by Bradley Beaulieu
The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E Harrow
Sleep by C.L Taylor
The Binding by Bridget Collins
A House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin. A Craig
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
The Deathless Girls by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
Angela Carter's Book of Fairy Tales by Angela Carter

We have all my Stranger Things books on the next shelf along with a Friends book. There is:

Worlds Turned Upside Down by Gina McIntyre
Suspicious Minds by Gwenda Bond
Darkness on the Edge of Town by Adam Christopher
Still Friends by Saul Austerlitz

And then on the very last shelf of this section, we have my (very small) Stephen King collection. We have:

1986 copy of IT as well as the 2019 cover version
The Green Mile
Nightmares & Dreamscapes
Bag of Bones
The Eyes of the Dragon

Moving onto the top shelf of the 'main' part of my bookshelf. This is where I keep predominantly my Jane Fallon books. I currently own all of her books and I always group my books together by author, and then organise that by publication date. I know A lot of people like to do it in colour order and I think that looks pretty bloody beautiful, but personally, it makes me feel a little uneasy knowing my series and authors aren't grouped together. The Jane Fallon books I have are:

Getting Rid of Matthew
Got You Back
The Ugly Sister
Strictly Between Us
My Sweet Revenge
Faking Friends
Tell Me a Secret

Also on that shelf is where I keep my Christmas chicklit books. We have:

Sleigh Bells in the Snow by Sarah Morgan
Once Upon a Christmas by Sarah Morgan
Miracle on 5th Avenue by Sarah Morgan
Moonlight over Manhattan by Sarah Morgan
The Christmas Sisters by Sarah Morgan
A Wedding in December by Sarah Morgan
The Snow Spider by Jenny Nimmo
Twelve Days of Christmas by Trisha Ashley
One New York Christmas by Mandy Baggot
Not Just for Christmas by Natalie Cox
How to Stuff up Christmas by Rosie Blake

Also on that shelf we have three books by Miranda Dickinson which admittedly I have had for about 6 years that I still haven't read. They are When I Fall in Love, Fairytale of New York and It Started With a Kiss.

I will make the effort to pick one of these up during this year's festive season!

Then on the second shelf is where I house all my Milly Johnson books, again, in publication order:

The Yorkshire Pudding Club
The Birds and the Bees
A Spring Affair
A Summer Fling
An Autumn Crush
Here Come the Girls
White Wedding
A Winter Flame
It's Raining Men
The Teashop on the Corner
Afternoon Tea at Sunflower Cafe
Sunshine Over Wildflower Cottage
The Queen of Wishful Thinking
The Perfectly Imperfect Woman
The Mother of All Christmases
The Magnificent Mrs Mayhew

On top of my Milly Johnson books is a hardback Carole Matthews book that a) doesn't fit on my Carole Matthews shelf, and b) I need to buy the paperback version of. The said book is The Cake Shop in the Garden.

Laid flat near my Milly Johnson books is the Me Before You Series by Jojo Moyes, which consists of Me Before You, After You and Still Me.

Moving onto the third shelf, and this is where I keep all of my Carole Matthews books. I'm starting to sound like a broken record here, but again, I own all of them. In publication order, they are:

Let's Meet at Platform 8
A Whiff of Scandal
More to Life Than This
For Better For Worse
A Minor Indiscretion
A Compromising Position
The Sweetest Taboo
With or Without You
You Drive Me Crazy
Welcome to the Read World
The Chocolate Lover's Club
The Chocolate Lover's Diet
It's a Kind of Magic
All You Need is Love
The Difference a Day Makes
That Loving Feeling
It's Now or Never
The Only Way is Up
Wrapped up in You
Summer Daydreams
With Love at Christmas
A Cottage by the Sea
Calling Mrs Christmas
A Place to Call Home
The Christmas Party
The Chocolate Lover's Christmas
The Chocolate Lover's Wedding
Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses
Christmas Cakes and Mistletoe Nights
Million Love Songs
Happiness for Beginners


On the fourth shelf, we have some Jane Green and Paige Toon books, and guess what, I DON'T own all of them.

From Jane Green we have:

Jemma J
The Sunshine Sisters
Mr Maybe

From Paige Toon we have:

The One We Fell in Love With
Johnny Be Good
Baby Be Mine
Five Years From Now
If You Could Go Anywhere
One Perfect Summer
One Perfect Christmas
The Longest Holiday

Laid down flat near those are my Dawn French books. We have Oh Dear Silvia, According to Yes and A Tiny Bit Marvellous.

Moving onto the next shelf on this part of the bookcase. Here is where I keep my YA and contemporary books and they're in absolutely no particular order. We have:

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
American Royals by Katherine McGee
Flawed by Cecilia Ahern
The Potion Dairies by Amy Alward
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
2x Life of Pi by Yann Martel
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
Golden Hill by Francis Spufford
The Curious Case of the Dog in the Night Garden by Mark Haddon
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon
Milkman by Anna Burns
The Places I've Cried in Public by Holly Bourne
With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo
The White Road by Sarah Lotz
The Wolves of Winter by Tyrell Johnson
The Last of the Bowmans by J. Paul Henderson
The Stepney Doorstep Society by Kate Thompson
The Choice by Edith Egar
This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay
The Land of Roar by Jenny McLachlan
War Horse by Michael Morpurgo
Ink, Spark and Scar by Alice Broadway

Then FINALLY we have my horror/thriller/whodunnit books. There is:

The Taking of Annie Thorne by C.J Tudor
One of Us is Lying and Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus
Friend Request by Laura Marshall
The Lady in the Lake by Raymond Chandler
The Tattoo Thief by Alison Belsham

And lastly on this shelf, is my Caraval series by Stephanie Garber, which consists of Caraval, Legendary & Finale.


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