Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Summer 2014 Bookshelf Tour Part 2: A Closer Look

Hey, y'all! So, I've seen lots of booktubers do bookshelf tours, but I hadn't thought to do one until just recently. However, you're actually going to be seeing two bookshelf tours in close proximity to each other! I'm currently living in a dorm room on my school's campus, and the only shelving unit I have are two shelves on top of my desk. However, at the beginning of August, I'll be moving into the apartment I'll be living in throughout my junior year of college, and I'll be getting a full, 5 shelf bookshelf. I probably won't do that bookshelf tour until late August, because I'll be traveling for some of August, as well as preparing for the upcoming semester.

The third bookshelf tour will actually be of my bookshelf at home. I'll be going home for a week next month, and since I have several books there, I thought it would be a good idea to do a bookshelf tour for that shelf. I might hold off on that post until September just because you'll be getting this one in two parts now, as well as the updated apartment one next month. Or I might hold off on the apartment one until September. We'll see.

There are 2 parts to my bookshelf tour. In part 1, I did a general overview of my shelves and how they're organized. In part 2, I'll be listing the books I own and whether they're read or unread.

Link to part 1: Summer Bookshelf Tour Part 1

Books that are bolded are books I've read. Books that are unbolded are unread. Books labeled as read in red are books with one or more re-reads.

So, this bookshelf tour will only be up-to-date for less than a month, but I wanted to go ahead and do it so that I have it documented. It's partially for my own benefit as well, to remember how I had everything shelved. So, let's jump in, shall we?


So, just like with the part 1, I'm going to show you each shelf, and then zoom in on specific sections and go into detail about the books. So let's start out with my Favorites shelf!



Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone- Read (5ish times)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban- Read (5-7 times)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix- Read (3-5 times)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince- Read (10-12 times)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows- Read (5-7 times)

I do own copies of books 2 & 4, but they're in paperback and both at home because I plan on purchasing them in hardcover sometime soon. 


And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie- Read (10+ times)
Divergent by Veronica Roth- Read
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher- Read (5-7 times)
Unsaid Things... Our Story by McFly- Read
A Million Suns by Beth Revis- Read
Across The Universe by Beth Revis- Read
Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare- Read
City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare- Read



OK, now on to the second shelf, starting with the far left stack at the bottom...



Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs- Read
Hollow City by Ransom Riggs- Read
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins- unread
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins- unread
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins- unread

Yes, I know, shock and awe and outrage at the fact that I haven't read the Hunger Games trilogy. I actually didn't even buy them until last month. 

And now, we move up to the books directly above those...


Specials by Scott Westerfeld- unread
Pretties by Scott Westerfeld- Read
Infinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon (book 1 in the Chronicles of Nick)- unread
Shades of Earth by Beth Revis- Read
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare- Read
City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare- Read (twice)

And now on to the bottom of the next stack...

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline- unread (but I plan to change that soon!)
The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak- unread
One Day by David Nicholls- unread
Dear Killer by Katherine Ewell- unread
Cinder by Marissa Meyer- unread
Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin- unread
You Have Seven Messages by Stewart Lewis- unread


And the books right above those...

All-American Girl by Meg Cabot- Read (10-12 times)
The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky- Read
Holes by Louis Sachar- Read
Ghost Town at Sundown by Mary Pope Osbourne- Read (5ish times... a long time ago)
Sweeney Todd- unread
Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi- Read
Unite Me by Tahereh Mafi- Read
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi- Read


Onto the bottom of the next stack...

Asylum by Madeleine Roux- unread
Vicious by V.E. Schwab- unread
The Fault In Our Stars by John Green- Read
Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl- unread

Moving up the stack...

Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi- Read
Invincible by Sherrilyn Kenyon (book 2 in the Chronicles of Nick)- unread
Allegiant by Veronica Roth- Read
Insurgent by Veronica Roth- Read


Down to the bottom of the next stack...

The Shadowhunter's Codex by Cassandra Clare- unread
Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare- Read
Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor- unread
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor- unread

And right above those...

The Drawing of the Three by Stephen King- unread
The Gunslinger by Stephen King- unread
Nothing Feels Good by Andy Greenwald- unread
A Storm of Swords by George RR Martin- unread
Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace- unread


On to the bottom shelf!

Far left, on the bottom...

The Pendragon Adventure Book 5: Black Water- Read
The Pendragon Adventure Book 4: The Reality Bug- Read (twice)
The Pendragon Adventure Book 3: The Never War- Read (twice)
The Pendragon Adventure Book 2: The Lost City of Faar- Read (twice)
The Pendragon Adventure Book 1: The Merchant of Death- Read (3/4 times)


Right above that...

The Pendragon Adventure Book 9: Raven Rise- Read
The Pendragon Adventure Book 8: The Pilgrims of Rayne- Read
The Pendragon Adventure Book 7: The Quillan Games- Read
The Pendragon Adventure Book 6: The Rivers of Zadaa

Right beside that stack...

The Pendragon Adventure Book 10: The Soldiers of Halla- Read

Next stack over, bottom...

The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan- unread
The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan- unread
The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan- Read
The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan- Read
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan- Read (twice)
The Two Towers by JRR Tolkien- unread
The Fellowship of the Ring by JRR Tolkien- unread


Just above those...

A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin- unread
The Return of the King by George RR Martin- unread
The High King by Lloyd Alexander- unread
Taran Wanderer by Lloyd Alexander- unread
The Castle of Llyr by Lloyd Alexander- unread
The Black Cauldron by Lloyd Alexander- unread
The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander- unread

Bottom of the next stack...

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley- Read
Anthem by Ayn Rand- Read
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley- unread
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess- unread
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson- unread

Just above those...

You Are Not So Smart by David McRaney- Read
Nobrow by John Seabrook- unread
Choice Theory by William Glasser- unread
Musicophilia by Oliver Sacks- unread (technically, 1/4 read)
This Is Your Brain On Music by Daniel Levitin- Read
The World in Six Songs by Daniel Levitin- unread

And above those...

Carrie by Stephen King- Read
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee- Read
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury- Read
The Giver by Lois Lowry- Read
Animal Farm by George Orwell- unread
Lord of the Flies by William Golding- Read
1984 by George Orwell- Read

And the last stack on this shelf...

Music by Nicholas Cook- unread
The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket- Read
The Reptile Room by Lemony Snicket- Read
The Wide Window by Lemony Snicket- Read
The Miserable Mill by Lemony Snicket- Read
The Austere Academy by Lemony Snicket- Read
The Ersatz Elevator by Lemony Snicket- Read
The Vile Village by Lemony Snicket- Read
The Hostile Hospital by Lemony Snicket- Read
The Carnivorous Carnival by Lemony Snicket- Read
The Slippery Slope by Lemony Snicket- Read
The Grim Grotto by Lemony Snicket- Read
The Penultimate Peril by Lemony Snicket- Read


OK, so that's all for my main bookshelf. Now we'll move over to my overflow shelving... For this last section, I'm going to discuss the books rather than say read/unread.


The two bottom, spiral-bound books are music anthologies that I used in the two music history classes I took this past year of college. The yellow one covers the classical and romantic periods, and the green one is 20th century music. Right above that are two textbooks from my Creativity and Intelligence class in spring semester. Above that is Shakespeare's Othello. Then, two more books for the Creativity and Intelligence class. Above that is a book called "Selections from the Canzoniere and Other Works"... and I have no clue what that is. It was for a required class that I didn't really pay much attention to and have since forgotten everything about... but I got an A in the class, so I don't feel bad at all. Above that are a journal about hating everything and The Lexicon of Stupidity, both Christmas presents from my roommate, who understands me so well. And lastly, I have the Q&A A Day journal, which is a 5 year journal where you answer a question every day.


And now, we come to the last section of my bookshelf!


Far left, I have an extra copy of Pendragon Book 2. I ordered it very inexpensively as a used copy, and it didn't match my set. So it went into the overflow. Then, I have two books I got for free at a used bookstore. Beside that are two quiz books... I'm obsessed with quiz books. Then, my Wreck This Journal!


Far left is a bind-up of two Agatha Christie novels. Beside that is Under The Dome by Stephen King, which was too tall to fit in any of my stacks. Next, List Your Self and 642 Things To Write About- two fun "non-book" books. Then, Ultimate Unofficial Guide to the Mysteries of Harry Potter (Book 5) and Project Runway: The Show That Changed Fashion, which were both just too tall to fit on my shelves.


Finally, I just have my magazines and some notebooks. The majority of the magazines are Alternative Press... these are the tall ones on the left and the shorter ones in the middle (they had a format change last year). The tall ones on the right are RockSound, and then I have another notebook with some music stuff in it. 


So, there you go, that's the closer look at my bookshelves. I hope you enjoyed this and are excited about the upcoming ones. I apologize for how book-heavy my posts have been, but I promise that at the end of this reading challenge, the posts will even out! In the meantime, my discussion for Pendragon Book 4 will be out tomorrow! I also plan on getting a Tumblr Challenge post and CDs On My Shelf post out within the week. And I know that I've been talking about getting a Secret Lightning Scar chapter out and haven't delivered, but this time it's for real. I've been trying to work out this chapter for the last couple days (it's a difficult one) but once I get past this one, I know roughly how the next few will go, so I can start getting those out every couple weeks again. So you can expect the next chapter of Secret Lightning Scar by the weekend. That's a promise.

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