I do try to have some order to my shelves, mostly by putting books in the same genre together and authors together. I have bought most of these books myself, too. About 25 were sent to me, the rest I have purchased from bookstores and online retailers, or received for an occasion (like my birthday!). Okay, so here’s a look at my bookshelves:
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I keep dystopia/sci-fi on this shelf. This is one of my favourite shelves, holding a lot of my most loved books! The height of this shelf is a little taller than some of the others, so there are a few hardcovers and large paperbacks on it. There’s SHATTER ME and UNRAVEL ME by Tahereh Mafi, DARK PARTIES and HALF LIVES by Sara Grant, DUALED by Elsie Chapman, IN THE AFTER by Demitria Lunetta, MATCHED, CROSSED and REACHED by Ally Condie, DELIRIUM, PANDEMONIUM and REQUIEM by Lauren Oliver, DIVERGENT, INSURGENT and ALLEGIANT by Veronica Roth and THE HUNGER GAMES trilogy by Suzanne Collins x3. Also home to Loki, Batman and Bane.
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Another dystopia/sci-fi shelf. This time for paperbacks. GLOW by Amy Kathleen Ryan, ACROSS THE UNIVERSE by Beth Revis, PARTIALS by Dan Wells, WHAT’S LEFT OF ME by Kat Zhang, THE SELECTION by Kiera Cass, ICONS by Margaret Stohl, UNBREAKABLE by Kami Garcia, UNDER THE NEVER SKY and THROUGH THE EVER NIGHT by Veronica Rossi, EVE & ADAM by Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate, GONE and HUNGER by Michael Grant, SISTER ASSASSIN by Kiersten White, ALL OUR YESTERDAYS by Cristin Terrill, LEGEND and PRODIGY by Marie Lu, BREATHE by Sarah Crossan, EARTH GIRL by Janet Edwards, THE DISAPPEARED by C.J. Harper, THE LOST GIRL by Sangu Mandanna, THE GLIMPSE and THE FALL by Claire Merle, SLATED and FRACTURED by Teri Terry, THE ELITES by Natasha Ngan, ACID by Emma Pass and THE 5TH WAVE by Rick Yancey. Also home to the Avengers!
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Moving on to some paranormal and some retellings. All paperbacks. BLACKWOOD and THE WOKEN GODS by Gwenda Bond, WHEN THE WORLD WAS FLAT (AND WE WERE IN LOVE) by Ingrid Jonach, CRACKED by Eliza Crewe, POLTERGEEKS by Sean Cummings, THE WEIGHT OF SOULS by Bryony Pearce, HOLLOW PIKE by James Dawson, A WITCH IN WINTER, A WITCH IN LOVE and A WITCH ALONE by Ruth Warburton, THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL by Soman Chainani, CINDER and SCARLET by Marissa Meyer, THE SWAN KINGDOM, SHADOWS ON THE MOON, DAUGHTER OF THE FLAMES, FROSTFIRE and THE NIGHT ITSELF by Zoë Marriott, THRONE OF GLASS by Sarah J. Maas, PERCY JACKSON AND THE LIGHTNING THIEF by Rick Riordan, TEMPEST by Julie Cross, STARCROSSED, DREAMLESS and GODDESS by Josephine Angelini and DIE FOR ME, UNTIL I DIE and IF I SHOULD DIE by Amy Plum.
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Another tall shelf, so lots of odd sizes and mix of paperback and hardcover. There’s Amanda Hocking’s self-published MY BLOOD APPROVES series. Then SWITCHED, TORN and ASCEND by Amanda Hocking, and WAKE and LULLABY from her latest series. THE MADMAN’S DAUGHTER by Megan Shepherd, SWEET EVIL by Wendy Higgins, INSOMNIA by J.R. Johannson, THE BLESSED by Tonya Hurley, THE OATHBREAKER’S SHADOW by Amy McCulloch, THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US by Kasie West, ADORKABLE by Sarra Manning, BRUISED by Sarah Skilton, HOOKED by Liz Fichera, DARK STAR by Bethany Frenette, THE BROKENHEARTED by Amelia Kahaney, IN THE SHADOW OF BLACKBIRDS by Cat Winters, BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA by April Genevieve Tucholke, FOLLOW ME DOWN by Tanya Byrne, SKYLARK by Megan Spooner, WITHER and FEVER by Lauren DeStefano, STARTERS by Lissa Price and STRUCK by Jennifer Bosworth.
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My Maggie Stiefvater shelf! I squeezed Liz Coley’s PRETTY GIRL THIRTEEN on there, then two sets of THE WOLVES OF MERCY FALLS trilogy. I was sent the extra SHIVER signed, then I went to an event with the rest of the books (except THE DREAM THIEVES and first set of TWoMF) and had them all signed.
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Continuing with Maggie Stiefvater’s books, LAMENT AND BALLAD are on this shelf, followed by George R.R. Martin’s A SONG OF ICE A FIRE series. Also home to Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow!
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Huge classic clothbound of A GAME OF THRONES, followed with ROSES by G.R. Mannering proof copy and final hardcover. Continuing with retellings there’s SPLINTERED by A.G. Howard proof copy and final hardcover, and ALICE IN ZOMBIELAND proof copy and THROUGH THE ZOMBIE GLASS final hardcover by Gena Showalter. Then I have THE INFERNAL DEVICES series by Cassanda Clare: CLOCKWORK ANGEL, CLOCKWORK PRINCE and CLOCKWORK PRINCESS. Also home to Snow White and the Evil Queen!
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THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS follow on from Cassandra Clare’s TID series above, followed by the HARRY POTTER series: US paperback HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE and US paperback HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS, new adult edition of HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE, then the Signature set. Also home to Ursula and Ariel the Little Mermaid!
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The HARRY POTTER series continues on this shelf, along with the US large print of HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS and the Hogwarts Library. Next is the BEAUTIFUL CREATURES series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. Then LOW RED MOON by Ivy Devlin.
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DEAD JEALOUS proof copy by Sharon Jones. I later went to an event and bought a final copy to have signed. Then we’re on to Charlaine Harris books: THE HARPER CONNELLY series and THE SOUTHERN VAMPIRE series.
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Continuing with Charlaine Harris’s SOUTHERN VAMPIRE series, then the AURORA TEAGARDEN books. Then there’s Rachel Ward’s THE DROWNING and Fletcher Moss’s THE POISON BOY, and Alex Flinn’s BEASTLY and A KISS IN TIME.
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Up top I have a box and some stacked books. So there’s The Monster Book of Monsters keepsake box and SNOW WHITE & THE HUNTSMAN, RED RIDING HOOD and Christine Johnson’s CLAIRE DE LUNE and NOCTURNE beside that. In the box there’s THE HOBBIT and THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy, Melissa Marr’s WICKED LOVELY series and THE IRON FEY series by Julie Kagawa.
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Up top are also my Lemony Snicket A SEIRES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS box set, and squeezed in a couple of paperbacks: THE OTHER LIFE by Susanne Winnacker, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES 1&2, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES 3&4 and UNRAVELLING by Elizabeth Norris.
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Same again above these shelves. So here there’s EVE by Anna Carey, ANGELFALL by Susan Ee, OTHERKIN by Nina Berry, AWAKEN by Katie Kacvinsky, GLITCH by Heather Anastasiu and THE HUNT by Andrew Fukuda. In the box there’s GENIE WISHES by Elisabeth Dahl, HAVE A LITTLE FAITH by Candy Harper, DELLA SAYS: OMG, JESSIE HEARTS NYC and EMMA HEARTS LA by Keris Stainton, WHY WE BROKE UP by Daniel Handler, DASH & LILY’S BOOK OF DARES by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, PUSHING THE LIMITS by Katie McGarry, THE VINCENT BOYS by Abbi Glines, DEAD ROMANTIC by C.J. Skuse, MY FRIEND THE ENEMY by Dan Smith, THE HIT by Melvin Burgess and the UGLIES series by Scott Westerfeld.
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Lemony Snicket’s new ALL THE WRONG QUESTIONS series book one and two: WHO COULD THAT BE AT THIS HOUR? and WHEN DID YOU SEE HER LAST? then a Roald Dahl omnibus with THE WITCHES, ESIO TROT, THE TWITS and THE GIRAFFE THE PELLY AND ME inside. Then the new paperback edition of MATILDA. Next are my Neil Gaiman books: CORALINE paperback and 10th anniversary hardcover, FORTUNATELY, THE MILK, THE GRAVEYARD BOOK and STARDUST. Jackson Pearce’s AS YOU WISH, SISTERS RED, SWEETLY, PURITY and FATHOMLESS.
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GEEK GIRL and MODEL MISFIT by Holly Smale, FRACTURE and HYSTERIA by Megan Miranda, SLIDE and IMPOSTER by Jill Hathaway, and BURN FOR BURN by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian. Then BEAUTIFUL DISASTER and WALKING DISASTER by Jamie McGuire, EASY by Tammara Webber, CARRIE by Stephen King, WARM BODIES by Isaac Marion and THE HOST by Stephenie Meyer.
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Following Stephenie Meyer on from the shelf above we’ve got two sets of the TWILIGHT SAGA.
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Continuing with similar books there’s THE SHORT SECOND LIFE OF BREE TANNER (a TWILIGHT novella), FALLEN, TORMENT, PASSION and RAPTURE by Lauren Kate, FINDING SKY and STEALING PHOENIX by Joss Stirling. Then my two manga books which wouldn’t fit with their novels so I’m grouping manga/graphic novels together now: THE INFERNAL DEVICES CLOCKWORK ANGEL manga and BEAUTIFUL CREATURES manga. Then MY SOUL TO TAKE, MY SOUL TO SAVE and MY SOUL TO KEEP from Rachel Vincent’s SOUL SCREAMERS series (which are in the wrong order here and I’ve corrected since!).
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Some more dystopian here with THE FORSAKEN by Lisa M. Stasse, BLOOD RED ROAD and REBEL HEART by Moira Young, PURE by Julianna Baggott, LEVEL 2 by Lenore Appelhans and AFTER EDEN by Helen Douglas. Then there’s DEFIANCE by C.J. Redwine, HUSH, HUSH, CRESCENDO and SILENCE by Becca Fitzpatrick and THE DARK HEROINE by Abigail Gibbs.
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Bottom shelf is beside the bottom shelf of bookshelf 2 with Charlaine Harris books, so here we have large hardcovers that don’t fit anywhere else: A CASUAL VACANCY by J.K. Rowling, THE SOOKIE STACKHOUSE COMPANION and THE AURORA TEAGARDEN MYSTERIES OMNIBUS 1 by Charlaine Harris. On the next shelf over is two anthologies: MANY BLOODY RETURNS and WOLFSBANE AND MISTLETOE and Charlaine Harris’s LILY BARD series.
Away from all of the others, I have a single shelf above my bed with THE TWILIGHT SAGA OFFICIAL ILLUSTRATED GUIDE, ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND and SNOW WHITE illustrated by Camille Rose Garcia, THE WRITERS’ AND ARTISTS’ YEARBOOK 2012, THE HUNGER GAMES TRIBUTE GUIDE, THIS IS FOR YOU by Rob Ryan, THE BOY WITH THE CUCKOO CLOCK HEART by Mathias Malzieu and THE WEST WING by Edward Gorey (both as a present from my agent), TEXTS FROM DOG by October Jones, THE ART BOOK and THE WIZARD OF OZ scanimation book.
I also have a box of picture books: Isabel Atherton and Bethany Straker’s ZOMBIE CAT: THE TALE OF A DECOMPOSING KITTY, A LUMP OF COAL by Lemony Snicket and Brett Helquist, Shirley Hughes and Clara Vulliamy’s DIXIE O’DAY: IN THE FAST LANE, SMELLY GHOST by Isabel Atherton and Bethany Straker, THE BAD EASTER BUNNY by Isabel Atherton and Stéphanie Röhr, Ged Adamson’s ELSIE CLARKE AND THE VAMPIRE HAIRDRESSER, CHU’S DAY by Neil Gaiman and Adam Rex, THE WOLVES IN THE WALLS by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean, THE DARK by Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen, Ame Dyckman and Dan Yaccarino’s BOY + BOT, THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers, DOGS DON’T DO BALLET by Anna Kemp and Sara Ogilvie, Rachel Bright’s LOVE MONSTER and PRIMROSE by Alex T. Smith.