My Bookshelf Tour!

Hi all!

The other day, I was reorganising my bookshelf, which is something I do multiple times a year, either when I’m bored of the current aesthetic or when I buy a bunch of books and I need to make more shelf space.

I’ve been thinking about doing a bookshelf tour for a while now, but didn’t because it would be so much work! But as I was reorganising I took a couple of photos for Instagram because I thought it would be cool for my followers to see what books I own, and then I saw that one of my favourite booktubers, Lala, shared her bookshelf tour and the lovely Destiny @ Howling Libraries also shared a blog post about her bookshelf, and I thought, “It’s a sign! Time to do one too!!”

These two lovely women have way more high quality posts and videos than mine, so please check them out!

I did at one point have way more books as I’ve been collecting books since I was about 13, but earlier in the year I went through a massive unhaul and got rid of 7 (massive) boxes worth of books. I donated most of them and am trying to donate the rest. At the moment, they’re sitting in plastic boxes in my garage. A lot of these books are paranormal romances and YA books I read but don’t like enough to physically keep. I used to be the type of reader that had to keep every book they had, but now I only buy (and keep) books by authors I love or books I’m super excited for and will know I like. Any other book, I borrow from the library, buy the eBook, or wait for it to go on sale and then if I really like it, I’ll buy the physical copy.

Alright, let’s get into it!

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Explaining the shelf

My bookshelf is made up of four shelves and a chest attached to it at the bottom. In the below photo you can’t see the chest, but at last count (which was yesterday) there’s 90 books in there. I won’t share the books in the chest, because otherwise we’ll be here forever!

At the moment, my books are in author alphabetical order, by surname. It was previously in colour order up until yesterday. The books are a mix of:

  • Books I haven’t read yet and keep on my shelf to shame me into reading
  • My favourite books ever

I’ll break down the books and the little items I have on each shelf!

But first, here’s my bookshelf:


Shelf 1:

My first shelf is dedicated to my favourite graphic novels and my Pride and Prejudice collection. I have more graphic novels in the chest, and the ones that I keep on show are by my favourite graphic novel writer, Alan Moore.

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  1. From Hell by Alan Moore & Eddie Campbell & Pete Mullins
  2. V for Vendetta by Alan Moore & David Lloyd
  3. The League of Extraordinary Gentleman by Alan Moore & Kevin O’Neill
  4. Watchmen by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons
  5. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen (graphic novel)
  6. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen (Classics Reimagined edition)
  7. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen (Penguin edition 2015)
  8. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen (Engage Books)
  9. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen (Words Press Signature edition)
  10. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen (Hinkler edition 2019)
  11. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen (Barnes & Noble edition 2015)
  12. Gay Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen & Kate Christie
  13. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen (Penguin Classics Deluxe edition 2009)
  14. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen (Penguin Classics 2008)
  15. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen (Modern Library New York)
  16. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen (Barnes & Noble Classics 2003)
  17. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen (Penguin Classics 2003)
  18. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen (Word Cloud Classics)
  19. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen (Penguin Drop Caps)
  20. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen (Penguin Books 1995)
  21. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen (Penguin English Library edition)
  22. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen (Alma Classics)
  23. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen (Italian edition)
  24. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen (Chiltern)
  25. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen (Vintage Classics edition)
  26. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen (Penguin Sisterhood edition)
  27. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen (Harper Perennial Olive edition)
  28. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen (Popular Penguin edition 2008)
  29. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen (Popular Penguin Breast Cancer Foundation edition 2015)
  30. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen (Pulp Classics edition)
  31. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen (Barnes & Noble Classics edition 2003)
  32. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen (Macmillan Collector’s Library edition)

You can’t really see the first item on the shelf, but it’s sitting above the Pride & Prejudices on then right hand side. It’s a zine of artwork of Damen and Laurent from Captive Prince. The zine is by Hawberries and is absolutely beautiful. Check it out here!

The remaining four items are candles from Fairyloot! The first is called Prince Aladdin that smells like Egyptian amber; the second is called The Hinterland and smells like oakmoss and tea leaves; the third is called Prince Cardan and smells like clove, oak-wood, moss, leather, black pepper and pine; the fourth is called Corvere and smells like strawberry and pepper.

Shelf 2:

The second shelf is where the novels actually begin! This shelf has my collection of all of Cassandra Clare’s books, with The Bane Chronicles and Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy in the chest.

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  1. Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman
  2. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  3. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
  4. Persuasion by Jane Austen
  5. King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
  6. In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan
  7. If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho by Anne Carson
  8. The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi
  9. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (10 year anniversary edition)
  10. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
  11. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
  12. City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
  13. City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
  14. City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
  15. City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
  16. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
  17. Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
  18. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare
  19. Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
  20. Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare
  21. Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare
  22. The Red Scrolls of Magic by Cassandra Clare & Wesley Chu (personalised and signed by Cassandra Clare)
  23. The Bi-ble: An Anthology of Personal Essays About Bisexuality by Ellen Desmond & Lauren Nickodemus

  24. The Iron King by Maurice Druon
  25. The Game of Kings by Dorothy Dunnett

The first three items are small jars full of sand. My friends went to Jordan, Israel and Egypt a few years back and brought me sand back from all three countries. The sand from Egypt actually comes from near the Great Pyramid of Giza!

The piece of paper sitting above Cassie Clare’s books on the right (hard to see) is a letter written from Magnus Bane to Alec Lightwood. I got it as a special exclusive when I ordered the signed edition of The Red Scrolls of Magic!

The gold Oscar statue is a running joke between my friends and I. We watch the Oscars every year and we always check a list of which movies we think will win each category. Whoever gets the most amount of guesses correct, wins a fake Oscar! This year I won!! 🙌🏼

Shelf 3: 

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  1. The Uncrossing by Melissa Eastlake
  2. Angelfall by Susan Ee
  3. Moab is my Washpot by Stephen Fry
  4. Stalking Darkness by Lynn Flewelling
  5. Traitor’s Moon by Lynn Flewelling
  6. Shadow’s Return by Lynn Flewelling
  7. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
  8. Romantic Outlaws by Charlotte Gordon
  9. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
  10. Howl by Allen Ginsberg
  11. Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
  12. A Single Man by Christopher Isherwood
  13. The Raging Quiet by Sherryl Jordan
  14. Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner
  15. Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
  16. Eggshell Skull by Bri Lee
  17. The Fever King by Victoria Lee
  18. The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
  19. Ransom by David Malouf
  20. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
  21. On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
  22. Over and Over Again by Cole McCade
  23. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
  24. Circe by Madeline Miller
  25. Captive Prince by C.S. Pacat (Australian edition)
  26. Prince’s Gambit by C.S. Pacat (Australian edition)
  27. Kings Rising by C.S. Pacat (Australian edition)
  28. The Summer Palace and Other Stories by C.S. Pacat
  29. Captive Prince by C.S. Pacat (American edition)
  30. Prince’s Gambit by C.S. Pacat (American edition)
  31. Kings Rising by C.S. Pacat (American edition)
  32. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

The small teapot in the corner is my TBR teapot! There’s a whole bunch of pieces of paper in there, with names of books on them (physical and eBook). Each time I need a new book to read, I pick a name from the teapot.

In the right hand corner, there’s a small Eiffel Tower that I bought when I was in Paris!

Shelf 4:

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  1. Fire From Heaven by Mary Renault
  2. The Persian Boy by Mary Renault
  3. Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
  4. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
  5. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
  6. The Foxhole Court by Nora Sakavic
  7. The Raven King by Nora Sakavic
  8. The King’s Men by Nora Sakavic
  9. The Sin-Eater’s Daughter by Melinda Salisbury
  10. The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
  11. The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samatha Shannon
  12. Poison Study by Maria V. Synder
  13. Leo Loves Aries by Anyta Sunday
  14. My Grammar and I … Or Should That Be Me? by Caroline Taggart
  15. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
  16. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
  17. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
  18. Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor
  19. Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor
  20. Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor
  21. The White Hotel by D.M. Thomas
  22. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  23. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  24. The Uncensored Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  25. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

The first item on the shelf is a small jewellery box with characters from The Wizard of Oz on it. The second item is a jar with pink flowers in it, along with the bi flag and a flag of Scotland (that I bought in Scotland)!

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Do we have any of the same books on our shelves? Let me know!

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6 thoughts on “My Bookshelf Tour!

  1. littlebookynook says:

    I love this!!!! You have some awesome books and editions of books!!! I have got my main bookshelf grouped by author, which I definitely prefer, however it annoys me that books are published in different sizes. As much as I would like all of my books to be the same height, I think I just have to get over it haha. Your bookshelf is very pretty, and I love the pic xx

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    • thebookcorps says:

      Thank you!! Hahah it’s taken me a while to collect al my pride and prejudices, but its getting there 😅 I change my bookshelves a lot, but I think author is my favourite. I love how the shelves look by colour but it can get hard finding a book. I hate it when books in a series are published in different sizes, because then they look so weird!
      thank you 💕😘

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