Book Shelf Tour #3 -YA Fiction\Fantasy

SAM_1986 (2)This shelf contains a lot of my bigger books that won’t fit on any other shelf and it just so happens that most of these are YA books. Most of my YouTuber books are on this shelf too.

All of the covers I show you are the ones that I have on my shelf.

Shelf 1

Shelf 2

YA Fiction\Fantasy

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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Going Postal by Terry Pratchett 

A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin

I was mainly colour coordinating here and they’re all about the same size too. I also didn’t have anywhere else to put these. I wanted The Book Thief to be visible because it is such a good book but it isn’t one of my favourites any more.

Fun fact. There is a gap next to The Book Thief because I recently had a book UnHaul and removed my movie tie in version of The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett. I now have a nice hard cover copy.

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Vampire Academy

Frostbite

Shadow Kiss

Blood Promise

by Richelle Mead

I still haven’t finished reading these or collecting them. Eventually I’ll get around to it, hopefully sometime this year but not just yet. Two of these were actually gifts for my 20th Birthday and Christmas.

Graceling Fire

Graceling

Fire

By Kristin Cashore

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Cinder

Scarlet

Cress

by Marissa Meyer

I loved Cinder but Scarlet was harder for me to read and I still haven’t got around to Cress and Winter yet. I was close to getting Fairest but the price for such a small book put me off so I still haven’t got that yet either. One day I shall finish this series!

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Girl Online by Zoe Sugg

Twilight: Life and Death by Stephenie Meyer

Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore

Bitterblue was actually one of my favourite books of 2014 and I actually preferred the new version of Twilight over the original I don’t know if that is an unpopular opinion or not but whatever.

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Binge by Tyler Oakley 

The Amazing Book is Not On Fire by Dan Howell and Phil Lester

I really enjoyed both of these books and if you like any of these Youtubers but haven’t picked up their book yet then I can safely reccomend them to you.

That wraps up shelf 3, next week you’ll get a look at my favourites shelf where I keep most of my Harry Potter books and some of my favourite series.

Until Next Time,

Tori x

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Book Shelf Tour #2 – The Vampire Shelf

SAM_1969 (2)Another week another shelf to look at. This week we’re looking at what I like to call my ‘Vampire Shelf’. This shelf holds my big YA Vampire series and not much else.

This shelf stands out as the only colour coordinated shelf with all of the books being black.

 

 

 

 

Shelf Two – ‘The Vampire Shelf’

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Dead Girls Dance (The Morganville Vampires #2)

Midnight Alley (#3)

Feast of Fools (#4)

Lord of Misrule (#5)

Carpe Corpus (#6)

Fade Out (#7)

Kiss of Death (#8)

Ghost Town (#9)

Bite Club (#10)

Last Breath (#11)

Black Dawn (#12)

by Rachel Caine

I haven’t read all of these and I don’t even own all of these yet. I plan to try re-reading the series and finishing it off at some point this year but it isn’t at the top of my list just yet. If you’re wondering where book 1 is, it is on my TBR shelf which you’ll see later on.

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Divergent by Veronica Roth

Eragon by Christopher Paolini

Divine by Mistake

Divine by Choice

Divine by Blood

 by P.C. Cast

Personally I didn’t like the Divine books but it’s my sisters favourite book series so I can’t get rid of them. They’re only on this shelf because they are grouped together by author.

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Goddess of Legend by P.C. Cast

Destined (House of Night #9)

Marked (#1)

Betrayed (#2)

Chosen (#3)

Untamed (#4)

Hunted (#5)

Tempted (#6)

Burned (#7)

Awakened (#8)

by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

Now before you freak out telling me that these are in the wrong order, I know. Believe me I know. This was the only way to have them together and make any sort of sense or look good. If you look at the picture you can see that Destined, Marked and Betrayed are all the UK paperback, then you move on to Chosen and Untamed which are the US paperbacks (which I hate). Moving along the rest are hard cover because I brought them when they first came out. If I put Destined where it is meant to go, at the end, then it would look odd and even more disjointed than it already does.

Can you tell that I don’t like the look of these books on my shelf? 🙂


 

Well that was nice and short wasn’t it. Next week will have a little more variety in the books I’ll be showing you so stay tuned for that.

Until Next Time,

Tori x

My To Be Read List 2016

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At the beginning of every year, for the past three years, I have written a list of books I want\need to read in that year. This list is not something I am strict about but it is a goal I want to strive towards and if I manage to read many of the books then great!

It never occurred to me until yesterday that you may be interested in what these books are and how my progress is.

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden (CURRENTLY READING)

Vicious by V.E. Schwab 

Battle Royale by Koushun Takami & Translated by Nathan Collins

Assassins Apprentice by Robin Hobb

The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett

Night Study by Maria V. Snyder

House of Night by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

House of Night

Now I want to re-read the House of Night series because I remember that I loved it when I was in High School and I couldn’t wait until the next book in the series was released. It has been years since I last tried reading this and I have never finished the series. It’ll be interesting to see if I still like it as much as I did back then.

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

I started reading this series a few years ago and I was enjoying it and I have even gone and brought more of the books but I only read up to the second book and then stopped. I want to try finishing the series this year.

Morganville Vampires by Rachel Caine

Morganville Vampires

Again when I was in High School I loved this series but I never finished it because it was so long. I own most of the books and I would like to see how the series finished.

Attack on Titan by Hajime Isayama & Translated by Sheldon Drzka

Girl Online: On Tour by Zoe Sugg

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell 

The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

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I have crossed this out now because I recently finished reading the series and boy am I glad I did. I think I had so much trouble carrying on with this series because I had read the first three books so many times I know them like the back of my hand. Once I got on to the books I hadn’t read before I fell in love with the series and world again and I ploughed through them. I think City of Lost Souls is now my favourite in the series.

The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare

I tried to carry on my pattern after finishing The Mortal Instruments and continue with reading The Infernal Devices but after struggling through the first book I picked up the second but I could feel a reading slump coming on and had to put it down and read something else.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan

I have slowly been working my way through these books and I am more than half-way but I just haven’t carried on yet. I have no excuse, I even own all the books.


Are any of these books on your list? Any that you think I should get a move on with reading?

I’m hoping to at least finish one of the longer series of books but it won’t be the end of the world if I don’t. I hope you liked this post and,

Until next time,

Tori x

 

Top Ten Tuesday #16 – FREEBIE Vampire and Gothic Literature

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Halloween really isn’t my sort of thing. I hate being scared, scary stories, films, pictures anything scary and I’ll hate it. I tend to ignore Halloween as much a possible.

With that in mind when I saw what we could do for this weeks topic I was a little concerned that I wouldn’t have anything to talk about, however I looked at my bookshelf and I saw quite a lot of gothic literature and vampire novels\series. I thought I would use this FREEBIE post to talk about those ones that I have read and those that I want to read.

As always TTT is created and hosted by the Broke and Bookish, so head on over there if you’re interested in joining or knowing what TTT is. You should also check out their other posts too!

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Dracula by Bram Stoker

Lets start off with an obvious one. Every one knows Dracula even if they haven’t read it. I have read about half of this, I picked it up a few years ago and then again last year (year before?) for university. Both times I didn’t finish but I do want to read it eventually.

Dracula’s Guest and Other Weird Tales by Bram Stoker

As a companion to Dracula I decided to include this. This is a collection of short stories that Bram Stoker wrote but didn’t publish his wife collected these together after his death and published them. When I found this on Goodreads I was intrigued so I decided to download it to read after I’ve finally read Dracula.

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The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

I read this at the beginning of the year and loved it. It is a short book so if you want to get in to reading more classics this is a short and interesting one for you to read.

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

I read this last year and loved it. Granted it took me a long time to get in to the story but once it had caught my interest it has me hooked.

Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

This is actually a short story I read for university. I really liked this one. I had very low expectations for this story and was pleasantly surprised with it. I think I liked the discussions this book created in our class more than the book but if you’re interested in reading different takes on vampires then I would recommend trying this one out. It is not very long but it got me thinking.

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The Morganville Vampires by Rachel Caine

This is a very long YA vampire series. I started reading this when I was in High School and I still haven’t finished. I am on … probably book ten and I still need to read\buy the last few books in the series.

I love this series but it can get a little long winded and a tad repetitive, I mainly love reading this for the characters not the overall plot (though I am interested to see how the series will end …

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House of Night by PC Cast and Kristin Cast

Again another series I haven’t finished. I was obsessed with this during my Twilight faze. This was my rebound series. I own most of the books but stopped buying them when I caught up with the series at the time. Since I last read the books the series has been completed.

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Twilight Saga

Well if we’re talking vampires then the ‘sparkly’ vampires need to be mentioned at least once. I loved this series and I have plans to go and re-read it soon. I recently finished reading Life and Death and really enjoyed it so I am going to give it some time before trying to re-read the actual series.

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Vampire Academy

I have a running trend of not completing these book series. I am working on this one though. I have read the first two books and own another two of them which I need to read. I love the characters in this and the plot is unique to what I’ve read before. I can’t wait to finish this series … when I get around to it

vampire knightVampire Knight by Matsuri Hino

This is a manga series that I’ve read and actually completed. I hated the ending to this manga however and I will never read it to the end ever again. That being said I love the first half of the series and I can recommend that.

I was a little leery of putting this on my list because I don’t have a clear opinion on it but I decided to go with it anyway. What is a list of mine if it doesn’t have manga on here?


That is all I have for you this week. I hope you all scare yourselves silly on Halloween and for those like me that hate anything scary I hope you stay safe under your covers 😉

As always leave a comment, like and send me a link to your TTT I always love reading them.

Until next time,

Tori x