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

Book Shelf Tour #1

SAM_1969 (2)I’ve been wanting to do a bookshelf tour for quite a while but I haven’t seen many on here so it put me off a little but thinking about it if I want to do it then I should just go ahead and do it!

I have three bookshelves in my bedroom so I will be doing these separately, shelf by shelf so it will be a weekly feature. Once I have finished I will create a page and combine them all together for easy viewing.

I am going to start off with my main and oldest bookshelf. I apologise if some of the images are wonky and\or dark, it is a hard bookshelf to take pictures of.

The Bottom Shelf

I have a thing where my bottom shelves are either packed full of ugly books, books I don’t want to see or books I have no where else to put. As a result my bookshelf can sometimes be a little top heavy. I like being able to see my books!

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This isn’t the best picture so you can’t actually see all of the books but trust me you aren’t missing out on them. (Ignore the worm looking thing, it is Nagini from my Voldemort figurine.)

From left to right here is a list.

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The Poem and the Journey by Ruth Padel

I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett

Queer as Folk: Every Nine Seconds by Joseph Brockton

Nightlight: A Twilight Parody by The Harvard Lampoon

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A Storm of Swords, Part 1 Steel and Snow by George R.R. Martin

The Kill Order

The Scorch Trials

The Death Cure by James Dashner

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The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Half Bad by Sally Green

Fifty Shades Freed

Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James

The Fifty Shades books are actually my Mum’s. I’ve read the first one and rated it two stars and I don’t have any intentions to read the next two any time soon but she had me get them out from under my bed saying that she wanted to re-read them. She still hasn’t got around to it yet…

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Writing Fiction by Linda Anderson & Derek Neale

The Hunger Games

Catching Fire

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

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The Iron Hunt (Hunter Kiss #1)

Darkness Calls (#2)

A Wild Light (#3) by Marjorie M. Liu

The Heir of Night by Helen Lowe

These are all my sisters books and fun fact, annoying to me, my sister put the Hunter Kiss series out of order on my shelf and I didn’t notice until after I took the pictures. I don’t actually know what these are about but I’m including them anyway.

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Grave Sight (Harper Connelly #1)

Grave Surprise (#2)

An Ice Cold Grave (#3) by Charlaine Harris

Shadow Fall by Seressia Glass

… and she did the same with these!

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How to Train your Dragon by Cressida Cowell

Incarnate by Jodi Medows

Incarnate was a complete cover buy for me and I still haven’t read it. I feel so guilty about that so it has been shoved on the bottom shelf. How to Train Your Dragon is down there because it was bumped down by another book.

Well that is my bottom shelf! I hope you liked this look at my bookshelf and come back to see the next shelf next week.

Until Next Time,

Tori x

TTT – Ten Books On My Spring TBR

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This week we were given the topic of talking about ten books that are on our reading list for the season of Spring. I must admit I was quite happy with this topic because I just recently decided to follow my 2016 TBR list in order, or close enough but there are a few books I plan to read that are not on that list. Here is my chance to talk about them or at least mention them.

If you’re interested in joining in with us then head on over to Broke and Bookish for the details 🙂

NUMBER 1

Vicious

Vicious by V.E. Schwab (CURRENTLY READING)

This book is the next book on my books to read this year so I thought to myself that there was no reason to not read this and I have heard nothing but good things about it. I’m going into this book mostly blind so I don’t really know what to expect.

NUMBER 2, 3, 4 & 5

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Death Note, Black Edition Volume 3 (CURRENTLY READING)

Death Note, Black Edition Volume 4

Death Note, Black Edition Volume 5

Death Note, Black Edition Volume 6

by Tsugumi Ohba, Takeshi Obata (Illustrator), Pookie Rolf (Translator) & Alexis Kirsch (Translator)

I’m currently reading Volume Two right now (13th) so I might be finished with it by the time this is published so I haven’t included it seeing as it isn’t Spring quite yet. Nevertheless I want to continue collecting these books and finish reading them. I watched the anime last week, week before, and immediately fell in love with it. I don’t know why I haven’t watched it sooner as I’ve known about it for years. I’ve heard that the manga finishes a little differently than the anime so it’ll be interesting to see if that’s true.

NUMBER 6

Battle Royale

Battle Royale by Koushun Takami & Nathan Collins (Translator)

I don’t know if I am going to start this book from the beginning again or just carry on from where my bookmark still is. I remember the film pretty well so I don’t think I’ll be too lost but maybe I should re-watch it before hand just to get my facts right in my head. It has been about a year since I last tried reading it…

NUMBERS 7, 8 & 9

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Blue Exorcist Volume 9

Blue Exorcist Volume 10

Blue Exorcist Volume 11

by Kazue Kato

Still loving this series and I can’t wait to continue reading. I am catching up with the books they have released now so I only have a few more books to collect.

NUMBER 10

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Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

I put this on here because it seems to be a rather light hearted book and I thought I needed at least one book on here that isn’t too action packed. I needed at least one YA book on here after all 🙂


Well that was a nice short list. This year has been all about manga for me so far. I’ve only read a few books and managed to finish one series off. What books I have been reading though are some books that I have been wanting to read for quite a while so I’m pretty happy with that. For example I finally got around to reading Memoirs of a Geisha which has been on my TBR shelf for three years!

Have you read any of these books? Any you think I should get to ASAP?

As always I’d love to see your TTT posts, I’m interested to see what kind of books you’ll be reading this Spring so feel free to link it in the comments.

Until Next Time,

Tori x

TTT – Characters Everyone Loves But I Just Don’t Get

TTTRight well here we are again for another TTT. As always you can go over to the Broke and Bookish to see what TTT is and the next topics.

NUMBER 1

The Hunger Games

Katniss EverdeenThe Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 

Katniss just seems very dull to me. She acts like she doesn’t care about things. Maybe this is because of the films and my dislike of the third book but I just can’t see myself reading the Hunger Games books again any time soon. (Although talking about them is making me curious. I haven’t read them in a long time.)

NUMBER 2

Harry Potter Series

Severus SnapeHarry Potter by J.K. Rowling

In have a love hate relationship with Snape. Sometimes I dislike him and other times I like him because of how complex a character he is. Snape is regularly jumping on and off this list.

NUMBER 3

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Chaol WestfallThrone of Glass Series by Sarah J. Maas

I don’t hate Chaol but up to the point I’m at (just read Crown of Midnight) I’m not liking him as much as everyone else seems to. I don’t know what it is about him but I’m still going to give him a chance.

NUMBER 4

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Deliah “Lila” BardShades of Magic Series by V.E. Schwab

I’ve only read this once and it was a while ago but I remember not liking Lila. She wasn’t fleshed out as a character and I had trouble reading about her when I know so little about her. Hopefully in the second book – A Gathering of Shadows – we get to know more about her.

NUMBER 5

Storm Glass

Opal CowanGlass Series by Maria V. Snyder

Opal is very self-centred and it get old very fast. She is so obsessed with her own problems she forgets that there are other people with their own problems around her. She is too self absorbed for her own good. We do however see her grow as a character as the books progress and I like her in the third – and last – book in the series, Spy Glass.


For now these are all of the characters I can remember that I don’t like. I thought about putting Cath from Fangirl in but it isn’t the character I have an issue with, I think it is the book in general so I decided not to include her. (If you’re curious here is my mini review)

Do you agree with me on any of these? I’d like to know 🙂

As always feel free to leave a link to your TTT in the comments.

Until next time,

Tori x

TTT – Books To Read If You’re in the Mood for a Short\Quick Read

TTTSometimes you just want a short book to read to get you back into the flow of reading or just a bit of a breather from the bigger heftier books. Well here are my top recommendations for you.

Top Ten Tuesday is created and hosted by the Broke and Bookish so go over there and take a look at their posts and everyone else’s TTT posts 🙂

NUMBER 1

Nimona

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

REVIEW

NUMBER 2

Percy #1

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

NUMBER 3

Dr and Hyde

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

NUMBER 4

The Egg

The Egg by Andy Weir

You can read this online, it is very short but worth the read.

NUMBER 5

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling

NUMBER 6

Simon Vs

Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli 

REVIEW

NUMBER 7 

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Shaman King by Hiroyuki Takei

NUMBER 8

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Stardust by Neil Gaiman

REVIEW

Well those are all I can think of for now. Have you got any recommendations for short books?

I’d love to see your TTT so leave a link if you’d like 🙂

Until next time,

Tori x

Top Ten Tuesday #19 – Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Leaving Under My Tree

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I’m back again with another Top Ten, this week’s topic is all about the books we’d like to receive from Santa this year. I’m not expecting any books for Christmas this year so I’ll probably end up buying these for myself at some point.

If you’re interested in joining us for TTT then head over to TheBrokeandBookish for more information.

These are in no particular order. 

NUMBER 1

FMA 2

FullMetal Alchemist (3-in-1) Volume 2 by Hiromu Arakawa

NUMBER 2

Very good Lives

Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination by J.K. Rowling

NUMBER 3

the wrath and the dawn

The Wrath and the Dawn by  Renee Ahdieh

NUMBER 4

An Ember in the Ashes

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

NUMBER 5 & 6

Robert Galbraith

 

The Silkworm and Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith (Hardcover)

NUMBER 7

Miss P's Home

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

NUMBER 8

City of Heavenly Fire

 

City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare

NUMBER 9

Uprooted

Uprooted by Naomi Novik

NUMBER 10

Legacy of Kings

Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman

Well those are ten of the books that I would like to receive this Christmas, are any of these on your list?

I wish all of you a Merry Christmas and to those who don’t celebrate this holiday I hope you have a good day regardless.

Happy Holidays 

Tori x