It’s been ages since I last did a post in my bookshelf tour series, so here is the first part of my rainbow shelves. We begin with the red and orange books. Or if you want to get technical burgundy to orangey-yellow with a weird faded red-ish book on the end. .
Peter Pan and Wendy by JM Barrie. So my dad got me this book for my seventh birthday (and I know that because he wrote an inscription inside). And I’m kind of amazed by this because my dad is terrible at remembering birthdays/ anniversaries and actually buying presents (he is that typical guy who goes out at 4pm on Christmas Eve buying presents).
Dante’s Inferno. I got this a few years ago when I went through a phase of wanting to read some more classic works of fiction. Yeah I still haven’t even started it.
The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman. So first thing I need to say is that I love this edition, however it is really annoying that I had to buy this edition because I got these books way back when they were originally released and lost them. I got this one from Waterstones but I bought the other two in charity shops which now means that the series is the exact opposite of matching.
Cell by Stephen King. I started this and noped out when it got to some guy chewing on a dog’s ear. Someone told me that this is Stephen King’s version of a zombie book because cell phone signal turning people into zombies is like literally the worst pretense for a zombie apocalypse.
The Mechanical by Ian Tregellis. I bought this then put it on a shelf and promptly forgot about it. Then a few months later I came across a review by someone who said it was basically the best book they had ever read. So obviously I started reading it and it turned out to be terrible, like all my hopes and dreams died with that book.
Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut. Its a classic sci-fi and it was good. I just didn’t think it was quite as good as what the internet makes it out to be.
The Letter For The King by Tonke Dragt. This is a book that I’ve seen booksandquills talk about on her channel. It seems to be one she read and really enjoyed as a child and since it was recently translated into english I decided to pick up a copy.
Abhorsen by Garth Nix. If you haven’t read this book yet what the heck have you been doing with your life. Its the finale to one of my all time favourite fantasy series.
Ivyland by Miles Klee. I have actually started reading this and yet I couldn’t tell you what it’s about. Apparently its got something to do with medicine.
A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding by Jackie Copleton. Won this in a Goodreads giveaway, I’m not too bothered about reading it however I did get a very nice note from the publisher along with it.
The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving by Jonathan Evison. I read about half of this and gave up. I don’t know what I was expecting when I bought this book but this certainly wasn’t it.
Narrative Essays by George Orwell. I literally just bought this because of George Orwell hating people who go into book stores.
I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson. Jasmine Warga told me to read this. I haven’t read it yet.
Dust by Hugh Howey. This is one where I can’t say much without giving away spoilers. But I will say that out of the three books in the Wool series this is the best. Its weird, you can almost see Howey’s writing improve as the series goes on.
Since starting this series the layout of my bookshelves has changed quite drastically from this to this and this. I realise the whole point of this series is to share the books I own and not how they are laid out, but I thought it would be best to note this change because it really is quite a big one.