Bookshelf Tour: The Rainbow Pt3

And finally we are back with part 3 of my bookshelf tour. Not gonna lie, this series could go on for years, like I’m currently buying books faster than I can write these blog posts. I should do something about that….

Bookshelf Tour: The Rainbow Pt3 |

The Silence of Animals by John Gray. Okay, I have read this book, and I remember nothing about it. Like literally nothing, like I don’t even remember if I enjoyed it or not.

Jamrach’s Menagerie by Carol Birch. I came across this in an Oxfam bookshop and I pretty much only bought it because the cover was shiny. But I recently found out that it was nominated for the Man Booker award in 2011 so that must mean it’s good. Right?

Europe In Autumn by Dave Hutchinson. I was really surprised by this book in that it was nominated for the Arthur C Clarke award which is for science-fiction books published in the UK. But this isn’t really science-fiction. It’s good, but it’s more of a really good spy novel with a very strange sci-fi ending.

Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer. This is a YA not quite adaption of The Bell Jar, but a large part of the story focuses on a bunch of kids studying The Bell Jar. I was really surprised by how much I enjoyed it.

The Raven’s Head by Karen Maitland. I did not like this book at all. It was so boring. Like it was really really boring. Like I gave up half way through this because it seemed that the author had forgotten to include a plot.

Casino Royale by Ian Fleming. I haven’t read this yet, I do intend to at some point. The only reason I bought it is because it was in the damaged books section of Waterstones. This one was actually damaged (it had a little rip on the spine) but I fixed that with a little bit of glue. So basically I got a practically new book for like half the price.

The City and The City by China Mieville. Yeah, haven’t read this yet. Does anyone else think that China Mieville sounds like a womans name? Because I spent quite a long time thinking he was a woman.

Elizabeth Is Missing by Emma Healey. I don’t know much about this book. I mainly bought it because of the hype. Also because I was at the till in Waterstones and the lady was all “you can get this book half price”.

@War by Shane Harris. I was sent this book for review over a year ago and I never reviewed it and I feel really bad about that because I found this book really interesting. I just never found the time to finish reading it.

Way Down Dark by James Smythe. The problem with this book is it’s just another people-living-on-a-generational-ship-and-some-sort-of-plot-twist-happens type of book. I admit the plot twist was kind of interesting it was just annoying going in knowing there would be a twist.

Paper Towns by John GreenI know a lot of people don’t like this book but out of all the John Green books I’ve read this one was the best. Though I’m just a sucker for a good road trip!

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I bought it because I like the cover. I actually want to get all of her books in these editions. Just to look at, not to read.

Foundation Trilogy by Issac Asimov. I love the Everyman’s Library editions and I bought this book partly because I wanted to read it but mostly because I thought it looked pretty.

The BFG by Roald Dahl. I loved The BFG when I was a kid but I don’t think I ever read the book, I watched the cartoon (which was and still is fantastic) and I listened to the audiobook (which is still terrifying) so when I came across an Everyman’s Library edition of it I had to buy it.

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11 Responses to “Bookshelf Tour: The Rainbow Pt3”

  1. John Monyjok Maluth

    Great post. I just wonder why most books are in red! I loved the post. Great to meet someone who buys books. I also do! I recently bought “When God Visits You”, by Pastor Chris. It costs N100 Nira…

  2. Magpiemakingdo

    “Just to look at, not to read.” Hahaha, yeaaaa that about sums up my feelings on Jane Austen. Love love love love Roald Dahl though.

    (Also – love the new holiday theme!)

  3. stuffthatneedssaying

    I love how your books are organized by color. Mine are currently not at all organized, other than the fact that books I’ve read are in one area and books to be read are in another.

    • bluchickenninja

      Yeah. I thought about making a shelf for all of my unread books but to be honest I don’t really want to admit to the number of unread books I own!


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