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….
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 Green. I 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.