Shelfie Sunday – Blue Books

Blue Books Shelfie Sunday

Shelfie Sunday is a new blog meme on Cafe Manon. I was thinking about a way to showcase my books, but my bookcase isn’t pretty like some of the bookcases I adore seeing on Pinterest or Instagram.. So, I decided to cheat a bit and create ‘shelf-categories’.

Previous Shelfie Sundays;

Today I’m sharing my second shelf-category, which is Blue Books.

Curious to know more about the books on my Blue Books Shelf?


1 / A picture and/or list of the books on this shelf.

From left to right;

  • Spotgaai (Mockingjay) – Suzanne Collins
  • Spinning Silver – Naomi Novik (Review)
  • Harry Potter en de Halfbloed Prins (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) – J.K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter en de Relieken van de Dood (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) – J.K. Rowling
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – J.K. Rowling
  • De Verwarde Cavia – Paulien Cornelisse
  • Game of Thrones – George R.R. Martin
  • Groots en Meeslepend Leven – Lou Niestadt
  • Hemelen – Marion Pauw
  • I Stop Somewhere – T.E. Carter
  • Op de Rand van het Niets (On the Edge of Gone) – Corinne Duyvis
  • Carve the Mark – Veronica Roth
  • Grace & Fury – Tracy Banghart (Review)
  • Beyond a Darkened Shore – Jessica Leake
  • The Crossroads of Should and Must – Elle Luna
  • Lonely Planet Europe, Madrid, Rome and Prague

Shelfie Sunday Blue Books

2 / Have you read all the books on this shelf?

No. I have read 9 out of the 15 books on this shelf and I have flipped through the Lonely Planet guides.

I never finished reading Game of Thrones, but I want to give it another try some day. The TV series is one of my favorites, so I think I should read the books too.

Some of the books on this shelf are pretty new in my collection. I only recently bought Carve the Mark and Hemelen. Both I Stop Somewhere and Beyond a Darkened Shore I received in the last couple of months in book boxes and On the Edge of Gone I won in a giveaway by Biebmiepje. These books are still on my TBR.


3 / The newest addition on this shelf.

Hemelen by Marion Pauw. This book was for sale at a local grocery store and I thought the story sounded like something I would enjoy. It is a thriller about jealousy and betrayal.

Carve the Mark

4 / The oldest book on this shelf.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. I’ve had this book since it was first published in 2006.


5 / Your favorite book on this shelf.

I think my favorite book on my Blue Shelf is Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik. This was my first ever ARC and I received it from Hebban. I was part of an online book club and I got to read Spinning Silver a couple of months before it was published. This was the first time I ever got to read something in advance and I enjoyed it so much!

Also I adore flipping through Groots en Meeslepend Leven by Lou Niestadt. The book is a fully illustrated and handwritten art journal. Lou’s style is amazing.

Beyond a Darkened Shore

6 / Your least favorite book on this shelf.

That’s a difficult question.. I like all the books on my Blue Shelf.

But if I have to answer this I would say The Crossroads of Should and Must by Elle Luna. The book promotes a creative life, but it feels a bit like it’s a rich people’s guide to creative happiness. The illustrations in this book are gorgeous, though.. That’s why I actually like this book a lot.

7 / Tell a story about one of the books on this shelf

(How did you get it? What does it remind you of? Where have you read it?)

I love taking the Lone Planet guides with me on our city trips. The Rome guide has torn edges and little scribbles on the pages. We bought a small Prague guide for our latest city trip and it wasn’t until we were at the airport that I realised I forgot to pack this small guide.. It was still lying on the table at home. We bought a new one at the airport bookshop, so now we have 2 Prague pocket guides; one that is used and one that is still new.

Lonely Planet


If you want to share your Blue Books Shelfie too, please share! I would love to see what books are on your shelf and what your answers to these questions are.

Next shelf-category; Shelfie Sunday – Green Books

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