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
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.
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.
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.
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