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A Tour Of My Bookshelves: Summer 2017 (Part 2)

Hello everyone, and welcome back to The Bookworm’s Fantasy! I hope you’re all doing well. Today I’m going to be posting Part 2 of the “tour of my bookshelves” series – Part 1 can be found here. I’m going to be showing you around my bookshelves and talking you through some of the most significant titles on each shelf, with special mentions to my signed books, ARCs and sentimental/personally valuable books. In Part 1, I showed you around my “favourites” bookshelf, and also the shelves that home the books from letters A-H alphabetically. In this post (Part 2) I’ll be showing you around my large bookcase which holds the books from letters H-Z, my university books and my Classics. So, here goes…


My Bookcase.

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My large bookcase is located in between my dressing table and my window in my bedroom. It contains six shelves, all of different heights. The top four shelves home my books from authors’ surnames H-Z alphabetically. The fifth shelf contains my university books for my final year, and the bottom shelf contains my Classics.

Authors H-Z.

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This is the top shelf of my bookcase, containing books from authors’ surnames H-K. This shelf currently holds 26 books, most of which were purchased myself, but there are a few special mentions.

The ARCs on this shelf are: ‘Into The Water’ by Paula Hawkins and ‘Hold Back The Stars’ by Katie Khan. I also won signed copies of ‘The Next Together’ and ‘The Last Beginning’ by Lauren James when I attended her author event, which you can read all about here if you’re interested.

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This is the second shelf of my bookcase, containing books from authors’ surnames K-M. This shelf currently holds 28 books, and again I have a couple of special mentions.

The ARCs on this shelf are: ‘The One’ by John Marrs and ‘All The Missing Girls’ by Megan Miranda. I also won signed copies of ‘The Hidden Legacy’ by G.J. Minett and ‘I Know Who Did It’ by Steve Mosby.

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This is the third shelf of my bookcase, containing books from authors’ surnames M-R. This shelf contains 25 books currently, and I have some special mentions to make.

The ARCs on this shelf include: ‘Paris For One and Other Stories’ by Jojo Moyes, ‘Girl Unknown’ by Karen Perry, ‘Fierce Kingdom’ by Gin Phillips, ‘Obsession’ by Amanda Robson and ‘The Fractured Life Of Jimmy Dice’ by Ronan Ryan.

I also won a signed goody bag full of books and other bookish goods in a competition with Penguin, and got to attend an author event for Jennifer Niven. You can read about that event here. The signed books include both copies of ‘Holding Up The Universe’ and my copy of ‘All The Bright Places’.

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This is the fourth shelf in my bookcase, containing books from authors’ surnames S-Z. This shelf holds 27 books currently…and you know the drill by now.

The ARCs on this shelf are: ‘Don’t Close Your Eyes’ by Holly Seddon (signed), ‘The Honeymoon’ by Tina Seskis, ‘The Things We Thought We Knew’ by Mahsuda Snaith, ‘The Darkness Within’ by Lisa Stone, ‘THE ESCAPE’ by C.L. Taylor and ‘A Life Between Us’ by Louise Walters. I also won my copy of ‘Girls On Fire’ by Robin Wasserman.

Final Year University Books.

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This is the penultimate shelf in my bookcase, containing all the books I need/will be reading for my university course this year (I’m going into my final year studying English Literature and Creative Writing). This shelf holds 22 books currently.

The first 5 books on the left are theory books for both English Literature and Creative Writing disciplines. The following 7 books (from ‘The Commitments’ to ‘Eureka Street’) are for my English Literature “Gender & Irish Fiction” module. The final 10 books on the right (from ‘Iron Towns’ to ‘Anatomy Of A Soldier’) are for my English Literature “Last Year’s Novels” module.

Classics.

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This is the final shelf in my bookcase, which contains my Classic books. Some of these I’ve studied for university, some have been passed down from family members, and others were bought for my personal entertainment. There are currently 26 books on this shelf.

The first two books on the left (the beautiful hardbacks) are extremely special and hold a lot of sentimental value to me. They were gifted to me by my Great Aunt and Uncle, who were thrilled to bits when they found out I was studying Creative Writing at university. Other books passed down to me by family members include my copies of ‘Jane Eyre’ and ‘Shirley’ by Charlotte Bronte, and ‘Oliver Twist’ by Charles Dickens.

Happy reading 🙂here

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