My Bookshelf 'tag' (sort of!)

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Hello! So today I thought I’d do a post on our new bookcase, and the lovely books that are sitting pride of place on it.
There are some of my partner’s books (mainly non-fiction film theory/ cinema books) on there, but most of them are mine to be honest, and all are mine in the two pictures above (apologies for the rubbish lighting in the photos though!)
It’s an interesting group of books as most are unread. This is because I don’t tend to keep books unless I really love them, as I don’t often re-read books! I always feel that there are just SO many books I want to read that I don’t really have time to re-read many books really. I tend to give them away to friends or family when I’m done with them, to a charity shop or often they’re ebooks or borrowed from the library anyway!
This is kind of a blog post tag that I’ve just made up (but with 5 questions it’s only a short one) so if anyone else does this too please be sure to tag me in it or leave answers in comment section below as I’d really love to read your answers too!
On My Bookshelf:
The Miniaturist: Waterstones Special Edition Hardcover design
1 favourite book cover design: It would have to be the beautiful Waterstones special edition cover (hardback) of The Miniaturist by Jesse Burton (pictured right). I love the blue and white floral design with the gold, it’s so pretty!
2 favourite authors that feature on my shelves: They would have to be Peter James and Susan Hill. Both are authors I’ve read a lot of in the past, but the Peter James novel I’ve got on there called Perfect People is actually one of his standalone novels, not part of his Detective Roy Grace series, so I’m intrigued to try this out. There is also another peter James novel called Want You Dead which IS the newest in his Roy Grace series, and I’ve heard great things about it! With Susan Hill I think I’ve read almost every one of her Simon Serrailer series but I often get confused between which I have and which I haven’t! Because of this, when I was sorting out these bookshelves I kept 4 novels by her- The Betrayal of Trust, The Shadows in the Street, The Vows of Silence and A Question of Identity– because I wasn’t sure from reading the blurbs on the back which I’d already read! I really do have the worst memory when it comes to remembering what I’ve already read or which films I’ve seen!
I’ve also realised that I need to organise my bookshelves better as they’re all in a really random order!
…Phew! Long answer, sorry!
3 books I think will be highlights that I’m dying to read soon but haven’t yet got around to: I think these three are going to be really, really good from what I’ve heard: The Murder Bag by Tony Parsons, The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood and The Spider in the Corner of the Room by Nikki Owen.
4 books I wished were on my bookshelf but aren’t: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, Landline by Rainbow Rowell, A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson and The Good Girl by Fiona Neill. I think they all look really gripping and interesting, and I’ve seen a lot of reviews which makes me think they’d be well worth a read! Just need to buy them now 🙂
5 borrowed books: Gillespie and I by Jane Harris, The Devil in the Marshalsea by Antonia Hodgson, The Silent Wife by A.S.A Harrison (all lent by my mum), The Book of You by Claire Kendal (from a friend) and Game of Thrones by George R.R Martin (another friend)- so thanks to all those people, and sorry I take so long getting them back to you! I just end up stacking up so many books and then getting distracted and reading other more time-pressing novels first! Too many shiny new books distracting me 🙂
That’s it for now! I’ve got a few reviews coming soon so keep an eye out for those! And let me know what you’re reading at the moment and enjoying too, I’m always looking for new suggestions to add to my list!
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  1. Ooh I love looking at photos of other peoples bookshelves and I like your questions, I would like to borrow this sometime if you don’t mind? I’m reading You Are Dead by Peter James at the moment and love Susan Hill too (although I know I’ve missed some of this series) Wicked Girls and Girl on the Train are both books I’d recommend 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

  2. […] It has been said to me that I’m quite a nosy person. I don’t think that is true, but I must admit to a complete fascination with other people’s bookshelves. There is nothing better than a nicely organised wall of books. I love walking around at dusk when the lights are on but people haven’t yet shut their curtains and seeing what people have on their shelves.  (That statement sounded better in my head than written down!) That’s why I was really interested to read the recent post by Cleopatra loves books ‘On my bookself‘ and her inspiration Snazzy books. […]

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