Friday, June 29, 2012

Take a look at my TBR shelves!

I recently saw on Jodie's blog, Books For Company, she'd posted pictures of her TBR shelves and piles. Now, I ADORE seeing other people's books, I really do. And for lack of any better idea for what to post today, I thought that I would share with you MY shelves and piles of unread books. (I have separate shelves for unread adult books!) Here we go...

First up we have my bedside table.  I find the bedside table to be a weird place.  Mostly because I pick a stack of books that I think I'd like to read next ... and then when it comes to choosing my next book, I go to my shelves and pick something there! Ha.  The bottom half of this pile consists of some light-hearted summer reads and the top 3 I picked up the other day and it was easier to dump there than to put them away properly!

A Witch in Love by Ruth Warburon
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
Fly on the Wall by E Lockhart
Dramarama by E Lockhart
Airhead: Runaway by Meg Cabot
Endless Summer by Jennifer Echols
Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty

This is a fairly messy section of my bookshelves that live in my garage.  I thought it'd be easiest to take pictures first of the piles in the front and then show you what's behind them.  This two shelves are predominantly books by British authors.  I really want to plough through these books this year.  That started during June's British month, but as I never finished, I didn't get very far into these piles.  There's a third UKYA pile somewhere as well.  I'm currently reading What's Up With Jody Barton? by Hayley Long.

Blackwatch by Jenna Burtenshaw
The Wood Queen by Karen Mahoney
Scorpia Rising by Anthony Horowitz
My So-Called Life by Joanna Nadin
Hunted by Sophie McKenzie
The Rescue by Sophie McKenzie
Paparazzi Princess by Cathy Hopkins
Catwalk Queen by Cathy Hopkins
Hostage by Sophie McKenzie
Model Behaviour by Jo Cotterill
The Ring of Solomon by Jonathan Stroud
Gladiator: Street Fighter by Simon Scarrow

Zom-B by Darren Shan
What's Up With Jody Barton? by Hayley Long

Waves by Sharon Dogar
Rani and Sukh by Bali Rai
The Swan Kingdom by Zoe Marriott
Drive By by Jim Carrington
Illegal by Miriam Halahmy
The Memory Cage by Ruth Eastman
A Year Without Autumn by Liz Kessler
There Is No Dog by Meg Rosoff
Sister, Missing by Sophie McKenzie
Fever Crumb by Philip Reeve
Numbers 2 by Rachel Ward
Lottie Biggs Is Not Tragic by Hayley Long

These two piles are a mixture of books.  The pile on the left seems to cross all genres, but the pile on the right is my zombie/dystopian/post-apocalytpic pile.  Sorry for the blurriness of this photo :( The lighting isn't great in my garage and I was using my camera phone.

Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler
I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone by Stephanie Kuehnert
The Summer of Skinny Dipping by Amanda Howells
Shatter Me by Taheri Mafi
Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta
Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater
Creepover Truth or Dare by PJ Night
Scars by Cheryl Rainfield
Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
Forever by Maggie Stiefvater
Angel Fire by LA Weatherley

Partials by Dan Wells
Battle Royale by
Starters by Lissa Price
Ship Breaker by P
Crossed by Ally Condie
The Dark and Hollow Places by Carrie Ryan
Six Days by Philip Webb
Pure by Julianna Baggott
The Dead by Charlie Higson

Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts
The Tomorrow series by John Marsden

And yet more piles! The top pile looks to be all books sent for review from different publishers.  The bottom pile (I believe?) is yet another UKYA pile (with the exception of Jennifer Donnelly).

Shift by Kim Curran
Blackwood by Gwenda Bond
Rapture by Lauren Kate
Shooting Stars by Allison Rushby
Arcadia Awakens by Kai Meyer
Black Arts by Prentice and Weil
Power of Six by Pittacus Lore
Supernaturally by Kiersten White

Dear Dylan by Siobhan Curham
Body Blow by Peter Cocks
Numbers 3 Infinity by Rachel Ward
A Hen in the Wardrobe by Wendy Meddour
My Sister Lives on the Mantlepiece by Annabel Pitcher
Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
1.4 by Mike Lancaster
Turf by John Lucas
We Can Be Heroes by Catherine Bruton
Someone Else's Life by Katie Dale

From these photos, I can tell you one thing for sure. I definitely need more shelf space.  Most of my books appear to be in piles! Ahhh.  I think this stack of mostly review books were books I wanted to read sooner rather than later.  But of course that term could apply to most of my books!

City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
Frostfire by Zoe Marriott
Tall Thin and Blonde by Dyan Sheldon
Dreamless by Josephine Angelini
Devilish by Maureen Johnson
Forgive My Fins by Tera Lyn Childs
Snow White and the Huntsman
Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer

Struts and Frets by Jon Skovron
Swim the Fly by Don Calame
Take Me There by Carolee Dean

It is a little bit ridiculous, isn't it, that I only really have two shelves for my TBR books! I need more space desperately!  I will admit, I try to keep these books (piles on the end aside!) in roughly alphabetical order but I'm not too fussy it actually being in alphabetical order.  I'm lazy and sometimes just shove them in somewhere.  Pile at the end is another UKYA pile.

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie
The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Macker
Taken by Storm by Jennifer Lyn Barnes
The Stuff of Nightmares by Malorie Blackman
Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
The Demon's Covenant by Sarah Rees Brennan
Verity Fibbs by Cathy Brett
The Selection by Kiera Cass
John Belushi Is Dead by Kathy Charles
Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
Something Like Fate by Susane Colasanti
A Little Wanting Song by Cath Crowley
Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine
Prom and Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg
The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda
Girl Overboard by Justina Chen Headley
Where I Belong by Gwendolyn Heasley
Crank by Ellen Hopkins
Identical by Ellen Hopkins
Burned by Ellen Hopkins
Catching Jordan by Miranda Keneally (Have since read!)
The Ballad of Suburbia by Stephanie Kuehnhert

Candy by Kevin Brooks
Oliver Twisted by JD Sharpe
One Seriously Messsed-Up Week by Tom Clempson
Itch by Simon Mayo
Beads, Boys and Bangles by Sophia Bennett
Blood Ties by Sophie McKenzie
Blood Ransom by Sophie McKenzie
Velvet by Mary Hooper
My Swordhand is Singing by Marcus Sedgwick
Mondays are Red by Nicola Morgan

Finally! The end, hurrah.

Liar by Justine Larbalestier
Huntress by Malinda Lo
Boy Toy by Barry Lyga
The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl by Barry Lyga
Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel
The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead
Second Helpings by Megan McCafferty
Invincible Summer by Hannah Moskowitz
by Jaclyn Moriarty
Becoming Bindy Mackenzie by Jaclyn Moriarty
Ten Things We Shouldn't Have Done by Sarah Mylnowski
Saving Zoe by Alyson Noel
Fixing Delilah by Sarah Ockler
Alanna by Tamora Pierce
When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle
Everlost by Neal Shusterman
Skinned by Robin Wasserman
Love and other Drama-ramas by Sarah Webb
Pink by Lili Wilkinson
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

So these are the books I own and haven't yet read.  I'd love to see what are on your shelves!


  1. You have some serious amazing books in those piles. I hope you get around to them at some point!

    1. Oh god, so do I! Sooner rather than later. I am always trying to cut down on the size of my TBR piles.

  2. There are so many amazing books on your TBR pile that I don't even know where to start...

    Shatter Me; I want to read it so bad!
    My Sister Lives on the Mantlepiece; I have this one too, it sounds so good.
    Dear Dylan; such a fun read-- I loved it. :D
    Linger; you gotta read this one asap!

    Awesome post, I hope you get round to reading ALL of these... However many years it takes!

    1. Ah, Ria! I hope it doesn't take YEARS. But it probably will do. Eep.

  3. Too be honest, i'm not sure how much I dare do a proper look at my TBR shelves. ;-)

    1. I seriously thought the numbers were going DOWN :( Not the case. Oops.

  4. I was going to say that you MUST read this, this and this, but there is WAY too many that you need to read like, right now! Shatter Me, Dash & Lily, Invincible Summer...ahhh!

    I say a readathon is in order!

    1. I think a readathon is an excellent idea! I've never really done one.

  5. You have so many amazing books on those shelves! Love how you manage to keep everything so organised. You should read the Cassandra Clare books soon- all her books are amazing

    1. Oh they aree! I know they are. But I only recently read Clockwork Angel and Clockwork Prince and needed a break from Cassandra Clare overload! :)

  6. Love your book piles! I'm looking forward to Invincible Summer, too. And I love Anthony Horowitz!
    Here're my stacks:

    1. Ooh thanks for sharing the link to your stacks! :)

  7. I do the exact same thing with my bedside table stack! I pick a nice balanced selection for my next reads and then when I've actually finished my current book I'm not in the mood for any of them and choose something else.

  8. So many books and so many good choices - how do you decide what to read next?!

    1. Whim. Complete and total whim :)

  9. That is a lot of books! Wow!:P At least most of yours are on shelves/surfaces though. I have random stacks on the floor because they won't fit anywhere else! So many great titles there too (I love the Airhead series by Meg Cabot)!

    1. Yes, I know a lot of people with books on the floor. I used to keep mine on the floor in the spare room but managed to squeeze everything together in one place!


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