It's been a little while since my last bookshelf tour, and I've actually gotten a new, bigger bookshelf since then. So here's what's going on in Kira's bookland. (Sorry for the blurry photos; I'm still working on that whole "getting a smartphone" thing. Smartphones do have decentish cameras, right? Uch, I don't even know.)
Currently, my shelf is organized by genre, much like my recommended giveaways list on my email newsletter. Sub-organization is by author's last name, and then by date of publication.
Starting from the top shelf, nonfiction comes first: reference books about feminism, archetypal theory, and style. Then I have (realistic) historical fiction (including classic literature like Wuthering Heights, Crime and Punishment, The Scarlet Letter, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Little Princess). That's followed by contemporary realistic fiction, like A Series of Unfortunate Events (the new TV show on Netflix is dark and strange and fantastic). Finally, I have thrillers, like the Alex Rider series.
The next couple of shelves are fantasy novels. The second shelf starts with Renee Ahdieh's The Wrath and the Dawn and includes Leigh Bardugo and Rae Carson novels, among others, before ending with part of the Beautiful Creatures series. (There's also a Little Mermaid doll I got for Christmas there, because my mother will never ever let my childhood obsession die.) The third shelf has my fantasy novels from Anthony Horowitz's The Gatekeepers series to Rick Riordan's books, and includes The Chronicles of Narnia and the Twilight series, because I haven't decided if I want to get rid of that one yet or not. (I need to do a reread first.)
On the fourth shelf, I transition from fantasy into sci-fi. There's the Harry Potter series, complete with an imitation of Moody's flask in the movies, and then fantasy ends with Becky Wallace's The Storyspinner. Sci-fi begins with part of the Red Rising trilogy, includes The Hunger Games, and then this shelf ends with The Giver quartet.
My last sci-fi shelf runs from the Pendragon to the Unwind series, and includes The Lunar Chronicles, among others. at the end is a collection of some autographs I've gotten from published authors. The final shelf on my bookcase has DVDs and music CDs, organized also by genre, as well as the British edition of the first Harry Potter, which my dear friend Julia bought for me. You also have a nice view of my American Girl doll (she's a Kirsten, though she's not dressed like it) from when I was younger, and her cello.
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