Bookshelf Tour 2018!! (400+ books!) & BLOOPERS

Hello everyone! I am Ashleigh, and today I’m going to be doing a bookshelf tour! Woo! I’m doing this in celebration of my two year booktube anniversary, which I talked about in last week’s video because the anniversary was actually last week but I just haven’t been able to get this up yet And I thought this would be the perfect way to celebrate because 1 people seem to love bookshelf tours even though they’re long as hell but I’m the same, so I can relate But 2 Also because my very first video that I filmed and uploaded to booktube was a bookshelf tour, which is considerably different to how my bookshelves are now I feel like I’m really giddy today I need to stop So I own over 400 books I can’t remember at this moment the specific amount, but I do have a shelf on Goodreads where I catalogue all of the books that I own so if you want to find that, my Goodreads will be linked down below But, yeah, I own over 400 books and I’ve been unhauling quite a lot in the past year so I feel like my bookshelves represent my reading tastes a lot more now than they used to There is still some work to be done on them, like I still want to unhaul some of them but I do still have like, a lot of books to get rid of actually out of my house, so I need to get rid of those first before I continue unhauling But I also recently rearranged my bookshelves because before I didn’t have like any arrangement to them really, I just put them wherever they looked nice Whereas now I’ve organised it into genre which I am VERY excited about because I didn’t think it would work, and I didn’t think I would like it But I was just having a day where like, I was really stressy, and because I love organising things so much, I just decided to rearrange my bookcase and actually organise it for once So that’s what I did, and I’m actually really loving how it turned out So it just inspired me to refilm a bookshelf tour I am not going to talk for any longer because this is going to be a very long video, so please go and get snacks, go and get a drink, cosy up and enjoy! And also – thank you for supporting me through two years of booktube! It’s really appreciated! So just to give a quick overview of my bookcases before getting into the tour, as you can see it’s quite hard to show the full thing on camera But I just have three of the full size Billy bookcases and then one half size one which is in the corner And you can buy a full set of bookcases like this which are already attached from IKEA – well, they’re not already attached obviously because you have to build them – but for some reason it worked out cheaper to buy them all separately and my dad actually fitted them all together and attached them to the wall and everything so…yeah This is just what I’ve ended up with So I’m going to start with the shelf in the middle of my furthest bookcase because on the shelves above it, as you can see, these are just my DVD collection which continues up here, and then there’s only a few books up here which are like theory textbooks and things, so they’re not fiction or like, books that are relevant to day to day life I guess So we’re going to start on this shelf, which as you can see I just have a few bits of decoration on this far corner This is a fake plant, this is a real one, these are different bowls and – well, this bowl I got from Bulgaria, but this I don’t know where I got it from But they just hold like, my earrings and normal rings And then this a Shakespeare postcard which I got from Shakespeare’s Birthplace And then this one is from my visit to Scotland So the books on this shelf is actually my very small sci-fi collection As you can see, it’s not a genre that I tend to reach for But we’re starting off with The Next Together and The Last Beginning by Lauren James The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham Jinxed by Amy McCulloch Illuminae by Amy Kaufman and Jay Kristoff This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada And The Host by Stephanie Meyer Moving onto the next shelf down, I just have it half filled and these are a few random books We have a few horror and then these are just like miscellaneous didn’t-know-what-to-do-with-them type books So we have – The Stand by Stephen King Dreamcatcher by Stephen King Cell by Stephen King Pet Sematary also by Stephen King, which looks like it has Oscar on the front The Creeper Man by Dawn Kurtagich The Dead House also by Dawn Kurtagich Summer of Fear by Lois Duncan, which is kind of like a children’s horror I guess And then moving onto the random ones we have Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

Night of the Party by Tracey Mathias Happy Little Bluebirds by Louise Levene And a very shiny ARC of Social Creature by Tara Isabella Burton Moving onto the next shelf down, these are all of my contemporaries And I had a lot more of these than I realised so this shelf shocks me I will say though that all the ones up to here maybe…I might get rid of at some point because they’re not favourites of mine but I did like them so I don’t want to get rid of them yet However these few and the ones that are stacked up I did actually quite like so they’re all together It’s like the ones further up this end or stacked up I enjoyed a lot more than the rest of them So, yeah But we have The Death and Life of Charlie St Cloud by Ben Sherwood This Perfect World by Suzanne Bugler The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards One Day by David Nicholls which has a very sun damaged spine, as in, there is no colour in it England, England by Julian Barnes The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell Skylarks by Karen Gregory The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella Remember Me also by Sophie Kinsella 44 Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith Room by Emma Donoghue Me Before you and After You by Jojo Moyes The Manifesto on How to be Interesting by Holly Bourne Am I Normal Yet? How Hard Can Love Be? and What’s A Girl Gotta Do? by Holly Bourne, which is the Spinster Club trilogy And then I also have the novella to the Spinster Club trilogy which is And A Happy New Year? also by Holly Bourne I’ll also quickly mention this one, which is Sour Heart by Jenny Zhang And now I will go through this pile So we have Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe Here I Stand: Stories That Speak For Freedom which is an anthology, but some of the authors are Neil Gaiman, Matt Haig, Frances Hardinge, Jackie Kay and many more I have an ARC of A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky An ARC of The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Simon vs the Homosapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli And finally Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman, I think Aciman, possibly I don;t know I should have looked that up before And then we have my bottom shelf which is really hard to get a good angle for but I’ll hold the books up anyway But here we just have some like, random keepsake boxes like this has got jewelry in and this one has like really random stuff in This is my bookmark jar As you can see, I have quite a few bookmarks And then I have this like, decorative plate which needs a different home because it was on display there but I might put it on one of my higher shelves because I rearranged my shelves and now it’s hidden, so I need to move that But the books on here are kind of like crime/mystery/intrigue types The ones that seem to fit into that sort of thing anyway because I haven’t read them all So it’s like I don;t know whether these Dan Brown ones fit here but there living here for now so yeah I suppose I’ll find out when I eventually read them But we have Angels and Demons, The DaVinci Code, Deception Point and Digital Fortress all by Dan Brown I have no idea if they’re even related to each other or not, if they’re in the right order I’ve not got a clue *laughs* All These Beautiful Strangers by Elizabeth Klehfoth The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee An ARC of Fragments of the Lost by Megan Miranda The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair by Joel Dicker The Dry and Force of Nature both by Jane Harper And finally Seas of Snow by Kerensa Jennings Moving onto the next bookcase over, I’m starting from the bottom This is my children’s shelf So like, these are the books that I absolutely adored when I was younger and don’t want to get rid of, so they’re here They’re all pretty big books so they had to go on the bottom But I have Peter Rabbit’s Storytime Collection, which is just adorable Like the drawings in it are so cute, and I’m just going to keep this forever because it’s adorable I also have The Wishing Chair collection by Enid Blyton The Faraway Tree collection by Enid Blyton And The Amelia Jane collection by Enid Blyton I have The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Anderson, which is the fairytale that Frozen is based off I didn’t realise that for so long But I’m glad I kept it I mainly kept it because this was given to me as a gift when I was younger and it has

a tiny little message from my Nan and Grandad on the inside so I kept it I have the entire Chronicles of Narnia, which I’m not taking out of this box because they’re a pain in the backside to get back in But we have The Magician’s Nephew, The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe, The Horse and His Boy, Prince Caspian, The Voyager of the Dawn Treader, The Silver Chair and The Last Battle all by C.S. Lewis And then we have probably one of the longest series in existence So we have The Bad Beginning, The Reptile Room, The Wide Window, The Miserable Mill, The Austere Academy, The Ersatz Elevator, The Vile Village, The Hostile Hospital, The Carnivorous Carnival, The Slippery Slope, The Grim Grotto, The Penultimate Peril and The End, which is the entire A Series of Unfortunate Events series by Lemony Snicket Moving onto the next shelf up, this is a bit of a mixed shelf because we have a few comics and graphic novels, there’s like the cult classic young adult books down there and just a few random fantasy ones that I used to adore when I was younger but not so much anymore, but I don’t want to get rid of them yet So, yeah We have East of West Volume One The Walking Dead Volume One: Days Gone Bye The Walking Dead Volume Two: Miles Behind Us Wolverine:Old Man Logan Saga Volumes One and Two The Wicked and the Divine Volume One: The Faust Act And The Wicked and the Divine Volume Two: Fandemonium Deadly Class Volume One And then moving onto the graphic novels we have Honor Girl by Maggie Thrash The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman Nimona by Noelle Stevenson Beautiful Creatures The Manga, which I actually forgot I owned And A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness So now we’re moving onto the fantasy ones, we have an ARC of Frostblood by Elly Blake An ARC of Caraval by Stephanie Garber The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh Gifted by J.A. George Five Seven Five by C.E Wilson, which was actually the first ever review copy of a book that I got through blogging We have Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo, Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu and Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J Maas, which are all part of the DC Icons series We have The Raven Boys, The Dream Thieves, Blue Lily, Lily Blue and The Raven King, which are all part of the Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater Cursed by Benedict Jacka, which I used to absolutely adore when I was younger.Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn, all part of the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer Moving onto the next shelf up, this is all fantasy books So we have Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi Shadow and Bone, Siege and Storm and Ruin and Rising, all part of the Grisha trilogy by Leigh Bardugo Six of Crows, also by Leigh Bardugo The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson American Gods by Neil Gaiman The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss The Changeling’s Journey by Christine Spoors Ink and Spark both by Alice Broadway, which are VERY shiny An Arc of A Shiver of Snow and Sky by Lisa Luedekke The Falconer by Elizabeth May Assassin’s Apprentice and Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge And an ARC of Onyx and Ivory by Mindee Arnett On the next shelf up we’re continuing with the fantasy Can you guess what my favourite genre is yet? But for decoration we just have two of these little pop vinyls So we have Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones and also Merida from Disney Pixar’s Brave So for the books we have A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George R.R. Martin A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storms of Swords: Steel and Snow, A Storm of Swords: Blood and Gold, A Feast for Crows, A Dance with Dragons: Dreams and Dust, and A Dance With Dragons: After the Feast which are all part of the A Song Of Ice And Fire series by George R.R. Martin Then we have Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber and Voyager, which are the first three books in the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon The Sin Eater’s Daughter and The Sleeping Prince both by Melinda Salisbury State of Sorrow, also by Melinda Salisbury The Queen of the Tearling, The Invasion of the Tearling and The Fate of the Tearling all by Erika Johansen Daughter of Smoke and Bone and Days of Blood and Starlight, which are the first two books in the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy by Laini Taylor

And we also have an ARC of Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor Moving onto the next shelf up we have half fantasy and half like, random miscellaneous books which I didn’t really know what to do with so they’re on here So we start with The Shadow of the Wind, The Angel’s Game and The Prisoner of Heaven which are the first three books in the Cemetery of Forgotten Books series by Carlos Ruiz Zafon I think these would be classed as historical fiction and mystery I also have The Watcher in the Shadows by Carlos Ruiz Zafon A Sky Painted Gold by Laura Wood The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger The Secret History by Donna Tartt The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood And The House Of Spirits by Isabel Allende And then we move onto what it basically a Samantha Shannon shrine Can you tell that she’s one of my favourite authors? I do collect different editions of The Bone Season books, so…yeah There’s quite a few So we have The Bone Season in the new UK paperbacks, the old UK paperbacks and the collector’s edition The Mime Order in, again, the new UK paperbacks, the old UK paperbacks and the collector’s edition We have The Song Rising in the collector’s edition, which is the most recent release in The Bone Season series All of these collector’s editions are actually signed I do still need to get the new paperback for this book, but I haven’t got it yet so my collection is not yet complete I also have On the Merits of Unnaturalness by an Obscure Writer, which is one of the characters in The Bone Season series And Samantha Shannon has written this as a sort of novella type thing to go with the series so I’m very excited to have this And I also have this absolutely huge ARC of The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon Which is hurting my arm to hold so And then we have my final shelf of this bookcase which is mostly historical fiction I have a few random ones here because again they didn’t really have set genres to fit into, but I already had Markus Zusak here so I just put his books with his other one, if that makes any sense? I kept all his books together, basically So we have The Underdog, Getting the Girl and Fighting Ruben Wolfe all part of the Underdog series by Markus Zusak I Am The Messenger again by Markus Zusak And then to start off the historical fiction shelf we have The Book Thief by Markus Zusak The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys Between Shades of Grey also by Ruta Sepetys The Lie Tree by Francis Hardinge All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr The Passion by Jeanette Winterson A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray, which could also go under fantasy but I’ve put it with the historical fiction Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry An ARC of Melmoth also by Sarah Perry, which would probably be better under fantasy but it’s been put on here anyway Bellewether by Susanna Kearsley Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Hollow City and Library of Souls which is the Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children trilogy by Ransom Riggs Home Is Nearby by Magdalena McGuire The Dollmaker of Krakow by R.M Romero Wolf by Wolf and Blood for Blood, which is the Wolf by Wolf duology by Ryan Graudin And Paper Boats by Erndell Scott Moving onto the corner bookcase This bookcase in itself is probably my favourite one out of the four, just because I tend to display things on this one since it’s the first thing you see like, when you walk in It tends to be the one that you’re drawn towards so I do use this as more of a display one, so it tends to look prettier than the rest And as you can see, for this top one we just have a little Madeline Miller shrine I guess Obviously as you can see we have a fake plant But then we have Circe by Madeline Miller I also have an ARC of Circe and The Song of Achilles also by Madeline Miller I also have like loads of postcards for Circe, and I just don’t know what to do with them Moving onto the next bookcase, which is erm, mostly covered by this lovely plant of mine, which I’m going to have to take down so you can actually see what’s on the shelf But all of these books again are fantasy So we have Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik Uprooted also by Naomi Novik The Wren Hunt by Mary Watson The Bone Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke The Price Guide to the Occult by Leslye Walton The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender also by Leslye Walton The Magicians by Lev Grossman Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake And I Darken by Kiersten White And an ARC of The City of Brass by…S.A Chakraborty I forgot her name for a moment there *laughs*

Moving onto the next shelf I just have my The Night Circus collection on display and then a couple of random books over there because I didn’t know where to put them but they’re pretty so I wanted to have them on some kind of display But we have the new UK edition of The Night Circus The original UK edition of The Night Circus I have no idea what edition this is but I have this edition too, which has sprayed edges and is like the exact opposite of the other design I guess And I also have the US paperback, which is actually a first edition so that’s exciting And then on this shelf I also have The Persephone Book of Short Stories by…a lot of authors And also Washington Black by Esi Edugyan Moving down a shelf, this is actually the shelf that inspired me to rearrange all of my books by genre in the first place, because all of these relate to mythology or folklore or legends in some way or another, whether that’s a straight up retelling of them or just the stories themselves So these aren’t necessarily all of them because I do have some of the ancient classics in the Penguin Black Spine editions which are on this bookcase, so you’ll see them in a bit But all the ones that don’t fit into a different collection are on here All of my straight up retellings of myths are on here as well, and I don’t means things like A Court of Thorns and Roses which is like, very loosely based off Beauty and the Beast apparently I just mean books that are straight up retellings of ancient myths or legends or something so, yeah That was a long ramble but you’ll probably figure out what I mean when I show you what books are on here But to start off we have this absolutely huge illustrated edition of Norse Myths: Tales of Odin, Thor and Loki by Kevin Crossley-Holland, illustrated by Jeffrey Alan Love This is really heavy so I’m going to put it down I do put this in backwards though because I hate the yellow spine like with the rest of these, so it’s not as bad if the pages are facing out I also have Le Morte d’Arthur, King Arthur and the Knight of the Round Table by Sir Thomas Malory, which is absolutely gorgeous because it has gold sprayed edges I don’t normally like sprayed edges but I’ll make an exception for this one I then have Between Worlds: Folktales of Britain and Ireland by Kevin Crossley-Holland and the illustrations are by Francis Castle And this has an absolutely gorgeous underjacket Look at that Ugh I love it I have The Children of Jocasta by Natalie Hayne, which is a retelling of the Antigone and Euripides myth I think I have The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White, which is based off Egyptian mythology I have an ARC of The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker, which is a retelling of The Iliad and The Trojan Women The King Must Die by Mary Renault, which is a retelling of Theseus and the Minotaur Mythos by Stephen Fry which is a retelling of all the Greek myths I have Ovid’s Metamorphoses The Library of Greek Mythology by Apollodorus The Trojan Women and Other Plays by Euripides Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, this edition si translated by Simon Armitage We don’t know who the original poet was But this is one of the legends from King Arthur and his court Over Nine Waves: A Book of Irish Legends by Marie Heaney And of course we have the Grimm’s Fairytales These ones are retold by Philip Pullman The next shelf down has to be called my Schwab shelf because very book on here is by Victoria Schwab, or V.E Schwab as she’s known for her adult books So we have Vicious, both in the collector’s edition and the original UK paperback, and Vengeful, which makes up the Villians duology City of Ghosts, which is one of her newest middle grades A Darker Shade of Magic, A Gathering of Shadows and A Conjuring of Light, which is her A Darker Shade of Magic trilogy And then we also have This Savage Song and Our Dark Duet, which is the Monsters of Verity duology Again, I apologise for the awful angle for this bottom shelf, but these are my uni reads Not all of them because I do have some classics which again, are within collections so you’ll see them on this shelf, although you’ll not know which ones are for uni unless you watch my uni book haul which I don’t think will have gone up yet so I guess this shelf is kind of like a massive spoiler for that…Erm., yeah, sorry about that *laughs* You’ll see a lot of these in my university book haul soon Any that aren’t part of collections are on here, so we have, of course, the entire Works of Shakespeare It’s huge We also have The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole, which I am currently reading, although I’ll definitely have finished this by the time this video goes up because if I haven’t then I am gonna

be quite screwed Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe The Bloody Chamber and other stories by Angela Carter Labyrinths by Jorge Luis Borges?Bor-ges?I don’t know how you pronounce that one yet Again, I should’ve looked it up beforehand A Sicilian Romance by Anne Radcliffe The Passion of New Even by Angela Carter Nothing on Earth by Conor o’Callaghan Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and other stories by Robert Luis Stevenson And On Beauty by Zadie Smith So onto my final bookcase, the bottom few shelves are kind of like cult classics from young adult or just like boos that I read when I was a teenager and absolutely adored So there’ll be quite a lot of recognisable series on the next few shelves But we start off with Heartless by Marissa Meyer just because the rest of Marissa Meyer’s books are here and y’know, it’s just there at random But then we have Cinder, Scarlet, Cress and Winter, which are the four books in The Lunar Chronicles series And then I also have Fairest and Stars Above, which are the novellas to the Lunar Chronicles series And then we have Clockwork Angel, Clockwork Prince and Clockwork Princess in this absolutely huge paperback that is literally bigger than my life goals *laughs* But these are The Infernal Devices trilogy by Cassandra Clare Moving onto the next shelf up, this is where you’ll see what I mean when I said a lot of books that are very popular and very well known So, yeah We have Assassin’s Blade, which is a novella to the Throne of Glass series Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, Heir of Fire, Queen of Shadows and Empire of Storms, which are the first five books in the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas A Court of Thorns and Roses, A Court of Mist and Fury and A Court of Wings and Ruin, which is the A Court of Thorns and Roses trilogy also by Sarah J Maas I then have The Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mockingjay, which is the Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monster, Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth, Percy Jackson and the Titan’s Curse, and Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian all by Rick Riordan for the Percy Jackson series – if you hadn’t guessed already The Lost Hero, The Son of Neptune, The Mark of Athena, The House of Hades and The Blood of Olympus, which is the Heroes of Olympus series also by Rick Riordan And we also randomly have Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer also by Rick Riordan So this shelf – if you hadn’t guessed – is my Harry Potter shelf Wow Look at that *laughs* But to decorate we have a few pop vinyls We’ve got Snape here kind of holding the books together We have Luna Lovegood and good old Hagrid.Because they’re cute It’s a really random selection of people to have pop vinyls of So on this shelf I have the illustrated editions, some new UK paperbacks, some old UK paperbacks, and then some companion novels So there’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince And Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows all by J.K Rowling I also have the screenplay of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them The screenplay for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child These random little companion novels which are The Tales of Beedle the Bard, Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them And I also have Harry Potter: A History of Magic because I watched the TV show and it was just incredible so I got the book for it as well And this has such a stunning cover underneath as well because it’s a snake! Moving up a shelf we have one that is half classics and half nonfiction So…yeah You’re soon to see that I have quite a big classics collection It’s like – well, I say “big” but it’s like two and a half shelves This being the half The next two shelves are filled with classics And then I have the nonfictions next to it just because they fit nicely there so yeah So we have Selected Poems of T.S Eliot I don’t know why because I don’t like poetry The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, which I swear is like the thinnest book to ever exist South Sea Tales by Robert Louis Stevenson The Female Quixote by Charlotte Lennox The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf Coming Up For Air by George Orwell 1984 also by George Orwell A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens The Call of Cthulhu by H.P

Lovecraft And then we have my Penguin Little Black Classics and my Penguin Moderns, so we have…Jason and Medea by Apollonius of Rhodes The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe The Beautifull Cassandra by Jane Austen Socrates’ Defence by Plato The Night Is Darkening Round Me by Emily Bronte Stancliffe’s Hotel by Charlotte Bronte Three Japanese Short Stories by Akutagawa and Others Till September Petronella by Jean Rhys Daydream and Drunkenness of a Young Lady by Clarice Lispector The Vigilante by John Steinbeck The Missing Girl by Shirley Jackson The Skeleton’s Holiday by Leonora Carrington Africa’s Tarnished Name by Chinua Achebe Letter to my Mother by Georges Simenon The Breakthrough by Daphne du Maurier And Four Russian Short Stories by Gazdanov and Others Moving onto the nonfiction side, we have good old Plato starting off with The Symposium I have three of the A Very Short Introduction books, which are The Celts by Barry Cunliffe, Witchcraft by Malcolm Gaskill and Ancient Greece by Paul Cartledge I also have three of the Penguin English Monarch paperbacks, which are Athelstan by Tom Holland, Mary I by John Edwards and Victoria by Jane Ridley Women and Power by Mary Beard Night by Elie Wiesel Hiroshima by John Hersey Literature and Evil by Georges Bataille Bygone Badass Broads: 52 Forgotten Women Who Changed the World by Mackenzi Lee The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank Symphony for the City of the Dead by M.T Anderson Black Tudors: The Untold Story by Miranda Kaufman The Little Book of Hygge and The Little Book of Lykke by Meik Wiking Amazons:The Real Warrior Women of the Ancient World by John Mann The Ancient Guide to Modern Life by Natalie Haynes The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt by Toby Wilkinson SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari And The SIlk Roads: A New History of the World by Peter Frankopan And then we move onto what it probably one of my most aesthetically pleasing shelves because as you can see, I collect Penguin Black Spine Classics and Penguin English Library Classics We have good old Rapunzel and Pascal keeping them company But starting with the Black Spine Classics – A Doll’s House and Other Plays by Henrik Ibsen Therese Raquin by Emile Zola, which I 100% pronounced wrong because it’s French Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio by Pu Songling Don Quixote by Cervantes Paradise Lost by John Milton Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte A Celtic Miscellany Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales from Burns to Buchan This would be on my mythology/legends/folklore shelf if it wasn’t in this edition, as would the next few books as well You’ll be able to tell which ones Poetics by Aristotle Electra and Other Plays by Sophocles The Iliad by Home The Odyssey also by Homer A Christmas Carol and other Christmas Writings by Charles Dickens Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens Hard Times, again, by Charles Dickens Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell The Turn of the Screw by Henry James The Monk by Matthew Lewis Othello by Shakespeare A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Shakespeare The Sonnets and A Lover’s Complaint by William Shakespeare Don’t Look Now and Other Stories by Daphne du Maurier Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, again Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Where Angels Fear to Tread by E.M. Forster Howards End by E.M. Forster A Room with a View again by E.M. Forster The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll Dracula by Bram Stoker And The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins And then with this final shelf, I really need to hurry up because it’s getting darker and darker But we have a little Belle pop vinyl just as a decoration Quite a few of these are repeated books that I already had before getting the editions I wanted so you will see a lot of repetition here but y’know, I’ve got them So we have Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Sense and Sensibility, Emma, Mansfield Park, Pride and Prejudice, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion and Love and Friendship and other Youthful Writings all by Jane Austen Villette by Charlotte Bronte The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allen Poe Lord of the Flies by William Golding This original Penguin Classic of Defy the Foul Fiend by John Collier A really old edition of The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger And even older edition of Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

The Woman in Black by Susan Hill And then I have a few Wordsworth classics here which I’m not going to get out but I will just point and name them So we have Persuasion by Jane Austen Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy.The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte Crime and Punishment by a name I can’t pronounce King Lear by William Shakespeare And another edition of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley The Death and Life of Charlie St Cloud by Jane – nope The Thounsdth – *laughs* – the thousanthhf – *laughs* I can’t say it! OH I’m surprised that didn’t go THROUGH the floor oh my god What a mood Oh my god my arm is killing me This is some intense arm workout, I can tell you that much UGH I can;t even reach this shelf properly I will say though that most of them up to here, I probably wouldn’t *laughs* hi Oscar Oz get out the way! Ohh this is going to happen every single time I try filming one of my bottom bookshelves Are you going to look up? Jump up Come on Oi! *laughs* You’re supposed to do a trick not attack me! No! Good boy Moving onto the next bookcase over Please excuse the cat – nope – ok Onto my final bookcase, the bottom shelves up are kind of like…well Can you get off camera please?….Please? *cat meow* Thank you And Empire of Storms – Oz! Why? *Improv Lion King Song* NAAA SAVENYAAAA BADABISHIVAVAAAA