Bookshelf Updates + To Be Bought!!

I’m not really finished!! I think I should preface this by saying that so nobody expects too much. And no, this isn’t because I’m secretly living in a mountain of books and have millions to sort through, it’s simply due to the fact that, for lack of better words, I’m lazy. I procrastinate on absolutely everything, and this has been no exception. Of course, school and things have gotten in the way, and uh… other excuses, but I did make a little bit of progress?? So that’s something??

Also on the theme of redoing my bookshelf, I’ve decided to buy some more books to fill the shelves!! Only issue is they’re a tad much… so… Black Friday, anyone?

I went completely ghost from the blogosphere for a whole minute (okay fine, 10ish days…) but hopefully I’ll be a bit more alive now?? The more I was blogging, the less time I was spending on other things, and in trying to get everything done, I hit burnout. I really do miss Summer, when I could post everyday and be… you know… consistent. Posting daily is definitely not happening at this point, but!! Could Saturday/ Sunday posting become a thing??? Could I stick to that?? Hopefully. Probably not. But I’m going to attempt to and that’s what counts. Onto the bookshelf updates!!

I’ve decided on all of… drumroll please… a very unimpressive completely reasonable amount of three shelves!!! Okay so I get that that’s barely anything (considering these shelves are small) but it’s mild progress and I count it!!

Note: These pictures are a bit old, so some things have changed with new books I’ve bought (plus just moving things around). I’m way too lazy to take new photos (cause I’m lazy okay it’s not my fault, I have procrastinationitis. It’s a real thing don’t look it up)

Top Shelf!!

This shelf contains the lighter spines (so far) and for the most part, those are my contemporary novels!! I do appreciate the fact that it’s mildly organized, so I at least have a feel for the general vicinity of the genre I want to read. I do want to include more little trinkets in the future because I do adore the look of that. I did have a few little plants I wanted to add, but neglected doing so because they just didn’t look right when I placed them. In the photo, I’m aware almost half of this isn’t contemporary, but like I said, it’s outdated, and there have been changes.

Rick Riordan Shelf!!

A Rick Riordan shelf not only fits with the Ombre theme/ fantasy section, and it’s absolutely essential. Although it doesn’t look like it, all the books in this series are on the same shelf. Some are hidden horizontally behind (not the best living situation, but until I get a bigger bookshelf it saves space) and while that’s a bit inconvenient to get to, it’s not that horrible?? This shelf is fairly nostalgic to me, and I’ve tried to keep it as compact as possible for the time being so I can fit more books onto the shelf overall, so it’s kind of working??

Bottom Shelf!!

Ok so this isn’t exactly at the bottom, but it’s close enough so we’re going with it. This shelf has the darkest spines (so far) and since I’m attempting to go for a bit of an Ombre effect (while still keeping series and genres together as much as possible) these are on the lower shelf. Typically, my fantasy books tend to have darker spines, so if I’m in the mood for fantasy, most of my selections will be on the lower shelves. This isn’t always the case, but for the most part this seems to be going pretty well, so it seems fairly successful so far!! The photo isn’t updated, so currently there are more books than what’s shown in the photo.

Possible Future Haikyu!! Shelf??

For the time being, I have the first volume of this manga!! My sister and I watched the anime together, and we both adored it. So, when she saw this in target (which is clearly the best place to shop, obviously) she bought it as a gift for me!! I’m very excited to read this, and possibly purchase the rest of the volumes??

To Be Bought

  • Defend the Dawn
  • The Ballad Of Never After
  • Belladonna
  • These Violent Delights Duology
  • Six Of Crows Duology
  • XOXO
  • Caraval Trilogy
  • Forest Of A Thousand Lanterns
  • The Hate You Give
  • The Song Of Achilles

This is an incredibly condensed version of the entire list, but these are the ones I want the most, and I’ll likely get them this year?? Hopefully??

Let’s chat!! Which books have the honor of being at the top of your TBR/ To Be Purchased?? Suggestions on more bookshelf categories/ how does one make fake plants look good on a shelf because I genuinely don’t understand it??

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10 thoughts on “Bookshelf Updates + To Be Bought!!

  1. NGFHJHJG THIS POST RULES OK?? I LOVE IT SO SO MUCH AND ALSO ALL THE BOOKS OMG!! (is it a problem if i happen to spend THE ENTIRETY OF THE REST OF MY LIFE on your blog because IM IN LOVE WITH ALL OF IT?? its ok right?? RIGHT! THANKS!!) (ALSO DEMAND MORE PHOTOS OF THE UPDATED SHELVES AND AM KIND OF LIVING FOR THEM. so, PLEEEEEEAAAAASE???) and omg THE SEVEN HUSBANDS OF EVELYN HUGO COPY YOU MUST DEVOUR!! its heartbreaking and also JUST GENERALLY FABULOUS AND ONE OF THE BEST THINGS IN EXISTENCE. YOU SHALL FALL IN LOVE AND ALSO THIS IS AN INVITATION TO COME SCREAM ABOUT IT IN MY DMS WHENEVER!!!! (I NEED ALL THE DETAILS) also must join you in desperately wanting belladonna (THE COVER OK???? ITS OTHERWORLDLY PERFECTION) and also the these violent delights duology (everyone loves it?? so am obviously exepecting to fall in love) FINGERS CROSSED WE MAGICALLY FIND THE MONEY IN OUR POCKETS SOON!!

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    1. AHHHH TYSM!!! 😭😭😭 YES OFC STAY HERE FOREVER YOU’RE LITERALLY THE SWEETEST 😭 ❤ I'LL TAKE MORE SOON I SWEAR AND HOPEFULLY POST THEM ON INSTAGRAM???? BUT I'M ALSO LAZY AND I TEND TO PROCRASTINATE SO I DON'T KNOW AND YESSS THE SEVEN HUSBANDS OF EVELYN HUGO SEEMS SO AMAZING?! (but my reading slump is not having it and I'm halfway through four different books??? can I blame school for this??? I'm blaming school for this. why must they give us so much work right before break???) AND OMG OFC I'LL BE RANTING PLENTY ONCE I PICK IT UP EXPECT LOTS OF SPAMMING IN YOUR DMS!!! YESSS THE COVER OF BELLADONNA IS STUNNING??? I'm completely obsessed. The These Violent Delights Duology SEEMS AMAZING??? and if it's not I will cry because it's been hyped up so much and I can't be let down at this point. BEING BROKE IS TERRIBLE IN THESE SITUATIONS AND YESS THE MONEY NEEDS TO APPEAR NOW. like legally.

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  2. YOUR BOOKSHELVES LOOK SO SO GOOD OMG I’M ON MY WAY TO STEAL ALL OF THE BOOKS HAHAH, but seriously your taste in books IS AMAZING I spot so many great reads !! THESE VIOLENT DELIGHTS AND SIX OF CROWS ARE EVERYTHING HOPE YOU ENJOY THEM!! i need belladonna right away, the concept sounds so cool!
    love this ❤

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    1. AHHHH TYSM!!! I take pride in filling my shelves with the finest selections, (aka whatever’s been recommended and is preferably on sale so uh… i’m totally picky…) IM SO EXCITED FOR THEM AND I’VE TAKEN WAY TOO LONG TO READ THEM I’M SURE I WILL!! Belladonna seems so incredibly interesting and the cover is stunning, so I need it in my life immediately.

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  3. Ah your shelves look so pretty! I have Haikyu on my watch list actually, since one of my blogging friends has been singing it’s praises hehe. Also it does sound like something I would love, sport themed shows have my heart because we normally get found family/squad goals and I am here for it.

    Off the top of my head I’m waiting to buy the Daughter of the Moon Goddess duology, I’m waiting for the US editions though because whilst I love the UK editions. The US editions just have my heart with how they designed the covers. I need to read XOXO still but I hope you enjoy the SoC duology if you’ve not read it yet, I really loved those two books and the characters hehe.

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    1. Tysm!! ❤ Haikyu!! is perfection and you should definitely watch it soon. Found family is the best, and Haikyu does not disappoint in that aspect at all.

      The covers are so stunning, and XOXO was adorable!! I unfortunately haven't read SoC yet, and I really need to. I'm a little scared to after Shadow and Bone (because I despised that series and couldn't finish it) but I've heard it's a lot better so I'll hopefully enjoy it?

      Thanks for reading!! ❤

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      1. Yes I need to find the courage to start it, once I start it I’m sure I’ll struggle to stop haha. Ah excited for the found family in the show.

        Can’t wait to eventually read XOXO, it looks cute and I’m here for cuteness. Ah I read SoC first, loved it and tried the Shadow and Bone series…wanted to smack the characters into a wall out of sheer frustration. I definitely think if you didn’t like Shadow and Bone, you’ll most likely like SoC.

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