Finally! We’re on a row that features some fantasy books. But don’t get your hopes up because I don’t think the row behind this one has fantasy books. Or maybe it does… I don’t know. It’s a weird shelf.
So yea, my bookshelf tour continues. So far, I’ve been publishing these posts once a week and will continue to do so until I run out of shelves and books…maybe sometime in the fall/winter months, lol.
I’ve been working through this bookcase, which is stacked 3 books deep.
I started with the shelf at the very bottom, the nonfiction shelf; then I moved to the one above it, which I call my general fiction shelf because it has everything except fantasy novels on it. And now I’m on the third shelf from the bottom. The weird one.
It hints at being a fantasy shelf, but it’s not. The books in the first row are there to mislead you and me, I think. Actually, this shelf is a mixture of fantasy, general fiction, nonfiction, and whatever else I threw on it out of frustration when I ran out of time the last time I attempted to organize my shelves. But for now, let’s check out some of the fantasy books I have on it.
I have two more Funko Pops here: Jack Sparrow (from Pirates of the Caribbean) and author George R.R. Martin (I like his cap).
Sitting on top:
Out of Darkness, Shining Light by Petina Gappah
In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
Assassin’s Creed: Renaissance by Oliver Bowden
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin
Stacked: left to right
Fairy Tales From the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version by Philip Pullman (ed.)
Rasputin: A Short Life by Frances Welch
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
Arcadia by James Treadwell
I consider unhauling this every time I see it. It’s the last book in the trilogy. I have the first book somewhere else on this shelf maybe.
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
Stardust by Neil Gaiman
Mythago Wood by Robert Holdstock
Song of Kali by Dan Simmons ★★★★★
A horror novel set in Calcutta, India, that’s about a journalist who’s sent there to write about a noted Indian poet. It was a good read that made me want to try more of Simmons’s work.
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón, transl. by Lucia Graves
American Gods by Neil Gaiman DNF
I gave up on this a couple weeks ago. It didn’t appeal to me. Somehow it didn’t click, which is weird because I like this kind of story that deals with gods and mythologies and stuff. I think it’s the writing that didn’t click with me.
The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami, transl. by Ted Goossen
Lost Boy: The True Story of Captain Hook by Christina Henry
The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle ★★★☆☆
Horror novella set in 1920s NYC that retells H.P. Lovecraft’s short story, “The Horror at Red Hook,” from the perspective of a Black man. It was okay, but I think I’d have gotten more out of it if I was familiar with Lovecraft’s story.
Warlock Holmes: A Study in Brimstone by G.S. Denning
Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor
Stacked: left to right (continued)
The Changeling by Victor LaValle
The Outsorcerer’s Apprentice by Tom Holt
The Fall by Guillermo del Toro & Chuck Hogan ★★☆☆☆ ½
The second novel in the Strain trilogy, a horror novel about a vampire apocalypse that begins in NYC as a virus. Loved the first book but this one disappointed me.
The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski, transl. by Danusia Stok
I have no idea why I sandwiched this between the two Strain books.
The Strain by Guillermo del Toro & Chuck Hogan ★★★★★
The first novel in the Strain trilogy, a horror novel about a vampire apocalypse that begins in NYC as a virus. I enjoyed it and also liked the TV show. (Ugh! No idea why I placed it after the second book in the trilogy.)
Fear by L. Ron Hubbard
I have no interest in reading this or anything by this author. I want to unhaul it, but I have a hard time unhauling books I bought at full price but have never read. Don’t know why I bought it, smh.
The Ambassador’s Mission by Trudi Canavan
His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith ★★★★☆
I really enjoyed this book. It’s alt-historical fiction about Abraham Lincoln as a vampire hunter.
Blood of Elves by Andrzej Sapkowski, transl. by Danusia Stok
Magician: Apprentice by Raymond E. Feist
The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin
The Magician’s Guild by Trudi Canavan
I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
The Thorn of Dentonhill by Marshall Ryan Maresca
The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison ★★★★★
It’s not in the photos of this shelf because I was reading it when I took the picture, but it belongs in this stack. It’s a fantasy novel about a young half-goblin who unexpectedly becomes emperor of his kingdom when his father and all his older brothers suddenly die. I read it for the Wyrd & Wonder readalong and loved it. It’s now one of my favorite books. Review coming soon.
Total books in this row = 36
How many I completed = 7
How many I will unhaul = 2
Total shelves so far = 3
Total books so far = 257
How many completed = 85
How many I will unhaul = 11