Welcome to the third week of the bookshelf tour! Previously: Nonfiction | Buddhism & Yoga | Poetry & Adult Fiction. ICYMI, since I’m not on Booktube, and never will be, I wanted to travel through my shelves on a biweekly adventure on the blog. Since these are going to be pretty long, I won’t ramble on, so let’s get to it! About half of these are read, though probably only a handful are reviewed, so I’ll link to Goodreads if it’s available.
Finally, we’re on a shelf that actually makes some semblance of sense. There are still more to come that are a bit wonky, but this one is solidly just the rest of my adult fiction & a massive stack of graphic novels. I’ll link each title to Goodreads, as well as drop star ratings if I’ve read them.
This shelf is super hard to photograph because it’s on the bottom and my room is very small, so my bed sits very close to my bookshelf, but this didn’t turn out too bad. Let’s chat what’s going on in it, though: a pine-scented candle my mom got me for Christmas when I was living away with purple tourmaline on top, three pieces of raw mookaite, a yellow elephant, a quartz point, four pink Himalayan salt chunks, rose quartz, some white crystal, and lepidolite.
I recognize that GRRM should probably be in an adult fantasy section, but I don’t really read those anymore, and the few that I do end up in my overall fantasy section, which GRRM doesn’t feel like he belongs in, soooo. Look, it’s my bookshelf, I’ll make the rules. Also, I don’t care what you think of the show, the books are amazing.
My top three in this section is:
Animal Farm by George Orwell | ★★★★★
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk | ★★★★★
Object Lessons: The Paris Review Presents the Art of Short Story by Various | ★★★
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy | ★★★★★
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy | ★★★★
The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks | ★★★★★
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson | ★★★★
The Mountain of Light by Indu Sundaresan | UNREAD
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls | UNREAD
Red Dragon by Thomas Harris | UNREAD
A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin | ★★★★★
A Dance with Dragons by George RR Martin | ★★★★★
I don’t honestly have a top three for this section because while I’ve read a lot of them, none of them stand out to me, so.
The Heroin Diaries by Nikki Sixx, Kieron Dwyer, Andy Kuhn | UNREAD
Valerian, Vol. 1 by Pierre Christin & Jean-Claude Mézières | ★★★★★
Valerian, Vol. 2 by Pierre Christin & Jean-Claude Mézières | ★★★★
Valerian, Vol 3. by Pierre Christin & Jean-Claude Mézières | UNREAD
The Walking Dead, Vol. 1: Days Gone Bye by Robert Kirkman | ★★★★★
The Walking Dead, Vol. 2: Miles Behind Us by Robert Kirkman | ★★★★
The Walking Dead, Vol. 3: Safety Behind Bars by Robert Kirkman | ★★★★
The Walking Dead, Vol. 4: The Heart’s Desire by Robert Kirkman | ★★★★★
The Walking Dead, Vol. 5: The Best Defense by Robert Kirkman | ★★★★
The Walking Dead, Vol. 6: The Sorrowful Life by Robert Kirkman | ★★★★★
The Walking Dead, Vol. 7: The Calm Before by Robert Kirkman | ★★★★
The Walking Dead, Vol. 8: Made to Suffer by Robert Kirkman | ★★★★
The Walking Dead, Vol. 9: Here We Remain by Robert Kirkman | UNREAD
Deadpool Classic, Vol. 1 by Various | UNREAD
iZombie, Vol 1: Dead to the World by Chris Roberson & Mike Allred | UNREAD
Pacific Rim: Tales from Year Zero by Travis Beacham | ★★★★★
Invader Zim, Vol. 1 by Jhonen Vásquez, Eric Trueheart, Aaron Alexovich, Megan Lawton, Simon Troussellier, Rikki Simons | ★★★
The Umbrella Academy, Vol. 1: The Apocalypse Suite by Gerard Way & Gabriel Bá | ★★★★★
The Umbrella Academy, Vol. 2: Dallas by Gerard Way & Gabriel Bá | ★★★★★
Preacher, Book One: Gone to Texas by Garth Ennis & Steve Dillon | ★★★★
Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Promise: Book One by Gene Luen Yang, Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko, Gurihiru | ★★★★★
Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Promise: Book Two by Gene Luen Yang, Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko, Gurihiru | ★★★★★
Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Promise: Book Three by Gene Luen Yang, Michael Dante DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko, Gurihiru | ★★★★★
Also, ICYMI, Pages Unbound is hosting their annual Tolkien Reading Event for the Tolkien Society’s annual celebration of the defeat of Sauron, and the introduction post just went live! I’m participating with a discussion on Tolkien’s primary villains & how history repeats itself between Morgoth and Sauron, which will go live on March 31st, so keep an eye out if you’re curious about that! And make sure to follow along for a bunch of other really fun posts!