Welcome to the third week of the bookshelf tour! Previously: Nonfiction | Buddhism & Yoga | Poetry & Adult Fiction | Adult Fiction & Graphic Novels. 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.

This is a weird shelf because my classics are split up on so many different shelves, but it’s also my entire horror collection, and I wanted to not split up Tolkien, so it was either classics or something else that went up here. I’ll link each title to Goodreads, as well as drop star ratings if I’ve read them.

They’re cut off, but I have two herbs hanging on either side–golden orange amaranthus & sea leaves. For what’s actually on the shelf: Buddha, tumbled flourite, raw flourite, light green tourmaline, a few tree agates, a very large tree agate, a couple of nondescript random green tumbled, lemongrass candle with a dark green tourmaline on it, another stone that I’m not sure of, and my favorite wooden weeping Buddha.

And without the stuff so you can actually see the books.


MY JOE HILL COLLECTION! AT LAST! Look at how beautiful it is! I own every single one of his books, with the exception of Heart-Shaped Box, which I’ve read, but didn’t love, so didn’t buy my own copy, and 20th Century Ghosts, which I haven’t read yet.

My top three in this section is:

Locke & Key, Vol. 1: Welcome to Lovecraft by Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodríguez | ★★★★ | Review

Locke & Key, Vol. 2: Head Games by Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodríguez | ★★★★ | Review

Locke & Key, Vol. 3: Crown of Shadows by Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodríguez | ★★★★★ | Review

Locke & Key, Vol. 4: Keys to the Kingdom by Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodríguez | ★★★★ | Review

Locke & Key, Vol. 5: Clockworks by Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodríguez | ★★★★★ | Review

Locke & Key, Vol. 6: Alpha & Omega by Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodríguez | ★★★★★ | Review

The Fireman by Joe Hill | ★★★★★ | Review

Full Throttle by Joe Hill | ★★★★★ | Review

Horns by Joe Hill | ★★★★★

NOS4A2 by Joe Hill | ★★★★★ | Review

Strange Weather by Joe Hill | ★★★★ | Review

Carrie by Stephen King | ★★★★ | Review

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley | ★★★★

The Sacrifice Box by Martin Stewart | ★★★★★ | Review

The Lost Causes of Bleak Creek by Rhett McLaughlin & Link Neal | ★★★★ | Review

Dracula by Bram Stoker | ★★★ | Review

Asylum by Madeleine Roux | ★★★ | Review

NOTE: I own the rest of the Asylum series,
but as they’re unread & recently purchased,
they’re on my TBR shelf.

House of Furies by Madeleine Roux | ★★★★ | Review

Court of Shadows by Madeleine Roux | ★★★★ | Review

Tomb of Ancients by Madeleine Roux | ★★★★★ | Review


Okay, I legitimately hate 4/6 of my Austens because their covers are awful, but the cover of Emma nearly makes up for it all.

My top three for this section is:

Little Woman by Louisa May Alcott | ★★★★★

Emma by Jane Austen | ★★★★ | Review

Mansfield Park by Jane Austen | UNREAD

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen | ★★★★ | Review

Persuasion by Jane Austen | UNREAD

Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen | ★★★★ | Review

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen | ★★★★ | Review

Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie | ★★★★★

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë | UNREAD

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë | ★★ | Review

A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett | UNREAD

Sara Crewe by Frances Hodgson Burnett | UNREAD

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett | ★★★★★ | Review

What is your favorite horror book?

Posted by:Mary Drover

she/her | yoga teacher | Tibetan Buddhism | part-time witch | full-time author | astronaut in a previous life

21 replies on “Bookshelf Tour: Horror & Classics

  1. Peter Pan is a wondeful book. It came as quite a surprise when I read it to my children when they were young, that there is so much hidden in the text for grown-ups too. I always remember the opening passage, describing how Mrs Darling tidies her children’s minds up while they are asleep – and discovers that Wendy’s has “Peter” written all over it…

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