Welcome to the bookshelf tour! Previously: Nonfiction | Buddhism & Yoga | Poetry & Adult Fiction | Adult Fiction & Graphic Novels | Horror & Classics | Tolkien | Contemporary Romance. 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.
I’m so pleased to have so many middle grade books that I was actually able to separate between subgenres and have more than one shelf. This is the first of two and a half, and it starts with contemporary middle grade and shifts into fantasy. I don’t have the fantasy separated between urban & high, and now that I’m realizing that, I’d really like to go back and separate them because I actually think I have enough.
A purple shelf! We’ve got a wonderfully big amethyst cluster that Erin got me on top of a soothing crystal candle, clear quartz point, painted elephant that my mom got me, a tiny amethyst point that you can’t really see on top of a dried lavender & sage candle, tumbled amethyst, two pieces of raw lepidolite on either side of a huge tumbled amethyst on top of another lavender candle, and a fist-sized raw rose quartz on top of a white tea & lavender candle. Yes, lavender is one of my favorite scents.
And without the stuff so you can actually see the books.
My top three of this shelf is:
Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath | ★★★★★
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling | ★★★★
The Someday Birds by Sally J. Pla | ★★★★★
Holes by Louis Sachar | ★★★★
Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli | ★★★★★
Love, Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli | UNREAD
Surviving the Applewhites by Stephanie S. Tolan | ★★★★★
Boxen: Childhood Chronicles Before Narnia by C.S. Lewis | UNREAD
Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper | UNREAD
The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper | UNREAD
Greenwitch by Susan Cooper | UNREAD
The Grey King by Susan Cooper | UNREAD
Silver on the Tree by Susan Cooper | UNREAD
The Neverending Story by Michael Ende | ★★★★
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke | ★★★★★
Inkspell by Cornelia Funke | ★★★★★
Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke | ★★★★★
Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funk | UNREAD
Stardust by Neil Gaiman | UNREAD