Welcome to the bookshelf tour! Previously: Nonfiction | Buddhism & Yoga | Poetry & Adult Fiction | Adult Fiction & Graphic Novels | Horror & Classics | Tolkien | Contemporary Romance | Middle Grade | Middle Grade & Classics | Harry Potter & Shadowhunters | Urban Fantasy, Part I, II, III. 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.

Another who the heck knows shelf. Again, I’m mad, like last week, because I just rearranged these to accommodate all my new contemporaries for Pride, and all of these classics are now on a lower shelf, which has made a whole ton of room. I don’t often put things on my very bottom shelves because I can’t see or access them without taking my entire bed out of my room, but I figured, since these were all mostly classics I’d read, they could just be shoved down there. Alas, they’re still with the rest of the space books. This is also my not contemporary, not magical realism, not romance, not urban fantasy book stack at the end. Like, some of them have romance in them, but they’re not really about the romance, and I just didn’t know where else to put them.

A very sparse display of crystals here. We’ve got a single tea light (I don’t know why), a small desert rose selenite, a really cool four-pointed clear quartz with a triangle on top from Erin, a big slab of selenite, a Tibetan wind horse statue, and a birthday cake candle that somehow smells exactly like birthday cake frosting.

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

My top three in this section is:


The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare | PARTIALLY READ

NOTE: The four folios beneath these were obtained
at a flea market, and thus, I have no idea how old they are.

There is also another book of Shakespeare above Arcadia.

La Morte d’Arthur by Sir Thomas Malory | UNREAD

The Song of Roland by Unknown | ★★★ | Review

Arcadia by Tom Stoppard | ★★★★★

Travesties by Tom Stoppard | ★★★★★

The Color Purple by Alice Walker | ★★★

Fences by August Wilson | READ, NOT RATED

The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde | PARTIALLY READ

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde | ★★★★ | Review

The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays by Oscar Wilde | UNREAD

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde | ★★★★★

NOTE: Look, clearly I have a Wilde problem.


Satellite by Nick Lake | ★★★ | Review

Starflight by Melissa Landers | ★★★★★

Starfall by Melissa Landers | ★★★

Spinning Starlight by R.C. Lewis | ★★★★ | Review

A Spark of White Fire by Sangu Mandanna | ★★★ | Review

Salvation Day by Kali Wallace | ★★★★★ | Review

The Martian by Andy Weir | ★★★★

General Fiction

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson | ★★★★★ | Review

Go Ask Alice by Anonymous | ★★★★★

Jay’s Journal by Anonymous | UNREAD

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher | ★★★★

The Lying Woods by Ashley Elston | ★★★★ | Review

This is Our Story by Ashley Elston | ★★★★★ | Review

When Life Gives You Demons by Jennifer Honeybourn | ★★★★ | Review

Winterfolk by Janel Kolby | ★★★★★ | Review

Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart | ★★★★★ | Review

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart | ★★★★

A Lite Too Bright by Samuel Miller | ★★★★ | Review

By the Time You Read This, I’ll Be Dead by Julie Ann Peters | ★★★★★

Frankie by Shivaun Plozza | ★★★★★ | Review

The Chelsea Whistle by Michelle Tea | ★★★★★

What is a classic that you keep buying over and over?

Posted by:Mary Drover

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

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