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Sunday, July 17

On My Shelf Tag

Today I'm doing the 'On My Shelf Tag'. This is how it works: I asked Shania, my lovely fellow blogger to give me a number between 1 and 95. I'm going to count that number on my bookshelf and tell a little story about the book that is picked.

Challenge Of The Day:
I want you to walk over to your bookshelf, count to book 36 and tell a little story about it in the comment! 

4: A Clash Of Kings by George R R Martin
This is the longest book I read with the grand amount of 1006 pages. I took this book with me when we went to Prague with college last year and read it at the airport and on the plane. My favorite part was by far the Battle at Blackwater Bay. This book was awesome.

7: City Of Bones by Cassandra Clare
I got this book at Waterstones, read and loved it, but I hated the covers. That's when I heard new covers were coming out later that year, so I waited for those to come out and got the boxset. Now I own it twice.

12: City Of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
I love the Mortal Instruments but literally the only thing I remember from this book was the boat part at the end and that Simon and Clary had a thing, which I hated. Planning on rereading all of these at some point.

19: Heir Of Fire by Sarah J Maas
No but I really, really love Rowan.

28: Scarlet by Merissa Meyer
This was a major cover buy and the worst thing is that I already own two books in the series without even really knowing what it's about or whether I'll like it or not...I just love the covers *Insert Game Of Thrones Shame Lady*

34: Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
I read the Warnette scene from chapter 62 SO many times. I love them together and that scene was hot af.

43: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Major story time:
I got this book in paperback a year ago and read it right when it came out. Then Glass Sword was about to come out and you could order these signed Hardcover copies. I don't own any signed books, so that sounded awesome to me. I ordered it, but I hate it when my books don't match, so I SOLD my paperback copy and repurchased it in hardcover.
I was all ready for my Glass Sword copy to arrive, but it didn't come and didn't come. I ended up getting an email from the site I ordered it from that there were not enough copies of the signed books and that my ORDER WAS CANCELLED. They ended up giving me a discount of €5 on the regular hardcover so I was like okay I'll just order that, but first wanted to reread Red Queen bc I forgot about 80% of the first book.
I started rereading it and got about 150 pages in but realised that I don't like this book at all. I don't think it's original, the middle part is incredibly boring (to me at least) and I just put it down and never ordered the second book...

51: Harry Potter and the Philosipher's Stone by J.K. Rowling
Until about two weeks ago I never read Harry Potter and only saw the first 3 movies like 10 years ago. I was so put off by this series because of the enormous hype surrounding it. But then I realised that I would probably love the series and since I'm part of all the other hypes (Throne Of Glass, Game Of Thrones, The Mortal Instruments ect ect ect), I though 'ah why not read Harry Potter'. I finished the first book two days ago and immediately started the second.

70: The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
This book disappointed me so much. Because everybody always praises John Green like he's some kind of God, I expected A LOT from this, but to me it wasn't that great at all. I won't read a John Green book ever again...Unless he suddenly writes a long epic fantasy novel

82: Divergent by Veronica Roth
This book is a different edition than Insurgent and Allegiant and I have Four in hardcover. This annoys the hell out of me, which is why these books have been banned to my bottom shelf. I have actually considered selling these and repurchasing them in hardcover so they all match, but I didn't like these books that much so it's not worth it.
  ~ Amber


  1. This is such an excellent idea!

    I haven't read all of the books you mention, but I'm definitely planning on reading some of them. A Song of Ice and Fire, for example. Or Merissa Meyer and Sarah J. Maas's books.

    I've read the HP series this year for the first time as well. (Started last month and am in the middle of the last book now.) I absolutely LOVE it. I've always liked the films, but the books are just WAY better (and way more paiful, honestly). And TFIOS. Hm, I gotta say, the fourteen-year-old me absolutely loved the book. That me also loved all of the other John Green books (I remember being a bit disappointed by Looking for Alaska, though).

    And for the challenge of the day - the 36th book on my shelf is November 9 by Colleen Hoover. My Favourite™ book. I remember how my friend told me about it and let me read the first chapter of this novel and I remember thinking like "wow, I need to read more of this but I need to have my own copy so I can write and highlight in it" so I ordered my own copy of the book that very night and it's one of the best things to ever happen to me. It's seriously such a beautiful and painful book, it left me ugly sobbing. It's also set some pretty high standards on men for me so I'm probably gonna die alone since there are no Ben the Writers in the world. 10/10 would recommend.

    Have a lovely day!

  2. I haven't finished reading the Mortal Instruments, and should probably do that eventually. I agree with your thoughts on John Green's books. I've read all but the newly released one, and they're honestly not that great. I still need to finish reading the Harry Potter series as well. I'm currently only on the fifth book, but I have seen all the movies and love them. I'm hoping the last books are just as good. I hope you have an amazing day.