Bookshelf Tour 2018!! (400+ books!) & BLOOPERS


Hello everyone! I am Ashleigh, and today I’m going to be doing
a bookshelf tour! Woo! I’m doing this in celebration of my two year
booktube anniversary, which I talked about in last week’s video because the anniversary
was actually last week but I just haven’t been able to get this up yet. And I thought this would be the perfect way
to celebrate because 1. people seem to love bookshelf tours even though
they’re long as hell but I’m the same, so I can relate. But 2. Also because my very first video that I filmed
and uploaded to booktube was a bookshelf tour, which is considerably different to how my
bookshelves are now. I feel like I’m really giddy today. I need to stop. So I own over 400 books. I can’t remember at this moment the specific
amount, but I do have a shelf on Goodreads where I catalogue all of the books that I
own so if you want to find that, my Goodreads will be linked down below. But, yeah, I own over 400 books and I’ve been
unhauling quite a lot in the past year so I feel like my bookshelves represent my reading
tastes a lot more now than they used to. There is still some work to be done on them,
like I still want to unhaul some of them but I do still have like, a lot of books to get
rid of actually out of my house, so I need to get rid of those first before I continue
unhauling. But I also recently rearranged my bookshelves
because before I didn’t have like any arrangement to them really, I just put them wherever they
looked nice. Whereas now I’ve organised it into genre which
I am VERY excited about because I didn’t think it would work, and I didn’t think I would
like it. But I was just having a day where like, I
was really stressy, and because I love organising things so much, I just decided to rearrange
my bookcase and actually organise it for once. So that’s what I did, and I’m actually really
loving how it turned out. So it just inspired me to refilm a bookshelf
tour. I am not going to talk for any longer because
this is going to be a very long video, so please go and get snacks, go and get a drink,
cosy up and enjoy! And also – thank you for supporting me through
two years of booktube! It’s really appreciated! So just to give a quick overview of my bookcases
before getting into the tour, as you can see it’s quite hard to show the full thing on
camera. But I just have three of the full size Billy
bookcases and then one half size one which is in the corner. And you can buy a full set of bookcases like
this which are already attached from IKEA – well, they’re not already attached obviously
because you have to build them – but for some reason it worked out cheaper to buy them all
separately and my dad actually fitted them all together and attached them to the wall
and everything so…yeah. This is just what I’ve ended up with. So I’m going to start with the shelf in the
middle of my furthest bookcase because on the shelves above it, as you can see, these
are just my DVD collection which continues up here, and then there’s only a few books
up here which are like theory textbooks and things, so they’re not fiction or like, books
that are relevant to day to day life I guess. So we’re going to start on this shelf, which
as you can see I just have a few bits of decoration on this far corner. This is a fake plant, this is a real one,
these are different bowls and – well, this bowl I got from Bulgaria, but this I don’t
know where I got it from. But they just hold like, my earrings and normal
rings. And then this a Shakespeare postcard which
I got from Shakespeare’s Birthplace. And then this one is from my visit to Scotland. So the books on this shelf is actually my
very small sci-fi collection. As you can see, it’s not a genre that I tend
to reach for. But we’re starting off with The Next Together
and The Last Beginning by Lauren James. The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham. Jinxed by Amy McCulloch. Illuminae by Amy Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada. And The Host by Stephanie Meyer. Moving onto the next shelf down, I just have
it half filled and these are a few random books. We have a few horror and then these are just
like miscellaneous didn’t-know-what-to-do-with-them type books. So we have – The Stand by Stephen King. Dreamcatcher by Stephen King. Cell by Stephen King. Pet Sematary also by Stephen King, which looks
like it has Oscar on the front. The Creeper Man by Dawn Kurtagich. The Dead House also by Dawn Kurtagich. Summer of Fear by Lois Duncan, which is kind
of like a children’s horror I guess. And then moving onto the random ones we have
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden. Night of the Party by Tracey Mathias. Happy Little Bluebirds by Louise Levene. And a very shiny ARC of Social Creature by
Tara Isabella Burton. Moving onto the next shelf down, these are
all of my contemporaries. And I had a lot more of these than I realised
so this shelf shocks me. I will say though that all the ones up to
here maybe…I might get rid of at some point because they’re not favourites of mine but
I did like them so I don’t want to get rid of them yet. However these few and the ones that are stacked
up I did actually quite like so they’re all together. It’s like the ones further up this end or
stacked up I enjoyed a lot more than the rest of them. So, yeah. But we have The Death and Life of Charlie
St Cloud by Ben Sherwood. This Perfect World by Suzanne Bugler. The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards. One Day by David Nicholls which has a very
sun damaged spine, as in, there is no colour in it. England, England by Julian Barnes. The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. Skylarks by Karen Gregory. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime
by Mark Haddon. Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella. Remember Me also by Sophie Kinsella. 44 Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith. Room by Emma Donoghue. Me Before you and After You by Jojo Moyes. The Manifesto on How to be Interesting by
Holly Bourne. Am I Normal Yet? How Hard Can Love Be? and What’s A Girl Gotta
Do? by Holly Bourne, which is the Spinster Club trilogy. And then I also have the novella to the Spinster
Club trilogy which is And A Happy New Year? also by Holly Bourne. I’ll also quickly mention this one, which
is Sour Heart by Jenny Zhang. And now I will go through this pile. So we have Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. Here I Stand: Stories That Speak For Freedom
which is an anthology, but some of the authors are Neil Gaiman, Matt Haig, Frances Hardinge,
Jackie Kay and many more. I have an ARC of A Quiet Kind of Thunder by
Sara Barnard. Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen
Chbosky. An ARC of The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. Simon vs the Homosapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. And finally Call Me By Your Name by Andre
Aciman, I think. Aciman, possibly. I don;t know. I should have looked that up before. And then we have my bottom shelf which is
really hard to get a good angle for but I’ll hold the books up anyway. But here we just have some like, random keepsake
boxes like this has got jewelry in and this one has like really random stuff in. This is my bookmark jar. As you can see, I have quite a few bookmarks. And then I have this like, decorative plate
which needs a different home because it was on display there but I might put it on one
of my higher shelves because I rearranged my shelves and now it’s hidden, so I need
to move that. But the books on here are kind of like crime/mystery/intrigue
types. The ones that seem to fit into that sort of
thing anyway because I haven’t read them all. So it’s like I don;t know whether these Dan
Brown ones fit here but there living here for now so yeah. I suppose I’ll find out when I eventually
read them. But we have Angels and Demons, The DaVinci
Code, Deception Point and Digital Fortress all by Dan Brown. I have no idea if they’re even related to
each other or not, if they’re in the right order. I’ve not got a clue *laughs*. All These Beautiful Strangers by Elizabeth
Klehfoth. The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee. An ARC of Fragments of the Lost by Megan Miranda. The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair by
Joel Dicker. The Dry and Force of Nature both by Jane Harper. And finally Seas of Snow by Kerensa Jennings. Moving onto the next bookcase over, I’m starting
from the bottom. This is my children’s shelf. So like, these are the books that I absolutely
adored when I was younger and don’t want to get rid of, so they’re here. They’re all pretty big books so they had to
go on the bottom. But I have Peter Rabbit’s Storytime Collection,
which is just adorable. Like the drawings in it are so cute, and I’m
just going to keep this forever because it’s adorable. I also have The Wishing Chair collection by
Enid Blyton. The Faraway Tree collection by Enid Blyton. And The Amelia Jane collection by Enid Blyton. I have The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Anderson,
which is the fairytale that Frozen is based off. I didn’t realise that for so long. But I’m glad I kept it. I mainly kept it because this was given to
me as a gift when I was younger and it has a tiny little message from my Nan and Grandad
on the inside so I kept it. I have the entire Chronicles of Narnia, which
I’m not taking out of this box because they’re a pain in the backside to get back in. But we have The Magician’s Nephew, The Lion
The Witch and the Wardrobe, The Horse and His Boy, Prince Caspian, The Voyager of the
Dawn Treader, The Silver Chair and The Last Battle all by C.S. Lewis. And then we have probably one of the longest
series in existence. So we have The Bad Beginning, The Reptile
Room, The Wide Window, The Miserable Mill, The Austere Academy, The Ersatz Elevator,
The Vile Village, The Hostile Hospital, The Carnivorous Carnival, The Slippery Slope,
The Grim Grotto, The Penultimate Peril and The End, which is the entire A Series of Unfortunate
Events series by Lemony Snicket. Moving onto the next shelf up, this is a bit
of a mixed shelf because we have a few comics and graphic novels, there’s like the cult
classic young adult books down there and just a few random fantasy ones that I used to adore
when I was younger but not so much anymore, but I don’t want to get rid of them yet. So, yeah. We have East of West Volume One. The Walking Dead Volume One: Days Gone Bye. The Walking Dead Volume Two: Miles Behind
Us. Wolverine:Old Man Logan. Saga Volumes One and Two. The Wicked and the Divine Volume One: The
Faust Act. And The Wicked and the Divine Volume Two:
Fandemonium. Deadly Class Volume One. And then moving onto the graphic novels we
have Honor Girl by Maggie Thrash. The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman. Nimona by Noelle Stevenson. Beautiful Creatures The Manga, which I actually
forgot I owned. And A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. So now we’re moving onto the fantasy ones,
we have an ARC of Frostblood by Elly Blake. An ARC of Caraval by Stephanie Garber. The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh. Gifted by J.A. George. Five Seven Five by C.E. Wilson, which was actually the first ever
review copy of a book that I got through blogging. We have Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh
Bardugo, Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu and Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J Maas, which
are all part of the DC Icons series. We have The Raven Boys, The Dream Thieves,
Blue Lily, Lily Blue and The Raven King, which are all part of the Raven Cycle series by
Maggie Stiefvater. Cursed by Benedict Jacka, which I used to
absolutely adore when I was younger.Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn, all
part of the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer. Moving onto the next shelf up, this is all
fantasy books. So we have Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi
Adeyemi. Shadow and Bone, Siege and Storm and Ruin
and Rising, all part of the Grisha trilogy by Leigh Bardugo. Six of Crows, also by Leigh Bardugo. The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna
Clarke. The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson. American Gods by Neil Gaiman. The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man’s Fear
by Patrick Rothfuss. The Changeling’s Journey by Christine Spoors. Ink and Spark both by Alice Broadway, which
are VERY shiny. An Arc of A Shiver of Snow and Sky by Lisa
Luedekke. The Falconer by Elizabeth May. Assassin’s Apprentice and Royal Assassin by
Robin Hobb. Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge. And an ARC of Onyx and Ivory by Mindee Arnett. On the next shelf up we’re continuing with
the fantasy. Can you guess what my favourite genre is yet? But for decoration we just have two of these
little pop vinyls. So we have Daenerys Targaryen from Game of
Thrones and also Merida from Disney Pixar’s Brave. So for the books we have A Knight of the Seven
Kingdoms by George R.R. Martin. A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storms
of Swords: Steel and Snow, A Storm of Swords: Blood and Gold, A Feast for Crows, A Dance
with Dragons: Dreams and Dust, and A Dance With Dragons: After the Feast which are all
part of the A Song Of Ice And Fire series by George R.R. Martin. Then we have Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber
and Voyager, which are the first three books in the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. The Sin Eater’s Daughter and The Sleeping
Prince both by Melinda Salisbury. State of Sorrow, also by Melinda Salisbury. The Queen of the Tearling, The Invasion of
the Tearling and The Fate of the Tearling all by Erika Johansen. Daughter of Smoke and Bone and Days of Blood
and Starlight, which are the first two books in the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy
by Laini Taylor. And we also have an ARC of Strange the Dreamer
by Laini Taylor. Moving onto the next shelf up we have half
fantasy and half like, random miscellaneous books which I didn’t really know what to do
with so they’re on here. So we start with The Shadow of the Wind, The
Angel’s Game and The Prisoner of Heaven which are the first three books in the Cemetery
of Forgotten Books series by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. I think these would be classed as historical
fiction and mystery. I also have The Watcher in the Shadows by
Carlos Ruiz Zafon. A Sky Painted Gold by Laura Wood. The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by
Claire North. The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. The Secret History by Donna Tartt. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. And The House Of Spirits by Isabel Allende. And then we move onto what it basically a
Samantha Shannon shrine. Can you tell that she’s one of my favourite
authors? I do collect different editions of The Bone
Season books, so…yeah. There’s quite a few. So we have The Bone Season in the new UK paperbacks,
the old UK paperbacks and the collector’s edition. The Mime Order in, again, the new UK paperbacks,
the old UK paperbacks and the collector’s edition. We have The Song Rising in the collector’s
edition, which is the most recent release in The Bone Season series. All of these collector’s editions are actually
signed. I do still need to get the new paperback for
this book, but I haven’t got it yet so my collection is not yet complete. I also have On the Merits of Unnaturalness
by an Obscure Writer, which is one of the characters in The Bone Season series. And Samantha Shannon has written this as a
sort of novella type thing to go with the series so I’m very excited to have this. And I also have this absolutely huge ARC of
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon. Which is hurting my arm to hold so. And then we have my final shelf of this bookcase
which is mostly historical fiction. I have a few random ones here because again
they didn’t really have set genres to fit into, but I already had Markus Zusak here
so I just put his books with his other one, if that makes any sense? I kept all his books together, basically. So we have The Underdog, Getting the Girl
and Fighting Ruben Wolfe all part of the Underdog series by Markus Zusak. I Am The Messenger again by Markus Zusak. And then to start off the historical fiction
shelf we have The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton. Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys. Between Shades of Grey also by Ruta Sepetys. The Lie Tree by Francis Hardinge. All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. The Passion by Jeanette Winterson. A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray,
which could also go under fantasy but I’ve put it with the historical fiction. Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman. The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry. An ARC of Melmoth also by Sarah Perry, which
would probably be better under fantasy but it’s been put on here anyway. Bellewether by Susanna Kearsley. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,
Hollow City and Library of Souls which is the Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
trilogy by Ransom Riggs. Home Is Nearby by Magdalena McGuire. The Dollmaker of Krakow by R.M. Romero. Wolf by Wolf and Blood for Blood, which is
the Wolf by Wolf duology by Ryan Graudin. And Paper Boats by Erndell Scott. Moving onto the corner bookcase. This bookcase in itself is probably my favourite
one out of the four, just because I tend to display things on this one since it’s the
first thing you see like, when you walk in. It tends to be the one that you’re drawn towards
so I do use this as more of a display one, so it tends to look prettier than the rest. And as you can see, for this top one we just
have a little Madeline Miller shrine I guess. Obviously as you can see we have a fake plant. But then we have Circe by Madeline Miller. I also have an ARC of Circe and The Song of
Achilles also by Madeline Miller. I also have like loads of postcards for Circe,
and I just don’t know what to do with them. Moving onto the next bookcase, which is erm,
mostly covered by this lovely plant of mine, which I’m going to have to take down so you
can actually see what’s on the shelf. But all of these books again are fantasy. So we have Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik. Uprooted also by Naomi Novik. The Wren Hunt by Mary Watson. The Bone Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke. The Price Guide to the Occult by Leslye Walton. The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
also by Leslye Walton. The Magicians by Lev Grossman. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake. And I Darken by Kiersten White. And an ARC of The City of Brass by…S.A.
Chakraborty. I forgot her name for a moment there *laughs*. Moving onto the next shelf I just have my
The Night Circus collection on display and then a couple of random books over there because
I didn’t know where to put them but they’re pretty so I wanted to have them on some kind
of display. But we have the new UK edition of The Night
Circus. The original UK edition of The Night Circus. I have no idea what edition this is but I
have this edition too, which has sprayed edges and is like the exact opposite of the other
design I guess. And I also have the US paperback, which is
actually a first edition so that’s exciting. And then on this shelf I also have The Persephone
Book of Short Stories by…a lot of authors. And also Washington Black by Esi Edugyan. Moving down a shelf, this is actually the
shelf that inspired me to rearrange all of my books by genre in the first place, because
all of these relate to mythology or folklore or legends in some way or another, whether
that’s a straight up retelling of them or just the stories themselves. So these aren’t necessarily all of them because
I do have some of the ancient classics in the Penguin Black Spine editions which are
on this bookcase, so you’ll see them in a bit. But all the ones that don’t fit into a different
collection are on here. All of my straight up retellings of myths
are on here as well, and I don’t means things like A Court of Thorns and Roses which is
like, very loosely based off Beauty and the Beast apparently. I just mean books that are straight up retellings
of ancient myths or legends or something so, yeah. That was a long ramble but you’ll probably
figure out what I mean when I show you what books are on here. But to start off we have this absolutely huge
illustrated edition of Norse Myths: Tales of Odin, Thor and Loki by Kevin Crossley-Holland,
illustrated by Jeffrey Alan Love. This is really heavy so I’m going to put it
down. I do put this in backwards though because
I hate the yellow spine like with the rest of these, so it’s not as bad if the pages
are facing out. I also have Le Morte d’Arthur, King Arthur
and the Knight of the Round Table by Sir Thomas Malory, which is absolutely gorgeous because
it has gold sprayed edges. I don’t normally like sprayed edges but I’ll
make an exception for this one. I then have Between Worlds: Folktales of Britain
and Ireland by Kevin Crossley-Holland and the illustrations are by Francis Castle. And this has an absolutely gorgeous underjacket. Look at that. Ugh I love it. I have The Children of Jocasta by Natalie
Hayne, which is a retelling of the Antigone and Euripides myth I think. I have The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White,
which is based off Egyptian mythology. I have an ARC of The Silence of the Girls
by Pat Barker, which is a retelling of The Iliad and The Trojan Women. The King Must Die by Mary Renault, which is
a retelling of Theseus and the Minotaur. Mythos by Stephen Fry which is a retelling
of all the Greek myths. I have Ovid’s Metamorphoses. The Library of Greek Mythology by Apollodorus. The Trojan Women and Other Plays by Euripides. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, this edition
si translated by Simon Armitage. We don’t know who the original poet was. But this is one of the legends from King Arthur
and his court. Over Nine Waves: A Book of Irish Legends by
Marie Heaney. And of course we have the Grimm’s Fairytales. These ones are retold by Philip Pullman. The next shelf down has to be called my Schwab
shelf because very book on here is by Victoria Schwab, or V.E. Schwab as she’s known for her adult books. So we have Vicious, both in the collector’s
edition and the original UK paperback, and Vengeful, which makes up the Villians duology. City of Ghosts, which is one of her newest
middle grades. A Darker Shade of Magic, A Gathering of Shadows
and A Conjuring of Light, which is her A Darker Shade of Magic trilogy. And then we also have This Savage Song and
Our Dark Duet, which is the Monsters of Verity duology. Again, I apologise for the awful angle for
this bottom shelf, but these are my uni reads. Not all of them because I do have some classics
which again, are within collections so you’ll see them on this shelf, although you’ll not
know which ones are for uni unless you watch my uni book haul which I don’t think will
have gone up yet so I guess this shelf is kind of like a massive spoiler for that…Erm.,
yeah, sorry about that *laughs* You’ll see a lot of these in my university book haul
soon. Any that aren’t part of collections are on
here, so we have, of course, the entire Works of Shakespeare. It’s huge. We also have The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
by John Boyne. Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole, which
I am currently reading, although I’ll definitely have finished this by the time this video
goes up because if I haven’t then I am gonna be quite screwed. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk. Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe. The Bloody Chamber and other stories by Angela
Carter. Labyrinths by Jorge Luis Borges?Bor-ges?I
don’t know how you pronounce that one yet. Again, I should’ve looked it up beforehand. A Sicilian Romance by Anne Radcliffe. The Passion of New Even by Angela Carter. Nothing on Earth by Conor o’Callaghan. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
and other stories by Robert Luis Stevenson. And On Beauty by Zadie Smith. So onto my final bookcase, the bottom few
shelves are kind of like cult classics from young adult or just like boos that I read
when I was a teenager and absolutely adored. So there’ll be quite a lot of recognisable
series on the next few shelves. But we start off with Heartless by Marissa
Meyer just because the rest of Marissa Meyer’s books are here and y’know, it’s just there
at random. But then we have Cinder, Scarlet, Cress and
Winter, which are the four books in The Lunar Chronicles series. And then I also have Fairest and Stars Above,
which are the novellas to the Lunar Chronicles series. And then we have Clockwork Angel, Clockwork
Prince and Clockwork Princess in this absolutely huge paperback that is literally bigger than
my life goals *laughs*. But these are The Infernal Devices trilogy
by Cassandra Clare. Moving onto the next shelf up, this is where
you’ll see what I mean when I said a lot of books that are very popular and very well
known. So, yeah. We have Assassin’s Blade, which is a novella
to the Throne of Glass series. Throne of Glass, Crown of Midnight, Heir of
Fire, Queen of Shadows and Empire of Storms, which are the first five books in the Throne
of Glass series by Sarah J Maas. A Court of Thorns and Roses, A Court of Mist
and Fury and A Court of Wings and Ruin, which is the A Court of Thorns and Roses trilogy
also by Sarah J Maas. I then have The Hunger Games, Catching Fire
and Mockingjay, which is the Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, Percy
Jackson and the Sea of Monster, Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth, Percy Jackson
and the Titan’s Curse, and Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian all by Rick Riordan for
the Percy Jackson series – if you hadn’t guessed already. The Lost Hero, The Son of Neptune, The Mark
of Athena, The House of Hades and The Blood of Olympus, which is the Heroes of Olympus
series also by Rick Riordan. And we also randomly have Magnus Chase and
the Sword of Summer also by Rick Riordan. So this shelf – if you hadn’t guessed – is
my Harry Potter shelf. Wow. Look at that *laughs* But to decorate we have
a few pop vinyls. We’ve got Snape here kind of holding the books
together. We have Luna Lovegood and good old Hagrid.Because
they’re cute. It’s a really random selection of people to
have pop vinyls of. So on this shelf I have the illustrated editions,
some new UK paperbacks, some old UK paperbacks, and then some companion novels. So there’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s
Stone. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. And Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows all
by J.K. Rowling. I also have the screenplay of Fantastic Beasts
and Where to Find Them. The screenplay for Harry Potter and the Cursed
Child. These random little companion novels which
are The Tales of Beedle the Bard, Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts and
Where To Find Them. And I also have Harry Potter: A History of
Magic because I watched the TV show and it was just incredible so I got the book for
it as well. And this has such a stunning cover underneath
as well because it’s a snake! Moving up a shelf we have one that is half
classics and half nonfiction. So…yeah. You’re soon to see that I have quite a big
classics collection. It’s like – well, I say “big” but it’s like
two and a half shelves. This being the half. The next two shelves are filled with classics. And then I have the nonfictions next to it
just because they fit nicely there so yeah. So we have Selected Poems of T.S. Eliot. I don’t know why because I don’t like poetry. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde,
which I swear is like the thinnest book to ever exist. South Sea Tales by Robert Louis Stevenson. The Female Quixote by Charlotte Lennox. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf. Coming Up For Air by George Orwell. 1984 also by George Orwell. A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. The Call of Cthulhu by H.P. Lovecraft. And then we have my Penguin Little Black Classics
and my Penguin Moderns, so we have…Jason and Medea by Apollonius of Rhodes. The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe. The Beautifull Cassandra by Jane Austen. Socrates’ Defence by Plato. The Night Is Darkening Round Me by Emily Bronte. Stancliffe’s Hotel by Charlotte Bronte. Three Japanese Short Stories by Akutagawa
and Others. Till September Petronella by Jean Rhys. Daydream and Drunkenness of a Young Lady by
Clarice Lispector. The Vigilante by John Steinbeck. The Missing Girl by Shirley Jackson. The Skeleton’s Holiday by Leonora Carrington. Africa’s Tarnished Name by Chinua Achebe. Letter to my Mother by Georges Simenon. The Breakthrough by Daphne du Maurier. And Four Russian Short Stories by Gazdanov
and Others. Moving onto the nonfiction side, we have good
old Plato starting off with The Symposium. I have three of the A Very Short Introduction
books, which are The Celts by Barry Cunliffe, Witchcraft by Malcolm Gaskill and Ancient
Greece by Paul Cartledge. I also have three of the Penguin English Monarch
paperbacks, which are Athelstan by Tom Holland, Mary I by John Edwards and Victoria by Jane
Ridley. Women and Power by Mary Beard. Night by Elie Wiesel. Hiroshima by John Hersey. Literature and Evil by Georges Bataille. Bygone Badass Broads: 52 Forgotten Women Who
Changed the World by Mackenzi Lee. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. Symphony for the City of the Dead by M.T.
Anderson. Black Tudors: The Untold Story by Miranda
Kaufman. The Little Book of Hygge and The Little Book
of Lykke by Meik Wiking. Amazons:The Real Warrior Women of the Ancient
World by John Mann. The Ancient Guide to Modern Life by Natalie
Haynes. The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt by Toby
Wilkinson. SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval
Noah Harari. And The SIlk Roads: A New History of the World
by Peter Frankopan. And then we move onto what it probably one
of my most aesthetically pleasing shelves because as you can see, I collect Penguin
Black Spine Classics and Penguin English Library Classics. We have good old Rapunzel and Pascal keeping
them company. But starting with the Black Spine Classics
– A Doll’s House and Other Plays by Henrik Ibsen. Therese Raquin by Emile Zola, which I 100%
pronounced wrong because it’s French. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert. Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio by Pu
Songling. Don Quixote by Cervantes. Paradise Lost by John Milton. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. A Celtic Miscellany. Scottish Folk and Fairy Tales from Burns to
Buchan. This would be on my mythology/legends/folklore
shelf if it wasn’t in this edition, as would the next few books as well. You’ll be able to tell which ones. Poetics by Aristotle. Electra and Other Plays by Sophocles. The Iliad by Home. The Odyssey also by Homer. A Christmas Carol and other Christmas Writings
by Charles Dickens. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. Hard Times, again, by Charles Dickens. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James. The Monk by Matthew Lewis. Othello by Shakespeare. A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Shakespeare. The Sonnets and A Lover’s Complaint by William
Shakespeare. Don’t Look Now and Other Stories by Daphne
du Maurier. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, again. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Where Angels Fear to Tread by E.M. Forster. Howards End by E.M. Forster. A Room with a View again by E.M. Forster. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis
Carroll. Dracula by Bram Stoker. And The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins. And then with this final shelf, I really need
to hurry up because it’s getting darker and darker. But we have a little Belle pop vinyl just
as a decoration. Quite a few of these are repeated books that
I already had before getting the editions I wanted so you will see a lot of repetition
here but y’know, I’ve got them. So we have Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Sense and Sensibility, Emma, Mansfield Park,
Pride and Prejudice, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion and Love and Friendship and other Youthful
Writings all by Jane Austen. Villette by Charlotte Bronte. The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allen
Poe. Lord of the Flies by William Golding. This original Penguin Classic of Defy the
Foul Fiend by John Collier. A really old edition of The Catcher in the
Rye by J.D. Salinger. And even older edition of Oliver Twist by
Charles Dickens. The Woman in Black by Susan Hill. And then I have a few Wordsworth classics
here which I’m not going to get out but I will just point and name them. So we have Persuasion by Jane Austen. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen. Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy.The
Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. Crime and Punishment by a name I can’t pronounce. King Lear by William Shakespeare. And another edition of Frankenstein by Mary
Shelley. The Death and Life of Charlie St Cloud by
Jane – nope. The Thounsdth – *laughs* – the thousanthhf
– *laughs* I can’t say it! OH. I’m surprised that didn’t go THROUGH the floor
oh my god. What a mood. Oh my god my arm is killing me. This is some intense arm workout, I can tell
you that much. UGH. I can;t even reach this shelf properly. I will say though that most of them up to
here, I probably wouldn’t *laughs* hi Oscar. Oz get out the way! Ohh this is going to happen every single time
I try filming one of my bottom bookshelves. Are you going to look up? Jump up. Come on. Oi! *laughs* You’re supposed to do a trick
not attack me! No! Good boy. Moving onto the next bookcase over. Please excuse the cat – nope – ok. Onto my final bookcase, the bottom shelves
up are kind of like…well. Can you get off camera please?….Please? *cat meow* Thank you. And Empire of Storms – Oz! Why? *Improv Lion King Song* NAAA SAVENYAAAA BADABISHIVAVAAAA

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14 thoughts on “Bookshelf Tour 2018!! (400+ books!) & BLOOPERS”

  1. Greg Watson says:

    Nice shelving. Recently, I put a shelf together. I found books I hadn't seen for a bit. I'll have to find you on goodreads. .

  2. Welsh Reader says:

    Omg I love your cat!😂 Also I really like how you’ve organised your shelves, mine are so random it’s painful to look at😅✨

  3. The_Casual_Freebird xxx says:

    I was about to go book shopping today, so thanks for so many inspirations! Even though bookshelf tours take very long, I love to watch them ❤.

  4. Bex says:

    Before I got to the bloopers I was literally going to comment that your arm must have been so sore filming this 😂 Also I CANNOT DEAL with how cute Oscar is! You have such an amazing collection of books!

  5. Bookish Vegan says:

    Aww I loved the bloopers as they gave me a laugh, Oscar is adorable and I love how when you talk to him he answers back. Love your bookshelves and I would love to see a DVD collection as you have so many!

  6. Ester Gonçalves says:

    I adore your “myths and retellings” shelf
    It inspires me to pick up some more 📚

  7. A Frolic Through Fiction says:

    If you'd like to know any details about whether I've read a book or not, specific editions, the story behind why I own so many of certain books or ANYTHING that pops into your mind, please ask away! I'd love to have a chat 🙂

  8. Read By Jess says:

    Oscar definitely made my day! You seem to have literary fiction spread throughout as random books you’re not sure how to group so maybe one day you could group them together?

  9. Jasmine's Reads says:

    😍😍😍 can’t tell you how much I loved this! So pretty. LOVE your classics especially, makes me so happyyyy

  10. Tarrell Bellinger says:

    Hi Ashleigh! Just found your channel and subscribed. Thanks for doing an amazing tour of your bookshelves this year. So many fantastic books, so little time. Loved each and every one of them. Can't wait to see what's next. Hope you'll have a fun week. I have a random question for you. What modern mystery novels would you wanna recommend to fans of Agatha Christie? 😉

  11. Kylie FitzGerald says:

    Can we see more Oscar 😍😍 I loved watching this!! So many pretty books!

  12. Katarina Malekin says:

    Books recommendation?

  13. Jammy Dodger says:

    LOVED this video!! Literally crying over the bloopers! 😂 Oscar is adorable!!

  14. AMAR9933 says:

    Your pronounciation wasn't that off actually, in Greek it's Soh-krAh-tees (so not an uh sound) 🙂 Love your classics collection!!

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