Shelfie = A picture or portrait of your bookshelf. Showing literature in all its glory. The term was originally defined by author Rick Riordan
Ah books! My one and only true love!
Last year for World Book Day I wrote about my 5 favourite books, which was bloody difficult as that list changes all the time like I’m sure it does for everyone that loves books.
Today I thought I would share with you my shelfie. I’ll also list the books on each shelf and explain why some of them are just brilliant, if you don’t like books or lists then you might want to read another post on here.
I have two bookcases in my room so if I listed every book I own in one post it would be ridiculously long so this will most likely turn into a two parter.
Shelfie No. 1
His Dark Materials trilogy by Phillip Pullman – One of the greatest book trilogies ever!
Requiem For A Dream by Hubert Selby Jr – If you have watched the film you will know this book has quite a depressing end but that’s not what made it a difficult read. This book has hardly any punctuation, there are no speech marks when the characters are having a conversation so at first it is a hard read but once you get use to it its a good book.
Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson – This book contains some surreal and sometimes very creepy illustrations.
A Life Less Ordinary by John Hodge
The Melancholy Death Of Oyster Boy by Tim Burton – A Collection of poems that are both innocent and macabre, classic Tim Burton
Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion – The first of many zombie books you will find on my shelves. I love how this book is different from most in this genre as it is written from the point of view of the zombie.
Want To Play? by P. J. Tracey
Various Disc World books by Terry Pratchett
48′ by James Herbert – Definitely one of my all time favourite books, I wrote about it here.
The Ghosts Of Sleath by James Herbert
Flashfoward by Robert J. Sawyer – I first bought this book after falling in love with the tv series. This book is completely different to the tv series, it’s just the premise of the entire world blacking out for 2 minutes that is the same. A very interesting book to read set around CERN’s Large Hadron Collider.
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams.
The Beach by Alex Garland
1984 by George Orwell
Turbulent Priests by Colin Bateman
Sadie Walker Is Stranded and Alison Hewitt Is Trapped by Madeleine Roux
Doctor Who – Silhouette by Justin Richards
Ayoade On Ayoade by Richard Ayoade – I haven’t finished this book yet but so far it is clever and very funny.
New From Gardenia by Robert Llewelyn – A utopian novel about a future where we actually get everything right and that could possibly happen.
The teddy bear at the end is from Rome and is called Ursa.
Shelfie No. 2
V For Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd
The Encyclopaedia of Doctor Who
The Song Of Fire and Ice series by George R. R. Martin – I read the first 4 books in this series in the space of about 2 weeks and managed to burn myself out on them so haven’t been able to start reading them again. I would highly recommend them if you want a lot of extra detail, which is sometimes unnecessary, that isn’t included in the TV series.
The Walking Dead – The Road To Woodbury by Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga – This shelf is missing The Walking Dead – The Rise Of The Governor because I’ve lent it to a friend, if you are a fan of the TV series or the graphic novels I highly recommend you read both of these books, it changed my entire view of The Governor.
Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
The Newsflesh Trilogy by Mira Grant – These are some of the best zombie books I have read. They are set twenty years after The Rising and follow a group of bloggers that join and report on a presidential candidates campaign trail.
Unfinished Tales by J. R. R. Tolkien
The Lord Of The Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
Bill Hicks – Agent of Evolution
The Discworld Graphic Novels by Terry Pratchett
Falling From Disgrace by L. Maretta
Chemical [se]X anthology edited by Oleander Plume
Doctor Who – How To Be A Time Lord Official Guide
Shelfie No. 3
WE3 : The Deluxe Edition by Grant Morrison and Frank Quietly
Y : The Last Man graphic novel series by Vertigo – Just brilliant! In a world where every creature with a Y chromosome has apparently died, this follows the journey of the last man on earth and his pet monkey.
The Guild Comic Books 1 and 2 by Felicia Day – I loved the web series of this, if you haven’t seen it I recommend you go and watch it right now. Also I have a major geeky girl crush on Felicia Day
7 String by Nich Angell
Attack On Titan 1 by Hajine Isayama
Zombie Apocalypse and Zombie Apocalypse Fightback created by Stephen Jones – The story of The Rising as told by blogs, emails, transcripts, diaries and text messages. A must read for any zombie fan!
Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life by Bryan Lee O’Malley
Sin City Graphic Novels by Frank Miller – Really gritty stories but some of the art work in them is just beautiful
Dr Horrible And Other Horrible Stories by Whedon & Co – Again another comic book from a brilliant web series that I think is a must see for any Joss Whedon fan.
Kick Ass by Mark Millar and John Romita jr.
At the end is a mixed collection of comic books including Spider-Man, Sweet Tooth, Daredevil and Captain America.
So there we have it, 3 shelfie’s for you. If you have any questions about any of the book please feel free to ask.