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My Book Shelves: Four Years Later!

Here I am four years after my original post (to see the list of 30 books I owned from 4 years ago, click HERE.), reflecting on how things have shifted and changed for me and hubby over the years in regard to our books.

Since we got married, we have gone from living in a house to various apartments, a condo, an RV, and now a house again. Obviously our needs and priorities have shifted along with that as well.

So, once we decided we wanted to get a little more of an established home base, I realized that mindfully expanding my physical book collection could happen too.

The following are the only books that I own physical copies of. This is not including the books that Jake owns- his books and mine play nice on our bookshelves. It’s wonderful -or books that I have on kindle/audio at the moment.

I still always request e-reader copies for advance books to review so I can get the book quicker, have less clutter, and it is much cheaper for the publishing companies that way. Every once in a blue moon I will accept a physical ARC now and then though since I have a home address, but once I finish with them I happily place them in Little Libraries in my area for others to enjoy.

Organization wise I tend to loosely organize based on genre and I have four main bookshelves in our plant/sun room and then one more specialized bookcase in my office.

In my office I am still sort of working on that one, but I have three shelves set pretty much how I want them with the other two sort of being catch-alls for miscellaneous journals on one and then my yoga mat folded in its case on the other (not pictured).

One of my absolute favorite shelves is my Harley Quinn shelf:

Then I have a shelf that has Poison Ivy and other comics & graphic novels with my Batman goblet along with an extra inhaler. #asthmalife am I right?:

My office is DC Comics themed and so my bookcase mostly has my comics and graphic novels and then my Python and coding books, along with my fantastically loud and colorful Harajuku purse:

Overall, I don’t have a lot of decorative items on my shelves, but the ones that I do have either have special meaning to me or I just simply think look beautiful.

I started a book journal for 2021 because I realized trying to condense everything in my planner just wasn’t working for me. Here is what my journal looks like and I plan to do a walk-thru of it with you guys at the end of the year when everything is all nice and filled in. You can also keep up -to-date with it as the years goes on if you follow me on Instagram HERE as I post about various readathons and what I am reading on my bookstagram more frequently than I post on my blog.

Here are the shelves in our home library:

I have a dedicated Shakespeare and plays shelf-which I plan to do an entire month dedicated to only reading plays probably in September or so:

Fantasy/Sci-fi with my annotations case and a faux cacti we bought in Arizona:

Middle Grade featuring Alice in Wonderland and books by Pseudonymous Bosch which I am slowly making my way through rereading:

Sherlock books with journals and this incredible plant that fits right in along with this caffeine mug that belongs to hubby that we use for bookmarks and tabs:

My New Age/Woowoo shelf with my Zoltar figure and playing cards, tarot card set, and my Cabinet of Curiosities box:

Christian/Religious shelf with some spare hand sanitizers:

My Favorites Shelf which features several highly annotated copies of books that I enjoy rereading over and over again along with these two cuties-Mang Tae and Dooly-from the show It’s Okay to Not Be Okay which is my second favorite show of all time and is the absolute best K-drama ever made in my humble opinion:

Hubby and I are both learning Spanish and so we have a Spanish language shelf with a Spanish Amor box and another inhaler #ainteasybeingweezy:

Travel related books in which yes, regardless of the season, I keep this little RV out as a nod to our own travels along with my passport holder:

Non-Fiction Shelf:

Spring Colors & YA Shelf-I very highly enjoy reading about Asian cultures and books written by Asian authors, so it doesn’t surprise me that most of the books on this shelf are of AAPI heritage:

My Next Month TBR Shelf-Get a sneak peek at some of the titles I plan to read in June:

General books that I want to get to before the end of 2021 along with my e-reader:

Then at the bottom of all of the shelves I have 8 of these very classy faux wood grain bins which from left to right hold:

1: Kids Books 2: My make-up and mirror 3: Household papers/paperwork 4: My two Book Beaus, a knee brace, and a wall tapestry that we may or may not wind up hanging up 5: Card Games-Like Boss Monster, Fox in the Forrest, SushiGo, etc. 6: Photo albums 7: Picture frames 8: A sort of luggage carry bag in a purple galaxy print I got from my Mama

Along with our portable Vinyl player which is really relaxing to just turn on some records and hang out in that room together listeing to music as well. We also have a TON of plants, both real and faux, and the vibe is SO cozy and happy making!

I did realize in compiling this list that I do still currently have two books loaned out, but I have no idea when (or if!) I will wind up getting them back or not. Either way, that’s okay! The two I have loaned out are: “The Good News About What’s Bad for You, The Bad News About What’s Good for You” by: Jeff Wilser and “Our Stories, Our Voices: 21 YA Authors Get Real About Injustice, Empowerment, and Growing Up Female in America” by: Amy Reed (et all)

I recently went through and did a big unhaul and so the 160 books listed here are the ones that survived that culling!

There are 2 titles I have preordered which will bring my collection up to 162 at that point:
“Monstress, Vol. 6: The Vow” by: Marjorie M. Liu & Sana Takeda and “Isn’t It Bromantic?” (Bromance Book Club #4) by: Lyssa Kay Adams

I am also a member of Book of the Month (TRY IT HERE) and usually I wind up making a selection of at least one title, so the number of books on my shelves is in a constant state of flux these days, but I like it that way actually.

Also of note, my own self-published novel? I gave my copy to my Mama.

Then last to note is that I do own 10 kids books that I am not including as technically they won’t be “mine” per se at some point in the future. So, I guess if we really wanted to split hairs, that is like 175 books if you include all of those off outliers, but let’s say we don’t cause my blog, my rules yeah?

Anywho, here are my physical books in no particular order:

                                                   My 160ish Owned Books:

1.) Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons)
Leigh Bardugo

2.) Batman: Nightwalker (DC Icons)
Marie Lu

3.) Catwoman: Soulstealer (DC Icons)
Sarah J. Maas

4.) Superman: Dawnbreaker (DC Icons)
Matt de la Pena

5.) Black Canary: Breaking Silence (DC Icons)
Alexandra Monir

6.) Magic to Brew (Moonstruck #1)
Grace Ellis, Shae Beagle

7.) Some Enchanted Evening (Moonstruck #2)
Grace Ellis, Shae Beagle

8.) Troubled Waters (Moonstruck #3)
Grace Ellis, Shae Beagle

9.) Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
Cheryl Strayed

10.) The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
Marie Kondō

11.) Goodbye, Things: The New Japanese Minimalism
Fumio Sasaki, Eriko Sugita (Translator)

12.) Hello, Habits: A Minimalist’s Guide to a Better Life
Fumio Sasaki, Seiko Yamaguchi (Illustrator)

13.) The Name of the Wind
Patrick Rothfuss

14.) The Wise Man’s Fear
Patrick Rothfuss

15.) The Slow Regard of Silent Things
Patrick Rothfuss, Nate Taylor (Illustrator)

16.) Going Bovine
Libba Bray

17.) Daisy Jones & The Six
Taylor Jenkins Reid

18.) The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Taylor Jenkins Reid

19.) Crazy Rich Asians
Kevin Kwan

20.) China Rich Girlfriend
Kevin Kwan

21.) Rich People Problems
Kevin Kwan

22.) Batman: The Killing Joke
Alan Moore, Brian Bolland (Illustrator)

23.) Batman Story: The Wedding Album
Joe Herto Cocker

24.) Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight
Travis Langley

25.) The Joker Psychology: Evil Clowns and the Women Who Love Them
Travis Langley, Michael E. Uslan

26.) Harleen
Stjepan Šejić

27.) The Batman Adventures: Mad Love
by Paul Dini, Bruce Timm

28.) Harley Quinn & Poison Ivy
Jody Houser, Adriana Melo

29.) Harley Quinn: A Celebration of 25 Years
Paul Dini, Amanda Conner

30.) Villains of Gotham City
Mike Avila

31.) HQ: Harley Quinn
Darcy Reed

32.) Pros and (Comic) Cons
Hope Nicholson, Brian Michael Bendis

33.) Fangs
Sarah Andersen

34.) The Sculptor
Scott McCloud

35.) When Dimple Met Rishi
Sandhya Menon

36.) There’s Something About Sweetie
Sandhya Menon

37.) From Twinkle, with Love
Sandhya Menon

38.) 10 Things I Hate About Pinky
Sandhya Menon

39.) The Complete Sherlock Holmes (Barnes and Noble)
by Arthur Conan Doyle

40.) The Sherlock Holmes Handbook
Ransom Riggs, Eugene Smith (Illustrator)

41.) The Get Your Baby To Sleep Book
Cynthia MacGregor

42.) The Modern Girl’s Guide to Motherhood
Jane Buckingham

43.) The Bob Ross Cookbook: Happy Little Recipes for Family and Friends
Robb Pearlman, Bob Ross (Illustrations)

44.) The Can’t Cook Book: Recipes for the Absolutely Terrified!
Jessica Seinfeld

45.) My Favorite Ingredients
Skye Gynell

46.) A Monk’s Guide to a Clean House and Mind
Shoukei Matsumoto, Ian Samhammer (Translator)

47.) Bunny
Mona Awad

48.) Anna K: A Love Story (Anna K, #1)
Jenny Lee

49.) Anna K: Away (Anna K, #2)
Jenny Lee

50.) The Nakano Thrift Shop
Hiromi Kawakami, Allison Markin Powell (Translator)

51.) Strange Weather in Tokyo
Hiromi Kawakami

52.) My Dark Vanessa
Kate Elizabeth Russell

53.) Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art
James Nestor

54.) The Lost Apothecary
Sarah Penner

55.) You Love Me (You, #3)
Caroline Kepnes

56.) Somewhere Only We Know
Maurene Goo

57.) I Believe in a Thing Called Love
Maurene Goo

58.) Somewhere Only We Know
Maurene Goo

59.)The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse
Charlie Mackesy

60.) Hungry Hearts: 13 Tales of Food & Love
Elsie Chapman (Editor), Caroline Tung Richmond (Editor)

61.) The Name of This Book Is Secret (Secret, #1)
Pseudonymous Bosch, Gilbert Ford (Illustrator)

62.) If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late (Secret, #2)
Pseudonymous Bosch, Gilbert Ford (Illustrator)

63.) This Book Is Not Good for You (Secret, #3)
Pseudonymous Bosch, Gilbert Ford (Illustrator)

64.) This Isn’t What It Looks Like (Secret, #4)
Pseudonymous Bosch, Gilbert Ford (Illustrator)

65.) You Have to Stop This (Secret, #5)
Pseudonymous Bosch, Gilbert Ford (Illustrator)

66.) Bad Magic (Bad, #1)
Pseudonymous Bosch

67.) Bad Luck (Bad, #2)
Pseudonymous Bosch

68.) Bad News (Bad, #3)
Pseudonymous Bosch

69.) Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
James Clear

70.) Freud: The Making of an Illusion
Frederick C. Crews

71.) Sexy Feminism: A Girl’s Guide to Love, Success, and Style
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, Heather Wood Rudulph

72.) Beauty Up
Laura Miller

73.) The Bad Muslim Discount
Syed M. Masood

74.) Emergency Contact
Mary H.K. Choi

75.) Permanent Record
Mary H.K. Choi

76.) The Brightsiders
Jen Wilde

77.) I’ll Be the One
Lyla Lee

78.) Impostor Syndrome
Kathy Wang

79.) Full Disclosure
Camryn Garrett

80.) Outlawed
Anna North

81.) The Mammoth Book of Dieselpunk
Sean Wallace (Editor), Catherine Schaff-Stump

82.) Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances
Neil Gaiman

83.) The Eye of the World (Wheel of Time #1)
Robert Jordan

84.) The Shadow Rising (Wheel of Time #4)
Robert Jordan

85.) The Red Tent
Anita Diamant

86.) Amplified Holy Bible

87.) NIV Holy Bible: Student Edition

88.) Empire of Things: How We Became a World of Consumers, from the Fifteenth Century to the Twenty-First
Frank Trentmann

89.) Skogluft (Forest Air): The Norwegian Secret to Bringing the Right Plants Indoors to Improve Your Health and Happiness
Jorn Viumdal, Robert Ferguson (Translator)

90.) The Natural Home: Simple, Pure Cleaning Solutions and Recipes for a Healthy House
Isabelle Louet, Sylvie Fabre (Visual Art)

91.) How to Breathe: 25 Simple Practices for Calm, Joy, and Resilience
Ashley Neese

92.) Unwind Your Mind: The Life-Changing Power of ASMR
Emma WhispersRed

93.) The History of the World According to Facebook
Wylie Overstreet

94.) Parisian Charm School: French Secrets for Cultivating Love, Joy, and That Certain Je Ne Sais Quoi
Jamie Cat Callan

95.) Moon Magic: Your Complete Guide to Harnessing the Mystical Energy of the Moon
Diane Ahlquist

96.) Millenneagram: The Enneagram Guide for Discovering Your Truest, Baddest Self
by Hannah Paasch

97.) Astro Poets: Your Guides to the Zodiac
by Alex Dimitrov, Dorothea Lasky

98.) Kitchen Table Tarot: Pull Up a Chair, Shuffle the Cards, and Let’s Talk Tarot
Melissa Cynova

99.) Kitchen Table Magic: Pull Up a Chair, Light a Candle & Let’s Talk Magic
Melissa Cynova

100.) #FutureBoards: Learn How to Create a Vision Board to Get Exactly the Life You Want
Sarah Centrella

101.) Linda Goodman’s Love Signs
Linda Goodman

102.) Habla María. Una novela gráfica sobre el autismo
Bernardo Fernández “Bef”

103.) 199 Promesas de Dios

104.) Alicia en el Pais de las Maravillas
Lewis Carroll

105.) We Are the Wildcats
Siobhan Vivian

106.) Fake It Till You Break It
Jenn P. Nguyen

107.) The Astonishing Color of After
Emily X.R. Pan

108.) My Almost Flawless Tokyo Dream Life
Rachel Cohn

109.) Psych 101: Psychology Facts, Basics, Statistics, Tests, and More!
Paul Kleinman

110.) Anatomy 101: From Muscles and Bones to Organs and Systems, Your Guide to How the Human Body Works
Kevin Langford

111.) The Penguin Dictionary of Philosophy
Thomas Mautner

112.) Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington: Understanding Political Doublespeak Through Philosphy and Jokes
by Thomas Cathcart, Daniel Klein

113.) Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar: Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes
by Thomas Cathcart, Daniel Klein

114.) Math Doesn’t Suck: How to Survive Middle School Math Without Losing Your Mind or Breaking a Nail
Danica McKellar

115.) Kiss My Math: Showing Pre-Algebra Who’s Boss
Danica McKellar

116.) Girls Get Curves: Geometry Takes Shape
Danica McKellar

117.) Hot X: Algebra Exposed
Danica McKellar

118.) Girl Logic: The Genius and the Absurdity
Iliza Shlesinger

119.) I Can’t Make This Up
Kevin Hart

120.) Me Talk Pretty One Day
David Sedaris

121.) Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
David Sedaris

122.) Naked
David Sedaris

123.) When You Are Engulfed in Flames
David Sedaris

124.) Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk
David Sedaris, Ian Falconer (Illustrations)

125.) The Odyssey
Homer, W.H.D. Rouse (Translation)

126.) Under the Tuscan Sun
Frances Mayes

127.) Eat, Pray, Love
Elizabeth Gilbert

128.) How to Climb Mont Blanc in a Skirt: A Handbook for the Lady Adventurer
Mick Conefrey

129.) My Journey in Mystic China: Old Pu’s Travel Diary
John Blofeld

130.) Y Is for Yorick: A Slightly Irreverent Shakespearean ABC Book for Grown-Ups
Jennifer Adams

131.) Romeo and Juliet
William Shakespeare

132.) Romeo and Juliet (2 copies)
William Shakespeare

133.) Macbeth
William Shakespeare

134.) A Midsummer Night’s Dream
William Shakespeare, Paul Werstine (Editor)

135.) A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2 copies)
William Shakespeare

136.) Othello
William Shakespeare

137.) Much Ado About Nothing
William Shakespeare, Barbara A. Mowat (Editor)

138.) Much Ado About Nothing (2 copies)
William Shakespeare

139.) King Lear
William Shakespeare

140.) The Tempest
William Shakespeare

141.) Twelfth Night
William Shakespeare

142.) As You Like It
William Shakespeare

143.) Richard III
William Shakespeare, Barbara A. Mowat (Editor)

144.) Antony and Cleopatra
William Shakespeare, Cynthia Marshall (Essay)

145.) The Winter’s Tale
William Shakespeare, Paul Werstine (Editor)

146.) Brush Up Your Shakespeare!
Michael Macrone

147.) The Complete Plays
Sophocles, Paul Roche (Translator)

148.) The Music Shop
Rachel Joyce

149.) A Touch of Stardust
Kate Alcott

150.) Free Food for Millionaires
Min Jin Lee

151.) 200+ Ways to Protect Your Privacy: Simple Ways to Prevent Hacks and Protect Your Privacy–On and Offline
Jeni Rogers

152.) Code Warriors: NSA’s Code Breakers and the Secret Intelligence War Against the Soviet Union
Stephen Budiansky

153.) Black Hat Python: Python Programming for Hackers and Pentesters
Justin Seitz

154.)Cult of the Dead Cow: How the Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save the World
Joseph Menn

155.) Alice by Heart
Steven Sater

156.) Hello Girls
Brittany Cavallaro, Emily Henry

157.) The Bromance Book Club
Lyssa Kay Adams

158.) Undercover Bromance
Lyssa Kay Adams

159.) Crazy Stupid Bromance
Lyssa Kay Adams

160.) Lovely War
Julie Berry

EDIT: Next Day after posting this…AND of course because I was bound to forget a couple, because I am not perfect:

161.) The Writer’s Daily Companion: 365 Inspirations and Writing Tips
Amy Peters

162.) The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare

163.) The Night Tiger
Yangsze Choo

164.) Romeo and/or Juliet: A Chooseable-Path Adventure
Ryan North

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