• Hope Eliza

My Bookshelf Tour

Updated: Apr 11, 2020

Sadly, my book shelf isn’t as big as Beast’s from Beauty and the Beast (pictured above). Due to moving house pretty much every year for the past 3 years, I only have a small cube to use as a book shelf. Considering this though, I do have a pretty impressive book collection and today I’m going to share it with you!

Unfortunately as I said, I move a lot so only a small percentage of my books are actually to hand at the moment. The rest are residing in my parent’s loft. Maybe I’ll do an updated version of this post later this year once I have moved somewhere more permanent.

Disclaimer: Some of these photos are terrible but natural light would not cooperate with me!!!

The Little Books

This group of books were mainly given to me as gifts as they’re just fun short reads with nothing much to take in. They’re more like fan companion guides, with the exception of the Bee and Puppycat cookbook that has real themed recipes inside.

The Books:

  • Eggistential Thoughts by Gudetama the Lazy Egg

  • Gudetama’s Guide to Life

  • The Aggretsuko Guide to Office Life

  • Easy Eats: A Bee and Puppycat Cookbook – Natasha Allegri

The Art Books

I am a big fan of art books, even if there’s a film I kind of like but the visuals are amazing I will pick up the art book for it. Not currently to hand but I also have the How To Train Your Dragon 2 art book, The Incredibles art book, Big Hero 6 artbook and the Kingdom Hearts manga art book and probably so many more that I don’t remember!

The Books:

  • Ink & Paint: The Women of Walt Disney’s Animation – Mindy Johnson

  • A Disney Sketchbook

  • The Art of Castle in the Sky

  • The Art of Alice Madness Returns

  • The Art of Ghost in the Shell

The Graphic Novels

Who doesn’t enjoy comics these days? I prefer graphic novels simply because they feel sturdier so I am less afraid of ripping them. I also like having a collection of comics in one, rather than having to buy each issue as they come out. Although as you may notice, I do have one comic in the line up which I bought to be signed by Tara Strong (voice of Bubbles from the Powerpuff Girls at Comic Con last year!). I am missing the most recent issues of both Scooby Apocalypse and  The Legend of Korra but I will pick them up soon! Issue 1 and 2 of Scooby Apocalypse is also missing as they are on loan to my sister.

The Books: 

  • Scooby Apocalypse Volume 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 – Keith Giffen & J.M DeMatteis

  • The Legend of Korra Turf Wars Part 1, 2 & 3

  • The Legend of Korra Ruins of the Empire Part 1

  • Powerpuff Girls IDW Comic 1B

The Junji Ito Collection

I got Uzumaki around this time last year and finished it a few months ago, for Christmas just gone I also received Tomie and Yon & Mu. I haven’t started them just yet but I plan to do soon, as you can see I have a lot of books to get around to reading! If you’re a fan of horror and manga, or specifically horror manga and you haven’t dived into Junji Ito’s work yet, I highly recommend it!!

The Books:

  • Uzumaki – Junji Ito

  • Tomie – Junji Ito

  • Junji Ito’s Cat Diary: Yon & Mu – Junji Ito

The Magical Girl Manga

As I’m sure you all know by now, I am a big fan of the Sailor Moon franchise. I’ve wanted to pick up the manga that the anime was based on for a while however I didn’t want to fill up my book shelf with individual volumes, that was until they released the gorgeous Eternal Editions that are much bigger, contain more issues inside and have beautiful glittery covers. The same goes for the one volume of Cardcaptor Sakura I own, that again is a fancy new hardback edition of the original manga. I also own a lot of the Kingdom Hearts manga but again, it’s hiding out in my family home’s at the moment.

The Books:

  • Sailor Moon Eternal Edition Volume 1, 2 & 3

  • Cardcaptor Sakura Collectors Edition Volume 1

The Photo Book

I saw this book after watching Chris Broad’s bookshelf tour and instantly knew that I had to have it. Not only am I fascinated by Japanese homes but I was so interested to see how different Japanese women specifically choose to decorate their homes and this book is a huge collection of exactly that. It was crazy to see how so many Japanese teenage girls decorated their rooms so similar to me when I was a teenager considering we would have been bought up on other sides of the world.

The Book:

  • Onago Room – Shiori Kawamoto

The Ring Collection

Funny enough I’ve only got around to reading 2 of the books pictured above but I’m working on it… The books on the bottom are the original novels written by Koji Suzuki that the 1998 horror film Ringu was based on and in turn the 2002 American remake The Ring was too. I found that the original novel has some differences to the film however reading it gave me further insight into the world of Ringu and even helped out in my dissertation which was mainly about said film.

The Books:

  • The Ring Manga

  • The Ring 2 Manga

  • Spiral Manga

  • The Ring 0 Manga

  • The Ring Birthday Manga

  • Ring – Koji Suzuki

  • Spiral – Koji Suzuki

  • Loop – Koji Suzuki

The Books With No Pictures

And finally, some books that are actual stories instead of comics, art books or manga. I am certain that I have more of my favourite books at home including The Princess Diariest also by Carrie Fisher but this is what I’ve got with me at the moment. A good mix of fiction and non fiction ranging from more horror, autobiographies and children’s stories that I hold very close to my heart.

The Books:

  • A Tale For The Time Being – Ruth Ozeki

  • Starting Point - Hayao Miyazaki

  • When Marnie Was There – Joan G Robinson

  • The Hundred and One Dalmatians – Dodie Smith

  • Battle Royale – Koushun Takami

  • My Life as a 10 Year Old Boy – Nancy Cartwright

  • Coraline – Neil Gaiman

  • The Borrowers - Mary Norton

  • Wishful Drinking – Carrie Fisher

  • Shockaholic – Carrie Fisher

So that’s mostly what’s on my bookshelf! Like I said I’d love to do an update once I have acquired my old books back. Feel free to do your own version of this list – I’m hoping to make it into a series and do other summaries of some of my other collections!

For more of my posts see what else I've written here as well as nerdoutwordout.com.

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