Browsing Bloggers Bookshelves | Cerys @ Browsing For Books

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So you may remember that last month I did a similarly titled post with Sarah which I really enjoyed. This is the second time I’ve been able to do a post like this and I love it! Today I’m feauturing Cerys’ bookshelves! Don’t forget to stop by her blog to browse my books.

Do you want to know the creation of this collab? Shortly after I broke my wrist I put out a call to guest post with other bloggers more and one of the lovely people who reached out was Sarah @BookHookedNook. After a bit of talking we decided upon a collab kind of post, which is this creation.

We shared photographs of our (main) bookshelves with each other so the other person could “browse” them and pick out books they’d recommend, books they suggest to avoid, or books they’d love to read.

As I really enjoyed this process if anyone would like to partner up with me and do these posts together please contact me. I’m best replying via Twitter DMs or emails. I hadn’t anticipated having a queue of these posts ready but I do and I’m still thrilled to do more so this will become a somewhat regular feature.

Cerys’ Bookshelves

As I mentioned today I’ll be browsing Cerys’ bookshelves. First of all I want to say I love her lil decorations; plants, badges, funkos, and a coaster.

I’ll use these emoji’s as a code:
πŸ“š – books to add to my tbr | πŸ“– – read and recommend | πŸ’” – do not recommend
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πŸ“–Everless by Sara Holland [purchase]
I really enjoyed this book as it was one of two that got me out of a reading slump. Also the fact its only part of a duology really makes it better imo. No more waiting for book #2349!

πŸ“š The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo [purchase] & Onyx and Ivory by Mindee Arnett [purchase] & Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl [purchase]
Yes sorry I am the Trash Queen who owns all of Leigh’s work and still hasn’t read any, and I also have Onyx & Ivory from a past FL that I really should read. However, Neverworld Wake is a totally new to me book that I’ve seen the cover of and its so pretty I gotta give it a try, right?

πŸ’”The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
I really tried with this book but it just kind of fell very flat for me. I had barely any interest in it and mostly wish it had followed suit of the book they were reading (that had no ending) as I think that would’ve been a much more interesting concept.
zZyRaFJF.jpg mediumπŸ“–The Folk of the Air series by Holly Black [purchase] & Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan [purchase]
I love these three books so gorram much! I even convinved LGBT+ Book Club to read GoPaF this month so I’m excited to hear what they think.

πŸ“šNevernight by Jay Kristoff [purchase] & Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody [purchase]
I finally got a copy of Nevernight so yes I know I need to read ASAP and I promise I’ll at the very least read it this year – yes I know you’re very surprised I haven’t read it. DotBC is also one that I’ve been looking at for a while and I’ll be getting a copy in two weeks!

πŸ“–The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater [purchase] & The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon [purchase]
The Raven Cycle was the first read-along that I hosted with Books and Tea so it holds a special place in my heart, and The Raven King was the first book I ever tabbed! I loved it. Okay, its kind of cheating that I included Priory but what I have read I love.

πŸ’”So many books by Cassie Clare
I think 2019 is the year that I’ve finally accepted I wont be reading Cassie’s books. I’ve never tried, its simply just theres so many and I do not have the room for them. Sorry love.

πŸ“šThe Belles by Dhonielle Clayton [purchase] & This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada [purchase] & πŸ“šShadow of the Fox by Julia Kagawa [purchase] & The Illuminae Files by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff [purchase]
*sweats in a great big panic* Look at all these fabulous books I really want to read, plus a whole lot more of these shelves but listing everything was getting embarressing. Which should I prioritise?

πŸ“–Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao [purchase] & Caraval by Stephanie Garber [purchase]
Forest was another BnT readalong we did and I really enjoyed this, the whole experience was one I loved. Whilst I’m not a super fan of Caraval I did really enjoy it when I read it & its what made me meet and be friends with Amy & Beth!

0Vt2SIho.jpg mediumπŸ“–Every single book by V.E Schwab [purchase] & Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer [purchase]
I have my own Schwab shelf (though its not in the pictures Cerys has because I recently moved it). I love her work so much, it does everything I want amazing books to do. Then in contrast we have Twilight which is not great writing but I’m gonna recommend it because its the series that got me back into reading during high school.


Gosh this post ended up much longer than my first, or it feels that way when I’m writing it at 1am ahha. I tried to keep it to the point as I realised there was a good handful of books that I wanted to include. The books that I’ve reviewed I placed the reviews as the book titles instead of the Goodreads page so you could further read my thoughts on why I liked them.

Did I skip over any of your favourite books?

Which of these books would you recommend?
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21 thoughts on “Browsing Bloggers Bookshelves | Cerys @ Browsing For Books”

  1. I am quickly learning everyone’s shelves are much more presentable than mine… But a great idea! :) So interesting to see other peoples books!

  2. This looks like such a fun idea, Twilight was actually the second book I read when I got back into reading 10 years ago, I only ever actually read the first book in the series in the end though.

  3. I really love this idea! You can really see what books you have in common.
    I really recommend you read The Illuminae Files!
    So many of these books I haven’t read yet: Nevernight, Priory, This Mortal Coil. Basically most of them!
    Great post.

  4. This is such a fab idea and those book shelves are beautiful! You missed All the Bright Places which is a favourite book of mine but it is a contemporary and we know how you feel about those :P

  5. This is such a brilliant idea for a post and I would absolutely love to collab with you for one of these! I highly recommend the Illuminae files to read, they’re fantastic.

  6. I love these posts so much, they’re such a great idea! Me and Cerys have also swapped bookshelf photos and are going to do a similar post too (if that’s okay?) 😊

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