Are you ready for another look at my bookshelves? Today I’m going to be showing you some some fiction, and a lot of historical/historical fiction. Are you ready?
These books aren’t in the backroom, but they are still upstairs. We’ll stop in the office this time. Built to fit under the eves by my dad, the shelves themselves may look unfinished, but they’ve been well sanded but not stained or painted. But we’ll start at the top left shelf and work our way down.
The first five books (from the left) are my Lamplighter books. The rest of this shelf is full of books by Johanna Spyri. The blue book is Heidi. I got it my 7th Christmas. That was the year I had the chickenpox, and my grandpa read most of the book to me that Christmas time since I couldn’t be with my cousins. The rest of Spyri’s books are just as delightful.
Underneath that shelf starts my history books.
Yes, I’ve attempted to put them in chronological order. Some of these you can probably read the title on, but I’ll try to mention the ones you might not be able to. That first one is Daughters of Destiny. You can see how much I love medieval since I have a whopping 2 on my shelf. 😛 But I love American history! And we’ll start with Stories of the Pilgrims. Such a fun book to read with delightful stories. Little Maid of Province Town. Those are such a fun series. That light blue book with shiny letters is Nellie Custis. She’s the adopted granddaughter of George Washington. It’s been a while since I’ve read that one. Oh, that big, fat book that’s next? Yeah, The Dawn’s Early Light. *lowers voice to a whisper* I haven’t read it. *gulp* There’s a really pretty purple book next, but there were entire pages we covered over, so I’ll skip it. But Mrs. Robert E. Lee was good. And so is Call of Duty! Okay, there are too many Civil War/War Between the States books, so let’s skip to the book to the right of that fat grayish-brown one. That’s Iron Scouts of the Confederacy. I love that book. I also like Dog Jack.
Skipping over the two blue books, we come to The Great Fire and Blizzard. And then the first Indie Author book I’ve showed you yet! 🙂 The Old River Road by Ivy Rose. I can’t wait until her next book comes out. I have it on my history shelf instead of with the other Indie books because it is history.
That really fat book is The Life of D. L. Moody by His Son and it is actually the first large biography I read that wasn’t for school, and I enjoyed it greatly. So, if you are someone who things that all biographies are dull and boring for school, try reading one on your own. And then we’ll end this shelf with Orphan Train Rider. This is actually a book I used for inspiration and research for my very first book.
You want more? Okay.
Ugh, sorry the lighting is pretty bad in this picture. This shelf is under the others. And the first two books are the turn of the century. Then we dive into some of my WWI books. If you want to read about the air battles during the Great War, read Fighting the Flying Circus. And then you can follow it by reading Rickenbacker. I would have my own book Home Fires of the Great War on here, but a friend is borrowing it.
Okay, that little short book almost in the middle of the shelf is one my best friends and I loved! I haven’t read it in years, but I should go read The Family Nobody Wanted. And the tall and skinny books are about the Dionne Quintuplets. The pictures are adorable, but I did feel so sorry for the girls and their family!
Now, hang on to your hats everyone because here is WWII. Starting with Jesseca Wheaton’s A Question of Honor. Followed by the Tales of the RAF series. I really don’t have a lot of WWII books on my shelves, but downstairs on the family shelves . . . it’s another story. Number the Stars and five other books ends the war. Oh, there’s another book that’s not in the picture. On the Edge of the Fjord. My niece was reading it when the picture was taken. The Open Door is the brown book third from the end. And we’ll end with one book about Barbara Bush, and one about her dog.
Last shelf for this side. Ready? And just a warning, it might make some of you jealous. Sorry. *ducks behind books*
That black spiral bound book is the diary of my grandmother’s great grandfather who walked to California in 1850 to search for gold. It’s not published. Sorry. Now I have two books about the Von Trapp family and Sound of Music. If you love The Sound of Music, this book is so much fun! Sixty Fingers, Sixty Toes and Special Delivery tell the story of the Dilley Sextuplets. (Special Delivery does have words I whited out.) The book with gold around the spine is Seven From Heaven. You may have noticed that I love stories with many children, adopting children and that sort of thing. 🙂 I offer no apologies. There’s a book about 9/11, and two by the Duggars.
And then, yes, I said you might be jealous. This is my collection of Reminisce books. Yep, all the rest of the shelf. The ones to the right of the two shorter books are the ones I haven’t actually read all of yet. My niece loves pulling these books off the shelf and reading the stories in them. 🙂 If you want to know their titles, since the glare does make it a little hard, just leave a comment and ask. I’d be happy to share. And if you lived closer so no one had to pay shipping, I’d be more than happy to lend them to you.