Shelf Envy [1]: A.J. of Collections and 132 Minutes

Hello! Welcome to the  very first edition of Shelf Envy. Today, A.J. of  Collections and the creator of 132 Minutes is on deck, as she gives us a peek at her own book collection. I’ve been eager to snoop around her bookshelves just because our taste in books are similar. This girl keeps an eye out for books that I’d like and she’s regularly recommending books for me to read. So really, I blame her for my book-buying habit! Just kidding, Alexa! 🙂
Lots of awesome titles! I can’t help but notice how your SUPER SPECIAL SHELF does not have Melina Marchetta’s books…hmmm..what’s up with that? 🙂 Kidding!
J: Name the absolute top 5 books in your shelves.
AJ: Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta, Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning, Angelfall by Susan Ee, Unwind by Neal Shusterman, Where She Went by Gayle Forman
J: Do you have a method in shelving your books? (i.e. Alphabetical shelving, by author’s name)
AJ: I arrange my books by the author’s last name.
J: By approximation, how many books do you own (including e-Books)?
AJ: I think I own a little over 200. Ebooks make about 10% of that.
J: Name your top 5 favourite authors.
1.       Melina Marchetta
2.       Jennifer L. Armentrout
3.        Stephanie Perkins
4.       Karen Marie Moning
5.       Richelle Mead
J: Which book would you recommend for me to read?
AJ: Unwind by Neal Shusterman or Bloodlines by Richelle Mead!
Well, your top two authors shouldn’t come as a surprise. J

  • LOVE this feature Joy! Alexa, I love how you have a super special shelf!!! 🙂

  • @A.J. I love to start the series but I kind of left VA hanging! and I love the books won't be fair if I just drop it 😛 I'll get to Bloodlines sometimes XD

    @Joy Ohh lets do something about it Joy! :))

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  • I love peeking into other readers shelves and Alexa you definitely have an awesome taste in books! <3! 🙂

  • Wow, what an awesome shelf 🙂 Thanks for sharing! I just found your blog and will definitely be following it from now on! I just added some summer reading lists to my new blog if you want to take a look:
    Thanks again!

  • Thanks for indulging me, Alexa! My cousin suggested that I build a glass-enclosed case for my MM books. What do you think? 😀

  • *gasps* You haven't read any of JLA's books? We've got to do something about this, Jay!

  • Thanks!
    Love Finnikin!! Sorry you couldn't get into the Fever series. I think you should skip VA and start Bloodlines!! ;D I'm completely obsessed with Sydrian.

  • “…she's regularly recommending books for me to read. So really, I blame her for my book-buying habit!”
    mwehehehe >:D

    The audio of The Piper's Son is on the SUPER SPECIAL SHELF! ;D (Sorry the pic is crappy; I wish I had a clearer image. :b) It's actually the reason why I started using that shelf. Didn't want anything to happen to TPS! *protects* lol One day I will have a shrine–I mean, shelf solely for Melina Marchetta's book. 🙂

    Thanks for letting me participate in your Shelf Envy post, Joy! :3

  • Lovely shelf and awesome books! I love Stephanie Perkins! Have yet to read JLA, Marchetta is awesome; Finnickin is jaw dropping! need to read more of her works. I have the first Fever book as a DNF! Mead… when will I ever finish VA series! someone needs to get me a boxed set 😛 Totally worth the Shelf Envy!

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