Ever since I started university, I almost completely stopped buying physical books. While living in a small dorm room, then small apartments, I simply didn’t have the space to store any more physical books.
But in September, my husband and I bought our very first house and I was able to make one of my biggest dreams come true: built-in bookshelves!
I now have six floor-to-ceiling built-in bookcases, each with eight shelves! As soon as we bought our house this was the first thing I wanted to do, and I feel so fortunate that I was able to make it happen!
As you can see there’s tons of empty space on the shelves, so now I’m on a mission to complete the series I had to stop buying physical copies of part-way through.
First of all, I have no idea why I have two copies of the Scarlet hardcover! And they’re both signed! I had a copy in England, then when I shipped my books to my house from my parents’ house I realized I had a copy there as well.
I bought Cress and Winter as ebooks but I definitely want the hardcovers to finish off my collection.
I never actually read the final book in this series, Catalyst. I want to buy Vortex and Catalyst in hardcover and finally finish the series. I’ll probably reread Insignia and Vortex first since I’ve forgotten so much.
Funny story: I spent DAYS agonizing over which edition of Magnus Chase to buy: the UK edition or the US edition.
- Reason for buying the UK edition: Waterstones was offering signed copies of Magnus Chase and the Ship of the Dead (pictured in the above photo – top shelf on the right).
- Reason for buying the US edition: the UK editions are taller than the US ones! You can clearly see this in my above photograph.
So I ended up buying the signed copy of The Ship of the Dead in the UK edition, but now I can’t decide if I can deal with the height difference lol.
Anyway, I still need to finish off my collection and get:
- The House of Hades (The Heroes of Olympus #4)
- The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus #5)
- The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #1)
- The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #2)
I have actually read the whole Heroes of Olympus series (via ebook) but I haven’t read past book #1 in Magnus Chase! I need to get on that.
And let me know what you think about this UK/US edition crisis! Part of me is tempted to just buy all 3 Magnus Chase US editions so they’ll be matchy-matchy. But now I do already own book #3 in the UK edition. Honestly this has stressed me out way more than it should!
The Selection is another series I have fully read, but I love the covers so much that I need physical copies! (Yes I’m a sucker for the pretty dress covers.)
And once again I have no idea why I have two copies of The Selection.
Ashfall is one of my all-time favourite series (I read ebooks of #2 and #3) and I’m actually dying to do a reread. I’ll probably do that when I purchase the rest of the series in hardcover. I highly recommend this series if you’re interested in this-could-totally-happen-one-day apocalyptic books.
P.S. I’d love to remove that Autographed Copy sticker, but I’m afraid because it’s been so many years! Nothing is worse than sticker residue.
Okay so I never actually finished the Everneath series. I read books #1 and #2 but never read (or purchased) #3! I think I got nervous because I saw some negative reviews of it who didn’t like which guy she ended up with. 🙁 I’d still like to buy the third book so I can read it. Plus the covers are gorgeous!
Phew, I have quite a few books to buy! I suspect it will take me a while to slowly accumulate these, but I’m really excited to finally complete some of my favourite series.
Do you have any series you’d love to complete for your collection?