Me, My Shelf and I

With an almost rabid passion for books, I often find myself dizzy after sessions of furious reading in bookshops in order to support my habit without paying for it (addiction does indeed lead to crime). The library that I mention above is in fact my bookshelf at home, which I stock with the books I occasionally buy. In an interesting case of evolution, due to the fact that my bookshelf only has 2 shelves, it holds a very select collection of my favourite and recommended reading books as any books that are not as valued as the others are removed to make way for other books when it all threatens to overflow. Thus, I present to you my bookshelf as of this moment as a guide to books that I have enjoyed or found to be of sentimental value. Clinking on those linked will (hopefully) lead to a brief synopsis and a reason for its continued 'shelf-life', as it were. (Did I mention that another of Alarra's hobbies was bad puns?)

Of course, this is not the definitive list, as it is constantly evolving and also due to monetary constraints. Maybe later I'll put up my wish list of books to own as well. If you're good.

The list is arranged in alphabetical order by author's last name

The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

Life, the Universe and Everything

So Long, And Thanks for All the Fish

Mostly Harmless

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

Pride and Prejudice


The Eye in the Door

The Ghost Road

Blackadder: The Whole Damn Dynasty

The Pilgrim's Progress

Alice in Wonderland

Through the Looking Glass

The Silver Pigs

Captain Corelli's Mandolin

The Little Prince

Night Letters

Hanging In There

Belgarath the Sorcerer

Polgara the Sorceress

The Virgin Suicides

The Service of Clouds

The Great Gatsby

A Room With A View

Sophie's World

The Solitaire Mystery

Smoke and Mirrors

Lord of the Flies

Impunity Jane

Six Degrees of Separation

To A Different Drum


The Unbearable Lightness of Being

To Kill A Mockingbird

The Magician's Nephew

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

The Horse and His Boy

Prince Caspian

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

The Silver Chair

The Last Battle

Behold the Man

The Orchard

The Eight

A Calculated Risk

Animal Farm

The Colour of Magic

Equal Rites



Moving Pictures

Reaper Man

Small Gods

Soul Music

Interesting Times


Feet of Clay



Carpe Jugulum

The Fifth Elephant

The Truth

Good Omens

The Shipping News

Confessions of a Cineplex Heckler

All Quiet on the Western Front

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Catcher in the Rye

Twelfth Night

Henry IV Part II

King Lear


A Town Like Alice

The Joy Luck Club

The Kitchen God's Wife

The Hobbit

Lord of the Rings

Brideshead Revisited

The Importance of Being Earnest

As of the twenty seventh day of the twelfth month of the two thousand and first year

* I am not really a creative person. This title was borrowed from an article I read in the newspaper. It's good though, isn't it?