As many of you may know, I recently just got a new bookshelf thanks to CSN in exchange for an HONEST (as if there was any other way I’d do it) product review. You have NO idea how bad I need a new bookshelf.
I’ve been using this tiny one from my childhood and within the past two years I’ve managed to acquire WAY too many books and, since I lack the space for them, they have become homeless — randomly put away in boxes, bins, under my bed and I’ve hijacked the built in ones in our family room. I’m so excited to FINALLY be able to display all my books on a shelf in my room. It’s thrilling really!
Anyways, I’ve been putting much thought into how I will be organizing books. I’ve seen so many different ways from watching bookshelf tours and whatnot. I’ve seen people divide into genres or have them divided by read and to be read. Somebody once told me that they put them by publication year which was awesome since I’m pretty sure they read mainly classics so it was kind of cool to see the time periods together. I’ve always just down alphabetical order but once I started to get too many books I would just end up putting books haphazardly on there. I’m thinking about dividing mine between fiction, nonfiction and then have review books together so I can better keep track of what I have going on. I’m getting so freaking excited about all the organization that can finally go on now that I have the room! I know..I’m a nerd!
I’m also getting giddy thinking about all the picture frames and trinkets I can put on my shelves too. I’m seriously considering getting this fish tank because it is FREAKING awesome and putting it on my shelf. Do I have fish? Nope. Do I like fish? Nope. Why do I want this? BECAUSE IT IS AWESOME.
So, what I want to know is, how do you organize your books? Have you tried any different ways before? Do you decorate your shelves with other items? (picture frames, trinkets, etc.)