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Yet Another Bookshelf Re-Shuffle.


Being book comrades in arms, we all understand the notion that not one of us is ever completely satisfied with the layout of our bookshelves. Sometimes we might reach the point where we are, but then a few more books come along and the layout is thrown into disarray.

Or at least, that’s what happened to me when I initially wrote this post.

I went into town for necessities (jeans, and shower gel from The Body Shop) and whilst I did come back with those, some Disney DVDs, journals, and books also got thrown into the mix. When I say books, I mean this particularly fabulous looking box set that I’ve heard so many great things about:

The Chronicles of Ixia series by Maria V.SnyderThe Chronicles of Ixia Series by Maria V.Snyder. 

Seriously, the great prices at The Works has a lot to answer for.

Relating this back to my initial point, I went to shelve it alphabetically and it ended up evicting quite a few other books in the process, namely Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy, and And I Darken. What ought to have been the re-shuffling of one shelf so I could restore it to glory turned into a massive overhaul where nearly all of my books were on the floor and at least 90 percent of the shelves changed. Whilst it was a pain trying to get all the books back onto the shelves and into an order I was fine with, it actually helped me to unhaul quite a few books and place some others into boxes.

So what do my main shelves look like now?



As these photos are from afar, let’s go in for a close up of each shelf. They are primarily in genre and alphabetical order. However, sometimes I do forgo that when I have an irritatingly sized book like A Monster Calls because I like my shelves looking neat and orderly. In terms of alphabetisation, I move left to right across both bookcases.

Classics, poetry and crime fiction:



YA Contemporary and the start of all the fantasy!


If you’re looking for A Monster Calls, it has got slightly cut off on the left hand side. I’d blame the camera on my iPod but it was probably me!




The book on left of ACOTAR is A Shiver of Snow and Sky by Lisa Lueddecke – no matter how I tried to edit the photo, it got cut off.


Also captured – the French editions of TMI, and Cruel Beauty and Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge.



I also might as well include the fact that some books live in the gap between the bottom shelves and the floor – the ones here obviously being Mistborn, my French editions of the Twilight Saga, and The Inheritance Cycle. Hidden behind Twilight is the Divergent Trilogy.

Other books also live in the corner gap between these two bookcases. I’d list them here but if I did that, we’d be here all day!

Moving onto the final bookcase:

More crime fiction, and the beginning of the main fiction shelves


Adult Fiction, Historical Fiction, and Memoir


History Non-Fiction and Language/Reference


Behind the ‘sister’ plaque (which I need to put up at some point), are my French editions of Harry Potter and a few more French fiction books.

And that is it. There are two other shelves that I use for books but I didn’t touch those. They’re mainly Disney/TV/Harry Potter coffee table books, my three Barnes & Noble Leather Bound classics (fairy tales and Aesop’s Fables) and some other general MG/YA fiction that my sister might fancy reading.

I’m actually happy with the way my main shelves look now. Although, in the course of writing up this post, I did add Magnus Bane and Simon Lewis to the main Shadowhunter shelf because I discovered there was space for them!! YAY!

I don’t think I’ll be doing another major re-shuffle for a while, so it’s a good job I’m satisfied with their look for the time being.

Anyway, that’s enough about my bookshelves.

If you can’t see some of the books on the photos and you want to know what they are (because my general lighting, camera and photo-editing skills are not the greatest), just ask in the comments!

Have you had to re-organise your shelves recently?
What’s your organisation system?

Thanks for reading and have a brazzle dazzle day!





17 thoughts on “Yet Another Bookshelf Re-Shuffle.”

  1. I love the way your shelves are organised! Mine used to be organised by genre and then later by read vs unread! I’ve now decided to try out colour-coordinating them and I really like the look of it! I do feel like changing it up a bit now though especially after reading your post 😂

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  2. Beautiful shelves! I organise mine by genre and then alphabetical too! Although i recently moved all of my unread ones to a completely different bookcase which makes browsing either. A few unread ones have managed to stay on my main shelves though if the series is pretty – i’m looking at the Realm of the Elderlings 😂

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    1. I think having read and unread shelves are a good idea but for me, when I pick a book to reread, I’d just feel bad for all those unread books I’m not in the mood to read. I wouldn’t be able to separate my series either because I don’t marathon them at once.

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    1. Thanks. Although, I wish I could replace my shelves with some that are taller and bigger so I would have more shelf space. Some factors mean that’s not possible though 😞

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  3. This has reminded me that I need to go through my own shelves again. I haven’t done so in months, and things are a bit all over the place.

    I’m so envious of your shelf space, though. So many shelves! I only have 3, so I have to get creative!

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    1. I’m glad my post was of some assistance!

      I have days when I don’t like my shelves but I’ll admit that the two identical bookcases are very handy. I’ve also no space left on any of them so being creative is certainly the way to go.


  4. I love the way you organized your shelves! It’s beautiful💜
    I see Hunted by Meagan Spooner on your shelf, what did you think about it? I’m actually currently reading it and I am loving it 🙂
    Have you read Ivictus? I got it back in October when I met Ryan but I haven’t gotten around to it.
    Oooh! The Lunar Chronicles is my favorite series. You know how people love Twilight? Well, it’s my Twilight, hahaha😁😉
    Have you heard of Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum?
    (Sorry…sometimes I’m a babble

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    1. Don’t worry about it. I ramble and babble a lot myself.

      I adored Hunted. I have a little bit of a problem with the ending but it is still one of my favourite Beauty and the Beast retellings. I do actually have a rambly review of it on the blog somewhere.

      I’ve not read Invictus yet, but I really want to because I really like Ryan Graudin’s storytelling and I’ve heard so many great things about it.

      I love the Lunar Chronicles too. I’ve only read the entire series once but it is one I want to re-read at some point. I think I might have pulled my sister into the LC fandom because she picked up Wires and Nerve, looking really excited to start reading it. I’ve told her it is best to start from the beginning with Cinder but she prefers to read graphic novels instead of actual books. Have you got the volume 2: Gone Rogue? I’ve not heard anyone talk about it as an anticipated release and I find that weird considering how popular the LC fanbase is. I wonder if the hype has simply died.

      And I’ve not heard of Tell Me Three Things. What genre is it?


  5. Your shelves look lovely! We have just bought some new shelves so some re-organising is in the near future once we’ve figured out how to attach them to the wall so they don’t topple over and squash anyone!

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