Friday, May 15, 2015

FF Friday: In Which I Confess My Lack Of Organization

Feature & Follow is a weekly blog hop hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.

This week’s question: How do you organize your books? Either at home on your bookshelves or on your reading-device, or on your bookish platform like Goodreads, Leafmarks or Booklikes?

Answer: I don’t really organize them. Finding a book on my Kindle usually requires some scrolling and angry muttering about how I need to be better organized. My ‘bookish platforms’ are organized by broad categories. I tag all of my books with one of these labels: genre fiction, literary fiction, young adult, middle grade, nonfiction, classic, short story collection, poetry, or play. The tags make them slightly easier to find. It also allows me to see how many books in each category I’m reading.

My physical bookshelves are actually a little bit organized. The books are currently sorted by size, subject, or color. Here’s what I have:

  • One shelf for my trade paperbacks. (No other books will fit on it.)
  • One shelf for my TBR.
  • Four shelves for my series books.
  • Three shelves for my books about cults.
  • One shelf for my writing reference books.
  • Tons of shelves for miscellaneous books, standalones, and books that don’t fit on other shelves.

Some quick pictures of the shelves near my computer. These are mostly standalones, classics, and cult books (also a dog who wouldn't get out of the way).


The follow part: If you are a book blogger and you leave a link to your blog in the comments below, I will follow you on Bloglovin’. I’d love it if you also followed me. If you want to be friends on Goodreads, TwitterBookLikes, or G+, that would be awesome, too. Click the links to go to my pages on those sites. I’m looking forward to “meeting” you.


  1. Beautiful shelves...I love the coordinating of colors.

  2. My physical bookshelf is organized pretty well. I love your bookshelves! Your dog looks so cute! Old follower!

    Lizzie @

  3. I love your bookshelves and your doggie. My bookshelves aren't that pretty but I try to keep them organized by genre and series and stand alone. Old Follower!

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm not following you through email. Also adding you to goodreads

    Your physical books are so much more organized than mine will ever be.

  5. I just organize my physical copies alphabetically by author. Helps me find things easily :)

    Joana (

  6. Your bookshelves look a helluva lot neater than mine as you saw. LOL.
    Thanks for stopping by!
    New follower bloglovin

  7. Hey! I nominated you for the Liebester Award :) Let me know if you do this, I would love to see your answers ^-^

  8. Hehehe, I hear about regretting not being more organised when it comes to my ereader at least :) I really love your bookshelves -- that they have space for other things inbetween the books. It looks great! (followed on bloglovin, and Google+ and booklikes (I'm a nebiew there!)

  9. Your shelves look very nice! Nice and clean. :) I have 10 bookshelves in my library but they're pretty full up. I organize them by genre and then alphabetically by author. I do the same on Goodreads. My Kindle is a pile of stuff. :P

    My FF!

  10. Your shelves look so beautiful! I love the little ornaments that you have surrounding your books too. And your dog is cute! :)

  11. Love your organization! Thanks for stopping by! I added you to google +, goodreads, facebook, bloglovin and as many others as I could!

  12. I also have my shelves organised by colour and that is one of the things I love about my shelf! It's also got it organised by size as well. I don't really have anything on my e-reader though, which is a shame to me...