Since February I’ve been talking about my library. It’s always existed on one form or another but at the beginning of the year I had a massive clean out, getting rid of over 100 books* as well as shuffling the bookcases around and (unsurprisingly) adding a new one.
That was part one. The next step was trying to figure out how to organize all the books. Alphabetically by author? Title? Genre? Colour? Publisher? By size? Hardbacks together? So many options!
In the end I separated the UK authors and gave them their own section. All my books are now split between “read” and “to read”.
Of course there are exceptions; review copies presently have their own bookcase. The shelf above my desk has the books that I’m reviewing that month. Books I plan to read soon or am currently reading are on top of the small bookcase so I can see them from pretty much everywhere within the room and I separated all my German books.
And then there is the VIP bookcase which is the only bookcase in my living room.
How have you sorted your books?
Yes the empty spaces are worrying, I need to do something about that…
*I still feel a little ill :S