Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Book Shelf Reorganization Project


Guys I think I have a problem.

I spent half an hour on the phone with a friend last night and during this duration of time I decided I would organize my book shelf. I'd organized by genre and it bothered me. So I organized by read, author's last name and to read, author's last name, because I subscribe to the library way of thinking with my own twist. I have two big main shelves, one big wall one and then two tiny wall ones. I was under the illusion that it would take me about an hour.

Three hours later, after listening to WAY too many Tyler Oakley videos I had finally finished. Do not judge me, okay?

Here is what I found out. After putting ten huge piles all around my office, including my two desks and floor and dividing into read and to be read, here are the books I've read:

The unorganized shelf upstairs. I've read all but nine books on the two bottom shelves and the top shelf is all unread:

The top two shelves are books I've read and the bottom is my favourites shelf:

So in total I've read about 131 books that I own. But wait for it. JUST WAIT. Here is my to be read shelf:

This, including my other shelf of books I need to read and a few non fiction books, I have about 115 TBR books.

I am so dead.

What I want to know is, what does your book collection look like? I have approximately 246 books in my collection. Are you a library person or a serious owner? Do you want to collapse from TBR books like I do? We need some kind of support group.


  1. Yeah... Um... I have... uh... 500 To Be Read books yep. And probably about 300 I own and have read. I know.. I need a support group, I swear.

  2. That would be a good idea for a blog post collection. *NUDGE*

    500? WHOAAAA I died.

  3. Haha! Oh man I have the same problem. :D