Welcome to my new bookshelf tour!
After moving into my new apartment in California, I bought new bookcases. I imagine that I’ll be keeping my collection pretty moderate for the time being, so I chose this espresso-coloured 3-shelf trestle bookshelf from Target.
After building the first set, I decided to double up and have one set in the living room and the other in the office. So far the living room set has a bunch of my favourite books, and the second bookcase is reserved for books I’ve yet to read – though I’m sure themes will emerge over time.
Check out the video to see my new bookshelves, how they are organised, and the books that I kept and/or bought since the big move.
Also, I wanted to ask you guys: what kinds of videos do you want to see next? If you have any questions or topic ideas, leave them in the comments.
Don’t have time to watch the video, or want to grab some titles? I took some pictures so that you can take a closer look.
Non-fiction by women: most of these books are memoir and essay collections by women. Many are my favourites, and others are still on my TBR.
Translated and other fiction: more favourites and novels that are high on my to-read list. It was a happy accident that most of these turned out to be translated fiction.
Hard-backs and larger formats: it bothers me when books sit side-by-side but are all different formats or sizes. It looks untidy to me. So these are mostly organised by size, but most also happen to be hardbacks or slightly more esoteric choices.
The second top-shelf: on the second bookcase, non-fiction is also on top. I’ve yet to read most of these, and most don’t quite fit the theme on the other top shelf. It’s also home to my Penguin Great Ideas books, which I always intend to read but, for the most part, prefer to look at. Not gonna lie.
Mostly fiction here: I’ll probably rearrange these at some point; and I’ve a feeling it will turn into a short fiction and classics shelf.
Another miscellaneous selection: including my prized Barlett’s Familiar Quotations and the books I’ve contributed to. This will likely become the go-to place for reference material.
Thanks for watching! How do you organise your bookshelves?