Today’s guest post comes from Kim at Sophisticated Dorkiness. I met Kim at BEA last year and was a little fan-girlish because she had just won the coveted GoodReads blog award and she’s the ultimate authority in nonfiction.
First of all, thank you so much for Julie for inviting me to share my bookshelves. Getting ready to take photos gave me a good excuse to cull, dust, and organize some of them — something that was badly needed!
My book collection is spread out among five different bookshelves. My favorite is this first one, the shelf for all of my read nonfiction. It is also decorated with some of my favorite objects — a picture of my late grandpa, a blogging award, my pig figurine collection (don’t judge!) and some handmade bowls from a friend. My reading chair is also right next to it, so I use some of the extra space for a side table.
Across the room is a smaller shelf with my read fiction. The top two shelves are contemporary fiction, while the bottom includes classics, poetry and comics. I’m much more judicious about culling my fiction collection, so this really encompasses all the books that I love most.
The rest of my shelves are more embarrassingly cluttered. I have one for all of my unread nonfiction, one primarily for review copies, and one that’s a mix of unread fiction/read YA fiction/review copies. I try to cull through these shelves periodically, but it’s hard to get rid of books that I haven’t read yet — there’s so much potential!
I’ve also got books scattered throughout my house — on top of my desk, on my nightstand, and even some in storage — but these are most of them. As you can tell, I’m nearly out of room… but our house is small and I’m not sure where else I might be able to squish more. Life as a book hoarder is hard.