Tuesday, January 6, 2015

**#ShelfLove ~ My To-Be-Read Shelves**


This month, part of our challenge is to discuss our To-Be-Read piles/shelves. I posted pictures of my TBR Shelves in my sign-up post but I've since cleaned off my library floor and my desk (stacked with books) and stacked those books on top of my shelves. Here's what they currently look like. 

 

I have my library divided between read books - a wall of shelves on one side - and to-be-read books - a wall of shelves on the other side (pictured). My TBR library shelves are organized by genre, beginning with YA, Fiction, Romance, and Sci/Fi-Urban Fantasy rounded things up. As you can see, they're bursting. ;) Yeah, I really need to refrain from buying any more books...for awhile anyway. ;) My reason for joining this challenge is so that I can move books from the to-be-read side to the read side. I mean, I have books that have been on the TBR side for years! And this is just my physical books. My digital shelves are equally as full!!

I decided that I'm not going to list which books I'm going to read for this particular challenge because I want to be able to pick my read based on my mood. Instead, as I read a book, I'm going to put it on my #ShelfLove shelf on Goodreads. And I'll update you here monthly as well.

I'm so excited to be participating in this challenge!!

20 comments:

  1. Franny @ Mind ReaderJanuary 6, 2015 at 5:35 AM

    I'm back! Well, sort of... I've set up a new plan for 2015 to try and be more dedicated with posting on my blog (and so far I have January all covered), and I'll try to be more present with comments too.


    I LOVE your bookshelves!!! My flat doesn't allow for tall ones, but I think I'm set all good. In terms of order, Silvia is the one in charge of that, and ours are divided by genre (and in alphabetical order, of course): Paranormal/Fantasy, Contemporary Erotica/Romance, Historical Romance, New Adult and Women's Fiction. Pretty cool, huh? ;) Oh, and we have a shelf for Manga too!

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  2. I totally have shelf envy. Those are gorgeous!

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  3. Sigh, you know I have a crush on your shelves right??

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  4. I love your library. Still, i imagine your TBR shelves have been hounding you forever to pay attention to them. I wish you the best on this book buying hiatus of yours. I'm not being sarcastic. Honest.

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  5. I love your library :) I'm so glad to be doing this challenge - even if it is taking some work to not buy books! Good luck!

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  6. Oh I feel your pain. A friend of mine went through her bookcases and donated books from her tbr pile that no longer interested her.

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  7. What an awesome library. So many of my books are eBooks so my physical shelves are no where near as impressive as yours. I'm a little envious.

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  8. Oh, my digital shelves are nowhere near as organized, Marilyn...but just as crammed! :)

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  9. Thanks, Julie! For the compliment and the reminder! :)

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  10. LOL If only there were books on my tbr shelves that I didn't want to read anymore. *sigh* Nope, I still want to read every one of them!

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  11. Thank you, Berls! I'm glad you're doing this with me...we can be each other's support group. Addiction is always hard to break! ;) LOL

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  12. LOL I started collecting books before I digital reading existed. And I've continued - obviously. ;) I just love books. But I admit that my digital shelves are equally jam-packed...and not nearly as organized. LOL Oh, and the no book buying...I'll explain my method (hahahaha) in next month's post. :)

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  13. Yes, I do like to go sit in my library and listen to my books whine. ;) But I'm gonna move quite a few over to the read side this year. It's gonna happen!!!! :)


    By the way, you know I went to work today...it was a real test of my convictions. Truly. There were so many books vying for my attention and love. But I told them they had to wait. :)

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  14. LOL I'm rather fond of them myself! ;)

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  15. Thanks, Jessica! It took me almost 20 years to get a library in my home. :) Worth the wait! LOL

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  16. Glad you're back, Franny - in any capacity!


    Thank you. I love my shelves too. The wall that isn't pictured has shelves from a Borders store...they sold everything, including their shelves, when they closed. So I have a piece of history in my library, too. I love that your shelves are organized. Mine are broken down into smaller categories on the 'read' side. :) But I have no manga. That's my older daughter's thing. I did read one for her though. :)

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  17. I'm jealous of the shelves. I wish I had more room in my tiny condo!

    Terri M., the Director
    Second Run Reviews

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  18. Wow! I think my hubby should be happy with my small amount of books really! That is amazing! And all neatly arranged... love it! I pick books on mood too.... good choice!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

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  19. I love these shelves! Great pics! Thanks for sharing and ummmm I want your library!!!!

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  20. Love your shelves! I'm a mood reader too -- I think we both have plenty to choose from for this challenge without making a specific list :)

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