I’m a neat freak, I really am. I’m the type of person who carries a special case for their pencils and pens. My apartment is super clean as well, and I don’t like my things to get dirty or disorganized. I don’t like it when people touch my things.. and my hair. I try really hard to clean my belongings, and if someone is careless and gets them dirty, it enrages me. If there is a fingerprint on a new book, I get paranoid and I wipe the book clean. My family thinks I’m a freak, but wouldn’t you clean your phone’s screen too? 

HOW DO YOU organize YOUR BOOKS?

I try to be creative, and I have many different ways of organizing my books. 
  • Height Size
  • Genre
  • Texture/ Hardcover or paperback grouping
  • Same author books grouping
  • Favorites shelf
  • TBR books shelf
  • Series grouping
  • ARC/Finished copies shelves
  • Double row in each shelf with books I like the most in the front
  • Stacking books on top of each other
I don’t classify by author’s last name, I don’t really like that, it’s a bit boring, and I can’t change my order now because I remember where I shelved each book. I have this weird habit of not letting my old books touch my new copies. You know, when you buy a new book, you wouldn’t want it to be around anything old. I love my old books too especially how they smell and crease overtime. 

I typically classify books by book size, genre, favorites, and ARC’s. I have two shelves for my cross cultural books, one shelf for fantasy books, two shelves for my favorites and others. I have three bookshelves in total. The modern bookshelf in the front is my personal favorite (the picture below) and that’s my TBR list. Those are the books I want to read next. 

how many books do you have?

I had a book collection since 15 years now. I started reading chapter books full time at the age of 11.  I’m not sure how many books I actually own, I haven’t ever really counted individually because I do giveaway some old copies once in a while. I think I own around 500 books approximately when counting the shelves.

WHERE Do YOU GET YOUR BOOKS FROM? 

Most of my book are personal purchases. Many are from Barnes & Nobles, Amazon, Book depository, and Thriftbooks. I love the app/store Thriftbooks, you can guy used books on there for such a cheap price. They have books less for $4 on ThriftBooks, if you buy a bundle, you get free shipping. There is also a rewards program on there where you can get a FREE book A lot of my books are also review copies (finished copies and Advanced Reader Copies) and some books are gifts.

how do you guys organize your bookshelf?

I also added wallpapers on the back of the bookshelves too. I like my bookshelves modern with a white finish.

This is my current bookshelf & upgrade. 


This was my previous bookshelf from one and a half year ago.
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