It’s been nearly a year since I last posted a little tour of my bookshelves, but I’ve been in a new place for five months now and thought I’d take a few photos of my new(er) bookshelves!
In my new room, I have two IKEA Billy bookcases. I love them to bits, mainly because I can actually see everything on them. I’ve left half of my books at my family home, so my bookshelves are mainly full of unread books (yeah, I know) and they’re getting pretty full already! I shelve young adult books on one bookcase. I haven’t read most of the books on the top two shelves but the third shelf is home to some of my favourites, including the Chaos Walking trilogy, When We Collided, The Sky is Everywhere, Trouble and Ketchup Clouds.
And below, we have another three shelves full of YA, from hardbacks I want to re-read to unread books and proof copies. I love that I have space for all my little trinkets, such as the Harry Potter mug, bookish candles and my Sadness Funko Pop! I’ve never had much space because books used to be crammed into every available spot, but now I can make them pretty. It’s important to me because, if you took my bookshelves out of my room, there wouldn’t be much left to tell you about the person living there.
The second bookcase is where I keep children’s/middle grade and adult fiction. On the top, I have my Roald Dahl box set, which I’m slowly making my way through, and children’s hardbacks. I then have a shelf of middle grade books I want to read, and adult fiction starts on the third shelf, next to my prized husky (but to me he’ll always be a wolf).
On the last three shelves, I have more adult fiction, a mix of hardbacks and Penguin’s Great Food series, graphic novels and a small collection of DVDs – although I’m now able to re-watch Gilmore Girls on Netflix. Hooray!
And that’s it! They may not be as full as my other shelves, but they’re my favourites so far.