I am quite proud of my shelves. Even though they’re overflowing right now and could do with some form of categorization, I am still filled with delight every time I look at them. So I’m taking a leaf out of Britt and Letizia‘s books and accepting the challenge posted by Jilane Hoffman … and showing you my bookshelves! Mind you, I have not read every single book on these shelves. In fact, the total number of books that I haven’t read is 40. Eep.
So to begin with, below is my bottom shelf. As you can see I arrange my books by height, and tallest starts at the bottom. I no longer have room for books on my shelves, so horizontal organization is unfortunately inescapable. To make things more interesting, I’ll tell you my favourite and least favourite of each shelf. In this case, my favourite is Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and the least favourite is How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe.
The shelf above that is dedicated to shorter books, which now that I look at it seems to hold mostly Young Adult titles. Again, no room so horizontal shelving it is! Favourite: The Fault in Our Stars, and Lease Favourite: American Gods.
My books become noticeably shorter as we continue going up. Also, this holds one of my favourite collections. Yay Sophie Kinsella! Favourite book: A tie between The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making and Twenties Girl. Least Favourite: A Visit from the Goon Squad.
Yay paperbacks. Don’t you just love how small paperbacks are? On this shelf alone I can count 7 books that I have yet to read. Favourite: The Night Circus (no contest!). Least Favourite: Message in a Bottle. I hate you, Nicholas Sparks.
And finally, what I like to call my “pop culture” shelf, since it mostly contains manga volumes and books based on TV shows. Oh, and of course you can see my cute little sushi plush courtesy of my lovely fiancé sitting over there! Favourite: Pretty Maids All in a Row. Least Favourite: Princess Ai (manga).
Finally, above my desk I have a collection of Arabic books and a few English classics. I rarely read Arabic these days because Arabs tend to get really long-winded and descriptive, and I have no patience for that. Actually, some of these are merely translated works! Goes to show just how much I can stomach it. I actually don’t remember my favourite and least favourite books here.
There are some people who judge others based on what they see on their shelves. Now that I’ve bared all to you, what do you make of me? Incidentally, do you see any familiar titles? Why don’t you show me your shelves?