Hello everybody and welcome back to my blog… and welcome to my bookshelf!
Anybody who knows me will know how much I love reading. I’ve always been a bookworm ever since I was younger so I’m sure it comes as no surprise that I own a lot of books and of course, I’m a fan of talking about literature.
Considering how much I love all things books, I thought it would be really fun to create a new series here on my blog all about my bookshelf: ‘Welcome To My Bookshelf’. In this series I of course will share with you a little ‘tour’ of my bookshelf, the books I own, mini reviews, what I’m currently reading and more. I am so excited for this new series here on my blog as I just love all things literature. Hey, who knows, maybe one of my own books will be on this shelf one day (and hopefully shelves around the world… I could become a bestseller, hehe).
Naturally, as this is my first ‘Welcome To My Bookshelf’ post in the series, I am going to be sharing with you a bookshelf tour. My bookshelf is from Ikea, and has 6 shelves. Surprisingly, the two top shelves actually don’t hold anything book related as I’m currently using them for all things skincare and beauty, but eventually the intention is to get some bathroom shelves to house my beauty bits and bobs, and fill these top two shelves with even more books and maybe some ornaments.
Beneath the two ‘beauty’ shelves we have the third shelf, where we are finally actually finding some books. Hurrah! Books on a bookshelf? It’s about time… LOL. This third shelf holds a few of my beautiful crystals, along with my ‘spiritual’ ‘self help’ style books.
We then have my ‘To be read’ shelf, on the fourth shelf down. This shelf is purely for all the books I have which I have yet to read. Although there are books on my shelf which I have already read and would like to read again, these don’t go on the ‘tbr’ shelf as I have technically already read them. This shelf is solely for all new books! Every now and then I will create prioritised to be read piles, which I will keep to the left side of this shelf to read in order, so I’m reading what suits my mood and when. Any new books I buy will go straight on this shelf.
On the fifth shelf down we have potentially my favourite shelf (along with my lovely crystals and spirituality shelf), this shelf is alllll about the chick lit. It’s such a nice level of the shelf to look at (LOL), as it’s so girly and filled with all the best books. We have my Jackie Collins’, my Jane Costello’s, my Jill Mansell’s and more. This is the shelf where I will place all my girly, romantic, chick lit books once I’ve read them. Basically, anything that isn’t thriller / non fiction.
On my final shelf, the sixth shelf down we have all the non chick lit books pretty much. We have autobiographies, non fiction, classics etc etc. Basically anything that’s not romance or chick lit will go on this shelf!
I absolutely love my bookshelf and I’m so glad I now finally own one. Before I moved house, my books were stacked in piles on the floor! Now, they are super cute and organised thanks to my fabulous Ikea bookshelf. I am soooo happy about this and it just makes reading feel even more joyous for me, as I love seeing all my books so neatly organised.
Are you a fan of reading? How do you store your books? What’s your favourite genre of book? Be sure to let me know in the comments below.
Thank you all for reading,