Book Blogger Love-A-Thon is a weekend long event hosted by Alexa Loves Books where bloggers come together to share their love of books and the blogging community. There are fun events, mini challenges, and lots of love being spread around.
Today's first challenge today is "Snapshots" where we take fun pictures our books. I have a bunch of fun pictures on my Instagram of books (and cats) so definitely check that out. I have a few ones planned for this challenge. But here on the blog I thought I would give you a shelfie and bookshelf tour. I have two shelves, both organized differently so I'll point out some of my favorite books. If you see one you love leave me a comment. I haven't read them all but it may cause me to bump it up on my TBR or if I have read it we can chat about it.
My Adult Shelf:
This used to be my only shelf but recently I got another one and this became my adult shelf. I shelf this one based on size. For me that is the most aesthetically pleasing. It is sort of problematic because I do not have the same editions with series but thankfully I don't have many adult books that are part of a series.
The very top shelf is some non-bookish things like photos, figurines, a giant pen, and cat toys I hide from Eponine because she gets crazy with the catnip ones. There are also some coffee table books like America the Book, The De-Textbook, and my personal favorite What Would Wonder Woman Do? The first shelf is my mass market paperbacks. A lot of Fantasy faves like the Mistborn trilogy, A Song of Ice and Fire, and The Wicked Years. Plus Classics like Little Women and The Portrait of A Lady
The second shelf is trade paperbacks. Some favorites on this shelf are Attachments by Rainbow Rowell, The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo, and Wuthering Heights. This shelf is also where I store my bookmarks. The third shelf is mostly paperbacks, but has some of my absolute favorites. The Heart is A Lonely Hunter, Vicious, The Bone Season, The Historian, and The Magicians trilogy (one of the few I shelf together despite it not being the same format). I tend to also keep my monthly TBR on this shelf. It's usually bigger but the month's almost over.
My Young Adult Shelf
I got this shelf a few weeks ago because I definitely needed it. I was attempting to shove all these books on one shelf (the one that's now got the hardcovers) and it wasn't working too well. I shelf this one a little different. Most of my YA books are series, either full or partial series, so I organize them by genre.
The top shelf is my Middle Grade. It has my Harry Potter books, Chronicles of Narnia, and America Girl books. The first shelf is Fantasy. I love basically every book on the shelf I have read. The left side is High Fantasy and the right is Historical Fantasy. Obviously I love Harry Potter, it's a total favorite! The Grisha trilogy is fantastic, The Young Elites is a new favorite, The Gemma Doyle trilogy is really good, and The Falconer is amazing and got me into steampunk and fae stories!
The second shelf here is mostly Science Fiction. The left side is standard Sci Fi and fades into Dystopia. In the front is Retellings. Because The Lunar Chronicles (a favorite) are SciFi it's a good transition. Other favorites include the Starbound trilogy, The Darkest Minds, Steelheart, and The Hunger Games (which are hidden). The bottom shelf is the most eclectic. The left side is Contemporary, the right is Historical Fiction, and in front of that is my "Maggie" collection. Favorites on that shelf are the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, my Rainbow Rowell books, The Luxe series, and The Raven Boys.
And those are my shelves! What do you think? Some great books. Remember leave me a comment with some of your faves!