I'm taking part in the Shelfie Hop hosted by Crystal of Bookiemoji and Kristen of My Friends are Fiction. I think this is such and amazing idea. I love seeing other people's shelves and seeing how they organize their books. Everyone does things a little bit different and I love seeing the way everyone organizes their shelves. Here's how I organize mine.
My Adult Shelf:
My main shelf is my "adult books." I used to not read a lot of YA. In fact that was one of the results of the things that happened when I started blogging, I learned about so many YA books I wanted to read and now I read mostly those. But I still have a ton of non-YAreads. This shelf I organize by size. The very top shelf has a few coffee table books, some family photos, figurines, and the cat toys I am trying to keep away from my cat.
Then next shelf is my mass market paperbacks. These are mostly fantasies and classics but some of my favorite books live here. Because my A Song of Ice and Fire books are on this shelf, so is my Sansa Funko Pop and my Winterfell candle. There are also a few other random things like my bookworm.
The next shelf is standard paperbacks. This shelf is usually the messiest because I tend to put stuff on hear like my mail and my keys. It is also where my bookmarks live. And my Pittsburgh Pirates stuff. Trying to rep the home team, you know how that goes.
After that is some larger paperbacks. On this third shelf I also always stack my TBR for that month. I'm so busy this month that my TBR isn't huge but sometimes it gets all the way to the top of the other shelf.
The fourth shelf is my hardcovers. I'm a paperback fan, if you couldn't tell, so there aren't many hardcovers. Usually however the hardcovers are books I was really excited about and I can't wait to read them so there are definitely a few favorites here. This is also where more A Song of Ice and Fire stuff is, like my gorgeous A World of Ice and Fire book and The Ice Dragon.
The final shelf is my ARC shelf. This is double stacked but I'm not going to show you the books in the back because it would be such a hastle to take them out. I picked up almost all of these books at BEA, a few were sent from the publishers and from giveaways. About half of them I haven't read because my first year at BEA I just picked up any book I could. The ones you see however are books from BEA this year and books I have read, mostly. I'm actually kind of proud of the fact that I read 75% of the books I got at BEA this year. I got so many books I was excited about and I read so many more of them than I had last year.
My second shelf is my YA shelf. This one I have organized by genre. The very top has my Harry Potter books which now has the gorgeous illustrated edition of Sorcerer's Stone. Most of the other shelves are double stacked. I really do need a new shelf. When I got this one I should have gotten a tall one like my other shelf but it was much harder to put it together.
The first shelf is my fantasy books which is my kryptonite and the most books I own. If you notice for most of my books I don't have all the same format with my books, except for my YA fantasies. It's like I said before, books I own in hardcover are the ones I can't wait to read. So yeah, I have a lot of fantasy books in hardcover. In front of the the fantasy is my historical fantasy books.
The middle shelf is my Science Fiction shelf. It's mostly dystopia but there is some hard sci-fi. And because of that, I have my Lunar Chronicles books which used to be here because they are science fiction but then I decided to add the rest of my retellings which you will see in front. This shelf is also a good place to point that I typically don't have many matching series. Typically the first book in the series is a paperback and the last book is a hardcover. The middle book can be either. For example,Never Fade is a paperback and Catching Fire is a hardcover.