BTT: Making Arrangements

I recently got new bookshelves for my room, and I’m just loving them. Spent the afternoon putting up my books and sharing it on my blog . One of my friends asked a question and I thought it would be a great BTT question. So from Tina & myself, we’d like to know “How do you arrange your books on your shelves? Is it by author, by genre, or you just put it where it falls on?”

Sorry about the strikeout above, but that was driving me crazy.

My bookshelves used to be a paragon of orderliness.  They made perfect sense to me and were separated by subject or genre, author, etc.  That worked well for me for awhile, particularly when I was mostly rereading books and didn’t have a huge pile of unread books.  I did notice that many of my books that WERE unread were being passed over in favor of more familiar books.  When I started getting a number of books to review, I decided I had to keep them separate so that they would not get overlooked.  After that I started putting all my TBR books together so I could browse that shelf if I wanted something.  Now I have 2 bookcases of TBR books, both double stacked and 2 bookcases of books I’ve read, also double stacked.  Any semblence of organization is out the window, other than read vs. unread.  Similar books do tend to end up together and I generally know approximately where to find any book I’m looking for, so I guess it all still works out okay.

Do you organize your bookshelves, or does chaos rule?

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