Recently, many of you have commented on my bookshelves via bookstagram and Twitter. With my mounting interest in bookish photography and color schemes, I thought it would be fun to share an official bookshelf tour! I posted something similar a couple months ago, but seeing as I've re-arranged my shelves, an official tour post is fitting.
Previously, I organized all of my bookshelves alphabetically, which made for an interesting mishmash of colors. Since, I have re-organized all of my tomes by color to create a novel rainbow. About a month ago, I convinced my younger sister to aid me in removing all of the books from my shelf, and sorting and re-shelving them.
Usually, she'd reject such a proposal, but she agreed to help me so long as I helped re-organize hers. (Hers is now varied, with books stacked vertically and horizontally, and complete with stuffed animals. Perhaps another day I'll share some snapshots of hers.)
Sorting everything by color first before re-shelving allowed me to take inventory of the selection of books I own. I also (unconsciously) started an almost-series on my instagram featuring stacks of different colored books.
I have two white bookshelves in my room, and the extra space yields decoration opportunities. I used to only own one, but when I moved to my new residence, I somehow ended with both in my room. I actually received them from a nearby neighbor who also moved before, and my family and I spray-painted them white.
The shelf on the left is my regular assortment of books, whereas the shelf on the right is primarily decoration-and-school oriented.
I primarily own YA (young adult) titles, although I do possess a fair share of MG (middle grade) and adult categorized stories. Surprisingly at first, but really unsurprising after later consideration, I own the most black-colored books above all other colored stories.
My latter shelf contains my Harry Potter books, which I treasure so much that I had to separate. (I am aware the Divergent series exists there as well, but only because I have yet to move them after alphabetizing.) The upper sections of this shelf contain tokens I acquired at a trip to Korea, while the lower sections house school-related things and some key items, including train letters that spell my name.
Both shelves stand directly by a large window in my room, opposite from the door. This permits an optimum amount of natural light for reading, and, you guessed it, photography!
In the future, I plan to continue using my shelves as a backdrop for photography, although I am still undecided if I will leave them color-coded or re-arrange them once more!