After the warm reception of my iBooks Shelf Tour, I figured it was about time I let you see my bookshelf!
As a minimalist, my book collection isn’t massive. Over the years I have gone through phases of jealousy when I see all those big booktubers with their whole wall bookshelf – but it often doesn’t last for long. I really enjoy having a carefully curated collection of books in my home. I know that every single title is one I love and will never tire of – this is sort of a showcase of my favourite books of all time. Today, I’m going to show you my bookshelf (yes, singular bookshelf) and give you a walk through of my titles – I hope you enjoy it, maybe it’ll inspire you to curate your own stack.
This first shelf houses all of my Wordsworth classic editions and my Hobbit Pocket Edition that I got at Weta Workshop in Wellington, New Zealand. This shelf is the beginning of my classics collection. It’s not huge at the moment, but it’s one of the areas I don’t mind adding to relatively frequently.
The next shelf is the home of my Wordsworth Children’s Classic Editions and Poetry Collections.
This next shelf is pretty unexciting, unfortunately. Although this shelf houses some of my favourite classics (like Animal Farm and that Brian Friel anthology) it’s mainly schoolbooks. If you want to get an idea of what a first-year English student reads in a semester look here.
Finally, there’s the ugly shelf. This is the shelf where all the mismatched books come to live. On the left, there are some old children’s books and on the right, there are a couple of old school magazines.
Despite the fact that The Martian and the Miss Peregrine series are some of my favourites, they’ve ended up here simply due to their darker covers and sheer lack of space – but don’t let that colour your opinion!
For a full list of all the books in my library, check out my Goodreads Shelf.
How do you treat your home library? Dumping ground or meticulous collection? Let me know in the comments!