You can never have too many books, but when you barely have room for them all… You have too many books.
However, just because you have too many to fit on one shelf doesn’t mean that you can’t make them look pretty in the process. There are multiple ways to organize the books sitting on your shelves.
1. Alphabetized by author’s first name or last name.
I think this method makes a lot of sense. It makes searching for a certain book easier and it keeps all books together by the same author. This is especially great if there are series’ involved.
2. Alphabetized by series name.
More or less the same thing as before. All the series’ stay together, though the same author may be in multiple areas of the bookshelf–or on a completely different bookshelf.
3. Put all the hardcovers together or all the paperbacks together.
The books themselves will be jumbled around, but it would look uniformed. If you have OCD, that’s a win for you.
4. By page number. Do thick to thin or thin to thick.
Again, you authors and series will be jumbled around, but the books would look uniformed.
You would never find the book you’re looking for unless you remember the color of its spine, but it sure would look pretty.