Organizing My Bookshelf

I have two bookshelves in my basement and they always end up a mess. I’m pretty sure this time last year I organized my shelves and wrote a post about it… now that I think about it, the titles might be the same.

Anyway, I decided to do that again. There are so many books on my shelf that I’ve read, but didn’t enjoy as well as book I have yet to read that I’m not interested in anymore.

I hate to give away books, but they’re supposed to be shared and read so I did end up giving some away.

My main reason for going through my shelves was because I wanted to see just how many books I have that I have yet to read. Most of the books on there I bought years ago and still haven’t touched.

I plan to get through most of those books in 2017 to “catch up,” I guess.

Organizing My Bookshelf

I have a total of 262 books on my shelves.

I have not read 149 of those books. That means I only read 113 of the books that are actually on my shelves.

On the outside, it seems as though I have more unread books on my shelves than read books. However, in the total number of books I included all my writing craft books… I have a lot of those books. They’re not “novels” so I actually have more read books on my shelf than unread.

Yes, that surprised me as well.

I’m pledging to read at least 52 books again in 2017, so let’s see how many of these books I can get through.

And let’s see how many new books I add to it that I end up reading or not reading.

How many books on your shelves have you actually read? Are you behind like I am? How many books do you plan on reading in the new year? Let me know in the comments below!

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8 thoughts on “Organizing My Bookshelf

  1. I have two shelves in a closet TBR (To be Read) and I confess that I gave two as Christmas presents with the admonition, “When you finish reading these I want them back; I haven’t read them yet.” Call me an Indian Giver, but I am hoping the recipient remembers who gave the books to her and will remember to give them back. If we both like (or dislike) the same book, we can have lunch and discuss said book. Sometimes a “girlfriend’s lunch” planned around discussing a book results in memorable conversation and mediocre food.I already have one such lunch planned in January 2017–I guess I’d better hurry and finish the book! Ha!

    • That’s such a nice idea! My sisters and mother and I have tried to start a mini “book club” between the four of us, but we always run out of time and never end up finishing the book together. Goals for 2017, though. 😉

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