I love my bookshelves – they were the first piece of furniture that we bought for my room when I moved in at age 15. Floor to ceiling bookshelves were a must as my parents were finally fed up with my book collection taking over the whole house! As well as housing my huge collection of books, these bookshelves are a place for me to keep some special ornaments and even a few records. Plus, I’m such a fan of room/house tours that I thought I’d do one of my own that you guys might enjoy!
You can see an overview in the picture above (which was pretty hard to take, by the way, lots of fit into one picture!) and will probably notice that a large majority of my books have black covers – I was a huge paranormal romance fan thanks to the release of the Twilight movie when I was 11. But more recently I’ve started to add some colour 😂 I’m going to show you my books shelf by shelf so grab a cup of tea and a biscuit because it’s going to be a long post!
Starting from the top of the main bookshelf you can see the beginnings of my paranormal romance collection! I like to arrange my shelves series by series and then individual books by colour. Up here we have:
- The Morganville Vampires by Rachel Caine
- Hearts at Stake by Kerrelyn Sparks
- The Beautiful Dead by Eden Maguire (hidden by a little picture of my boyfriend and I at a university event earlier this year 😂)
- Night World by L. J. Smith
- The Demon Trappers by Jana Oliver
- Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
- The Mortal Instruments (and the start of The Infernal Devices) by Cassandra Clare
There are two odd books up here too, (Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakely-Cartwright and David Leslie Johnson and Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce).
Here’s the middle shelf of the main bookcase with a lot more, you guessed it, paranormal romance! On here we have:
- The Psy-Changeling Series by Nalini Singh
- The Argeneau Vampires by Lynsay Sands
- True Blood by Charlaine Harris
- Love at Stake by Alyxandra Harvey
- The Caster Chronicles by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
- The Wolves of Mercy Falls by Maggie Stiefvater
- Dark Secrets by Elizabeth Chandler
- Claire de Lune Series by Christine Johnson
- The Secret Circle by L. J. Smith
- Die For Me Series by Amy Plum
- Dark Hearts by Lee Monroe
- The Chicagoland Vampires by Chloe Neill
- Gifted by Marilyn Kaye
- Books of Faerie by Maggie Stiefvater (hidden behind another picture, this time of me and my best friend 😌)
Next two shelves down and we see even more paranormal romance, and a love for elephants that you might have noticed 😂 Here we have:
- Ravenwood by Mia James
- Dark Elites by Chloe Neill (both hidden by a picture of baby me)
- Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
- The Need Series by Carrie Jones
- The Hollow Trilogy by Jessica Verday
- The Dark Guardians by Rachel Hawthorne
- The Fallen Series by Lauren Kate
- The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer
- The Benedict-Savant Trilogy by Joss Stirling
- Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
- Darke Academy by Gabriella Poole
- Bloodline Series by Kate Cary (a follow up to Bram Stoker’s Dracula)
- Cirque du Freak by Darren Shan
- Generation Dead by Daniel Waters
Aaaand then we move on to individual books (I won’t list them all or you’ll be here forever 😂). I then start colour coding my books, starting with black. My favourite stand alone from this shelf has to be Haunting Violet by Alyxandra Harvey).
And this is the bottom shelf! The stand-alone books are colour coded from black to blue to purple to red and then to white. On the right-hand side, we have a collection of my childhood books! Candyfloss by Jacqueline Wilson was given to me by my dad on my ninth birthday 😌
Starting at the top of the next bookshelf (lol) are two fairly hefty series – Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling and Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin. Tucked up in the corner are Mario Puzo’s The Godfather and The Sicilian (the sequel). Of course I had to put in some more elephants somewhere (are you sensing a theme?) 😂🐘
Moving down again to some of my more recent purchases. I attempted to colour code these books as well, moving from white to blue. This shelf is a good old mix of classics (Emily Brönte’s Wuthering Heights and Dracula by Bram Stoker), adorable romances (check the Nicholas Sparks titles), some YA (You Against Me by Jenny Downham and Girls Are Best by Sandi Toksvig) and even some darker titles (The Chalk Man by C. J. Tudor and Steve Cavanagh’s Thirteen) – something for every mood 😂 Also, lets note the adorable cat bookmark 😍
The bottom shelf has more elephants, of course, some of my historical books (a mix of fiction and non-fiction), some childhood classics (I’m pretty sure everyone’s read Goodnight Mr. Tom by Michelle Magorian) and some cute photo albums!
Final bookshelf I promise! Here we have my collection of Louise Rennison’s Confessions of Georgia Nicholson (I always wish they’d made more films 😂). This series was so popular when I was younger!
A little further down and we have my Roald Dahl books in varying states of wear and some old LPs for my record player!
Below that we have a few books that I love/have been turned into movies. Have you seen any of these movies? I think I’ve only seen Marley and Me and The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
Last shelf! We made it! Thanks for sticking around 😂 Welcome to my John Green/Annabel Pitcher shelf (with the addition of One Day by David Nicholls). I used to have John Green’s Looking for Alaska but I lent it to a friend and never got it back 😂 This copy of The Fault in Our Stars is actually signed by the author! Was definitely a good day when I found this in my local Waterstones!
What did you think of my bookshelves? They’re definitely not always this tidy 😂 What are your bookshelves like? If you’ve done a tour of them I’d love to see it! Or maybe we have some of the same books! Which ones have you read? I’m always up for a book chat! You can find me over on twitter and instagram if you fancy 😌