1. There's a lot of of shit in my life that I don't have figured out, but my bookshelves are organized and bring me joy.
  2. The ListApp community seems like the kind of place that would appreciate that.
  3. My main shelves
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  4. Over the last 4 moves, a happy system has developed
  5. Series go together, duh.
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    Of the hardback or non-traditional-size paperback variety
  6. More series, and other fantasy books in hardcover, organized by author
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  7. A few other series, and randoms that are still "fun" reading
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    If you love books and haven't read the Thursday Next novels by Jasper Fforde, do yourself a favor and go read them ASAP.
  8. The more highbrow things - more Literature with a capital L
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    Many originally purchased for college English courses
  9. Large books
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    Love my Norton anthologies! And two collected works of Jane Austen... Despite the fact that I own stand alone copies of most of her works.
  10. Non-fiction
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    Teaching books, and other assorted non-fiction
  11. Regency romances ❤️
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    I basically stole my mom's entire Georgette Heyer collection.
  12. YA books
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    I obviously have a substantial classroom library, but these are some of the ones that are most special to me, so they're in my personal collection
  13. More Literature
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    These shelves are actually side-by-side; it's very visually satisfying.
  14. Then there's my other shelf, which is one of approximately 5 pieces of furniture in my house not from IKEA
  15. It's a genius piece purchased in Japan
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    The half-wide piece slides back and forth - so it's really 1.5. bookshelves. I love it so much. God bless the Japanese. ❤️🇯🇵
  16. The half shelf is basically all my paperback series
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    Can't fit them all in one photo, but they bring me joy
  17. And the back shelf is the least organized, but is where I stash all my non-Regency romance novels.... And even more paper back series
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    So I like to read a little Nora Roberts now and then; nothing wrong with that.
  18. With the shelf moved
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    I'm telling you, it's GENIUS
  19. And those are my bookshelves
  20. And if you were thinking "Well, that doesn't actually seem like that many books"....
  21. I've primarily been a Kindle reader for the last 6 years, so I luckily don't have to worry abut organizing that very large collection
  22. But many of these books have shaped me as a person, and a reader, and a teacher
  23. And seeing them on my shelves (and re-reading them) brings me joy every single day