Back when I first started blogging, I shared this ridiculously embarrassing post that showed you guys just how many unread books I own. And now, 6 months later, it’s time to share my shame with you again. I keep thinking that maybe if I publicize just how awful I am about this, that it’ll get better…but, unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to be working.
Okay, let’s just get right down to the nitty-gritty….
Unread Books I Own — The Breakdown
Back in January when I did my first TBR bookshelf tour, I owned 445 unread books.
Now, in July, I own 588 unread books. Ahh! That’s horrible. How is it even possible that, in six months, I bought 143 books?! Like, what??? Even I’m shocked by this. I had no idea it was that much. Eek! And I actually thought that I was doing really well! Oh my god. I’m so ashamed haha. This is really, really bad.
In the past six months, I’ve also bought two new bookcases. And I’m about to get two more! (When I get those two new ones, I will have 7 bookcases in total)
Of those 588 unread books, 296 of them are on my Kindle.
The other 292 are physical copies.
Wow, that’s weird that it’s almost exactly equal! I actually would’ve guessed that I had a lot more Kindle ones. But maybe that’s because I’m just super in denial about how many physical books I own
Just for the sake of brevity — and also because my second floor, where the three “read” bookcases live, has really bad lighting — I’ll only be giving you guys a tour of my TBR bookcases. And, yes, just the fact that the term “TBR bookcases” is in my vocabulary gives me a little bit of anxiety 😛 Who am I??
TBR Bookcase #1, which is the one that I showed you guys in my first TBR shame post back in January, has been completely reorganized. And that’s because…
…I now have TBR Bookcase #2, which we bought and set up a couple months ago. I love this bookcase; it’s so pretty!
Bookshelf Tour Extraordinaire of TBR Bookcase #1
Each of my bookcases has 5 shelves, so basically I’m going to do one bookcase at a time and show you the shelves from top to bottom.
The top shelf houses my Adult Mysteries/Thrillers and, randomly, two unopened box sets that I just happen to have. I don’t really have a reason for keeping these together besides the fact that they fit together. And I’m not keeping the box sets unopened for any reason either, really…I’m just waiting until I get around to reading them (the Harry Potter illustrated box set & the Legend trilogy by Marie Lu).
This shelf also has some little knick-knacks: A little nonfiction booklet by Jane Austen, a Willow Tree reading figurine, a Burial Rights card, two goat figurines, a postcard featuring goat’s milk caramel, and a Cercei figurine.
On the next shelf, I have all of my Historical Fiction novels. As you guys probably know…I love Historical Fiction. So this is by far my most crowed shelf! The YA Historical Fiction side is double-shelved, and it’s just getting to be all sorts of ridiculousness up in here.
Now comes my Adult Literary Fiction shelf. Not to much to say about this one. It’s kinda boring.
This shelf has my unread physical ARCs and Nonfiction! With a goat shoved in the middle 🙂
The last shelf on this bookcase has my Adult “Chick Lit” books. Speaking of which — is there a better word for that? I feel like nobody ever says “Adult Contemporaries,” (do they?) which is basically what they are when you compare Adult to YA genres. I don’t know…sometimes I have trouble distinguishing between the books on my “Chick Lit” shelf and my “Literary Fiction” shelf. Like, that Jojo Moyes should probably get moved up…but clearly my Kristin Hannah books can stay. Adult lit is confusing 😛
Bookshelf Tour Extraordinaire of TBR Bookcase #2
The top shelf of my second bookcase is all YA Contemporary. For some reason, besides historical fiction, this is the genre I have the most books in…even though I constantly say that it’s not really a favorite of mine. Kind of weird! I think I’m just trying to convince myself that I really do like it or something, haha.
On the next shelf, I have a mix of Dystopians, Fantasy, and Retellings. Once I get my new shelves, I’ll probably separate these genres so they’re not all shoved together.
My third shelf has all YA Paranormal. I have quite a bit of this genre, too!
This shelf, for right now, I’m just kind of using as overflow from the other shelves — specifically with Paranormal and Contemporaries.
The bottom shelf doesn’t get a lot of use…right now it’s housing my goat books (yes, there’s such a thing), a few of Brent’s books, and my stack of unread Classics. Plus a jar full of change, haha.